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Written and produced by Jeannie Gayle Pool

all women orchestra documentary
All-Women Orchestras. A film by Jeannie Pool.
CSUN International Institute for the Study of Women in Music, 1985.

All-Women Orchestras (1985) was a production of the CSUN International Institute for the Study of Women in Music and sponsored by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities. It was produced at the studios of Pacific Bell in Pasadena and is narrated by Vic Montalban.

This film includes an interview with the then 81-year old Peggy Gilbert and photographs of all-women orchestras and bands in California between 1893-1955. 24 min.


[Please note this documentary was made pre-digital and the quality is typical of videos from that period.]

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