A new book will soon be released detailing the life and times of the most important women in Hollywood and beyond.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news that the book, called “The Most Important Women of Hollywood: The First 100 Years,” will be published by New York-based Little, Brown Books on Friday, the 11th.
The publication is slated to be released May 23.
The book follows the life of actresses such as Jane Fonda, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Rosie O’Donnell, Kate Hudson, Meryl Streep and Greta Garbo, among others.
The authors name has not been disclosed, but Little, Black and White will reportedly feature a look at actresses in their careers from the beginning of their careers to their deaths.
“A movie will never be the same, and that’s why we’re bringing this book to the screen, and we’re going to do it with the same kind of honesty and sensitivity that we’ve always had when it comes to our storytelling,” said David Siegel, editor in chief of Little, Big.
“The most important stories are not told in a book, but in an oral history.
We want to tell these stories, and it’s going to be told with the immediacy and intensity that we want to offer the public,” he added.
The author of the book is Patricia Hall, a former reporter at the New York Times and the founder of the website www.
TheMostImportantWomen.com, which tracks Hollywood’s most important figures.
Hall was the author of The Hollywood Women Who Made the Modern Movie: A Time and Place Memoir.