What historical topics (any age/period or region/country/city) would you like to see made into a movie?
- VerityLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
I would love to see a film biography of Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879).
She was the highly influential "editress" (her term) of one of the most influential
magazines of the 19th century. Think Oprah and Martha Stewart. She was both.
She wrote novels, poetry, including "Mary had a Little Lamb", and helped found
Her influence also helped popularize white wedding gowns and Christmas trees
in the United States.
But her outstanding legacy was the creation of Thanksgiving as a national
holiday. She grew up in New England, which had a Thanksgiving tradition
going back to the 17th century, but soon discovered that the holiday was unknown in
other parts of the country. She petitioned five presidents to make it a national
observance. The first four ignored her. The fifth--no less than Abraham Lincoln,
still overseeing the Civil War, declared a national Thanksgiving holiday in 1863,
and it has been observed ever since.
A truly cinematic life.