London’s Donmar Warehouse’s 2011 revival of “Anna Christie,” featuring Jude Law and Ruth Wilson, achieved the ambiguity that O’Neill so fervently believed should define the play. The story of a […]
A short story that explores themes of prostitution and poverty. James-Hale-Nobodys-Sister-January-1915-Vol.-6-No.-4
Promoted as one of the most widely read books of 1913, My Little Sister received much press when it was published both in the U.S. and in the UK (Under […]
An article in the New York Times in 1913 made the dubious claim that over 50,000 girls were abducted each year when they migrated to cities. This is just one […]
Cartoon portraying the volatile censorship of George Bernard Shaw’s American premiere of Mrs. Warren’s Profession in New York in 1905.
One of the most infamous censored brothel plays of the 1913 season.
In this article, Bernard Weintraub notes that “the first Academy Award for best actress was given in 1928 to Janet Gaynor for her […]
Robert E. Sherwood’s 1930 play Waterloo Bridge was adapted for the screen in 1931 directed by James Whale and starring actress Mae Clarke; the director and star would reunite later […]
This film, Tenderloin at Night (1899), purports to depict a San Francisco barroom; the women in the film are described as prostitutes by Russell Campbell in his book Marked Women: […]
This is an excerpt from Shoes (1916), directed by Lois Weber, one of the most acclaimed and commercially successful filmmakers of the era. Her films frequently dealt with such controversial […]