Ok, so I don’t really need to pay Carole Landis for her performance of the song Pin Up Girl.
The song dates from World War II and was produced for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine. That’s means it’s in the public domain as a government publication – in other words free.
But it’s way too fun not to share. And this freebie means I need to raise less money on the Kickstarter.
7 September 2015
Vintage travel finds, the sex appeal of nose art, feminist porn and more.. or, your week in pin up.
The. Labor. Day. Edition.
You Say Porn Star, I Say Feminist
We’ve been all about films directed by women this week, and so an exploration of how women are infiltrating porn BEHIND the camera is overdue… Via Medium.
Director Candida Royalle on the set of one of her female-centric porn films.
Speaking of Sex….
Nose art. World War II. Enough said.
Did we forget to mention this is NSFW-ish?
Via Flyin Girls.
Labor Day seems a good time to revisit how women’s work changed during World War II. Documentaries abound, including The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, Fly Girls and our own film Homefront Herorines: The WAVES of World War II. Click on the links to learn more about the films. And use promo code 3MY4J86N through September 15th to get a 15% discount on Homefront Heroines.
So this is the last “official” weekend of summer for those of us in the US… but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about our next getaway.
Via New York Times.
May the force be with you. Via Crosswind Studio
Those of us who follow the vintage world and American history are familiar with Rosie the Riveter. Thousands of American women went to work in factories (and in other war jobs – my other project Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II looks at women who served in the Navy during the war) so that men could move into military positions.
The first film to look at women’s contributions during this era was Connie Field’s groundbreaking The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. The 1980 film is a part of the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. A clip from the film is below.
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter from Ford Foundation on Vimeo.
For me, this film really fits the spirit of the Directed by Women global viewing party. Female director telling a story about strong women who changed history.
If you’re interested in the work we’re doing, you can watch our past projects, as a part of the Directed by Women global film viewing party happening September 1-15. Directed by Women is a celebration of women in film.
My production company is offering a discount on both of the previous documentaries we’ve produced: Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II and Backstretch.
Homefront Heroines tells the story of the first group of women accepted into the military at the same rank and pay as men. Purchase the DVD from Create Space or get it on demand (purchase or rental) from Vimeo on Demand and you’ll get 15% off your purchase or rental price. Enter promo code 3MY4J86N. The offer is good through September 15th.
Backstretch follows a season in the life of the smallest horse racing track recognized by the Daily Racing Forum. Purchase or rent it on demand from Vimeo on Demand and you’ll get 20% off your purchase or rental price. Enter promo code DBW2015. The offer is good through September 15th.
Homefront Heroines on Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/431830
Homefront Heroines on Vimeo on Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/homefrontheroines
Backstretch on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/backstretch