A View of Provincetown in 1953 from personal home movies
Published on Mar 31, 2014
Provincetown: 1953 The First Summer (2007) 6m. This extraordinary home movie is essentially a time capsule of Provincetown, Massachusetts, as it was in the summer of 1953, consisting of old stills and silent black and white film. In 1953, Yvonne Andersen and Betty King, art students at LSU, went to Provincetown for the summer to study with painter Hans Hofmann. Living there at the same time, aspiring writer Dominic Falcone. The trio met in Provincetown, and for a time were all working at the Lobster Pot Restaurant to pay their expenses. The film depicts a small Cape Cod town full of artists, summer life, in a wonderfully non-commercial era.