Dorothy Arzner
Date of Birth
Jan 03, 1900
Birth Place:
San Francisco, CA


Though not the first woman director, California-born Dorothy Arzner was for many years the best known, as well as the only female member of the Director's Guild of America. Publicity releases of the 1930s and 1940s tended to emphasize the so-called "masculine" traits in Arzner's background--she was a pre-med student at the University of Southern California and an ambulance driver during World War...