November Newsletter – Anna May Wong – 2022 Quarters

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Five quarters memorializing women are being launched each year beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025. The honorees for 2022 include Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, and Adeline Otero-Warren. The fifth quarter in the American Women Quarters program which began shipping in late October 2022 features Anna May Wong.

October 2022 Newsletter – Voice Actresses

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When the movies started in the late 1800s, there was no sound; hence the name – the silent film era. Actresses who worked in the movies at the time portrayed emotions and feelings without voices.

September 2022 Newsletter – Young Women and the Oscars

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Although we may think that it takes many years to hone one’s craft as an actress and thus that most Oscar acting nominees and winners are what we might call “seasoned,” it is not only the seasoned actresses that are nominated for and win Oscars.

August 2022 Newsletter – Movies Added to the National Film Registry in 2021

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Twenty-five more films were added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2021. The oldest was produced in 1902 and the newest in 2008. In this newsletter, we profile women from Hollywood: Her Story associated with seven of those films, which are selected based on historical, cultural, and aesthetic contributions.

July 2022 Newsletter – Movies About Queens and Royalty

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In June of 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated seventy years as the Queen of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. We thought this would be a great reason to highlight films featuring Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and other royalty.

March 2022 Newsletter – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipients

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has special awards that it presents, in addition to the Oscars that we are all familiar with for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, and so forth. One of those special awards is the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award which is given to an “individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian … Read More

January 2022 Newsletter – Movies Featuring Food

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The recent documentary Julia, about chef/author/television personality Julia Child, caused us to think about movies where food features prominently in the name or in the movie itself. There are quite a few.