Women's Studies Videos at Lilly Library: A Selected Videography
- All my babies, a midwife's own story (1952)
- VC 6237
A training film for midwives made in Albany, Georgia. Shows in
detail a complete delivery and demonstrates the approved procedures
to be used by the midwife before, during, and after delivery.
Follows an Afro-American midwife in her work providing care to poor
black expectant women with various cases under both favorable and
unfavorable circumstances. For professional audiences.
- The Damned Don't Cry! (1950)
- DVD 4400
Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive
in a man's world: be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a
75-cent steak. Ethel moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a
mobster's mansion in high society one man at a time. Some of those
men love her. Some use her. And one, a high-rolling racketeer,
abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky
living room, she flees a sure murder rap, right back to the poverty
she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man
to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
- Pat & Mike (1952)
- DVD 1208
A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis
and golf is pursued by a shady promoter, who hopes to make her
famous and make some money in the process.
- Ruby Gentry (1952)
- DVD on order
Ruby is a tempestuous girl who lives with her family in the
southern swampland. When her heart is broken by a local 'refined'
man, she is picked up on the rebound by a local businessman. Now
she is using his money to ruin the whole town.
- Women on the March (1958)
- MP C54 LSC (16mm; request from Library Service Center)
A documentary in two parts. Describes the suffragette
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