Ms. Blog Countdown to 2011

December 31


It's the last day of our countdown (and I hope you've all had as much fun as I have), so I thought I'd share something rare from the archives: a few fragments from silent serial films featuring women action heroes.* Many episodes from these serial programs have been lost or destroyed since they were filmed in the teens and twenties, but a few, like the following snippets (and some longer episodes), have survived.

Serial stars like Pearl White, Ruth Roland and others performed all their own stunts in these early action adventures:

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year, one and all!

 

* Thank you to April M. for the recommendation.