Women in sports an informal history

United States, 1976

Film
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Surveys the participation of women in sports from classical times to the present day. Discusses prejudice against the physically active woman, the growing awareness of women’s rights as sports participants, and the new enthusiasm of women for sports. Incorporates archival footage and drawings and features famous sportswomen including, Sonja Henie, Margaret Smith-Court, and Billie Jean King.

Credits

production company

Altana Films

co-producer

Dan Klugherz

Arthur Zitrin

Duration

00:28:30:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323147

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prejudices

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Prejudices

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stereotype (Psychology)

History → History

History → Women - History

History → Women's rights

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports for women - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Women athletes

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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