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Clark, Walter J. Collection

Collection contains [Walter J. Clark–home movies], a record of community activities and public spaces in and around Ellsworth, Maine, with some scenes of family activities and travel. The majority of the content depicts local events in Ellsworth, Maine, during the 1930s including fairs, parades, building construction and dedications, the Ellsworth fire of 1933, and prisoners

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Baldwin, Joan Thurber Collection

Collection includes fall scenes of Maine in Ogunquit and “Sea Mark,” filmed on Monhegan Island. “Some Glimpses of ‘Our Town’” spoofs the Thornton Wilder play. “The Face of Fall” is an anti-hunting drama, and “Just Golf” documents a golf game between Baldwin and a friend. “A Certain Xmas” portrays Christmas Day rituals. The collection also

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Pearson, Adelaide/Blue Hill Public Library Collection

Adelaide Pearson lived in Blue Hill, Maine, and founded Rowantrees Pottery (Blue Hill) still in operation. In 1921 she wrote a children’s book, “The Laughing Lion and Other Stories.” <a href=”http://www.archive.org/details/laughinglionothe00pear”>Archive.org</a>

Newport Historical Society Collection

Collection contains “Movie Queen,” a short production about a film star who arrives by train to her home in Newport, Maine. She tours the town and receives gifts from local merchants. The movie queen is kidnapped and then rescued. Scenes include a parade, streets and retail businesses, townspeople, and automobiles. Intertitles are included in the

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Dietrich, Mary Lou Collection

This collection contains 156 reels of 8mm home movies filmed by Albert G. Dietrich and Mary Miller Dietrich and and one reel of 16mm home movies filmed my Mary’s father Alton Miller. The footage was shot primarily around Maine and includes family activities and vacations with their three children, and an exchange student from Finland

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Cannon, LeGrand Jr. Collection

The collection consists of a total of 16,150 feet of 16mm film than spans from 1926 to 1976. These consist of home movies shot in mainly in New Hampshire and Connecticut with vacation footage through the United States. Jeannette Peabody Cannon shot the first 20 reels of film from 1926-1942 and her son LeGrand Cannon

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Belfast Historical Society Collection

The Belfast Historical Society Collection consists of a video transfer of two reels of 16 mm. film including fragments from “Movie Queen,” made in Belfast, Maine. The original film reels are from the Robert Hall Collection at Belfast Historical Society. The Belfast Lions Club sponsored a musical comedy called “Movie Queen” at the Colonial Theatre

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Bath Historical Society Collection

The Bath Historical Society Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Bath, Maine. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a welcome parade and a presentation of the key to the city, shots of the town’s businesses and people, followed by a short

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Lincoln Memorial Library Collection

Collection contains “Movie Queen, Lincoln,” a fictional short production about a film star who arrives by train to her home in Lincoln, Maine. She tours the town and receives gifts from local merchants. The movie queen is kidnapped and then rescued. Scenes include a parade, streets and retail businesses, townspeople, and automobiles. The footage provides

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Fox, Mary Anna Collection

The Mary Anna Fox collection consists of one 8mm reel documenting Mary Anna Fox’s trip to Alaska in 1963. The film consists of travel footage in Alaska and Yukon with footage of people, landscapes, and buildings.