‘Salem’s Own Silent Film Star’
The Salem Courthouse Community Center will feature the final talk in its 2014 History Lecture Series on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. Historian William ‘Al’ Cormier, will present ‘The Search for Jane Gail: Salem’s Silent Film Star.’ Born as Ethel Magee in Salem, N.Y., in 1890, Gail was an early silent film star who appeared in 79 films. Her most famous film, ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ will be shown at the talk. Cormier has documented and archived much of the local history and is a published author. His most recent book, ‘Along the Battenkill,’ is a pictorial essay featuring old photographs of the area is being published by Arcadia Publishing and will be out on August 4, 2014. The CCC is located at 58 East Broadway, and the Archive Room is handicap accessible. There is not charge to attend this fine lecture, but donations are appreciated. To reserve a place, please call 518-854-7053.