Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Avalon at Night

I just got ahold of some color movie footage from an aunt of mine here in California--apparently my uncle was experimenting with his ability to shoot lights at night with his 8mm camera, and fortunately for me, he shot 2 local nabes I didn't have footage of previously.

This still is sewn together from 3 separate frame grabs of the pan shot he did of the Avalon in its second location--as you can see on the marquee, the feature is a widescreen re-release of "Gone With the Wind", which dates the film as being from 1954.

In the finished film, you'll get to enjoy the chase lights in all their glory!

Thank you, Donna Jean and Duane, for this film.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello to my cousin Mark, from Darrol. I lived 1 1/2 blocks north of the Avalon from 1942-1956. As an 8 year old, I stood and watched the old Avalon be torn down. I had attended many movies there, including Friday night LUCKY nights (like Bingo), and Saturday cowboy matinees. Almost every movie experience was a double feature. I continued to attend the new Avalon until HS graduation in '56. I saw your dad, Mark, last summer.