Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present, and Future of Women Working in Film Audiobook, by Alicia Malone Play Audiobook Sample

Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present, and Future of Women Working in Film Audiobook

Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present, and Future of Women Working in Film Audiobook, by Alicia Malone Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Katherine Littrell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781538534809

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Longest Chapter Length:

15:38 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:56 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

09:16 minutes

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Publisher Description

“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”—Ann Richards

Women have been instrumental in the success of American cinema since its very beginning. One of the first people to ever pick up a motion picture camera was a woman, as was the first screenwriter to win two Academy Awards, the inventor of the boom microphone, and the first person to be credited with the title film editor. Throughout the entire history of Hollywood women have been revolutionizing, innovating, and shaping how we make movies. Yet their stories are rarely shared.

This is what film reporter Alicia Malone wants to change. Backwards and in Heels tells the history of women in film in a different way, with stories about incredible ladies who made their mark throughout each era of Hollywood, from the first women directors to iconic movie stars and present-day activists. Each story shares the inspiring accomplishments of women, while also highlighting the obstacles women have had to face.

Backwards and in Heels combines research and exclusive interviews with influential women and men working in Hollywood today, such as Geena Davis, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Octavia Spencer, America Ferrera, Paul Feig, and many more, as well as film professors, historians, and experts. Join Alicia as she champions Hollywood women of the past and present, and looks to the future with the hopes of leveling out the playing field.

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“Alicia is a wonderful human whose voracious appetite for, and knowledge of, cinema and its history is immense and passionate.”

— Elijah Wood, actor 


  • “Illuminating, insightful, occasionally maddening…required reading for anyone who wants to call themselves a film fan.”

    — Sasha Perl-Raver, host of FX Movie Download
  • “Any lover of film will appreciate this celebration of important figures who have made massive contributions to the art form.”

    — Tiffany Vazquez, host for Turner Classic Movies

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About Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone is a film reporter, host, writer, and self-confessed movie geek. She started out hosting movie-centric shows and reviewing films in her native Australia, before making the leap to Los Angeles in 2011. Since then, Alicia has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many more as a film expert. She has given TED talks and traveled the world to cover awards shows like the BAFTAs and the Oscars, the film festivals in Cannes and Sundance, and more. She is passionate about classic films, independent movies, and supporting women in film.

About Katherine Littrell

Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.