The Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum spring series “Hidden in Plain Sight” continues to look at well-known things from unusual angles and examines objects and ideas that are hidden from plain view. The presentation of “Port Henry: Hollywood of the East will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm.
Port Henry: Hollywood of the East
Long before movies were ever produced in Hollywood, they were made in the Adirondacks. During the Silent Film era of the early-1900s, films including The Perils of Pauline and Uncle Tom’s Cabin were shot in the region as producers were looking to the Adirondacks as a replacement to the Yukon and Europe. By the 1920s, Port Henry was a major player in the motion picture industry. Mountain Lakes PBS producer Derek Muirden will talk about this era of film production in the Champlain Valley and show a short film.
$5 suggested donation; students are always free at the Lyceum. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, in Essex, New York. Visit www.thegrangehall.info for more information.