Lee Gordon, The First Woman In The DGC

Add this to the pile of things I knew nothing about. Well, two things:

1- The Director’s Guild of Canada publishes a magazine


2- The first woman admitted to the guild was Lee Gordon (The link goes to a PDF of the magazine, and her profile is on page 40.)

I shudder to think about the kind of prejudice she faced in mid-20th century movie making. So many women were discouraged from work in general, forget film making. Women like Lee Gordon are a big part of the reason why we can keep fighting for equality. So, when you have a minute, read her profile. Anything we can do to learn from history, we have women like Lee Gordon to thank, that we can take full advantage.