So after last year's visit to Colonial Williamsburg with my Dad, I've been on their mailing list.
Usually that amounts to a sale flyer or the like popping up in my email box. Every now and again a survey.
Yesterday, though, I came home to find a DVD from them sitting in my mailbox! Seems they'd just finished a restoration of the 1957 film "Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot." As a particularly impressive fundraising direct mail piece, they'd send copies of it out to their mailing list.
I put it on while relaxing with a bit of sewing this evening. Very 50's. But fun.
The best bit of trivia? When they were filming the movie in the late 50's, they used locals for extras. Now women and children were easy to find, but who could they get to fill out the state house? Who could play all the politicians in town, and yell and posturing while Patrick Henry gave his speeches? All the men of the town were at work, and could hardly spare the time to play movie actor for weeks on end.
There was however a state mental hospital in town...
... you know, I don't think I even need to finish that post. :p