Media Source Collection
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Creator(s)
Ben Levine
Donor
Ben Levine
Primary Format and Extent
video (2,900 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1977 - 1984
Summary
Collection contains unedited footage of two Maine cultural events shot by Ben Levine, an independent producer: the Maine Festival (1977, 1978) and the Common Ground Fair (1979, 1982, 1984). The Maine Festival footage includes music, dancing, children's activities and performances by artists including Dave Mallett, Gordon Bok, Tony Montanaro, and Jud Strunk. The Common Ground Fair footage includes interviews, entertainment, food booths, demonstrations of products, livestock, children and the fair grounds. Collection also includes camera masters for "Quebec Perspective" (1980).
Biographical/Historical Notes
Ben Levine, resident of Solon, Maine, is an independent filmmaker and founder of Media Source, a videotape production company. The Maine Festival, founded by comedian Marshall Dodge, was an arts fair held in the town of Brunswick, Maine, and later in Portland, and Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. The Common Ground Fair is an annual event first held in Litchfield, Maine, then Windsor, and presently in Unity, Maine, organized by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 147
Showing 1 - 10 of 147:
1) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 1
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST001.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Welcome Home Marching Band.'more
2) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 2
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST002.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Dick Curless. Jud Strunk.' // Moderate dropout, particularly at start of tape. // Begins with Dick Curless...more
3) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 1
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Entrance gate, maze with children. Parade with children....more
4) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 10
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 10: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Food drying. Auction demonstration.'more
5) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 11
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 11: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Barn building. Interview with passers-by.'more
6) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 12
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 12: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Auction, human jukebox. Morris dancers.'more
7) [Common Ground Fair, 1984] Tape 4
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 4: Common Ground Fair, 1984. 9/21/84.'more
8) [Common Ground Fair, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 1
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Wendel Berry Interview.'more
9) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 4
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 5: Maine Festival, 1978. Passamaquoddy Indians.' // Periodic dropout throughout tape. // Scenes from the 1978 Maine Festival at Thoma...more
10) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 1
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Maine Festival, 1978. Jazz Band.'more
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