Vermont Humanities

Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

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Image from Way Down East filmVermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects both Vermont’s own history as well as American history. Examining those films provides interesting and fun insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age.

Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society will provide background and share clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down East to 2005’s Thank You for Smoking.

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Mileage for presentations beyond Washington County

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Projector, screen, and sound system

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About the Presenter

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Amanda Gustin

Amanda has studied military, religious, and women’s history in the medieval period and nineteenth-century America, and is the Public Programs Coordinator at the Vermont Historical Society.

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Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

Amanda Gustin discusses Vermont’s portrayal in Hollywood movies over the past century, reflecting both the state’s and the country’s history.

Vermont Humanities*** June 29, 2016