Women You’ve Never Heard Of: Part III

There was only one female director in Hollywood in the 1940s.

She made a name for herself acting in films with Humphrey Bogart. When she turned down a role, the studio suspended her from other acting gigs.  She and her husband formed their own production company, and she began directing.  She went on to direct just under a dozen feature films, and two decades worth of television episodes.  Read more.

She was also the very first gal to direct a film noir – and everyone should get a chance to see The Hitchhiker.

Today’s Proud Kate: Ida Lupino

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