From Alice Guy’s “Danse des saisons: L’Hiver, danse de la neige” (1900).
From Kenneth McKenna and William Cameron Menzies’s The Spider (1931).
Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston in Why Worry? (1923).
Pola Negri in Mania (1918).
From Lois Weber’s Hypocrites (1915).
Since the dawn of cinema, women have been making meaningful contributions to the film industry behind the camera. Here are just a few of those distinguished ladies who made movies.
- Alice Guy Blaché – actress, writer, cinematographer, producer, director
- Lois Weber – actress, writer, producer, director
- Cleo Madison – actress, writer, producer, director
- Anita Loos – actress, writer, producer
- Mary Pickford – actress, writer, producer, director
- Mabel Normand – actress, writer, producer, director
- Dorothy Arzner – writer, editor, director
- Mae West – actress, writer
From Georges Méliès’s “L’éclipse du soleil en pleine lune” (1907).
From a trailer for Dr. Silkini’s Giant Triple spook show.
William Powell in The Thin Man (1934). I just published a blog post about this one!
From Alice Guy’s “Les Fredaines de Pierrette” (1900).
Fredric March and Gary Cooper reach across the boundaries of time to flirt with us from the Paramount lot.
Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter
(3 March, 1911 –
7 June, 1937 ∞ )
I was not a born actress. No one knows it better than I. If I had any latent talent, I have had to work hard, listen carefully, do things over and over and then over again in order to bring it out.