Friday, March 13, 2009

A Walk Through Beverly 1941

From: Beverly Republicans <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 09:51:19 -0400
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Subject: A Walk Through Beverly 1941

The movie "A Walk Through Beverly" has now been made available worldwide on The quality of the video has been decreased slightly due to Youtube size constraints.The film has broken into 7 parts approximately 7 to 10 minutes each. Here is a little history of the film.
Arthur Gager, the son of lifelong Beverly resident, Mary Gager is a New York illustrator and graphic designer who grew up in Beverly, He restored an old 16mm movie, filmed in 1941 by an unknown women who was hired by Madge VanSciver. Her reflection can be seen in some of the store windows if you watch closely. Arthur recorded it on to VHS tape. In 2004 ACCENT digitally edited the tape adding music from the period and put it on DVD.
In a letter to the Beverly Bee, Arthur writes,
"Although I've lived in Manhattan for 34 years, Beverly is my home. I remember when one did all of one's shopping without leaving town. There were 12 grocery stores, a 5 & 10,two hardware stores, a department store, a notions store, a great bakery, a movie theater, a newspaper shop, two new car dealers, two pharmacies and much much more. Beverly was the world and a magical one at that."

Now the magic can live on in our hearts and minds forever. This is a must see for the residents of Beverly

Please forward this email to everyone you know.
Use to links below to view video

A Walk Through Beverly 1941

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Part 2 

Part 3 

Part 4 

Part 5 

Part 6 

Part 7 

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Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed the films. Do you know if there are any more old movies of Beverly-Edgewater Park?

e franklin guy said...

How come no nasty comments? How come no comments? I guess you can only get comments if you are writing a story about politicians. Oh well good try.

Anonymous said...

And what happened to that nice community ???

Anonymous said...

In reply to "And what happened to that nice community ???" The same thing that is slowly happening to yours.

Anonymous said...

I think "slowly" is not the appropriate word. IT HAS HAPPENED.