Tag Archives: World War II

Rosalie the Riveter

Shortly after midnight, Frank Cutitta sent me a message that his Aunt Rosalie the Riveter had died. I met Rosalie in 2009 when she was honored at New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club of GFWC’s 101st Public Affairs Day, … Continue reading

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Why is Rockwell’s “Rosie the RIveter” iconic?

Here’s the link to Sam Robert’s article “Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92,” in “The New York Times” (4/24/15). He had emailed me asking if I wanted to “weigh in on why the painting became … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

2015 is the 20th anniversary of the publication of my book, “Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II.” Just learned today of the death on Tuesday of Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman … Continue reading

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World War II Women

Since I’ve written two books about women in World War II–Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II & Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II– I immediately stopped as I … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

Yesterday, May 29, in 1943, Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of a woman riveter that he titled “Rosie” appeared on the cover of “The Saturday Evening Post.” It is also on the cover of my book “Rosie the Riveter: Women Working … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

I had a marvelous time last night speaking about “Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II” to the Wood-Ridge Historical Society in Wood-Ridge, NJ, location of a former Curtiss Wright factory that operated 24/7 … Continue reading

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My co-producer Milena Jovanovitch just emailed me that our latest video, “High Fliers” Women Aviators of World War II” just went out on the Women’s History Channel.  Fabulous archival images and fascinating conversation with Jessica Williams, Curator of History, Intrepid … Continue reading

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Martha Gellhorn: Words worth pondering

Words worth pondering from Martha Gellhorn: “People often say, with pride, ‘I’m not interested in politics.’ They might say well say, ‘I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedom, my future or … Continue reading

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World War II Women

What a thrill! The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center put on a marvelous event on Sat. 9/22/12 –”WWII’s Unsung Heroines”–honoring women who worked as riveters, and served in the Marines, WAC, WAVES, Women Airforce Service Pilots, etc. Linda Linzey and Jeanne … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter Statue

Hip, hip hurrah – – another landmark to women, a 6-foot bronze statue of a Rosie the Riveter, created by sculptor John Giannotti. Even after I’ve written a book, in this case Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home … Continue reading

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