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.
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.
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
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