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Film, Video Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34 Variant title: Women in the news / Inventory title: Women in the news with Adelaide Hawley

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  • Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34

Other Title

  • Variant title: Women in the news
  • Inventory title: Women in the news with Adelaide Hawley


  • Weekly television newsreel featuring women. Depicts the activities of businesswomen, housewives, factory workers, artists, philanthropists, athletes, celebrities and ordinary women demonstrating their interests and accomplishments in all walks of life. Highlights of this issue include segments about: Missouri women sewing a U.N. flag from a kit created by the National Committee on Boys and Girls Work (later, National 4-H), one of thousands of such flags made for display on Oct. 24, the fifth Annual U.N. Day; Corporal Alice Patton, and Private Mary Gibson, two women Air Force mechanics working on Link Trainers; Personalities in the news, with 10-year-old actor, Jacques Gencel, and his mother, actress, Marguerite Gencel arriving on the Queen Elizabeth; Betty Archibald, air traffic controller at Meigs Field Airport, and former World War II fighter pilot in the Women's Airforce Service; landlords protesting lingering rent control laws in Los Angeles; the Dionne quintuplets visiting New York, accompanied by their father, and Cardinel Spellman.


  • Cumming, Adelaide Hawley, 1905-1998, narration, editing
  • All American News, Inc
  • United Artists Television (Firm)

Created / Published

  • United States : United Artists Television, 1950-10-27


  • [Intro with Adelaide Hawley] (24 sec.) -- Women make U.N. flag (1:15 min.) -- Air Force women mechanics (1:15 min.) -- Household hint (54 sec.) -- Girl raises skunk (53 sec.) -- Personalities in the news [passengers arriving on the Queen Elizabeth] (57 sec.) -- Girl directs air traffic (44 sec.) -- Teen-age knitting champ (1:30 min.) -- Landlords protest delay (1:30 min.) -- Great-grandmother at 54 (1 min.) -- Dionne Quints in U.S. (45 sec.) -- [closing with Adelaide Hawley] (15 sec.).


  • -  Women--United States--Social life and customs--20th century
  • -  Women--Employment
  • -  United Nations--Emblem and flag
  • -  United States--Armed Forces--Women
  • -  Women air traffic controllers
  • -  Gencel, Jacques,--1941---Travel
  • -  Gencel, Marguerite--Travel
  • -  Patton, Alice
  • -  Gibson, Mary,--1905-1998
  • -  Fernandes, Betty Archibald,--1920-2014
  • -  Dionne quintuplets
  • -  Spellman, Francis,--1889-1967


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction television programs


  • -  Volume, issue number and date from the Adelaide Fish Hawley Cumming Papers in the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
  • -  Commentator/narrator: Adelaide Hawley.
  • -  Appearing: Jacques Gencel, Marguerite Gencel, Alice Patton, Mary Gibson, Betty Archibald Fernandes, the Dionne quintuplets, Cardinal Spellman.
  • -  Editor, Adelaide Hawley.
  • -  Original running time: 15 minutes, including commercials.
  • -  Originally aired with commercials, which are lacking from LC copy. Breaks for commercials are introduced by host as though they are additional news segments, e.g., "Here's another bit of up-to-date news to remember".
  • -  Sources used: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University: Adelaide Fish Hawley Cumming Papers, 1922-1967; Radio and television scripts and program information. "Women in the News", "continuity sheets", 1950. MC 237, folders 28 and 29, October 14, 2018; J. Fred MacDonald & Associates television films catalogue, News and Documentaries: Non-Series; National 4-H History Preservation Program WWW site, United Nations Flag and 4-H page, viewed October 17, 2018; The Baytown Sun, September 15, 1950, p. 6, viewed October 19, 2018 on (Women being tried as airplane mechanics); Daily News, October 23, 1950, p. 26 on; Clarksdale Press Register, October 20, 2010, viewed October 18, 2018 on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) WWW site (Airport Day provides nostalgia for crowd, local veteran aviatrix).


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 11 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018600179

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

All American News, Inc, and United Artists Television. Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34. editeds by Cumming, Adelaide Hawley, Narrationiting United States: United Artists Television, -10-27, 1950. Video.

APA citation style:

All American News, I. & United Artists Television, Cumming, A. H., ed. (1950) Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34. United States: United Artists Television, -10-27. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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All American News, Inc, and United Artists Television. Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34. ed by Cumming, Adelaide Hawley, Narrationiting United States: United Artists Television, -10-27, 1950. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.