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Elsa Zylberstein

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French actress Elsa Zylbertstein.

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French actress Elsa Zylbertstein.

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Lillian Roth, 1929

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Publicity photograph of actress Lillian Roth in 1929.
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Publicity photograph of actress Lillian Roth in 1929.

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Maya Deren in "Meshes of the Afternoon," 1943

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Scene from the experimental 1943 short film, Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren, which depicts Deren looking out of a window.
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Scene from the experimental 1943 short film, Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren, which depicts Deren looking out of a window.

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Lili Darvas, 1922

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Lili Anna Darvas in 1922.
Photograph by Miklos Labori, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
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Lili Anna Darvas in 1922.

Photograph by Miklos Labori, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Celia Adler Cropped

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Actress and theater director, Celia Adler (1889-1979).

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Actress and theater director, Celia Adler (1889-1979).

Celia Adler

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Actress and theater director, Celia Adler (1889-1979).

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Actress and theater director, Celia Adler (1889-1979).

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Selma Diamond

Long before her final role as the grouchy bailiff on Night Court, Selma Diamond earned a reputation behind the scenes as a brilliant, salty comedy writer for some of the best shows on radio and television.

Maya Deren

Maya Deren became one of the most important avant-garde filmmakers of her time for her use of experimental editing techniques and her fascination with ecstatic religious dances.

Natalie Zemon Davis

Through her investigation of court records, pamphlets, and other nontraditional sources, historian Natalie Zemon Davis created vivid pictures of the lives of ordinary people in medieval and renaissance France, particularly in her wildly popular 1983 book, The Return of Martin Guerre.

Lili Darvas

Lili Darvas earned praise for acting both classic and modern roles with great dramatic range and, as critic Harold Clurman put it, “the dignity of sound human instincts.”

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