I only met Judith Crist once, but her career had an enormous role in shaping the world of the movie critics who followed her. She was the first full-time female movie critic for a big American daily newspaper, but set aside her gender: By her success and fame, she created jobs for movie critics where there were none before.
When she went to work for the New York Herald-Tribune in the 1940s, few newspapers had movie critics writing under their own names (the New York Times was an exception). The movie reviews were considered a "house column," farmed out on a film-by-film basis to assorted reporters, who wrote under such punning bylines as "Kate Cameron" (New York Daily News) and "May Tinee" (Chicago Tribune). Crist was fearless, acerbic and merciless--"Hollywood's most hated person," it was said.
- Roger Ebert
Similar News ItemsWoody Allen
- Cannes 2013: Inside Llewyn Davis - first look review (From The Guardian - Film News. 19 May 2013, 5:01 AM, PDT)
- Is Sean Penn Joining Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice? (From We Got This Covered. 19 May 2013, 4:44 AM, PDT)
- Trailer Trash Cannes (From The Guardian - Film News. 18 May 2013, 4:12 PM, PDT)
Elizabeth Taylor (I)
- Emma Watson: 'Ignoring fame was my rebellion' (From Pop2it. 17 May 2013, 11:45 AM, PDT)
- Top 50 Richest Celebrities, Which Actress is Richer Than Oprah? (From Worst Previews. 17 May 2013, 4:08 AM, PDT)
- Molly Shannon On The Tragedy That Changed Her Life Forever (From Huffington Post. 17 May 2013, 3:53 AM, PDT)
- Liz and Dick - DVD Review (From Monsters and Critics. 14 May 2013, 5:09 PM, PDT)
- First Dibs: Why Did Angelina Jolie Have A Double Mastectomy? (From TheFabLife - Movies. 14 May 2013, 5:45 AM, PDT)
- Giveaway – Win A True Love DVD Prize Pack (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 13 May 2013, 1:56 PM, PDT)