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Women’s History Month: focus on 1930s

Frances Marion

1930–screenwriter Frances Marion wins her first Academy Award for The Big House
1933–actress Katherine Hepburn wins her first Academy Award for Morning Glory
1934–jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald wins talent contest at Apollo Theatre in Harlem
1934–actress Rosalind Russell debuts onscreen
1935–poet Muriel Ruheyser wins Yale Series of Younger Poets award for Theory of Flight

1935–Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder gets published
1936–entrepreneur Margaret Rudkin starts Pepperidge Farm bakeries
1937–author Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for Gone with the Wind
1938–author Pearl S. Buck wins the Nobel Prize for literature for The Good Earth and also received the Pulitzer Prize in 1932
1939–photographer Berenice Abbott earns four patents for photographic devices
1939–Grandma Moses exhibits paintings at the Museum of Modern Art

painting by Grandma Moses

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