Anti-Damsel Blogathon

by popegrutch

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Once again, I’ve decided to join a blogathon hosted by Movies Silently. I can’t help it, Fritzi just hosts the best themes. This time, she’s joined by The Last Drive In for the Anti-Damsel Blogathon. This one’s right up my alley – busting stereotypes about classic film and showing the power of women. I will be writing about Mabel Normand, who has been a staple of my blog ever since I saw Mabel at the Wheel. She was a director and a comedienne in a tough environment, and has been mocked by the likes of Charlie Chaplin as thanks for her contributions to film history. I’ll try to set some of that straight.

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