October 14, 2013

Merlene Davis: Lexington filmmaker documents history of local man and Lyric Theatre

For three years, Freddie Dunn sat for hours talking to Eli Scarr about life for black people in Lexington during the 1940s and 1950s. He talked about backstage at the Lyric Theatre, about sock-hops at the Charles Young Center, about athletic events at the segregated Dunbar School. Although Scarr had grown up in Lexington, Dunn was sharing pieces of history white Lexingtonians may not have witnessed or known about. From those discussions, Scarr has created a documentary.

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