Margaret Cram and other itinerant women directors made Movie Queen films in the 1930s. Movie Queen, Lubec was shot on the coast of Maine and preserved by Northeast Historic Film.
The highest honor of the field, the Silver Light Award,was awarded to Northeast Historic Film in 2013 by the Association of Moving Image Archivists. This recognition is for many people including staff over 27 years, many hundreds of film and video donors who built our outstanding collections, and our supporters and colleagues.
The Silver Light citation says, “The impact of Northeast Historic Film on the field reflects the founders’ ingenuity, perseverance, creativity and, above all, vision executed with the highest standards. Many younger moving image archivists have been nurtured as interns, fellows or employees of NHF. Now they, like so many apple seeds, have...
Film and Live Music! Today, Saturday November 2, 2013
(Elaine Bosler and one of her canine charges, April 1977, Courtesy of The WCVB Collection, Northeast Historic Film)
For the past year and a half I have been processing our WCVB Collection for the Boston TV Digital News Project. We have now begun to digitize this material and it is exciting to finally see what they are about. One story that was voted on was a couple reels with the slug “Dog Lady” or “Princeton Dog Lady.” From looking at the story sheet it looked like this was just a story about a woman who was hoarding animals in her house, but it turned out to be something...
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