Show Business: Situation Report

TO audiences, the women behind the performers, the women who design or edit or photograph or write, are invisible. Indeed, backstage and offscreen, those women are all but invisible too—because there are so few of them.

How few is hard to say. TV networks and movie companies decline to release figures on their female employees, and some craft unions do not keep track of membership by sex. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators will say only that its women members tend to be concentrated in such job...

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