She’s Nobody’s Baby (1981)

16 Mar
Director Ana Carrigan
Producer Ms. Magazine, Ana Carrigan
Contributors Narrators: Alan Alda & Marlo Thomas, editor: Mili Bonsignori
Length 56 minutes
B&W/Color Color
UO Library Catalog description: Uses archival film clips and still photographs to document the changing image of the American woman from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discusses key historical events which altered the role of women in American society, and shows important feminist leaders of the century
Call # Film Mc309
Genre Television
Rare No
Online No
Copyright status Protected
Physical condition Good
Oregon-related No


This HBO television special won a Peabody Award in 1981, it was interestingly HBO’s first Peabody winner. It was created in partnership with Ms. Magazine, a feminist publication, that at the time was under the direction of Suzanne Braun. Braun helped produce the film and also edited the book that was written on the film. She’s Nobody’s Baby uses a lot of old archival footage and photographs that are very interesting to see.
The director, Ana Carrigan, went on to become a journalist and cinematographer, focusing on human right’s issues in Latin America.

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