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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Mar 10, 2020

“This is the true story of a man and a gun and a car.” 

Actually, this is the true story of Ida Lupino, called early in her career the English Jean Harlow, who is thought to be the first woman to direct a film noir, and one with an all-male cast, no less. She also was the only woman to have directed an episode of The Twilight Zone, with the episode “The Masks,” and the only person--male or female--to have both directed and starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone with “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine,” both episodes are personal favorites of ours. 

Episode Notes:

Billy "Cockeyed" Cook

More female film directors from Hollywood history listed here and here

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini.