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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

What historical topics (any age/period or region/country/city) would you like to see made into a movie?

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  • Verity
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    1 month ago
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    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

    Vassar College.

    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.

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