Jane

Growing up in Bournemouth, England, in the 1940s, Jane Goodall would dream that she was a man. “Probably because of the time,” she tells Brett Morgen in Jane. “I wanted to do things which men did and women didn’t. Going to Africa, living with animals.” Like Lamarr, she was driven to create a life of her own choosing; though she couldn’t afford a university education, she graduated from secretarial school, moved to Kenya to live with a friend and her parents, and in 1957 got herself hired as personal assistant to the controversial paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. Continue reading>>