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Desk Set

Written by Katharine Hepburn

If you like old movies and want to feel nostalgic for the days when being a reference librarian meant having a keen mind for memorizing oft-requested and sometimes obscure facts as well as having the luxury of spending quality time researching in a vast archive of actual books and documents, you'll love the 1957 classic movie Desk Set starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Through her performance, Hepburn gives keen insight into what it must have been like to be a smart strong woman who had to play coy to gain notice and recognition despite the reality that men often took credit for the work women produced and the introduction of super computers that threatened to downsize the women in the workforce for the sake of efficiency.

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