Women in Film & Television History: Meet Dorothy Arzner, Director, Editor, Screenwriter, Boom Inventor

Dorothy Arzner is one of the most prolific directors of early American cinema, having worked with some of the biggest stars of the era. She is also the first woman to direct a film with sound. It was during such a project that Arzner is credited with inventing the boom microphone!


Terry’s Picks: Ellen Burstyn & Dorothy Arzner Retrospectives

//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/483351167?et=KiKeevk2rUy8SBOzY0cQ9g&sig=1k129wSP0QWNtJJ2Xib0fHM98hta3EvKfxZCIOJU1zQ= Photo of Ellen Burstyn courtesy of Getty Images. ANTICIPATING: the retrospectives of two amazing female figures in film. Though Dorothy Arzner’s career retrospective will take place in Spain at the San Sebastian Film Festival, we’ll be able to catch Ellen Burstyn’s nine film retrospective at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn (with the actress herself slated to appear on May 3). Arzner was...