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Lipstick & dynamite, piss & vinegar [videorecording] : the first ladies of wrestling / Ruthless Films ; 100-to-One Films ; a film by Ruth Leitman ; producers, Debbie Nightingale, Anne Hubbell, James Jernigan ; writer, producer and director, Ruth Leitman.

Leitman, Ruth. (Added Author). Jernigan, James. (Added Author). Nightingale, Debbie. (Added Author). Hubbell, Anne. (Added Author). Ellison, Lillian. (Added Author). Young, Mae. (Added Author). Gillem, Gladys. (Added Author). Ruthless Films. (Added Author). 100-to-One Films. (Added Author). Koch Lorber Films. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library Annex DVD (Box 16) 37684001082582 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1417200731
  • ISBN: 9781417200733
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Koch Lorber Films, 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Videodisc release of the 2004 documentary.
Special features: director's commentary; radio interviews; theatrical trailer; photo gallery; deleted scenes; reunion IFC "At the Anglika" segment; premiere footage in NYC & Atlanta; misc. footage with fans and family.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Camera, Ruth Leitman, Nancy Segler ; editor, M. Connie Diletti ; music, Los Straitjackets, Kelly Hogan, Neko Case.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring, the fabulous Moolah, the great Mae Young, Gladys "Killem" Gillem, Ida May Martinez, Ella Waldek.
Summary, etc.:
This outlandishly entertaining film tells the incredible stories of the rough-and-tumble women who made their living on the professional wrestling circuit in the 1940s and 50s. Archival footage and contemporary interviews spotlight these superstars.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
Subject: Women wrestlers > United States.
Wrestlers > United States.
Genre: Documentary videos.
Sports videos.

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