Dr. Alison McMahan to present at the Victorian Society Fall 2007 Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 6:00 pm,
Donnell Library Auditorium, 20 W. 53rd St., New York City, Free Admission

Asserting Yourself in Men's Clothes: Cross-Dressing in the Comedies of Alice Guy Blaché, the First Woman Filmmaker

The 25-year career of Alice Guy Blaché as a film producer and director began in 1896 and resulted in hundreds of films, many of which were groundbreaking in technology and subject matter. Her comedies focused on active female heroes, marital equality and cross-dressing. Although cross-dressing was a common trope in films of the period, hers were unique in their message about what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated world.

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