When Women Called the Shots: The Forgotten Story of Early Hollywood’s Female Filmmakers

The KCET documentary Lost LA is designed to cover the hidden stories of our city. This clip comes from Season 2, episode four “The Dream Factory” and covers the lost history of Hollywood’s early female screenwriters and directors. Most of them appear in our upcoming collection of essays When Women Wrote Hollywood. This segment is similarly titled “When Women Called the Shots.”

Rosanne Welch

When Women Called the Shots: The Forgotten Story of Early Hollywood’s Female Filmmakers

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On stage at #TEDxCPP #TEDx #speaking #education

On stage at #TEDxCPP #TEDx #speaking #education  

The TEDxCPP stage is set! #TEDx #tedxcpp #tedxcpp2016 #speaking #education

  

The TEDxCPP stage is set! #TEDx #tedxcpp #tedxcpp2016 #speaking #education

Minutes away from TEDxCPP

  
Just minutes away from TEDxCPP at #calpolypomona ! We have a wonderful line up of speakers today including yours truly! So proud to be part of this #TEDx #tedxcpp #speaking #education

Out to see “An Act of God” at the Ahmanson tonight as Doug’s bday present and V-Day gift to both of us #Ahmansontheatre #losangeles #california #theater #comedy #birthdaygift #rmwblog

  
Out to see “An Act of God” at the Ahmanson tonight as Doug’s bday present and V-Day gift to both of us #Ahmansontheatre #losangeles #california #theater #comedy #birthdaygift #rmwblog

Tickets to The Monkees 50th Anniversary Concert tour went on sale today so I had to buy myself a pair since they’ll be coming to my town (at the Pantages Theatre) on September 16 #monkees #music #tickets #show #rmwblog

  
Tickets to The Monkees 50th Anniversary Concert tour went on sale today so I had to buy myself a pair since they’ll be coming to my town (at the Pantages Theatre) on September 16 #monkees #music #tickets #show #rmwblog

Top 30 Network Programs by household ratings

Random fun from my research – where were you (or were you) for the 1966-67 Television Season? Which shows did you watch then and which in reruns years later?)

Top 30 Network Programs by household ratings
(Households with TVs – 55.15 million)

Bonanza (NBC) – 29.1
The Red Skelton Hour (CBS) – 28.2
The Andy Griffith Show (CBS) – 27.4
The Lucy Show (CBS) – 26.2
The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS) – 25.3
Green Acres (CBS) – 24.6
Daktari (CBS) – 23.4
Bewitched (ABC) – 23.4
The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS) – 23.4
Gomer Pyle USMC (CBS) – 22.8
The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) – 22.8
The Virginian (NBC) – 22.8
The Lawrence Welk Show (ABC) – 22.8
A Family Affair (CBS) – 22.6
The Dean Martin Show (NBC) – 22.6
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS) – 22.2
Hogan’s Heroes (CBS) – 21.8
CBS Friday Night Movies (CBS) – 21.8
The Wonderful World of Disney (NBC) – 21.5
NBC Saturday Night Movies (NBC) – 21.4
Dragnet 1967 (NBC) – 21.2
Get Smart (NBC) – 21.0
Rat Patrol (ABC) – 20.9
Petticoat Junction (CBS) – 20.9
That Girl (ABC) – 20.8
Bob Hope (NBC) – 20.7
Tarzan (NBC) – 20.5
ABC Sunday Night Movie (ABC) – 20.4
The FBI (ABC) – 20.2
I Spy (NBC) – 20.2
My Three Sons (CBS) – 20.2
CBS Thursday Night Movies (CBS) – 20.2

Event: “Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning” Event – May 23, 2015

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Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning – California African-American Museum Celebrates Children’s Literacy

Since 2004, in celebration of National Children’s Book Week, we present local Los Angelels authors and celebrity readers in CAAM’s galleries. The activities of the day also include an arts and crafts workshop, literacy workshops, face-painting, and book giveaways for families in attendance.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
11am – 4 pm

Free and open to the public. Parking: $10.

The California African American Museum is easily accessible from the Metro Expo line using the Exposition Park/USC Station. (See map below)

RSVP preferred: 213.744.2024

California African American Museum
600 State Drive Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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Essay coming up in “Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology”

An essay I wrote called “When White Writers Write Black” is being published in a book called “Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology” edited by Dr. Lindy Orthia, lecturer at the Australian National University. Published by Intellect the collection is scheduled sometime in late 2012 or early 2013. It’s quite fun since I sat down one Saturday morning to write the 1,000 words and sent it off and she accepted it two days later!