Barbara Bridges appeared on The Frankie Boyer Show on BizTalk Radio on February 3, 2020.
When the 2020 Academy Award nominations were announced, many said women in film are finally breaking through. Today’s guests say “No, they’re making a comeback!”
Co-authors Barbara Bridges and Jill S. Tietjen discuss how women helped found the movie industry – a time when they ran silent movie studios and held positions of power. When a female director, and an actress, were paid more than any man in the business.
We explore when and why that changed. Why it’s important we have more female representation in the industry. How they collaborated during the writing process. And snippets from their beautiful book Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies.
Jill S. Tietjen is an author, speaker, and electrical engineer. One of the top historians on women in the U.S., Jill is inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and her work has won many awards. Entrepreneur Barbara Bridges cofounded Women+Film to bring audiences together with films by, and about, women. The Denver Post named her as one of Colorado’s Top Thinkers in Arts and Culture.
Barbara and Jill discuss Hollywood: Her Story with Paul Miller.
The Oscar nominations have been announced!
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.Read More
Hollywood is more than just a town on a hill. It’s an image, it’s a great crowd of people, and it’s culture.Read More
Newsday recommends Hollywood: Her Story as a gift idea that deserves a prominent space on anyone’s coffee table!
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 of Cinematographers (ASC). She remained the only woman member for fifteen years. Today, only 4% of the members of ASC are women. Let’s learn about these accomplished cinematographers.
While women have been involved in all aspects of the movie business from the beginning, and scrambling for gender parity for more than a century, film historians long ago pointed their spotlights on the triumphs of men, and thousands of women’s stories disappeared.
Hollywood: Her Story won two 2019 Best Book Awards and was a Finalist in two other categories. We won Best Interior Design Award and Performing Arts. We were a finalist in Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction and Novelty & Gift Book.