Update: The Anti-Damsel Blogathon Schedule

UPDATE: Jo has posted the Saturday roster with direct links here. I have posted the Sunday roster here. Enjoy!

Less than a week to the big day! Are you excited? I am! In preparation, my co-hostess and I have split the roster between us. Jo of The Last Drive-In will be taking Saturday and I will be hosting Sunday.

If you signed on for multiple posts, we split your work between us. Otherwise, we divided the list evenly.

Need to be scheduled for a different day? No problem! Just let one of us know and we will move you to whichever day you like.

If you don’t see your post or if the link is incorrect, please let us know immediately so we can correct the roster. The size of the event has surprised and delighted us but it is possible that some errors occurred.


Speakeasy | Cobra Woman (1944)

The Joy & Agony of Movies | Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld) in Pretty Poison

Tales of the Easily Distracted | Charade (1963)

Critica Retro | Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) in Woman of the Year

The Hitless Wonder | Lady Jane Ainsley (Frieda Inescort) in The Return of the Vampire

Let’s Go to the Movies | Mae West

Serendipitous Anachronisms | Zira (Kim Hunter) in Planet of the Apes

shadowsandsatin | Blondie Johnson (1933)

Once Upon a Screen | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Old Hollywood Films | Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish) in Night of the Hunter

Moon in Gemini | Vance Jeffords (Barbara Stanwyck) in The Furies

bnoirdetour | Edie Johnson (Linda Darnell) in No Way Out

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch | Carol Richman (Ella Raines) in Phantom Lady

Goregirl’s Dungeon | Anna Karina in the films of Jean-Luc Godard

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | Bette Davis

Sacred Celluloid | The Vampire Lovers (1970)

That Classic Movie Life | Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) in Now, Voyager

Defiant Success | Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity

The Wonderful World of Cinema | Lola Delaney (Shirley Booth) in Come Back Little Sheba

Carole & Co. | Carole Lombard as producer and feminist

Karavansara | Emma Peel in The Avengers

Heather Drain | Marni Castle as Big Shim in She Mob

wolffian classic movies digest | Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce

Smitten Kitten Vintage | Bette Davis as Margo in All About Eve

Mother Time Musings | Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress

Film Dirt | Phyllis Gordon in The Werewolf (1913)

Superfluous Film Commentary | Gene Tierney in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Movies Silently | Miss Lulu Bett

The Last Drive In | Hedy Lamarr


Cinematic Catharsis | Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) in The Day the Earth Stood Still

Silver Screenings | Alice Guy

Wide Screen World | Gloria Swanson

Speakeasy | Leigh Brackett’s screenwriting

Hear Me Talk of Sin | Pola Negri

Speakeasy | Cobra Woman (1944) and a piece on Leigh Brackett’s screenwriting

Sister Celluloid | Margaret Dumont

Nitrate Diva | Blue Jeans (1917)

The Motion Pictures | Ida Lupino

Now Voyaging | Westward the Women (1951)

Aperture Reviews | Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn) in A Lion in Winter

Once Upon a Screen | The Lady Eve

Love Letters to Old Hollywood | Nicole Chang (Shirley MacLaine) in Gambit

ClassicBecky’s Brain Food | Night Nurse (1931)

Big V Riot Squad | The Exploits of Pearl (Pearl White)

A Person in the Dark | Italian Silent Screen Vamps: Lyda Borelli, Pina Menichelli & Francesca Bertini

Mind of LeVine | Carole Lombard

Century Film Project | Mabel Normand

Caftan Woman | The Making of an Anti-Damsel: Deborah Kerr as Cathy Wilson in Perfect Strangers (1945)

MovieFanFare | Olive Thomas in The Flapper

Margaret Perry | Katharine Hepburn as Anti-Damsel

Girls Do Film | June Mathis

Silent-ology | Unsung Ladies of Keystone: Polly Moran, Minta Durfee and Louise Fazenda

Classic Reel Girl | Alison Drake (Ruth Chatterton) in Female

Vitaphone Dreamer | Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers in Stage Door

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies | Frances Marion

Smitten Kitten Vintage | Clara Bow and Mary Pickford

Silents, Please! | Asta Nielsen

Outspoken and Freckled | Mary Pickford in Sparrows (1926)

Ross’s ramblings | Theda Bara

Nitrate Glow | Hilda of Horus: Prince of the Sun

26 Replies to “Update: The Anti-Damsel Blogathon Schedule”

  1. Darn it! I completely forgot about this one. I didn’t have much time to think about it, and unlike you my knowledge of women in silent and classical cinema is a bit more limited. I guess I’ll have to try and look at some of the submissions once they’re posted.

  2. Hello there Fritzi – Here is the direct link to my piece on Ella Raines in “Phantom Lady.” The list of submissions is staggering. This is a great topic for a blogathon. They say it’s so nice to have a man around the house – ( it IS ) – but it’s great to see what women can do for themselves. Thank you for including my post and my blog in the Anti-Damsel blogathon:

    (https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/phantom-lady-1944/ )

  3. Back to school planning took longer than anticipated and it doesn’t look like I’m going to get post finished. Thought I’d be able to pull it off by midnight, but I don’t think so… Was really looking forward to celebrating the anti-damselness of Alison Drake–so sorry I won’t be able to post!

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