Setting the Stage: First Female Film Director

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Alice Guy Blaché (1873-1968) was the first female film director. Setting the stage in 1896 with a short film “La Fee aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy)”. Blaché went on to film 300 total films until 1920. She was also the first and, so far, the only female director to run her own studio plant (The Solax Studio in Fort Lee, NJ, 1910-1914). Her mark on the industry was forgotten until the release of her memoirs in 1976.

Alice Guy Blache

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