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Virginia Lee Burton [videorecording] : a sense of place / Red Dory Productions in partnership with Searchlight Films present a film by Christine Lundberg and Rawn Fulton.


  • DVD DVD
  • Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. and b & w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Gloucester, MA : Red Dory Productions Searchlight Films, c2007.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Gloucester Shelf GLOUCESTER SHELF/ GLOUCESTER SHELF/DVD/Virginia (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Gloucester Shelf GLOUCESTER SHELF/ GLOUCESTER SHELF/DVD/Virginia (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Children's DVDs J/DVD/RENTAL/Virginia (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College Media Collection DVD PS 508 .W7 V57 2008 (Text to phone) Available -
Montserrat College of Art DVDs DVD B (Text to phone) Available -

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Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Steven Schoenberg ; narrator, Lindsay Crouse.
Summary: Virginia Lee Burton was one of the most significant and groundbreaking author/illustrators of the 20th Century. For over 60 years, her classic picture books, including the beloved Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel and The Little House, have delighted children with their engaging stories and lively illustrations. Her dynamic illustrations, use of space, typeface and design were at the forefront of the developing American Picture Book. Similarly, her themes of team work, overcoming obstacles, meeting challenges, environmental awareness and adapting to change while honoring the past, are evergreen. Burton was also a gifted textile designer who, in 1940, founded The Folly Cove Designers in Gloucester, Massachusetts where she lived with her husband, noted sculptor, George Demetrios. This design collective produced highly sophisticated and detailed textiles that were sold throughout the United States. Virginia Lee Burton was a woman ahead of her time, a Renaissance woman whose art and literature remain an enduring part of America's cultural heritage. This finely wrought documentary explores Burton's life and art through a treasure-trove of archival materials, never-before seen photographs, personal documents, sketchbooks, original manuscripts and interviews with family and friends.
System Details Note: DVD-R.
Lundberg, Christine. (Added Author). Fulton, Rawn. (Added Author). Crouse, Lindsay. (Added Author). Schoenberg, Steven. (Added Author). Searchlight Films. (Added Author). Red Dory Productions. (Added Author).
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