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Foster, Everett Collection
Credit: Walter V. Mitton home movies, Everett Foster Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Mitton building a model of Brickett Bridge, Andover, Maine, 1949.
film (1,850 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. print.
film (100,800 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
1920 – 1980
Collection contains factual works, including "All But Forgotten: Holman Francis Day, Filmmaker" (1978) by Everett Foster about Maine author/film producer Holman Day, "Dawn of America" with Maine footage shot for the Maine Sesquicentennial Commission, and "A Very Delicate Balance" concerning ecology. Collection also contains fiction and unedited footage: Holman Day material including 1920 two-reelers produced with Edgar Jones titled "Knight of the Pines" and "Cupid, Registered Guide" and fragments (1,450 ft.) of Holman Day films. Collection also contains political spots, advertising, and promotional works: footage shot by Everett Foster of William S. Cohen and other Maine Republicans running for public office in the 1970s; and, promotional films for various Maine-produced consumer products as well as for literacy and the National Guard. Collection contains the 16 mm. films by Walter V. Mitton shot from 1936-1955, with scenes of the Maine Turnpike and other public works, Mitton family members, and travels to Niagara Falls and the Gaspé Peninsula. Mitton was a member of the Amateur Cinema League (editing ACL titles on several of his films) and of the Androscoggin Camera Club. The Mitton films were acquired by Everett Foster. See also British Film Institute Collection.
Everett Foster was an independent filmmaker based in Maine: Gardiner (1970-1979) and Portland (1979-1986). In 1986 he left Maine to work at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Holman Francis Day was an author who produced over twenty of his stories as two-reel films in Maine in the early 1920s; he founded Holman Day Productions and worked with filmmaker Edgar Jones. Walter V. Mitton (1889-1961) was a civil engineer who filmed bridge building and public works projects in Maine including the Maine Turnpike. He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and moved to Augusta, Maine, where he founded a construction company, Walter V. Mitton, Inc. He was president of the Associated General Contractors of Maine.
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