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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Known for her long-time collaboration with Merchant Ivory Films, novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the only writer to have won both a Booker Prize and the Academy Award for her work.

Falling in Love with Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall was one of the first female actors who showed audiences that female confidence was incredibly attractive. Her characters didn’t need to be saved by the leading man, they could take care of themselves just fine, thanks. There’s a scene in To Have and Have Not, when the police are interrogating her and Bogart, and one of the officers slaps Bacall across the face. She hardly blinks an eye at the attack, doesn’t falter or faint, and doesn’t need someone else to defend her.

Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall.
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Lauren Bacall.

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Elinor Guggenheimer

Elinor Guggenheimer focused her career in city government on higher standards for childcare and on greater representation of women in politics.

Vera Gordon

Throughout her long career on stage and screen, Vera Gordon portrayed Jewish mothers in a positive light—with warmth and deep emotion.

Natalie Zemon Davis

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Natalie Zemon Davis.
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Natalie Zemon Davis.


Courtesy of Marit Hommedal/SCANPIX.

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Lillian Hellman circa 1970s

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Publicity photo of Lillian Hellman from a newspaper, circa 1970s.
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Publicity photo of Lillian Hellman from a newspaper, circa 1970s.

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Ruth Hagy Brod

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Journalist and filmmaker Ruth Hagy Brod worked on the autobiography of Ena Twigg, Medium.
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Journalist and filmmaker Ruth Hagy Brod worked on the autobiography of Ena Twigg, Medium.

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Actress Hedy Lamarr patents the basis for WiFi

August 11, 1942

“All creative people want to do the unexpected.” — Actress Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness 1945

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Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy, 1945. 

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Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy, 1945. 

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