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Stella Adler

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Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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The Ladies of Pixar

There is nothing I love more than seeing a gorgeous fellow redhead featured on the big screen, except perhaps for watching a Pixar movie. There is no fictional character I identify with more than Princess Merida from Pixar’s Brave. But I was not at all surprised when Disney “Disneyfied” Merida with sparkles and a “sexier” new body. I was not surprised by the controversy that followed, either, and neither should anyone else have been. That controversy had been bubbling under the surface from the moment Pixar Animation Studios announced they were making a movie with a female protagonist; by taking thirteen feature films to even have a female protagonist, they had guaranteed themselves a gargantuan amount of trouble to please their anxious audience.

Margaret Lazarus

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Margaret Lazarus.
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Margaret Lazarus.

Shelley Cole Morhaim

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Documentary filmmaker Shelley Cole Morhaim.
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Documentary filmmaker Shelley Cole Morhaim.

Bette Midler, 1990

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Bette Midler at the Grammy Awards, 1990.

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Bette Midler at the Grammy Awards, 1990.

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Gay Block

As a portrait photographer, Gay Block began in 1973 with portraits of her own affluent Jewish community in Houston. Later work includes girls at summer camp, retired Jews of Miami's South Beach, and grocery employees in Texas. Her landmark work with writer Malka Drucker, RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, both a book and traveling exhibit, has been seen in over 50 venues in the US and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, in 1992.

Frozen and Feminism on Screen

When my family wanted to go see Frozen, Disney’s newest animated feature, over Thanksgiving weekend, I went along only grudgingly. Judging from the trailers and the product placement I had seen around my local drugstores, all I could tell about Frozen was that it would involve a princess and a wisecracking snowman cavorting across a wintry landscape. Nothing too memorable or extraordinary, I figured.

Happily, I was wrong.

Vivienne Shub

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Vivienne Shub.
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Vivienne Shub.

Courtesy of Joan Roth.

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Ruth Weisberg

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Artist and Professor Ruth Weisberg.
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Artist and Professor Ruth Weisberg.

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Lynn Sherr

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Lynn Sherr and an unknown woman.
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Lynn Sherr and an unknown woman.

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