Lincoln Memorial Library Colle
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Credit: Credit: Movie Queen, Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial Library Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Fictional kidnapping scene with local dignitaries as gangsters, from the final scenes of the film. August 1935.
Primary Format and Extent
film (900 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. print
Collection Date Range
August 1935
Summary
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 detailed views of street scenes, local businesses, residents, and industry.

Biographical/Historical Notes
"Movie Queen" was produced as part of a local talent production, directed in Lincoln, Maine, by Miss Paddy Chessman. The film consists of a welcome parade and key to the city presentation, shots of the town's businesses and people, followed by a short comedic kidnapping. The film was shown in association with a three-act play, both featuring local players. The film and the play were directed by an itinerant director associated with the Amateur Theatre Guild of Boston.

The script of "Movie Queen" (1934) as a live musical production was written by Adella Cramer, a member of Lauren K. Woods's Amateur Theatre Guild, according to research by Martin Johnson. Production documents from the Amateur Theatre Guild may be found in the Marion Angeline Howlett Papers, Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University.

See also "Movie Queen" films in these collections: Bath Historical Society Collection (Bath, Maine), Movie Queen, Bar Harbor Collection (Bar Harbor, Maine), Belfast Historical Society Collection (Belfast, Maine), John Bruner Collection (Groton, Mass.), Daniel Lapointe Collection (Van Buren, Maine), Movie Queen, Lubec Collection (Lubec, Maine), Newport Historical Society Collection, (Newport, Maine), Norwood Historical Society Collection (Norwood, Mass.) Sheldon Museum Collection (Middlebury, Vermont).

Place(s)
Items in this collection: 3
Showing 1 - 3 of 3:
1) [Lincoln Movie Queen]
Original print of Movie Queen film shot in Lincoln, Maine. // Local residents appear. // Crowd greets Queen at train station. Parade with marching band and caravan of cars, including on...more
2) [Lincoln Movie Queen] (Release Print)
New release print created from dupe negative (acc. 1493.0001.01), possibly at Cineric, of Movie Queen film shot in Lincoln, Maine. // Local residents appear. // Crowd greets Queen at tr...more
3) [Lincoln Movie Queen] (Duplicate Negative)
Duplicate negative created at John Allen, 03/1998 from original (acc. 1493.0001). // Movie Queen film shot in Lincoln, Maine.more
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