Illeana Douglas and Bette Midler discuss the landmark ‘De Havilland Decision.’ Olivia de Havilland was one of the subjects of our #TrailblazingWomenInFilm series hosted by Illeana Douglas.
In this clip, Douglas and Bette Midler discuss the landmark ‘De Havilland Decision,’ which prohibits the enforcement of a personal services contract beyond seven years.
TCM’s Trailblazing Woman initiative announces a second year.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the second year of Trailblazing Women, a multi-year initiative in partnership with Women in Film Los Angeles (WIF) to raise awareness about the historical contributions of women in the film industry. This year’s programming event will feature acclaimed actresses Bette Midler, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Dana Delany as co-hosts examining the remarkable impact of actresses on the movie industry. Hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas, Trailblazing Women premieres Oct. 4 and airs every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the October.
The theme of the 2016 programming slate -Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference – highlights actresses during the early days of cinema through modern times with more than 40 films being shown.
Joining Douglas as co-hosts will be:
Bette Midler – the Grammy® and Emmy® winning actress will examine Controlling Their Own Destiny, discussing actresses who made strides to manage their own careers in the midst of the Studio System including Marilyn Monroe (The Prince and the Showgirl, 1957), Mae West (She Done Him Wrong, 1933), Katharine Hepburn (The Philadelphia Story, 1940) and Olivia de Havilland (Devotion, 1946), whose successful lawsuit against Warner Bros. ended the seven-year contract system