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Title Funny ladies : a portrait of women cartoonists / a film by Pamela Beere Briggs ; producer and director, Pamela Beere Briggs ; narration written by Trina Robbins, Pamela Beere Briggs, Avis Lang.

Publication Info. [Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD 741.5973 FUNNY    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 46 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD video
Performer Narrator, Jean Stapleton.
Credits Original music, Steve Rashid ; cinematography, William McDonald ; editing, Pamela Beere Briggs.
Note Originally produced in 1991.
Summary "Why are so few women in the comics pages? Funny Ladies features four extraordinary female cartoonists in the male-dominated world of newspaper comics. Dale Messick recalls her 40+ years of drawing and writing Brenda Starr. Cathy Guisewhite [sic] (Cathy) holds forth on the concept of feminine perfection, politics and cheesecake. Lynda Barry chats about childhood and writing in a 'trance.' And the ever gutsy Nicole Hollander, who syndicates Sylvia herself, talks about the "invisiblity" of older women in modern society"--Container.
Note Includes also: Filmmaker's update (1 min.).
Subject Women cartoonists -- United States -- Interviews.
Messick, Dale -- Interviews.
Guisewite, Cathy -- Interviews.
Barry, Lynda, 1956- -- Interviews.
Hollander, Nicole -- Interviews.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Barry, Lynda, 1956- (OCoLC)fst00120581
Guisewite, Cathy. (OCoLC)fst00032324
Hollander, Nicole. (OCoLC)fst00026247
Messick, Dale. (OCoLC)fst00204423
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Women cartoonists. (OCoLC)fst01177389
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst01710390
Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Nonfiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710269
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Briggs, Pamela Beere, film director, film producer, screenwriter, editor of moving image work.
Robbins, Trina, screenwriter.
Lang, Avis, screenwriter.
Stapleton, Jean, 1923-2013, narrator.
Messick, Dale, interviewee.
Guisewite, Cathy, interviewee.
Barry, Lynda, 1956- interviewee.
Hollander, Nicole, interviewee.
Rashid, Steve, composer.
New Day Films, film distributor.
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