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Suspense (1913) and Lois Weber, America’s first female director

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 16, 2021

Suspense (1913) and Lois Weber, America’s first female director On March 16, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized As everybody knows, March is Women’s History Month and with Best Director nominees Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell making history yester read more

43rd Seattle International Film Festival: Pavlova, Lois Weber and The Epic The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 3, 2017

I get chills thinking about the way time plays with our perception. This was very much on my mind while viewing The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916), which I saw this morning at SIFF Uptown Theater for the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival.  Here is a story set in the 1600s, filmed over a ce read more

The Blot (1921, Lois Weber)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 28, 2017

The Blot has a lot of plot. Lot of plot. Director Weber fills the film with characters and subplots–unfortunately, not many of the supporting cast get credited so I’ll just have to compliment based on their characters. The main plot is about rich college kid Louis Calhern who discovers–because read more

Mini Tribute: Film Pioneer Lois Weber

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 13, 2013

Born June 13, 1879 Film Pioneer Lois Weber! Lois Weber was the first American woman director of note, directing over 135 films between 1911 and 1934. She pioneered split screen technique in 1913 , was the first woman director to own her own film studio, and was one of the first directors to experim read more

Happy Birthday, Lois Weber – America’s 1st Female Filmmaker

The Giddy Blog Posted by chrisgiddens on Jun 13, 2012

Born on this day in 1879, Lois Weber was a child prodigy pianist and silent film pioneer – an actress, screenwriter, producer, and director (the 1st woman as such in the United States) of over 100 known films. As a progressive activist, Weber’s movies often contained her ideals of social read more