Friday, April 09, 2010
Happy birthday, Feminist Press.
Powell's celebrates the 40th birthday of the nonprofit Feminist Press, which has long reissued neglected works by female authors and other activist writers, with a sale on some of its titles. On the Feminist Press Web site are milestones in its history, including "2003. Femmes Fatales series. Ten great noir classics of the 30s, 40s, and 50s are launched," including Vera Caspary's Laura (1943; film 1944, dir. Otto Preminger), Dorothy B. Hughes's In a Lonely Place (1947; film 1950, dir. Nicholas Ray), and Evelyn Piper's Bunny Lake Is Missing (1957; film 1965, dir. Otto Preminger. Piper was the pseudonym of Miriam Levant Modell, aka Merriam Modell).