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Description
The Behind the Lens records span the years circa 1984-1996 and encompass 3 linear feet. The collection contains membership directories, correspondence, financial and tax documents, newsletters, and photographs. There is also a manuscript for Alexis Krasilovsky's published book, "Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen" (1997).
Background
Behind the Lens is an American association of professional camerawomen established in 1984 to promote the employment of women in film and television. The organization, which dissolved in 1996, acted as a support group and held seminars. The Behind the Lens mailing address was in Santa Monica, California. Members included directors of photography, camera operators, camera assistants, still photographers, and film loaders. Kate Butler served as chief executive officer. American filmmaker, turned professor, Alexis Krasilovsky served as the assistant newsletter editor and secretary. Kelly Uchimura, working assistant camera, was at the beginning her career.
Extent
3 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.