19 Items in This Collection
1) [A.J. Baldwin--home movies] Reel 1
'A.J. Baldwin' taken from return address on Kodak mailer. '56 S. Munn [?] Ave., East Orange, NJ' Note on reel: 'Cornell steps & reunion'. Note on box: 'Reunion 26! Stairway';A stone...   more
2) [A.J. Baldwin--home movies] Reel 2
'A.J. Baldwin' taken from return address on Kodak mailer. '56 S. Munn [?] Ave., East Orange, NJ' Note on box: 'Patricia [?], East Orange, Seaward [?] St.' Little girl playing with dog,...   more
3) [A.J. Baldwin--home movies] Reel 3
'A.J. Baldwin' taken from return address on Kodak mailer. '56 S. Munn [?] Ave., East Orange, NJ' Note on box: 'Vandalia'. Box postmarked May 1926. Men below elevated tracks, constructio...   more
4) [L.D. Baldwin--home movies] Reel 4
'L.D. Baldwin' taken from return address on Kodak mailer. '225 Broadway, New York City, NY' Note on box: 'Patsy and Joan Baldwin, Fall 1928' 'Seattle' City streets, parade, city harbor,...   more
5) Grandpa Squirrels -- Reel 5
Title from reel. Date from edge code. Girl playing tennis, children in front of house, outside, snow, sledding, title: 'Minnie and her best friends', dogs.;A girl playing tennis. The gi...   more
6) Farm 1955 -- Reel 6
Title from reel. Note on can '160 set [?]'. Home movies. Mailbox, dog, trees, springtime outdoors, darkness, driveway, apiary, woman with dog, barn. 'The End' animation on tail leader.;...   more
7) Memorial Day 1956 -- Reel 7
Title from reel. House, parade, graves of soldiers.;A white house. Boy scouts and other children line up for a Memorial Day parade. An antique car. A man in military uniform. Cars line...   more
8) [Bayshore, Upside Down] -- Reel 8
Title from reel. Boy rowing boat, sailboat, children in swimsuits, car outside Rendezvous Restaurant, childen at beach;A squirrel on a windowsill. A girl and a dog (dachshund). The girl...   more
9) The Barn Party -- Reel 9
Title from leader. Date from edge code. Note on reel: '90'. Woman typing, opening credits, barn party, drinking, smoking cigarettes, arm wrestling;A woman typing and answering the telep...   more
10) Ogunquit - Fall 1953 -- Reel 10
Ogunquit - Fall 1953;Road sign: ‘Entering Ogunquit’. Cars on the road. Signs. Autumn trees. Road sign: ‘Oarweed Rd., Perkins Cove’. Houses near the ocean. Boats at dock. Boats at anchor...   more
11) Test Move -- Reel 11
Test Movie;Joan Baldwin stands in front of a Christmas tree and addresses the camera. She talks about the process of making a low-budget film. A mailbox with ‘Baldwin Reveley Old Oak Fa...   more
12) Yeaman's Hall, 1956 -- Reel 12
Yeaman's Hall, 1956;Sign: ‘Private Road No Trespassing Yeaman’s Hall Club Stop At Gate’. Shots of the road. The club house in the distance. Cars in the parking lot. A yellow flag with t...   more
13) Some Glimpses of Our Town -- Reel 13
Some Glimpses of Our Town - August 1956;Title Card: “AN OLD OAK PRODUCTION”. People on stage. A woman reveals successive title cards. Title Card: ‘SOME GLIMPSES OF OUR TOWN’. Card: ‘A s...   more
14) A Certain Christmas -- Reel 14
A Certain Christmas;Title: ‘AN OLD OAK PRODUCTION’. Title: ‘A Certain Christmas’. Intertitle: ‘Produced by Joan Baldwin, Assisted by Olthje von Erpecom’. Intertitle: (Cast names – illeg...   more
15) A Change of Scene, R1 -- Reel 15
A Change of Scene, R1;A Western Union Telegram used as a title card: ‘An Old Oak Production’, ‘A Change of Scene’, ‘with Joan Baldwin, Christine Von Erperom. Edith Reveley, William Nesh...   more
16) A Change of Scene, R2 -- Reel 16
A Change of Scene, R2;[Plot continued from Reel 15] A woman (Christine Von Erperom as Cecile) greets two guests, Mr. and Mrs. Barton. They talk about Cecile’s brother (Caroline’s husban...   more
17) Sea Mark -- Reel 17
Title: ‘AN OLD OAK PRODUCTION’. Title: ‘SEA MARK’. Intertitle: ‘Monhegan Island, Maine September 19-23 1957’. Shot of the water from a boat. Intertitle: (Cast names, faded, difficult to...   more
18) The Face of Fall, Cliff Golf -- Reel 18
Title: ‘AN OLD OAK PRODUCTION’. Title: ‘THE FACE OF FALL’. A school bus driving up a tree-lined road. A man with a rifle. He shoots a metal plate. A dead deer hanging from a tree. Shot...   more
19) Islamadora -- Reel 19
Islamadora, 1968;An airport. A town by the ocean. A pool by the water. Two women in the hallway of a hotel. People on a boat. A pelican. People fishing. A kite in the air. Boats in a ma...   more
Baldwin, Joan Thurber Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (11,800 ft.) : so. and si. b&w and col. ; 16 mm
Collection Date Range
1925 – 1968
Summary
The collection consists of 19 reels of black and white, and color 16 mm film. The [Joan Baldwin Collection] includes dramas, test footage, and home movies. These include autumn and winter scenes around Ogunquit, Maine, "Sea Mark," filmed on Monhegan Island, "Some Glimpses of 'Our Town'" which spoofs the Thornton Wilder play, "The Face of Fall", an anti-hunting drama, and "Just Golf" documents a golf game between Baldwin and a friend. "A Certain Christmas" portrays Christmas Day rituals. 'A Change of Scene' is also a drama. The collection also contains [A.J. Baldwin--home movies], four reels of home movies taken by Baldwin's father or grandfather in the late 1920s. The films were shot in New Jersey, Maine, South Carolina and Florida.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Joan Thurber Baldwin (1927-1990) was a painter, poet, and amateur architect, as well as a filmmaker. Born in New Jersey, she spent considerable time in Maine. She was a member of the Ogunquit Art Association, a professional group with roots in the Ogunquit art colony begun in the 1920s. Baldwin studied art at Sara Lawrence College, earning an M.A. in 1952.

Other people featured in Baldwin's films are: Edith Reveley, a fellow Sara Lawrence College alumna who went on to author several books, including 'In Good Faith', and Olthje Christine von Erpecom, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and later drama teacher at Abbot Academy.
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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