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In episode 2, Pete Turner has a conversation with Brian Hannan about Brian’s new book When Women Ruled Hollywood: The Untold Story of How Actresses Took On the Hollywood Hierarchy – And Won. Pete and Brian also discuss Brian’s other books including Paisley at the Pictures 1950 and its sequel Paisley at the Pictures 1951 and Coming Back to a Theater Near You: A History of Hollywood Reissues, 1914-2014.

The HoMER podcast is an opportunity for HoMERites to hear from members of the research group about their current research, their experiences of cinemagoing and all matters regarding exhibition and reception. Each month, there will be new interviews with HoMERites from around the world discussing their work.

In episode 1, Pete Turner has conversations with three members of HoMER. Anna Blagrove explains her experiences working with young film programmers through her organisation Reel Connections, Sam Manning tells us about getting back into cinemas after lockdown, and Kate van der Ven discusses the effects that the pandemic has had on screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival.