Her creators said she was inspired by Nellie Bly
and an almost-forgotten fictional character, Torchy Blane.
In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly
(Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.
5; Colombian-born visual artist Jessica Mitrani's Traveling Lady, a tribute to 19th-century American journalist Nellie Bly
, performed by Almodovar muse Rossy de Palma, Oct.
Learn about Nellie Bly
, a groundbreaking investigative journalist who defied social norms and traveled the world in 72 days.
Since Nellie Bly
had herself admitted so she might examine conditions in lunatic asylums of the 1880s, reporters have gone undercover to discover the truth about the meat-packing industry, child labor, prison life, drug rings, supermarkets, airport security and a host of other disturbances in the American dream.
, on the other hand, did more in her average year than most people do in a lifetime - and she happened to look like a model, too.
failed to beat a rival last time, but she's worth another chance on only her fifth start and jockey Franny Norton is showing a PS29.
On Saturday, March 2, Matthew Goodman will discuss his book "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly
and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World," which chronicles the journalists' dramatic 1889 race that would span 28,000 miles and captivate the nation.
Leaving New York, where she worked for the New York World, Nellie Bly
boarded a steamboat for Europe with the goal of making a 25,000-mile journey in less than 80 days.
Most of the song titles are simply names of historic figures, such as Rosa Parks, Nellie Bly
, Jackie Robinson, Ben Franklin and Martha Graham.
By then, my biography about the adventurous, undercover journalist Nellie Bly
had been in print for four years and I had just submitted the manuscript for a biography of the American novelist Fannie Hurst.
took bravery to new heights by pretending to be insane and spending two weeks in a mental institution and then writing about the experience, and also by taking a solo journey around the world in 80 days after the Jules Verne book.
Journalist Nellie Bly
(1864-1922) was 18 when she wrote a letter to the Pittsburgh Dispatch denouncing a sexist article, "What Girls Are Good For," which called the working woman a "monstrosity.
Included are abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Cary, stunt reporter Nellie Bly
, feminist Doris Anderson and TV legends such as Barbara Frum and Pam Oliver.
is one of New York's "most wide-awake of practical and energetic women.