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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Cinema & Theater, Directors

Historical Items

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Item 5585

John Ford, movie director

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Photographic print

Item 29362

Cast of "Les Luttes de la Vie", Biddeford, 1937

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1937-04-11 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 33879

Joseph Jovite "J. J." Salvas, Biddeford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."