Professor Richard Abel published "Ephemerata: Opportunities for Women in the Movies," in Film History 31.2 (2019): 179-196. Signed by Constance Talmadge, this previously unknown 1922 series of weekly columns invited women to seek one of seventeen different professional positions in the film industry. Their publication in scattered newspapers came at a time when recent historical studies have argued that women were being "pink slipped," demoted, or restricted to fewer and fewer positions. Instead, the series reveals the importance of the countless women working behind the scenes in Hollywood and serving as mentors to younger, ambitious "sisters" set on skilled careers in the "movie game."

image from Oakland Tribune,
July 9, 1922