Kathryn Bigelow was the fourth woman nominated for a Best Director Oscar in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ then 82-year history, and the first to take the statue home.
This Lady Blogs features Hollywood: Her Story in her Holiday Gift Guide – for everyone, for her and for teens.
The documentary Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story came out recently in 2020. It profiles the often invisible women who do daring and dangerous stunts in lieu of the actress they are standing in for – so-called stunt doubles.Read More
The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize was established in 1994 and is given annually to “a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.”
Hollywood: Her Story won three Colorado Independent Publisher Association EVVY Awards: 2nd Place – Cultural Studies/Social Issues; 1st Place – History and 1st Place – Interior Layout/Design.Read More
The press surrounding the recent passing of Olivia de Havilland (age 104) constantly evokes the 1939 blockbuster Gone with the Wind (GWTW) for which she received a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Hollywood: Her Story won four medals in Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards: Gold medals in Coffee Table Ebooks Non-fiction, Entertainment and Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Film) Non-fiction and Gift/Specialty Non-fiction and a silver medal for Best Illustration in Non-Fiction.
The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920 earning women in the United States the right to vote. At around the same time, women who had creatively dominated the film industry saw their prominence in the field turned over to men, who recognized the money-making possibilities of the growing industry.
A quote good enough to repeat from last month’s newsletter is from Oscar-winner Viola Davis, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” In this newsletter, we profile women of color during the silent film era whose contributions to the movie industry were hard-earned and the obstacles that they encountered underappreciated. They took whatever opportunities came their way to demonstrate their talents.
Hollywood: Her Story is the Gold Medal Winner in the category of Fine and Performing Arts from eLit Awards.