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"Publicity surrounding Evelyn Spice (now Cherry) positioned her as a working mother who placed family above career: the headline for an article in Farmers' Magazine read 'The Story of Evelyn Cherry: Mother Made Movies', with the strap 'Her love of farming took her to the top but she gave it up for her family.' These accounts rendered the 'exceptional' woman socially acceptable and the female documentarist a tolerable anomaly."
-- Jo Fox


Source:
Fox, Jo. "'To Be a Woman': Female Labour and Memory in Documentary Film Production, 1929-50." Journal of British Cinema and Television 10 (2013). (p. 594)