Almost 70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell . as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses.
When Corregidor and Bataan fell in there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of.
America's first woman filmmaker, Lois Weber began her career as an actress; in 1913 she began directing films ; by in Universal, she was one of the highest paid directors in the world. In 1917 she formed her own production company.
Of her life's work, cultural anthropologist, museum curator and feminist scholar Margaret Mead once said, "I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples — faraway peoples — so that Americans might better understand themselves.