The press surrounding the recent passing of Olivia de Havilland (age 104) constantly evokes the 1939 blockbuster Gone with the Wind (GWTW) for which she received a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
A quote good enough to repeat from last month’s newsletter is from Oscar-winner Viola Davis, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” In this newsletter, we profile women of color during the silent film era whose contributions to the movie industry were hard-earned and the obstacles that they encountered underappreciated. They took whatever opportunities … Read More
As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of the Christmas movies that warm our hearts and have become movie classics. Two specific examples are It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. In this month’s newsletter, we focus on the actresses in the leading roles in those movies: Donna Reed and Natalie Wood.
The first time that a woman was nominated for Best Cinematographer in the nine decades of Oscar history was in 2018. In that year, Rachel Morrison finally broke the gender barrier and received, but did not win, the nomination for the movie Mudbound. In 1980, Brianne Murphy became the first female cinematographer to be invited to join the American Society … Read More
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