Category Archives: Real Art Women

The Legacy of Maya Angelou – Words, Music, Films, Books


The legacy of Maya Angelou is as remarkable as her poetry. She has received more than 50 honorary degrees during her lifetime. She was nominated in 1972 for a Pulitzer Prize for her screenplay – the first written by an African American woman to be filmed – for the film “Georgia, Georgia”. The breadth, depth and meaning of words has been amplified by the world-acclaimed literary voice of Angelou who died 5/28/2014 at the age of 86. She is also revered globally for her commitment to civil rights.
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Who Was Leigh Brackett? A Screenwriter’s Life

Not everyone would think of Leigh Brackett as a household name. She was an American author and screenwriter, particularly of science fiction from the 1940’s through the 1970’s.¬†Brackett became a screenwriter early and then returned to film later in life. Known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), and later The Long Goodbye (1973) and Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980). She worked with many industry luminaries including Ray Bradbury, Howard Hawks, Robert Altman, William Faulkner and George Lucas.
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