Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Joan Harrison: The Phantom Lady Behind the Camera

Joan Harrison relaxing while working at home with an associate. (Walter Sanders, photographer for Life Magazine).
Joan Harrison, one of the few women in the 1940s to become a behind-the-camera influence, was quite blunt about her use of her role as a writer and producer. "Women," she told a reporter once, "must have something to pull for, you know, whether it's a dog, a horse, an old beggar--or even another woman!" Unusually powerful behind the camera in her day, Harrison once admitted that she used her shrewd intellect to carve out a career for herself, but readily confessed that when necessary, "I use my sex."...more on the TCM Movie Morlocks Blog


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