Looking to acquire films starring strong female lead

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Tammysellner
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Looking to acquire films starring strong female lead

Unread post by Tammysellner » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:24 pm

Hello,

I am looking to acquire films (all formats) starring a strong female lead '/involving a strong female influence ( written/produced etc). Mainly interested in pre- 1970's cinema, but excited to see what may be out there.

Thank you,
Tammy

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Re: Looking to acquire films starring strong female lead

Unread post by silentfilm » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:24 pm

There are a ton of films from the 1910s with strong female leads, especially serials. The Perils of Pauline (1914) and The Hazards of Helen (1915) are two great examples. The surviving chapters of The Perils of Pauline are available from Grapevine Video on DVD. There is only a crummy quality DVD of some surviving Hazards of Helen episodes on DVD, but the National Film Preservation Foundation has restored a few of these.

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Collen Moore always played a strong female lead later in her career when she and her husband produced her First National films. Why Be Good? (1929) is available in an excellent edition from the Warner Archive.

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Re: Looking to acquire films starring strong female lead

Unread post by Spiny Norman » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:48 pm

May I ask why it's specifically about acquiring copies rather than just finding out the names?
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Re: Looking to acquire films starring strong female lead

Unread post by BenModel » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:31 pm

I'd recommend you look for the films of Nell Shipman.

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