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Written by Peter Simonson

Thelma Ehrlich Anderson
, Joan Doris Goldhamer, Gladys Engel Lang, Thelma Herman McCormack, and Yole Granata Sills are all fascinating figures in their own right and representative characters of a broader array of women who pursued pioneering research in the 1940s. Their biographies on this part of the website give more detailed accounts of the lives represented in the film and link these women to the most influential researchers and institutions in media research in the mid-twentieth century.