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Women's History Month 2024

Happy Women’s History Month, everybody! Women's History Month is not just a nod to the past; it's a celebration of the incredible impact women continue to make, leaving an enduring mark on history. This dedicated period invites us to recognize, celebrate, and amplify the stories of women who have shaped societies, shattered barriers, and tirelessly fought for equality To recognize women's incredible talent and creativity, watch two compelling short films that showcase the powerful storytelling abilities of female directors and actresses. Both films, available for streaming on TheArchive , tie into celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting women's strength, determination, and camaraderie in contemporary society and throughout human history.  In the short film Into Light , suffragist Inez Milholland is in the clutches of a terminal illness and steels herself for the final speech of her tour, rallying the nation to give women the right to vote. As her galvan

Celebrating Women's History

As Women's History Month kicks off, TheArchive reflects on the critical creative and cultural contributions women make in the entertainment industry and beyond. We celebrate bold and powerful women who have shaped our world; whether through bravery, perseverance, sheer talent or all of the above, the following women have inspired and empowered generations. So, in honor of Women's History Month, let's take a look at some of the most indomitable women and the films that spotlight their strength, resilience, and impact. The Audrey Hepburn Story The biography of one of Hollywood's most famous actresses, Audrey Hepburn shares her story from early childhood living in Nazi-occupied Holland, to making it big in the USA as a movie star. Madonna: The Name of the Game Madonna's eclectic personality, even in her most recent and peculiar appearance at the Grammys, has captivated fans since she first came onto the scene, though few know of the years of hard work and struggles the

TV's First Female Cop Arrested Audiences

Uncover the lost hero of ’50s television — Patricia “Casey” Jones. TV'S FIRST FEMALE COP IN... DECOY • Audrey L. Hamm •  This post was originally published on (3/5/21) and updated on (3/1/22) . In 1957, Beverly Garland pioneered the starring role of ‘Casey’ in the short-lived television series, DECOY (1957-1958). Producing only 39 episodes, Decoy was the first-of-its-kind to feature a policewoman as its syndicated star. Garland solidified her place in history as a cinematic first for women, yet remains largely unknown by American audiences.  Casey Jones offered women of the '50s an empowered and respected, female hero of the silver screen; a role model, whose story was worth telling week after week! Why has it been so decidedly forgotten?  Perhaps a lack of interest in women’s rights, at the time, made it difficult to sustain meaningful longevity in the hearts of America. The discussion and celebration of women is finally making its way out of the shadows an

Post-Princess Power Play: Princess in Love

The power of the British Crown is undeniable and has been for centuries.  Its influence on pop culture is no exception. And now with the parallels being drawn between Princess Diana and Meghan Markle, history certainly repeats, but this time the Crown may be the one influenced. It’s certainly on its heels in terms of public perception.  As such, we decided to revisit a movie from TheArchive , a sudden timely piece of nostalgia, Princess in Love , and anyone who loves multiple award-winning The Crown on Netflix, will undoubtedly get a kick out of this movie which aired on CBS 25 years ago.  It aired only one year before Princess Di’s untimely death. Recounting the true-life story of the rollercoaster love affair between Captain James Hewitt and Lady Diana Spencer, Princess in Love suggests that this relationship “destroyed a royal marriage and stunned the British monarchy.” Today we know that the Royals, still an obsessive figment of media attention and global fandom, and no less a tou