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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