agb Alice Guy Be Natural ©riginalOn this day in 1968 the extraordinary Alice Guy-Blaché passed away aged 95.

Guy-Blaché was the first female pioneer in early French cinema and is remembered along with a host of forgotten women from the early days of cinema in our book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema.

Check out her The Cabbage Fairy (1896) considered to be the first full fiction film.