Back in January I had posted about a series of videos that the Stratton Foundation was going to be posting (1 a month) about Gene Stratton-Porter and her homesites in Indiana. At that time I explained more in depth about who Gene Stratton-Porter was, but I haven’t done a good job following up with posts about the following videos. Today I’m going to share August’s posted video. If you followed me on Facebook last year you know the Anniversary Dinner in Gene Stratton-Porter’s honor in August was one of the things I’d really hoped to get to last summer and I didn’t, but this happily was filmed there. This is the best piece yet showing what happened there.
Video 8 is called “August 2014: A Flashback to the 150th Birthday Celebration GS-P Gala.” It was published on YouTube on August 24, 2014.
They say about it: “This episode goes back one year to the screening of “Laddie” at the 150th Birthday Celebration Gene Stratton-Porter Gala in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Historic Embassy Theatre. Doug Stratton, Jonah Crismore, and Eric Grayson share their thoughts on Gene and her film, Laddie.”
They also talk about preservation measures they’ve taken to preserve the film, some of the rights problems that have caused on-going issues with their re-release and things that have and haven’t been preserved.
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