Hollywood Throwbacks: Shirley Clarke (1919-1997), independent filmmaker

The Connection (1962) established Clarke as a force within the growing anti-Hollywood American avant-garde cinema of the early 1960s, a time when few women worked in the field. Influenced by the French New Wave, American filmmakers such as Clarke and John Cassavetes sought a new kind of storytelling that was the antithesis of Hollywood artifice.

Snapshots from the latest profile additions in American National Biography Online.
Image credit: Shirley Clarke, Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file, via NYPL Digital Library.

Hollywood Throwbacks: Shirley Clarke (1919-1997), independent filmmaker

The Connection (1962) established Clarke as a force within the growing anti-Hollywood American avant-garde cinema of the early 1960s, a time when few women worked in the field. Influenced by the French New Wave, American filmmakers such as Clarke and John Cassavetes sought a new kind of storytelling that was the antithesis of Hollywood artifice.

Snapshots from the latest profile additions in American National Biography Online.

Image credit: Shirley Clarke, Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file, via NYPL Digital Library.