How to be a Woman

Directed by (various)

Year: 1955
Running Time: 195
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.
Shop Home Video

How to be a Woman

Crew
Directed by (various)


VOLUME 2

HOW TO BE A WOMAN
Instructions for Proper Female Behavior from Classroom Films of the 1940s - '80s.

From the A/V Geeks Film Library

As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development‹lessons that were not always being taught at home. To the teacher uncomfortable with such topics, classroom films were a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail (Growing Girls) or through puzzling symbolism (The Wonders of Reproduction, produced by the Moody Institute of Science). Beyond sex education, classroom films addressed a wide array of social issues, from the importance of cooking skills (You're the Judge, starring a young Bonnie Franklin), to self-defense (Attack) and how to appear more pleasing to others (Improve Your Personality). Often corny, sometimes frightening, these cinematic life lessons - curated and introduced by Skip Elsheimer, founder of the A/V Geeks educational film archive - provide a fascinating window to the hopes and fears of parents and educators in mid-century America.

  • You're Growing Up
    Bailey Films 1955 Color 10 Min.
  • The Wonders of Reproduction
    Moody Institute 1958 Color 11 Min.
  • Let's Make a Sandwich
    American Gas Assoc. 1950 Color 4 Min.
  • Why Study Home Economics?
    Centron 1955 B&W 10 Min.
  • As Others See Us
    Social Science Films 1953 Color 10 Min.
  • Growing Girls
    Film Producers Guild 1949 B&W 12 Min.
  • Improve Your Personality
    Coronet 1951 B&W 10 Min.
  • Pattern for Smartness
    Hartley Productions 1948 Color 18 Min.
  • Girls Are Better Than Ever
    Douglas Film Ind. 1967 Color 13 Min.
  • You're the Judge
    Crisco Circa 1960s Color 18 Min.
  • Worth Waiting For
    Brigham Young University
    1962 Color 27 Min.
  • Saying No: A Few Words to Young Women About Sex
    Crommie & Crommie 1982 Color 16 Min.
  • Attack
    Taft Broadcasting 1966 B&W 14 Min.

This collection was mastered from vintage 16mm prints circulated among schools and rescued, decades later, by collectors. The image and sound quality of these orphan films do not conform to Kino's usual standard.

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Interested in bringing How to be a Woman to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Jeff Tamblyn or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

How to be a Woman may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Jeff Tamblyn or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 11:29pm
RT @ChazEbert: @KinoLorber presents 5 disc #PioneersOfAfricanCinema Brett Wood talks about the collection: https://t.co/MjVg5hkSSA https:/…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 6:39pm
RT @ClassicMovieHub: “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” to be featured on @tcm Sunday 7/24 @KinoLorber https://t.co/rB31YaHHH2 https://t…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 2:48pm
RT @ShotwellMedia: Trailer & poster for award-winning #French film #FATIMA (opens 8/26) via @IndieWire: https://t.co/6llYlPeyJN @KinoLorber…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 1:21pm
RT @OnMeditation: Watch Giancarlo Espositio (@quiethandfilms) on slowing down his brain in this clip from #onmeditation. #meditation https:…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 1:21pm
RT @OnMeditation: Great interview with #onmeditation director Rebecca Dreyfus @LionsRoar https://t.co/LnO81O9e3y
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 12:17pm
RT @nwfilmcenter: .@nytimes critics pick MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART screens Fri & Sat: https://t.co/IOioLAoQvN Read @ManohlaDargis review: https:…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 12:14pm
.@OnMeditation featuring @DAVID_LYNCH, @quiethandfilms, @ElenaBrower, etc. screens starting 7/27 @RubinMuseum: https://t.co/69ct10ePK7
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 11:44am
RT @luchamexicofilm: PORTLAND TONIGHT ONLY! Lucha Mexico will be screening @HollywoodTheatr at 6:45 pm. Get your tix here: https://t.co/C0A…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 22 2016 at 11:44am
RT @luchamexicofilm: Lucha expands to CLEVELAND https://t.co/3NR1fxAmGF & COLUMBUS https://t.co/3K8EgUNxZ0 for a week run TODAY! Click on t…
@KinoLorber on Jul. 21 2016 at 6:00pm
RT @MovieMorlocks: A look at #TCM's upcoming Pioneers of African-American Cinema programing starting July 24th https://t.co/qZlhItQaMi http…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com