#3 - Silent Movie Era


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In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Radha Vatsal, Shelley Stamp and Pamela Hutchinson, to discuss the very beginning of the film industry, and the women who found success in the Silent Era. Surprisingly, women often had better opportunities to make it in the movie business in the early 1900s than they would in later decades.

You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.

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Our Guests This Week Were:

Radha Vatsal (she/her): @RadhaVatsal on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://www.radhavatsal.com/

Shelley Stamp (she/her): @StampShelley on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://people.ucsc.edu/~stamp/research/Shelley_Stamp/Home.html

Pamela Hutchinson (she/her): @PamHutch on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://pamhutch.wordpress.com/

This week’s recommended films were:

The Women Film Pioneers Project, recommended by Radha Vatsal https://wfpp.columbia.edu/ (Helen Holmes and Tsuru Aoki, recommended by Helen O’Hara)

Suspense (1913), directed by Lois Weber, recommended by Pamela Hutchinson https://youtu.be/gCOk5jVaJNo

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Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)

Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)

Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)

Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him)

Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; The Cascades – E’s Jammy Jams; Peacefully – E’s Jammy Jams; Book Bag – E’s Jammy Jams; Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Jazz Piano Bar – Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

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