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Amelia Earhart: Queen of the Air

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Looks at the life of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic solo, who vanished without a trace while she was attempting to fly around the world.
Online
2005; 1996
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Amelia Earhart: Queen of the Air

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Looks at the life of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic solo, who vanished without a trace while she was attempting to fly around the world.
DVD
2005; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Madame Chiang Kai Shek [electronic resource]

This documentary highlights the life and career of politician and first lady Madame Chiang Kai-Shek who sought to unify China under her husband's Nationalist Movement. Her role as ambassador and interpreter was crucial in gaining American support during the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, and she continued fighting for democracy from exile in Taiwan.
Online
2015; 2011
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Coco Chanel [electronic resource]

Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Gandhi, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These pioneers showed that a woman could be the equal of a man but behind the public success, there was often private heartache and personal tragedy. This series, featuring archive interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price these women paid for their achievements, and adversities they overcame to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century. This documentary examines the life of fashion designer Coco Chanel, who rose from poverty to revolutionize women's styles in the early 20th century. Financed by wealthy lovers, she launched her label during World War I and became a Nazi collaborator to save i [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Wallis Simpson [electronic resource]

Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Ghandi, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These pioneers showed that a woman could be the equal of any man but behind the public success, there was often private heartache and personal tragedy. This series, featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price these women paid for their achievements and adversities they overcame to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century. This documentary follows the life of Baltimore socialite and divorcee Wallis Simpson, for whom King Edward VIII abdicated to marry. The British royal family blamed her for his decision, and the couple was forced to live in exile during their married life. A [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Hedy Lamarr [electronic resource]

Hedy Lamarr was a woman who seemed to have it all-glamour, power, wealth, intelligence, and adoration. But behind the public success, there was private heartache and personal tragedy. This episode of Extraordinary Women features archival video footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactment of the life of Hedy Lamarr, one of many pioneering women who paid a price for her achievements. Learn how Lamar remerged as a triumphant inspirational icon of science and entertainment in the 20th century.
Online
2015; 2011
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Audrey Hepburn [electronic resource]

Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Gandhi, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These pioneers showed that a woman could be the equal of a man but behind the public success, there was often private heartache and personal tragedy. This series, featuring archive interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price these women paid for their achievements and adversities they overcame to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century. This documentary examines the career of actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn, whose experience during the Dutch Hunger Winter of 1944 inspired her to become a UNICEF lobbyist later in life. Best known for roles in Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's, s [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Grace Kelly [electronic resource]

Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Ghandi, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These pioneers showed that a woman could be the equal of any man but behind the public success, there was often private heartache and personal tragedy. This series, featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price these women paid for their achievements and adversities they overcame to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century. This documentary examines Grace Kelly's rise to fame and transition from Hollywood star to European princess at the peak of her career. She gave up acting to marry Prince Rainier, rescuing Monaco from financial and political ruin. Despite appearances, her m [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Indira Ghandi [electronic resource]

Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Ghandi, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These pioneers showed that a woman could be the equal of any man but behind the public success, there was often private heartache and personal tragedy. This series, featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price these women paid for their achievements and adversities they overcame to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century. This documentary examines the controversial career of India's first female Prime Minister. Having supported Indian independence, she was elected after her father Jawaharlal Nehru's death. She implemented social reforms and empathized with the poor, but late [...]
Online
2015; 2011
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Amelia Earhart [electronic resource]

This series, featuring archival footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price pioneering women paid for their achievements and adversities they overcame to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century. This documentary explores the life and career of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Husband and publicist George Putnam capitalized on her adventurous spirit and girl-next-door personality to create a celebrity persona. She felt it was unmerited and set world flight records to prove her skill-ultimately leading to her untimely death while attempting to cross the Pacific.
Online
2015; 2011
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Agatha Christie [electronic resource]

This series, featuring archive interviews and dramatic re-enactment, reveals the price iconic women of the 20th century paid for their achievements. This documentary examines the career of English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Agatha Christie. Revered as "The Queen of Murder Mystery," Christie is responsible for The Mousetrap, the longest continuously running play in history, has had her stories made into movies and television shows, and is one of the most beloved detective novelists in the world. Her classic "who-done-it" twist was introduced in her novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Online
2015; 2011