Historic Clips Show Hurricane Bob in All His Fury

The Gazette presents a film clip drawn from two videotapes shot before, during and after Hurricane Bob, which struck the Vineyard 25 years ago this week.

Old Film Shows Vineyard Haven Harbor in Colorful Glory

Film footage of Vineyard Haven shot in 1933 is not only some of the earliest film shot in color on Martha’s Vineyard, but also some of the earliest color movies shot anywhere.

Historic Movies Tell Tale of the Old Martha's Vineyard

Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard will present a selection of film clips, some dating to the 1920s, next Wednesday at the MV Film Center.

Historic Film Clips Reveal Edgartown in 1925

Filmed in 1925, this may be the earliest motion picture footage ever shot in Edgartown. The filmmakers were Clara F. Dinsmore and her brother William, who were on a car ride through town.

Restored Film Shows 1972 Holiday Horse Races

It was Thanksgiving weekend 1972, the second year John and Kappy Hall ran a series of races with horses of wildly mismatched breeding and ages, and riders with little racing experience.

Archival Film Digs into History of Norton Point Breach

This historic footage of a home movie shot in 1932 shows villagers attempting to dig a canal by hand to open Norton Point Beach to the sea, part of a town effort to invigorate the shellfish beds at Katama Bay.

Gay Head Light Then and Now

Almost as soon as it was possible to set up a movie camera on Martha’s Vineyard, filmmakers were heading out to Aquinnah to shoot the swirling, mottled escarpment of clays and tills and Irish-green heathland that make up the Gay Head Cliffs.

Gay Head Light Then and Now

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Almost as soon as it was possible to set up a movie camera on Martha’s Vineyard, filmmakers were heading out to Aquinnah.

In the Eye of the Hurricane: Edna on the Heels of Carol

On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol ravaged the harbors and shorelines of the Vineyard. Eleven days later and 60 years ago today, Edna struck the Island even more directly than Carol. Rare film footage tracks the eye of Edna passing over Chappaquiddick, and Islanders recall that day.

Sixty Years Later, Film Relives Ferocity of Hurricane Carol

Footage from home movies shows Hurricane Carol as she howled her way across Martha's Vineyard 60 years ago this week. Longtime Islanders recall that summer morning in 1954 when forecasters said Carol would weaken and turn out to sea, but the hurricane had other plans.