This guide lists and links to resources such as books, reference materials, journal articles, web sites, and films which highlight and compliment Women's History Week 2011 events.
A listing of all events, including dates, times, and descriptions, is also available at the Women's History Week web site.
otherwise indicated, events will take place in the Visual Arts and
Technology Center (VATC) Room 120, located at the corner of Dewey and
Lewis Streets, across from the Fletcher Administration Center (FAC).
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - VATC 120
Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Zeigler, President, San Antonio College
Keynote Address: Solar Powered Paper Dolls
Reception with refreshments
Thursday, March 3, 2011
a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - VATC 120
Film: Pandora's Box (1925)
by G.W. Pabst and starring Louise Brooks, this classic silent German
film tells of Lulu, a seductive, thoughtless young woman whose raw
sexuality and uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself and those who
love her, until she encounters one of history's most notorious killers
- Jack the Ripper. The film was considered particularly shocking at the
time of its
release because of the suggestion of a lesbian attraction between Lulu
and a Countess. 103 minutes.
Some Were Flapping Others Were Founding a New Community in Texas: Las
Mejicanas de Lockhart, Texas
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - VATC 120
Film: Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
Directed by D.W. Griffith and starring W.C. Fields, Sally of the Sawdust is a blend of comedy and sentiment, rags-to-riches,, and a critique of upper-class pretenses. Sally performs in the circus with her "pop," Professor Eustace McGargle, played by Fields. Little does she know that McGargle came to be her guardian through an unlikely set of circumstances, and is not in fact her real father. As Sally nears adulthood, McGargle decides to bring her to her old hometown so that she might know the truth about her family. 104 minutes.
-Held, John. "Teaching old dogs new tricks." Life. 1926. Image from ARTstor database.
Depicts againts a red background a young, blonde flapper in a white dress and red heels doing the Charleston with an elderly man in a tuxedo. A red scarf is sailing through the air between them.
-Shoes, Evening. 1927. Marshall Field & Co. Image from ARTstor database.
Pearlescent fuchsia and peach kidskin; clear rhinestones; gold metallic kidskin piping a-b. Pair of T-strap shoes: D'Orsay cut; oval toe; twist design buttoned T-strap cut from throat; high Continental heel; foliate scroll appliqué on vamp; triangle of rhinestones sewed on T-strap; kidskin piping
The Jazz Age is remembered as a period of unparalleled exuberance, due not least to contemporary fashion. Women's eveningwear in particular expressed this zeitgeist through uncomplicated cuts and bold uses of color, pattern, and glittering materials. Metallic leathers and lively appliqués were important elements in footwear designed to accompany the iconic "flapper dresses", however the fuchsia and peach pearlized leather of this pair of flamboyant evening T-strap shoes is extraordinary. To assure an eye-catching sparkle, the designer has included a panel of pavé rhinestones on the strap.
-Dress, Evening. 1925. Anne & Thérèse. Image from ARTstor database.
Blue chiffon; royal blue sequin embroidery outlined with pink and iridescent blue seed beads, overlapping petal motifs Chemise; knee-length; tubular; low-waisted bodice; sleeveless; round neck; petal-shaped hem; crepe underslip
This dress is an excellent example of the flapper style that was established and popularized during the 1920s. The silhouette displayed the youthful body, as skirts were raised and the waist was dropped. It was common for young ladies to dance the night away doing the Charleston, the Shimmy and the Black Bottom, and the beading of this dress would have been eye-catching with such movement. The intricate and artistic beadwork that is used is of the highest quality and an example of refined French workmanship from the period. While the flapper style began as a style quite shocking, it developed into the look of the modern fashionable woman.
-Dress, Evening. Peggy Hoyt. Image from ARTstor database.
Yellow chiffon and charmeuse; pale green chiffon edging; blue, silver and milky white beads embroidered in Asian-inspired architectural and floral motifs Knee-length; tubular low-waisted bodice, scalloped border at waist; plunging round neck outlined in rows of rhinestones; flared skirt, scalloped hem; scalloped fagoting on underslip and scalloped lace inset at top; chiffon edging attached with fagoting
Peggy Hoyt entered the world of fashion as an apprentice in a Fifth Avenue millinery shop at the age of 17. With $300, she established her own shop, Peggy Hoyt, Inc. on Fifth Avenue. Focusing on millinery, Hoyt did not branch into designing women's clothing until after World War I, but when she did, she opened the doors to greater success. Her designs were creative and unique, rivaling the French dressmakers. Designing each one of her creations, whether hats or dresses, Hoyt took great pride in her work which was worn by a small and exclusive group. This elaborately beaded evening dress is a wonderful representation of Hoyt's work. Known for her use of rhinestone ornamentation, the pattern seen here expresses the freedom she took in design creativity. As the flapper style was still in vogue, this would have been an exquisite piece for any of Hoyt's clientele to wear for a night on the town.