Jill Craigie, Interwar Girlhood and Bank Holiday (1938)

Jill Craigie, Interwar Girlhood and Bank Holiday (1938) by Hollie Price In 1932, Jill Craigie was working as a journalist on Betty’s Paper, one of a number of ‘girls’ papers’ launched in the interwar years that targeted an audience of single working women in their late teens and early twenties.[i] Her work included writing horoscopes … Continue reading Jill Craigie, Interwar Girlhood and Bank Holiday (1938)

Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman plus three more great podcasts on women and film

If you're not already a fan of the brilliant podcast You Must Remember This, you soon will be. Since 2014, host and creator Karina Longworth has been delving into ‘the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century.’ This has frequently included histories of women in the industry, with seasons dedicated to actors, such as … Continue reading Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman plus three more great podcasts on women and film

Conference Report: Women & the Silent Screen, Amsterdam (May 2019)

Christine Gledhill looks back on last year's Women & The Silent Screen conference held at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam in May 2019. Holed up in my attic during the current pandemic gives me time to look back over notes taken at last May’s Women and the Silent Screen conference, hosted by the Eye … Continue reading Conference Report: Women & the Silent Screen, Amsterdam (May 2019)

Dates announced for the 11th Women and the Silent Screen Conference

Women & Film History International and the Columbia School for the Arts have announced tentative dates for the 11th Women and the Silent Screen Conference. The conference, will likely be held June 2 - 6, 2021 at Columbia University in New York City with the topic Women, World Cinema, and Migration. Screenings and events will … Continue reading Dates announced for the 11th Women and the Silent Screen Conference

Femspectives 2020 launches programme

The Glasgow-based feminist film festival has launched this year's programme of screenings and events, taking place 20-23 February at Civic House. The second Femspectives will open with a screening of VAI, a portmanteau feature by nine women directors, shot in seven different Pacific locations. A retrospective screening of Helke Misselwitz’s 1988 film After Winter Comes … Continue reading Femspectives 2020 launches programme