Did you know… …that more women worked in the film industry in its first two decades than at any time since? …that women created some of the first narrative films ever made? …that in 1916, the highest-paid director in Hollywood was a woman? Today I’m excited to be one of several bloggers co-hosting a giveaway… Read More Early Women Filmmakers: Fun facts and Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway!
While some of film’s strongest and most interesting roles for women came to the screen in the early to mid-20th century, behind-the-camera opportunities for women in the era of classic film were few and far between. The names of many of Hollywood’s pioneering women are now well-known by film buffs: Mary Pickford, Dorothy Arzner, Ida… Read More Early Women Filmmakers: The Career of Muriel Box
Rudi Pal (Robert Young) is at a casino with his friend Count Armalia (George Zucco), discussing the differences between the rich and the poor. Armalia is convinced that the only difference between the two is luck. Rudi is not persuaded, but later, after Rudi has left, Armalia decides to prove his point by plucking club… Read More Early Women Filmmakers: Dorothy Arzner’s The Bride Wore Red (1937)