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Are Women People?

Alice Duer Miller and Women’s Rights In 1915 in an essay in the Saturday Evening Post, former President William Howard Taft wrote, “The longer the extension of the franchise to women waits, the better they will be prepared for it.”  In response, Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) wrote the following in her syndicated column “Are Women […]

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Alice Duer Miller and Hollywood

Watching the Oscar Awards can make one think back to movies made during Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” If you have seen the 1935 Jerome Kern movie musical Roberta starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, you may have noticed the story line credit Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) taken from her novel Gowns by Roberta. The film followed […]

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