10. Women’s Music Today: Building on Legacies While Forging Ahead

The effects of American female artists of the past, many of which I have discussed in my previous articles, obviously culminate in the modern era. The actions of jazz singers, punk rockers, and swing bands directly affect the music of today, heavily influencing the female indie rock and pop scene prevalent in large cities and … More 10. Women’s Music Today: Building on Legacies While Forging Ahead

Funny Face

Source: Funny Face. Directed by Stanley Donen. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Accessed December 2, 2016. In 1957, Audrey Hepburn stepped once again into the Hollywood spotlight in the film Funny Face. Her character, Jo Stockton, is a quiet bookstore worker who get ropes into being the face of a campaign for Unique … More Funny Face

Women Politicians in the Media

Finneman, Teri. Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s: From “Lunatic” Woodhull to “Polarizing” Palin. New York: Lexington Books, 2015.   All politicians must grapple with their public portrayal and perception. However, the issue of how the media depicts them is a particular problem for female politicians, as Finneman points out in her book. She delineates … More Women Politicians in the Media

My Fair Lady

Source: My Fair Lady. Directed by George Cukor. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Accessed December 1, 2016. My Fair Lady is somewhat of a rags-to-riches story, but with a fun, sexist twist. The main character, played by Audrey Hepburn, is a poor young woman living in London by the name of Eliza Doolittle. … More My Fair Lady