Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with
pride, "Women owned Hollywood for twenty years." She had a point.
Between 1930 and 1950, over 40% of film industry employees were
women, 25% of all screenwriters were female, one woman ran MGM
behind the scenes, over a dozen women worked as producers, a woman
headed the Screen Writers Guild three times, and press claimed
Hollywood was a generation or two ahead of the rest of the country