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The Women In Film Collection at the UCLA Film and Television Archive

Behind the camera and in front of it, women have left a landmark legacy – a creative chronology of who we are, what we’ve accomplished, where we’ve been and where we might yet go. But memories fade, and valuable knowledge can be lost…The Legacy Series is an ongoing living history project that was created to record a series of oral and video histories focusing on outstanding women in the film and television industries. The Women In Film Foundation (WIFF) produces eight on-camera interviews per year with trailblazing women.

These video histories are archived at the Women in Film Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the following interviews are available for research and viewing on the UCLA campus by appointment:

Else Blangsted, Music Editor

Barbra Boyle, Attorney/Producer/Executive

Anne V. Coates, Editor

Dorothy Jeakins, Costume Designer

Fay Kanin, Writer

Evelyn Keyes, Actress

Nancy Malone, Director

Margaret O'Brien, Actress

Dorothea G. Petrie, Producer

Marion Rosenberg, O.B.E., Manager/Producer

Eva Marie Saint, Actress

Gloria Stuart, Actress

Meta Wilde, Founder - Script Supervisors Local

Fay Way, Actress

Jane Wyatt, Actress

The Women In Film Collection is the only archive collection in the world dedicated to preserving the history of women in Hollywood. WIFF has created a Fellowship at the UCLA Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS) program. The WIFF fellowship is awarded annually to a MIAS graduate student. The WIFF fellows ensure the continued archiving of the Legacy Series interviews and the long-term restoration and preservation of women’s outstanding achievements in film.

For more information, or to arrange research viewing, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC) at 310-206-5388, or by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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