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)

Symposium Review. Broad Strokes: Trailblazing Comedy Screenwriters

Exclusively for WFTHN members, Jay Bamber presents a comprehensive and lively review of a packed one-day symposium on women writers and screen comedy, held at the BFI, Southbank in October 2018. Broad Strokes: Trailblazing Comedy Screenwriters 28/10/2018 - BFI Southbank Speakers Pamela Hutchinson - ‘Anita Loos: The Soubrette of Satire’ Gail Renard - ‘Carla Lane: … Continue reading Symposium Review. Broad Strokes: Trailblazing Comedy Screenwriters

New Publication: British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities.

On the publication of their book, British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities, Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson give an exclusive insight into the writing and research undertaken for WFTHN members. As taboos and patriarchal structures receded in the early twentieth century, societal and geo-political changes enabled, or required, women to live, … Continue reading New Publication: British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities.