Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Year Making It, A Year Yelling About It

Yesterday (and this morning) have been sort of hopping on the distribution front.

  • We have a European network interested.  (They all speak English over there, unlike here in the states)
  • Ben Shapiro, the guy who was the youngest syndicated columnist in America at age 16 and who graduated from Harvard Law at 23 years old, has agreed to take a look.  (Yes!)
  • The producers of Glen Beck’s new web show sent us a list of questions about the show, including price. Continue Reading »
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Thinking Outloud about Distribution Again

Next week, we’ll have a few meetings with “channel” distributors so I’m just writing this all down to see if I understand it: 

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Clothing the Past

As I sit down to write this post, I think of the title I have been given in regards to this show: Costumer. And while we are indeed creating costumes, to take us back to a time and place little known to us, we are creating the clothing that these people wore all the time. I wonder if, at the end of the day, when the layers came off, that same sigh of relief was heard as when we peel off our layers after a long day of teaching history to kids. Continue Reading »

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The Press

Like any profession, the media has its share of rogues and whores.   A few years ago, a production company came out here (Riley’s Farm) and promised us they intended to film a simple reality show featuring a family who loved visiting our farm.   That was just about the last true statement they made in our brief history with each other.  They lied about everything else.  They said

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When Evil Wears Good Manners

John Wentworth, Governor of Pre-Revolutionary New HampshireIf Courage, New Hampshire, were, well, Courage, Virginia, we might have a more flamboyant royal governor for the show, but this being New Hampshire in 1770, we have one John Wentworth (right) to study, and he’s just that — an interesting study.  The enemies of the Wentworth family, in New Hampshire, called his extended kin “The Clan,” and they consolidated their power — right up to the moment that the American Revolution put an end to it –by passing out commissions, land grants, and favors to friends.   They were popular people, in other words, and that popularity acted as a brake on revolutionary sentiment. Continue Reading »

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Executions and Hangings 1769

A trip through the New Hampshire Gazette, starting with December, 1768, including a report, in some detail, on the hanging and burning of Susannah Lott

“..Last week a Court-Martial was held on board His Majesty’s Ship Mermaid, for the Trial of some Sailors for Desertion;  two were sentenced to be flogged from Ship to Ship, & another is condemned to be hanged, who, it is said, will be executed Tomorrow….”

New York.  The.. Court of Admiralty met for the trial of Stephen Porters, mariner, for the murder of Capt. Continue Reading »

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