Bob White
Dec17

Bob White

My grandfather Bob White was the son of a Confederate cavalryman. His way of life in the country had been pretty much the same as it had been when his great-grandfather Lewis first came to Maury County in the early 1800s and didn’t change considerably through the time my own dad grew up in the 1920s and ‘30s. For instance, my dad was about fourteen before the federal Public Works Administration brought electricity down the road....

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Stark Love at the Tennessee Theater
Aug24

Stark Love at the Tennessee Theater

Congratulations to Bradley Reeves of the Tennessee Archive for Moving Image and Sound and Knoxville, Tennessee’s historic Tennessee Theater for hosting a special screening of the recently restored print of Stark Love. This was the flagship event of the East Tennessee History Fair and was a huge success! A large crowd assembled August 15th in the beautiful 1,600 movie palace to see the film and the accompanying documentary, Lost...

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High Drama on the Big Muddy
May30

High Drama on the Big Muddy

“If you have time, I’ll tell you a good Lane Davies story.” “Well, if it’s good, I’ll take time,” I said. I was visiting with Mr. James “Buddy” Pigg in an 1880s schoolhouse on Mingo Branch. Every year, Mr. Buddy graciously invites me to his family’s reunion in Sante Fe, Tennessee, held on the homeplace of his second cousin Charles. The guy he mentioned, the actor Lane Davies, is a friend of mine and the best friend of Mr. Buddy’s...

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LOST MASTERPIECE IS FINALLY AVAILABLE!
Jul16

LOST MASTERPIECE IS FINALLY AVAILABLE!

Eight years after work began on Lost Masterpiece: Karl Brown’s Stark Love, the film is finally available at Amazon.com: Lost Masterpiece: Karl Brown’s Stark Love      ...

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Sergeant York Comes to the Palace!
Apr25

Sergeant York Comes to the Palace!

  The Showman and the Hero, a documentary about the making of Sergeant York (Warner Bros, 1941) will be screened July 25th at the historic Palace Theater in Crossville, Tennessee, just down the street from the train depot where Sergeant York embarked for World War I service. Other screenings: East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville — September 5th Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College — September 9th Click...

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A Bucket of Blessings
Apr16

A Bucket of Blessings

Surishtha Sehgal (right) is the founder of Mentor Walk, a nonprofit initiative that helps inspire children to stay in school. She was a university professor of psychology for more than twenty-five years and serves on the advisory boards of two universities. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. Surishtha’s son Kabir Sehgal grew up in Atlanta and is an author and jazz enthusiast. His books have been featured on CNN, NPR,...

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