Hollywood: Her Story featured on prettyprogressive.com as one of the best feminist books for young adults.Read More
When we were conducting the research for our book, we were amazed at the number of women screenwriters who were writing Westerns during the 1930s. Read More
When we recently viewed the documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided To Go For It, we were reminded that Rita Moreno is one of the few EGOT winners – someone who has won at least one each of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.
On July 4th, we celebrated Independence Day and the ideals of the founders of the United States of America. For our newsletter this month, we decided to focus on the female filmmakers and stars of the movies that told us patriotic stories about events and people that strove to achieve those ideals – that all men and women are created equal and that they are endowed with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
June has historically been the most popular month for weddings, in part because of its namesake. The goddess Juno was the protector of women in all aspects of life, most especially in marriage and childbearing.Read More
The Academy Awards were held on April 25 with fewer people and a smaller red carpet because of COVID restrictions, but nevertheless a salute to movies and the people who make them possible.Read More
How Women Were Pushed Out of Hollywood – and Fought Their Way Back In
In an excerpt from “Hollywood: Her Story”, authors Jill S. Tietjen and Barbara Bridges highlight the important contributions from women in the film industry from the 1890s to today.
Movie remakes have been a part of movie history almost from the beginning of the industry. One such movie that we often talk about in our presentations is Ben Hur.
Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies sets out to document that women have been in the film business since the flickering early days of its existence.Read More