I missed it again. So, here we go! #feministfriday appreciation post: DOROTHY ARZNER. With a prolific career that spanned from the 1920s-1940s, Dorothy received no real credit for her work as one of Hollywoods first female directors. She grew up in Hollywood where her father owned a restaurant near a theatre that was popular among famous actors. She began her work in the script room typing scripts for the Famous Players-Lasky before working her way up to cutter and editor of films (over 50) and then to director of her own films. She seamlessly transitioned from silent film to talkies and directed Clara Bows first talkie. To allow Bow to move freely on the set she had technicians rig a microphone to a fishing rod, essentially creating one of the first boom mics. She was once quoted as saying, "I remember making the observation, 'if one was going to be in the movie business, one should be the director because he was the one who told everyone else what to do."