Alice Guy Blache by Emmanuelle Gaume with Alexandra Lamy

Alice Guy Blache by Emmanuelle Gaume with Alexandra Lamy
Why a movie? Guy-Blaché is the definition of an industry pioneer, rising first through Gaumont Studios, then by becoming the founder and head of Solax Studios. By all accounts a cisgender woman, she nonetheless challenged masculine stereotypes, making big meaningful moves like casting women into then-typically male professions, like magicians or dog-trainers, and taking on the masculine roles herself, dressing as a man and stepping in front of the camera. Today, as we continue to mold our perspectives on how we conceptualize gender and sexuality in mainstream artr, Guy-Blaché’s story is both a feminist rendering of an inherently masculine system, and a subversion of how women were expected to perform both on- and off-screen

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"Violin Makers of Nuremburg," with its artistic settings and masterly action elicited the warmest praise from the public as well as the trade

.The time has arrived, so it would seem, when woman must take her place beside man in the majority of arts and professions of the business world ..... . In women of the calibre of Madame Alice Blache it has also been demonstrated that 'there is a possibility of their so doing with- Moving Picture Company. It is not so long since the "Violin Makers of Nuremburg," with its artistic settings and masterly action elicited the warmest praise from the public as well as the trade Moving Picture News Jan-Jun 1912

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