Cinema Century – October 16, 1920

One century ago this week, the October 16, 1920 edition of “Motion Picture News” carried the following announcement: The news that a woman was about to become the primary director of the films of one of the top stars in the industry was actually not as startling as it may sound. A hundred years later …

The Cinema Century – May 18, 1918

One century ago this week, the May 18th, 1918 edition of “Moving Picture World” carried the following two-page ad: Perhaps the single most striking thing about this ad from our perspective a century later is that a film of this prominence, considered worthy of an expensive advertising buy, was directed by a woman. Moreover, the …