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Her Inspiration, She Is | Resource List

Hannah Pajo-Bickley

March 28, 2018

In correlation with our Women’s History Month series “Her Inspiration, She Is” (Watch all 7 episodes) we’ve compiled a resource list for you to further explore these women and their work. Enjoy watching, reading, and listening! [Also, enjoy our ReKoner commentary in Blue.]

Kristen Kopp, Inspiration: Edith Head
(Full of Grace)


Sabrina (Film for which Edith Head won an Academy Award): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

Roman Holiday (Film for which Edith Head won an Academy Award): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

License to Wed (Kristen Kopp’s first film as a PA): Available on Netflix, Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes


Edith Head’s Hollywood by Edith Head & Paddy Calistro

Other Resources:

“Adrian & Edith’s Head to Toe”

[No Capes! Edith Head inspired Edna Mode from the Incredibles, one of Jon’s favorite Pixar Films.]

Joy Regullano, Inspiration: Issa Rae
(“Ask J”)


Awkward Black Girl (Issa Rae’s web series)

White Fetish (Joy Regullano’s web series): Watch on YouTube

Insecure (Issa Rae’s show): Available on HBO


The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Other Resources:

Joy Regullano’s Website

Issa Rae’s Website

[Joy and Michelle both worked on “Ask J”, part of the Egan Hall Series.]

Vicki Goldsmith, Inspiration: Sandra Bullock
A Leading Man)


Speed (Sandra Bullock’s big break): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

All About Steve (Film Vicki Goldsmith worked on with Sandra Bullock): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

The Blind Side (Sandra Bullock’s Academy Award-winning role): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes


“Review/Theater; Ketron’s ‘No Time Flat’” (The New York Times review of Sandra Bullock’s first play)

Other Resources:

Sandra Bullock Buzzfeed Quiz: Which Sandra Bullock Character Are You?

Sandra Bullock Buzzfeed List: 23 Times We Were Obsessed With Sandra Bullock

[Vicki is so sorry she forgot to talk about Sandra’s philanthropy work! It’s extensive and includes supporting the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which was founded by Mary Pickford (we’ll get to her later).]

Michelle Steffes, Inspiration: Bo Thorp
(“Ask J”)


Big River at the Tony Awards (The first musical Michelle Steffes was in that Bo Thorp directed): Watch on YouTube

“Short Term 12” (Short film Michelle Steffes produced): Watch on YouTube


Bo Thorp Local Radio Interview

Other Resources:

Bo Thorp Bio on Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s Website

[Bo Thorp performed in On Golden Pond, which you will also notice is talked about in our next episode.]


Meg Morman, Inspiration: Katharine Hepburn

Sunday Boling, Inspiration: Angela Lansbury
(Egan Hall – “Judgmental Moose” & “Ask J”)


On Golden Pond (Film for which Katharine Hepburn won an Academy Award): Available on Netflix & Amazon Prime, Rent on Google Play & iTunes

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Film for which Katharine Hepburn won an Academy Award): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

Waitress (Film Meg Morman & Sunday Boling were the casting directors on): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

Hello, My Name Is Doris (Film Meg Morman & Sunday Boling were the casting directors on): Rent on Amazon, Google Play, & iTunes

The Manchurian Candidate (Film for which Angela Lansbury was nominated for an Academy Award): Rent on Amazon & iTunes

Murder, She Wrote (Series for which Angela Lansbury was nominated for numerous Emmy Awards): Buy on Amazon


Me: Stories of my Life by Katharine Hepburn

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward (Play for which Angela Lansbury won a Tony award and a Laurence Olivier award)

[Fun Fact: Angela Lansbury was recently in the newest mini-series of Little Women as Aunt March, while Katharine Hepburn played Jo March in Little Women (1933).]

Chloe Arbiture, Inspiration: Gemma Jackson


Finding Neverland (Film for which Gemma Jackson was nominated for an Academy Award): Available on HBO, Rent on Amazon & Google Play

John Adams (Mini-series for which Gemma Jackson won an Emmy Award): Available on Amazon Prime & HBO, Rent on Amazon & iTunes

Game of Thrones, Seasons 1-3 (Series for which Gemma Jackson won an Emmy Award): Available on HBO

Drunk History “Hamilton” (Episode for which Chloe Arbiture was nominated for an Emmy Award): Buy on Amazon

“New Landscapes on Film” (TEDx Talk by Gemma Jackson): Watch on YouTube

[Also designed by Gemma, Tom & Huck, a particular favorite of Lesley, who is now scouring the internet in search of a copy.]

Lesley Lopez, Inspiration: Mary Pickford


Mary Pickford receives an Honorary Academy Award: Watch on YouTube

Mary Pickford Documentary: Watch on YouTube

The Taming of the Shrew (Mary Pickford film): Available on Amazon Prime


Sunshine and Shadow by Mary Pickford & Cecil B. De Mille

Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood by Eileen Whitfield

The Girls in the Picture: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin

Other Resources:

Mary Pickford Foundation

[Sad Truth: The Mary Pickford Building at The Lot no longer exists. It was torn down, though the new building is for Oprah’s OWN, so another strong female filmmaker.]

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