Featuring career girls and working women, this program of seven archival films depict women at work. Made from the 1940s through the 1970s, each film illustrates the roles women are expected to play in their society, whether it is suburban America, rural China, or a magical world of witches and potions. Despite the radical differences among the women, who range from a swinging young telephone operator to a disabled wife and mother to a mender of fishing nets, the realities of their work illuminate the thread of servitude that binds many women even today.
Operator (1967) by Nell Cox 15 min.
Butterick Clothes-Ups of 1942 reel #1 (1941) by Neil P. Horne 10 min.
Three Island Women (1974) by Norman Miller 17 min.
Kitchen Ideas (1955) by Mike Pipes Films for the Douglas Fir Plywood Association 8 min.
A Day in the Life of Bonnie Consolo (1975) by Barry Spinello 20 min.
Broom-Stick Bunny (1956) by Chuck Jones 7 min.
Careers For Girls (1949) by The March of Time 17 min.
Films couresty the Orgone Archive.
All films 16mm, b/w or color, sound or silent.
This event is free with Museum admission.