Okay, strap in because we’re going on a wild ride. Dr. Leah Leach is gonna tell ya about Florence Harding, not only the wife to the 29th President Warren G. Harding, but she was a feminist, knew how to operate a movie camera, flew in airplanes before Amelia Earnhardt set any records, and she might … Continue reading Florence Harding
Denise talks about Dame Helen Mirren as leads a fantastic conversation on ageism in Hollywood. Why is it that male actors over 40 get 80% of the leading roles? Why is it that actresses have their resume tossed aside if it reads over 40? We're answering the world's problems but we're also not sure if … Continue reading Helen Mirren (& Ageism in Hollywood)
Gal’s Guide is building the first independent women’s history library. Each month we push to expand our collection to include a diverse look at women from different backgrounds, occupations, and regions. This month we want to expand our coverage of women in movies. Here are the top 20 books we would love to add to the library! AUDREY … Continue reading We Need Movie Books
In this special episode of Your Gal Friday we talk about 4 early film pioneers that created the framework for movies today spanning from 1896-1982. The 4 gals in this episode are: Alice Guy Blache, Lois Weber, Dorothy Arzner and Margaret Booth. https://youtu.be/u1owZQxjrmk Click here for the full podcast episode in an audio player on your … Continue reading Film Pioneers – Your Gal Friday
On this week's episode we are talking about a gal who was promoted by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” Her patent, with George Antheil, is the blueprint for a technology we all use today. It’s called Frequency Hopping and it's used in cell phones, blue tooth and in wifi. https://youtu.be/0XxO26t7dbM Click here for … Continue reading Hedy Lamarr – Your Gal Friday
Hollywood – getting the job When we talk about Hollywood we are talking about the “Big Six” studios and all the little companies they own; specifically, Universal, Fox, Disney, Sony, Paramount, and Warner Brothers. The Big Six release only 1/7th of the films out there but they dominate at the box office. When we think … Continue reading Hollywood Hates Women, But Does Indiana?