Covey Film Festival is delighted to collaborate with both the Thomasville Museum of History and the Thomasville Landmarks to offer a unique opportunity to view early films of the Thomasville area on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum of History. There will be a $10 charge for the screenings. Light refreshments will be served.
Margie Compton, Film Archivist at University of Georgia Libraries’ Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection will facilitate the screening and a discussion of these unique films preserved by their archives center.
Three early 28 mm home movies from Pebble Hill Plantation Film Collection will be shown depicting Broadway star, Annie Russell, relaxing with the Ireland family at Pebble Hill and at her home in Maine in 1917. Miss Russell is almost unknown today but in her heydey, she was an extremely popular actress.
Then from the 1950s, a selection of short films and a television program made by Florida’s famous sportsman, David Newell, will be shown. Newell was the longtime editor of Field & Stream and a staunch supporter of land, waterways and fauna conservation. He was also a friend of Elizabeth Ireland Poe.
Additionally, Ms. Compton will present information about her research into these films and how the University of Georgia is preserving Georgia’s heritage.