EXCLUSIVE: Movie celebrates 19th-century journalist Nellie Bly
Posted On 9 Oct, 2013 By Tom Henderson 2BLUE ENTERTAINEMNT
Before Nellie Bly raced around the world in 1889, she changed the world.
It was a better world than the one she found when she became a journalist nine years earlier. It was a world where a woman could be a journalist, a world where people began to care more about children, factory workers, and the mentally ill.
We live in the world Nellie Bly created — and we don’t even know it.
All most people remember about Nellie Bly, if they remember her at all, is the plucky “girl reporter” who beat Jules Verne’s fictional record by traveling around the world in less than 80 days.
Filmmakers Susan Goforth and Tim Hines say that is more than unfortunate. It is an injustice, one they intend to correct.
Their film, “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” will follow Bly’s first major expose as she goes undercover in New York City’s notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island in 1887… and almost never comes out.
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