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WINGS #08-21 Silent-Film Women

Silent film auteur Lois Weber and her network


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Length: 0:28:45
Uploaded: 7 Jun, 2021

Recording Date: 6 Jun, 2021
Recording Location: KANW-FM, Albuquerque NM; Denman Island BC
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Nonprofit use only

Program Title: WINGS #08-21 Silent-Film Women
Description: In an interview with producer Mary O'Grady, Dr. Katherine Manthorne tells the story of one of silent film's greatest (and best-paid) creators, Lois Weber (1879-1939). Weber was proficient in all aspects of film, and she danced with the censors to deliver films about topics like exploited women workers, birth control and abortion. She was the first to use "full frontal female nudity" in a movie. She collaborated with such greats as Anna Pavlova.

Host(s): Mary O'Grady
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Katherine Manthorne is a Professor of Art History at the City University of New York. She has written about Lois Weber and her network in her 2018 book Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue Between Cinema and Painting.

Credits: Interview by Mary O'Grady; technician for KANM, Heidi Brown; WINGS series producer/editor, Frieda Werden

Comments: Link to watch Weber's famous film Hypocrites online:

Politics > Feminism
Arts and Culture > Film
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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Comments: Interview with Dr. Katherine Manthorne by Mary O'Grady, about silent film producer Lois Weber and the network of women in early film

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