Crotch Grabbin' Town (circa 1956)

Silent 8mm home movie shot about 1956. This orphan film was discovered in a junk shop in Sevier County about 5 years ago. The town and filmmaker are unknown. This footage may not have even been shot in Tennessee. You never know what you are going to discover when you pick up these forgotten orphan films at estate sales, junk shops and flea markets. What we do know is that this is one strange town, one we hope to never find ourselves in. Pity the poor long-suffering woman trapped in a town full of adolescent senior citizens. Courtesy of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound For more on TAMIS, read "Reel History: the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound," by Jack Neely (2006).

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