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