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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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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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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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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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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>

Bruner, John Collection

The John Bruner Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Groton, Massachusetts. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of shots of the town’s businesses and people, followed by a short comedic kidnapping. The short film was shown in association with a three-act play,

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Cannon, Laura Collection

The Laura Cannon Collection consists of 1 reel of 16mm and 10 reels of super 8mm shot by Laura Cannon between 1988 and 1995. The films are student projects created by Laura when she was in film school. They take place mostly in Colorado, Maine, and New York. Of particular interest is a cameralesss film

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Cassidy, Margaret Collection

This collection consists of 2 reels of 8mm film shot by Margaret Cassidy circa 1955. The films document family activities primarily around Milton, MA.

Clancey, Jacqueline Collection

The Jacqueline Clancey Collection consists of two reels of 8mm home movies shot from 1959-1960. Footage includes a honeymoon in Florida and Cuba and waterskiing.

Doughty, Estella Collection

The Estella Doughty Collection consists of 20 reels of amateur 8mm shot primarily by Estella Doughty between 1965-1982. The films document Estella’s grown children and their families including family activities, horse shows, horse back riding, clamming, and picnics. They take place mostly in Freedom and Bath Maine, and on trips to visit family in California

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