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Forgotten Women of Genre: Vera West

Mar 24, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT (Updated)

March is Women's History Month. And while here on SYFY FANGRRLS we celebrate women's achievements throughout the year, we're going above and beyond for the upcoming month with a limited podcast series called Forgotten Women of Genre.

There are few moments in horror cinema more iconic than the reveal of the Bride of Frankenstein, but her costume, so instantly recognizable and copied countless times over, was the work of a ground-breaking costume designer who has been resigned to the footnotes of Hollywood history. Vera West helped to craft the aesthetic of women in the golden age of horror through her costuming. In many ways, West, who worked to no credit and died under very mysterious circumstances, created modern horror.

Science fiction, fantasy, and all associated genres have finally evolved from a niche interest into a mainstream staple. But the women who have been instrumental in creating and shaping the nerdverse have largely gone unrecognized. Until today. Forgotten Women of Genre tells the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

New episodes of this series will be released each day in the month of March, in addition to regularly scheduled episodes of STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS.

Subscribe to STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS and get these amazing stories in your feed all month.

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