Norden Publishes Book on Early Woman Filmmaker

Lois Weber
Lois Weber

Martin Norden, professor of communication, has just published an anthology on Lois Weber, one of the film world's first great screenwriter-directors. Weber made hundreds of movies in the U.S. during the 1910s and ’20s, before Norden contends institutionalized sexism ended her career. 

Norden's book, “Lois Weber: Interviews,” restores her voice by reproducing more than 60 primary documents, including interviews with Weber, newspaper articles that she wrote and the text of a speech she gave. The vast majority of those items, all from the1910s-30s, have never been reprinted until now.

The book also includes the most thorough filmography of Weber's work to date and a detailed chronology of her life and career.

“Lois Weber: Interviews” was published by the University Press of Mississippi as an installment in its "Conversations with Filmmakers" series.

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