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Identifier:

  • (Source: oldfilm.org)

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

Joan Thurber Baldwin

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Optical

Awards/Recognition:

Northeast Historic Film list of titled amateur works

Description:

Travelogue and social gathering document. Narrated by Joan Baldwin with orchestral music by Sibelius throughout. "Only 50 people lived here last winter and 12 children attend the school. Fishing..." oldfilm.org

Resources:

The Joan Thurber Baldwin Collection is held by Northeast Historic Film

Locations:

  • Monhegan Island, Maine (Filming)

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Repository:

Joan Thurber Baldwin Collection, Northeast Historic Film

Viewing Notes:

An Old Oak Production. Tour of island, static beauty shots and tourists walking. Woman with dachshund, Baldwin's partner? Explain "Sea Mark," as a prominent marker for naviation. Friends on porch drink and smoke. Mailboat Laura B. Five dogs and 11 people. Several ECU's of dog, women's faces toward end. Largely long shots of cliffs and sea. Voice over notes death of King Haakon VII and Sibelius. At Monhegan church, keyboardist played a Sibelius composition and pastor mentions crisis at LIttle Rock, according to narration. Notes from NHF.