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For Better Roads, MGRA--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 20
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1948 – 1953
Titles, 'For Better Roads, M.G.R.A.,' 'Maine Good Roads Association have a fall convention called ladies day. Prizes are given for golfing, putting, fishing, boating, contract bridge, as well as many door prizes.' Woman with dogs. Boats on lake. Title: 'President Sinclair Arrives.' Title: 'The "Mayor" is the Captain.' Motor launch on the lake. Title: 'Potential prize winners J.S. Jones and friend.' Man golfing. Title: 'Oh, Death! Where is thy sting?' color women golfing on putting green. Title: 'The Contract Bridge players.' Title" President Sinclair and friend match their skills.' Man swinging golf club. Title: "swearing" gibberish. Sign, 19th hole. Color of clubhouse and flowers. b&w Title: ' September 1950 at Rangeley again.' Pan of hotel. Title: 'John Burnham, Red Curtis, Gerald Costain, Mrs. Curtis with prizes in mind.' People golfing in front of hotel. Title: 'Johnny likes lady models.' Man with camera on tripod. Title, '1951 MGR at Belgrade Lakes Lady's Day.' Views of hotel, cars outside. Golf. 'Prizes for the highest and lowest scores for the Golfers and Bridge players, many door prizes for the ladies.' Table with items laid out. Women with golf clubs putting, sitting on lawn chairs. 'This is enough to make any man scratch his head many times.' Man scratches his head. Women putting. Color. Title, '1953 Samoset Hotel, Rockland, Maine.' Views of yellow hotel, guests, golfers. Title, The golfers have in mind the Barrows Cup.' Ocean in background. Men swing hard. 'Caddie for the Camera man." Woman with dog. Title: 'King Ball needs the wisdom of Solomon.' Putting green in front of hotel. Title: The End. Color: Pan of yellow Samoset Hotel. Man lights cigarette. Family putts. Marigolds and other flowers in a formal planting. Girl in plaid skirt, another young girl in blue dress. Tilt up to Samoset Hotel cupola. Pan of hotel gardens. Views of roses.
Title: ‘FOR BETTER ROADS M.G.R.A.’, ‘Maine Good Roads Association have a fall conventional called Ladies’ day. Prizes are given for golfing, putting, fishing boating, Contract bridge as well as many door prizes.’, ‘Rangeley Sept. 10-12 Maine Good Roads Convention 1948 Mittons 35 yrs. Wed’. Women hold up glasses in a toast. Intertitle: ‘Home comforts are enjoyed at the Stone Cottage on the shore of Rangeley Lake’. A woman playing with dogs. Motorboats on the lake. People golfing. Intertitle: ‘1948 dream comes true in-’ People sitting on a porch. Intertitle: ‘-September 9, 1949.’ People seated on a porch of a hotel. Intertitle: ‘President Sinclair arrives’. People arriving at the hotel. Intertitle: ‘The Guards and Hostess at Stone Cottage, and Scenery worth “Seeing Double”. Two cocker spaniels laying in the grass. Close up of a woman. Shots of town and church. Intertitle: ‘The “Mayor” is the Captain’. Motorboat on the lake. Intertitle: ‘Potential prize winners J.S. Jones and friend.’ Golfers. Intertitle: ‘Oh Death! Where is thy sting.’ Golfing. Intertitle: ‘The Contract Bridge Players’. A group of women. Intertitle: ‘President Sinclair and friend match their skill.’ Golfing. Intertitle: ‘_:*x&:/?-#:(*)$-%;-’ Sign: ‘19t. HOLE’. A building. Intertitle: ‘September 1950 At Rangeley again’. View of the hotel. Intertitle: ‘John Burnham, Red Curtis, Gerald Costain, Mrs. Curtis with prizes in mind.’ Golfing. Intertitle: ‘Johnny likes lady models’. A man with a camera. Golfing. Intertitle: ‘1951 M.G.R. at Belgrade Lakes Lady’s Day’. Shot of the Belgrade Hotel. Sign: ‘The Belgrade Hotel and Cottage [illegible]. Intertitle: ‘Prizes for the highest and lowest scores for the Golfers and Bridge players, many door prizes for the Ladies.’ Prizes on a long table. Shot of the golf course. People in front of the hotel. Women golfing. Intertitle: ‘This is enough to make any man scratch his head several times.’ Women golfing in front of the hotel. Intertitle: ‘1953 Samoset Hotel Rockland Maine.’ View of the Samoset Hotel. Intertitle: ‘The Golfers have in mind The Barrows Cup’. Men golfing. Intertitle: ‘Caddie for the Camera man’ A woman playing with a cocker spaniel. Intertitle: ‘King Ball needs the wisdom of Solomon’. Views of the hotel and golf course. Golfers. Intertitle: ‘THE END’. View of the Samoset Hotel. People golfing in front of the hotel. A girl poses for the camera. Garden and hotel. The parking lot. Shots of the rose garden. [End of Reel]