Women & Film

This timeline charts the historical events relating to my research into the journal Women & Film, encompassing the history of cinema and its criticism, the development of feminism and aspects of 20th Century US History.

1951-04-01 00:00:00

Cahiers du Cinema

founded by Andre Bazin in Paris.

1953-03-05 00:00:00

Stalin dies

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1953-07-27 00:00:00

End of Korean War

Armistice signed ending the Korean War.

1954-03-05 00:00:00

Brown vs. Board of Education

Decision made on the desegregation of schools in the South, significant events in the early Civil Right Movement.

1954-11-01 00:00:00


Irving Howe starts publishing Dissent, a radical quarterly journal in NYC.

1955-08-28 00:00:00

Murder of Emmett Till

Murder of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi. Sparks riots, demonstrations etc.

1955-10-01 00:00:00

The Village Voice

Ed Fancher, Dan Wolf and Norman Mailer found The Village Voice in NYC.

1955-11-01 00:00:00


USA enters war against Vietnam, taking over from the French.

1955-12-08 00:00:00

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat in Alabama. 11 month boycott of city buses by black population follows.

1958-06-01 00:00:00

The Realist

Paul Krassner publishes the first issue of The Realist

1959-12-08 00:00:00

Film Culture

Film Culture founded by Jonas Mekas in NYC.

1960-02-12 09:23:45

Greensboro Sit-in

Sit-in by four black students in a store in Greensboro, N. Carolina

1960-10-12 09:23:45

SNCC Founded

Student Non-Violent Commitee founded at Atlanta.

1960-11-08 00:00:00

Kennedy Elected

President John F. Kennedy elected

1962-06-07 02:13:08

SDS Founded

Students for a Democratic Society founded (?) at Port Huron. Publication of Port Huron Statement, its manifesto.

1963-05-01 00:00:00

The Feminine Mystique

In 1963, Betty Friedan publishes the Feminine Mystique

1963-05-01 00:00:00

Equal Pay Act

1963-11-22 00:00:00

Kennedy Assassinated

1964-02-01 09:58:29

Civil Rights Amendment

Civil Rights Amendment (adding of ‘sex’ to Title VII, prohibiting discrimination in employment)

1964-05-23 00:00:00

Los Angeles Free Press

Art Kukin publishes the first ever issue of the LA Free Press in LA

1964-05-26 00:00:00

One Dimensional Man

Herbet Marcuse publishes One Dimensional Man.

1964-06-01 22:11:03

Civil Rights Act

Passage of the Civil Rights Act outlawing racial segregation.

1964-10-01 20:19:16

Free Speech Movement

Free Speech Movement begins at Berkeley.

1965-02-21 09:58:29

Malcolm X Assassiniated

Malcolm X shot down in NYC

1965-05-01 02:37:10

Vietnam Day

Vietnam Day at Berkeley

1965-08-01 09:58:29

Voting Rights Act

Passage of Voting Rights Act increasing federal powers for enforcement of 1964 Civil Rights Act.

1965-08-11 02:37:00

Watts Riots

Watts Riots in LA over 3 days (?) following the arrest of a drunk driver. Nearly 36 people dead, 4,000 arrested and $40 million worth of property had been destroyed (Tygiel, 2004, 48)

1965-10-29 02:37:00

N.O.W. Formed

National Organisation for Women founded, with Betty Friedan as president.

1966-01-21 09:24:19

New Left Notes

First issue of New Left Notes appears

1967-01-01 02:37:00

Reagan becomes Govenor

Reagan takes oath of office to become governor of California

1967-05-01 00:00:00

Los Angeles Undergound

1968-01-30 00:00:00

Tet Offensive

1968-03-16 00:00:00

My Lai

My Lai Massacre in Vietnam

1968-04-04 00:00:00

Dr King Assassinated

Assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tennessee.

1968-06-05 00:00:00

Robert Kennedy Assassinated

Assassination of Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles.

1968-09-07 18:01:08

Miss America Demonstration

Feminists storm the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City and burn 'instruments of oppression' in a Freedom Trashcan.

1969-07-20 00:00:00

Moon Landing

Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin land on Moon

1969-10-15 00:00:00

UCLA Demonstration

20,000 strong antiwar demo at UCLA

1969-11-20 00:00:00

My Lai Uncovered

My Lai massacre covered in Time, Life and Newsweek

1969-12-06 00:00:00

Altamont Festival

Altamont Festival in San Francisco

1970-03-06 00:00:00

Townhouse Explosion

Weathermen townhouse explodes in Greenwhich Village, killing 3 members.

1970-03-18 00:00:00

Ladies Home Journal Sit-in

Women occupy the offices of Ladies Home Journal in protest over dominance of male staff and sexism. Included members of Media Women, the Redstockings, New York Radical Feminists and NOW.

1970-05-01 00:00:00

Rat Takeover in NYC

Radical feminist take over the offices of sexist underground paper The Rat.

1970-11-01 05:02:45

Sexual Politics published

Kate Millett's Sexual Politics is first published in America.

1971-07-05 19:10:41

New Day Films founded

New Day Films distrobution co-op founded by Amalie Rothschild, Liane Brandon, Claudia Weill, Joyce Chopra, Jim Klein and Julia Reichert.

1971-07-05 19:10:41

Serious Business Co founded

Women's and avant-garde film distribution company founded by Freude Bartlett, wife of filmmaker Scott Bartlett.

1971-08-30 09:14:44

Kate Millett appears on the cover of TIME magazine

Alice Neale's portrait of Millett appears on the cover of Time magazine, making her an icon of the movement.

1971-09-03 11:09:10

N.O.W. Conference in LA

1971-10-01 17:47:13

San Francisco 15th International Film Festival

Reviewed in W&F 1

1971-11-04 09:14:44

Kate Millett's Three Lives opens in New York

The Women's Liberation Cinema Company's production opened at Bleecker Street Cinema.

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