This blog post was written by Siobhan C. Hagan with contributions by MARMIA Volunteer Matt Davis. "I love Baltimore more than I thought— it is so rich with memories— it is nice to look up the street and see the statue of my great uncle and to know that Poe is buried here and that … Continue reading Jazz Age Hollywood & the Old Town by the Bay
In about one month’s time, it will be Home Movie Day in Baltimore. It has been mentioned more than a few times at MARMIA that home movies are important documents of cultural heritage, not just for the family that it records but also for others who may never have met this family. This past spring … Continue reading The Sherwood Family Films
Baltimore's Home Movie Day this year will be held on October 25, 2015 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Deadline for submissions is October 5. More info and submission form can be found here: CallforEntries-BMA-HMD-10-25-15
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<<Siobhan Hagan One of my favorite parts of being an archivist is the detective game one gets to play with the collections you find. One such collection has been nagging me at the Maryland Historical Society for years. It consisted of 2 boxes of films and photographs, and the content looked pretty interesting: Maryland horse … Continue reading The Halcyon Years of Horse Racing
By Siobhan Hagan It has been exactly two weeks since the last day of the Maryland Film Festival. I have needed this time to recover from travel/time zone differences, working as a tech checker for the festival, and trying to show my boyfriend the amazingness of Baltimore. We got little sleep and drank lots of … Continue reading MarMIA hearts MFF (and TAMI too!)
By Siobhan Hagan My previous blog entry mentioned two U.S.P.O. films shot in the unknown destination of St. Georges, Maryland. After very little time spent on research this week, I discovered that St. Georges is indeed the place where I grew up! No one calls it that anymore, and the only inkling of that name … Continue reading The Patron Saint of Lost Places
By Siobhan Hagan To help celebrate Maryland Day, I would like to present the Maryland Moving Image Archive (MarMIA) Blog. Welcome one and all, from the current Maryland resident to the person across the world who isn’t exactly sure where Maryland is located on a map. I hope that you not only learn about the … Continue reading Let’s Start at the Very Beginning