Monday, April 13, 2009

Exclusive access to a rare treasure

Thanks to the generosity of Eileen Slocum's family, we have been given exclusive access to Eileen's vast archives, including photographs and her personal diaries, which chronicle her life and her world unlike anything else known to exist. These are truly treasures -- of great historical importance -- and we are blessed to have the cooperation of Eileen's family. Pictured is a volume of Eileen's diary from 1953. We are just starting through this large volume, which includes clippings and telegrams, but I can tell you that based on a perusal -- in-depth study to follow -- this is awesome. And I don't often use that word.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

First grant awarded!

We have just learned that the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, which generously helped with the production of ON THE LAKE, has awarded us a grant for BEHIND THE HEDGEROW! Thanks again to executive director Mary Kim Arnold, Grants Director SueEllen Kroll, and the RICH board. Without help like this, we'd be sunk. Read about the announcement in the RICH electronic newsletter.


Following the success of ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, we are in pre-production of our next documentary, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW, about old-money Newport, told through the perspective of the late Eileen Gillespie Slocum, pictured here, grand dame. A companion book will be published. Follow our progress here and for more Eagle Peak Media news, visit the EPM site.