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Lincoln Memorial Library Collection
Credit: Lincoln Memorial Library Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Lincoln Movie Queen, August 1935.
film (900 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. print
The Lincoln Memorial Library Collection consists of 1 reel of 16 mm, silent, black and white film, along with a release print and a duplicate negative. The 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.
"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).
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