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Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

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.

Special Arrangements: projector, screen, and sound system.

Additional Costs: mileage for presentations beyond Washington County.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Amanda Gustin 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. See full biography.

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