Suffragists Storm the Screen, continued...

The continuation of Part 2 in a series by Christine U'Ren

In April 1913, a Kinetophone movie featuring speeches by several suffragist leaders was shown at the Colonial Theatre in New York. What happened next is a bit of a mystery. The New York Tribune gleefully reported that the women, including "Mrs. John Rogers" (presumably Edith Nourse Rogers, who later became a long-serving Congresswoman) and Mary Ware Dennett, Harriet Laidlaw, and Frances Maule Bjorkman—the three authors of the Votes for Women screenplay—hated their own appearance on the screen so much they demanded to have the film suppressed... 

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