AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

7/8/09

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg: Blacklists, Bagel Pride And Windowsills


Defying just about all the odds imaginable for women, an unassuming early 20th century portly thirtysomething housewife with untapped talent and enormous charm to spare, became the most famous female entertainer in America. And one of the first women of radio and television ever, penning no less than 12,000 scripts for broadcast, while being credited with inventing the sitcom.

And at a time long before basic opportunities for women beyond domestic duties, or American Idol aspirations for that matter, Gertrude Berg came out of nowhere and grabbed hearts across the nation along with financial success, despite the most trying historical times for the masses of people here, The Great Depression and the Blacklist. All without benefit of cell phones or texting. Just windows, please.


CLICK TO READ REVIEW HERE


LISTEN TO AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH YOO-HOO MRS. GOLDBERG DIRECTOR AVIVA KEMPNER HERE

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