From the award winning, 10 part archival DVD series, FILMMAKERS ON FILM.
There were more women directors before 1920 than at any other time in history. The first director to put a narrative story on celluloid was, Alice Guy Blaché in 1896.
Few people know that Lillian Gish became a director in her own right in 1920.
Ida Lupino directed over a hundred episodes of "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Thriller," "Gunsmoke," and many independent features.
Features: A very rare interview with Lillian Gish in her role as director. Also, Mala Powers (a Lupino "find") speaks about Lupino the director.