Members’ Film Series | Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II
Inspired by Mainbocher’s military service and contributions, discover the important role of women during World War II.
Equal pay as men. Designer clothes by Mainbocher. And, eventually, respect. In Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II (2012), discover the story about the Greatest Generation that you haven’t heard. Get to know the independent and determined women who went where no women had gone before—into the US Navy as WAVES, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. Before the screening, director Kathleen Ryan discusses the making of the film with CHM curator of costume Petra Slinkard. Running time: 56 minutes
5:00 p.m. Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier open for viewing
6:00 p.m. Presentation followed by film screening
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614Purchase Tickets