Tuesday, August 10
8:00 pm, Levitt Pavillion
The documentary film, Longshore Club Park, Westport’s Crown Jewel, tells the rich and vibrant story of Longshore Club Park and its significant role in the lives of Westport residents.
This film is also being shown on Cablevision Channel 88 on Thursdays at 6pm through the end of August. The video and commemorative print of Longshore Beach and Country Club may be purchased at our Gift Shop. For more information visit: http://www.westporthistory.org/longshore50/
Narrated by Frank Deford, the film features interviews with people instrumental in creating and sustaining this much-loved and treasured recreational facility for the enjoyment of Westport residents and visitors. Also showcased are rare archival photos as well as stunning aerial and on-the-ground tours of the park today. Produced by the Longshore 50th Anniversary Committee, with Jenniann C. Barile, Executive Producer; Gemmarose Tummolo, Director and Editor; and Doreen Birdsell, Associate Producer and Cinematographer.
Your Longshore Memories: Let’s Go to the Videotape!
The Longshore 50th Anniversary Committee, in cooperation with the Westport Historical Society’s Oral History group, has created a series of short video interviews that tell the rich history of Longshore Club Park through the personal stories and recollections of longtime Westporters.
Hear the Longshore memories of 97-year-old Pat Lucci, who played golf with Bob Hope and Bert Lahr in 1932 (the Cowardly Lion, and golf champ of Longshore Beach & Country Club golf champ). Listen in as Jackie Heneage, Westport’s first female First Selectman, and RTM Moderator Ted Diamond talk about their efforts to save the Inn at Longshore from becoming a “practice burn” for the Fire Department in the early 1980s.See rare photos of the old high dive at Longshore’s swimming pool as former club member Jim Corridon talks of summertime fun at Longshore Beach & Country Club in the 1940s.
To see the listing of video interviews, and the subjects discussed, click on this link.