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Helen Gardner’s Cleopatra (1912), the first film produced by her own Helen Gardner Picture Players, will screen on TCM on Sunday, September 29 at 12:45am. Filmed in Tappan-on-the-Hudson in New York, Cleopatra was described by Moving Picture World, according to the AFI catalogue, as “Six thousand feet of sumptuous beauty and exquisite art—absolutely a motion picture in a »
Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. Last week, New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis covered the life and career of Alice Guy Blaché. “Even before women had the right to vote, Blaché, in her actions and in her films, expressed female drives, »
On Thursday, September 12 at 6pm, WFPP contributor Steve Massa will discuss his book Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy and the many funny women of early cinema at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. From the NYPL website: “In America and abroad, the early cinema was full of funny ladies who »
The Twins (Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley, 1911). Recently identified as a film by Lois Weber, The Twins (held at the EYE Filmmuseum, in Amsterdam) is a story about twin sisters who are separated at birth (Weber, who also scripted the film, takes on the dual role of the sisters).
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Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013.