Fox News camera operator Louise Lowell with a Universal field camera in the cockpit of her SPAD biplane. Circa 1920.
*****Women and the Silent Screen is an international biennial conference of film scholars, historians, and archivists dedicated to documenting the central and determining roles that women played in the formation of the most significant institution of visual culture in the twentieth century. This conference, the eighth to be held and the first to be held in North America in over a decade, will take place from September 17 to September 19, on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The theme of WSS VIII addresses issues of women and labor, and the conference features the work of over sixty international scholars.