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.

December 2021 Newsletter – Christmas Movies

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Our December 2019 newsletter featured actresses from two Christmas movie classics: Donna Reed who starred in It’s a Wonderful Life and Natalie Wood who co-starred at age eight in Miracle on 34th Street. This December, we are also featuring Christmas movies. We include women behind the camera as well as those in front of the camera who are profiled in … Read More

October 2021 Newsletter – Biopics

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In 2012, biopics – movies that dramatize the stories of real people – were released for Aretha Franklin (Respect) and Billie Holiday (The United States vs. Billie Holiday).