Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe
Could this be Hollywood’s first feminist movie?
Rebecca Ellis will be at the Barn to argue that despite all the female stereotyping she can make a convincing argument. Certainly Russell and Monroe shared top billing, leaving the men as support artists. Rewatch this classic and see if you agree with her.
Rebecca Ellis is the Subject Officer for Film Studies at WJEC. Prior to this, as Head of Film Studies at Thomas Rotherham College and Wakefield College, she has taught and led the Film Studies curriculum for over 10 years. She is also a film studies and gender writer who has written for Little White Lies and Media Magazine. Her key research interests surround gender and women in film and TV and she has delivered keynote speeches at a number of events including London Comedy Film Festival, the British Film Institute and Cinema For All.
Monroe and Russell were accorded the honour of imprinting hands and feet in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, garnering a lot of publicity both for them and the film.
Advance tickets will be available at the Tourist Information Office until close of business on Thursday 28th June, and online until 11.30pm Thursday 28th June.
Tickets will be available on the door, unless this event is sold out.