Documentary on women editors, writers, actresses and directors throughout film history. This program salutes the many women who have directed, scripted, and edited films throughout motion picture history. Highlighted are Alice Guy Blache (1873 - 1968), who was the world's first director; Anita Loos (1889 - 1981), screenwriter; and Mae West (1893 - 1980), who wrote and starred in her own films, changing the image of the passive woman previously portrayed in movies. Leni Riefenstahl (1902 - 2003), the controversial film-maker who directed "Triumph of Will" and "Olympia" for the Nazis, is discussed, along with modern day women who combine their talents as actresses, directors, writers, and editors. Voices heard on this program are Maureen McIlroy, Mike Hodel, David Boxall, Barbara Spark, Ruth Hirschman, David Cloud, Jim Berland, Lucia Chappelle, Emily Schiller, Jane Gordon, Jane Rowe. Narrated by Dorothy Hodel and Terry Hodel. Engineered by R.H. Lowe. Produced for Pacifica by Terry Hodel. Sensitive language.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.