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Women's History Salons
Renegade Women in Hollywood: A Century of Pioneers Onscreen and Behind the Scenes
Wed, March 11th, 2020 | 6:30 PM | Skylight Gallery | $15 ($12 Members, $8 Women’s History Council Members)

Postponed until further notice


Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore.


How much do you really know about Hollywood trailblazers like Anna May Wong, Ida Lupino, Dorothy Dandridge, or Elaine May? In her illustrated history, Renegade Women in Film and TV, film critic Elizabeth Weitzman blends biographical profiles and exclusive interviews with legends like Rita Moreno and Barbra Streisand to reveal the accomplishments of women who've graced the big and small screens, worked behind the scenes, and succeeded in the eras before #MeToo and Time's Up. Join us as Weitzman shares extraordinary stories and rare film clips from the last century of pioneering women in cinema. 

Introduction by Valerie Paley, director of the Center for Women's History; book signing with the author to follow; refreshments will be served.


Skylight Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee particpation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Credit: Reprinted with permission from Renegade Women in Film and TV by Elizabeth Weitzman,copyright (c) 2019. Published by Clarkson Potter,a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Illustrations by Austen Claire Clements

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, 
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Creative: Tronvig Group