gloria swanson 1922
Migrants like Gloria Swanson who went west in 1916 to seek work in the picture business turned LA into the first boomtown heavily populated by female pioneers. Soon, women outnumbered men as stars; they also wrote, publicized, directed, edited, and produced films in numbers unequaled until the 1980s – or beyond. – Hilary A. Hallett, KCET. More: