Petrie, James Collection

Petrie, James Collection
      1948 – 1967
      North Berwick, ME
      Massachusetts, US
      Nice, France
      New Hampshire, US
      Collection contains twelve titles which were part of a "Job Opportunities Series," produced in Massachusetts as a result of the Manpower Development Training Act, including "Applying for a Job" teaching youth the do’s and don’ts of job searches, "Business Machine Operators" describing opportunities in entry level positions, and "Cooks, Chefs, and Related Occupations" outlining the "multitude of jobs and job duties that most people don’t realize exist in this field." Nine titles, primarily documentary or promotional in nature, include "A Faire Towne" filmed in about the history of York, Maine, "If These Were Your Children" filmed in Massachusetts about the mental health danger signs in second and third grade children, and "The Bill Wilson Story" filmed in Portland, Maine, promoting social services available to the community. "Parlons Francais II" is a series of 24 reels filmed in Paris for a course in language awareness designed for primary school grades.
      James Petrie was a cameraman, editor, and director who made training and motivational films with Louis de Rochemont and via Potter, Orchard & Petrie, whose slogan was "The Precise Purpose Movie." Mr. Petrie also donated documentary material and equipment associated with the production of these titles.
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