Oral History, Narrative Interviewing and the Self

Friday 24th October 2014 12-5pm Newcastle University A half-day symposium organised by the Research Centre for Film and Digital Media and the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University. This half-day event is aimed at postgraduate students, early career and established researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It focuses on the methodological … Continue reading Oral History, Narrative Interviewing and the Self

Women’s Work in British Film and Television (1933-1989)

Women’s Work in British Film and Television: A History of Women in the British Film and Television Industries, 1933-1989. by Melanie Bell [1] This new project is a collaboration between the University of Newcastle (Melanie Bell, Principal Investigator), the De Montfort University (Vicky Ball, Co-Investigator) and BECTU, the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union. It is funded by the Arts and … Continue reading Women’s Work in British Film and Television (1933-1989)

Stars in the Aisles: Portsmouth Cinema Usherettes in the 1930s and 1940s

A glimpse into the history of the cinema usherette drawing on oral histories of the women who worked during the 1930s and 1940s by Eva Balogh and Olly Gruner Glamorous, welcoming, stylishly attired – the usherette was once an integral part of the cinema experience. Immortalised as symbols of fantasy and desire, they are fondly remembered for lighting the … Continue reading Stars in the Aisles: Portsmouth Cinema Usherettes in the 1930s and 1940s

Stars in the Aisles

A HISTORY OF THE CINEMA USHERETTE Space at the University of Portsmouth, 14-26 March 2014 They were the women who lit the way to a world of dreams. Glamorous, welcoming, stylishly attired – the usherette was once an integral part of the cinema experience. Immortalised as a symbol of fantasy and desire, they are fondly remembered … Continue reading Stars in the Aisles