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Early women directors by Anthony Slide

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Published by Da Capo Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Women motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementAnthony Slide ; new introduction by the author.
LC ClassificationsPN1998.A2 S557 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3173028M
ISBN 10030676220X
LC Control Number83015283

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