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Hollywood's First Female Directors

Apeda Studio New York (Collection Solax)/Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons
Apeda Studio New York (Collection Solax)/Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

In 1896, Alice Guy Blache became the world's first female director who also went on to trailblaze a host of innovative film techniques. Just in time for Oscar season, Cristen and Caroline highlight a trio of women pioneers behind the camera whose incredible legacies were all but erased from silver screen history.

Episode Sources:

"Alice Guy Blache"

"Alice Guy Blache (1873-1968)"

"Be Natural the Movie"

"Dorothy Arzner"

"Dorothy Arzner"

"Dorothy Arzner"

"Forgotten Women of Film History: Alice Guy"

"Forgotten Women of Film History: Lois Weber"

"In Hollywood, It's a Men's, Men's, Men's World"

"Lois Weber"

"Lois Weber"

"NYWIFTS Women's Film Preservation Fund Presents Three Films by Alice Guy-Blache"

"Percentage of Women Working Behind the Scenes in Film Drops Below 1998 Levels (Study)"

"Shoes, 1916"

"Sundance Institute and Women in Film Release Unprecedented Study on Women in Film"

"The First Woman Behind a Camera, Now Forgotten"

Topics in this Podcast: history, pop culture, women's history, Film, women in the workplace

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