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You've Never Heard Of Her, But She's Basically One Of The Most Important Women In Movie History

Alice Guy-Blaché was a woman of firsts. She did so many awesome things for movies and as you'll see, just about no one has heard of her. That's a travesty. The fact that this woman who made history was completely forgotten made me emotional for a full 8 minutes, much to the consternation of everyone around me.

You've Never Heard Of Her, But She's Basically One Of The Most Important Women In Movie History

Please help them by donating to their Kickstarter by Aug. 27, 2013, Share this so everyone will know about it!

UPDATE (8/25): I'm happy to report that the goal was met! Late Sunday evening, Pamela and Jarik crossed the $200,000 threshold and established a stretch goal of $240,000, which will help with fees and licensing of stock materials. How fantastic is it that we helped this story be told? Very fantastic.


We all have until 11:59 p.m. PST to donate in this last push. Share this so that we can get as much for Alice as we can!

UPDATE (8/29): The final Kickstarter total came in at a whopping $219,263, about $20,000 better than they had hoped. Donations from people who watched this video here on Upworthy totaled about $80,000. And frankly, I'm never going to get over how wonderful that is. Upworthy visitors donated more than any other source, and that makes you the cat's pajamas.

If you're reading this after the fundraiser closed, but still wanted to help this wonderful woman re-enter history where she belongs, don't fret. Go to the official "Be Natural" website, and click on the PayPal donation icon on the right side.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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