Movie Queen, Lubec Collection

Movie Queen, Lubec Collection
Credit: Movie Queen, Lubec Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Evangeline Morrison tours her home town.
Movie Queen, Lubec Collection, 1209
film (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. print
Lubec, Maine
Collection contains fiction. "Movie Queen, Lubec" is a short production about a film star who arrives by boat to her home in Lubec. She tours the town, receives gifts from local merchants, is kidnapped, then rescued by a man on a bicycle. Street scenes show community businesses and people.
Margaret Cram, an independent filmmaker connected with the Boston Amateur Theatre Guild, arranged Movie Queen events in several Maine towns in the mid-1930s. In each town traveling players helped to put on a stage show, and a film was made with local people. In Lubec, local residents Evangeline Morrison played the Movie Queen and Jimmy Simmonds played her rescuer. Typed transcripts of 1989 interviews with cast members are available in the collection file. A script of Movie Queen by Lauren K. Woods and associated 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: Movie Queen, Bar Harbor Collection (Bar Harbor, Maine), Bath Historical Society (Bath, Maine), Belfast Historical Society Collection (Belfast, Maine), John Bruner Collection (Groton, Mass.), Daniel Lapointe Collection (Van Buren, Maine), Lincoln Memorial Library Collection (Lincoln, Maine), Newport Historical Society Collection, (Newport, Maine), Norwood Historical Society Collection (Norwood, Mass.) Sheldon Museum Collection (Middlebury, Vermont).
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