The 1950s brought changes to Vermont as the booming post-war economy paved the way for exciting developments. For many, the new GI Bill made college education accessible for the first time. Home life changed with the advent of modern appliances, including television. Vermonters were able to enjoy leisure activities, and cruising in cars, drive-ins and dance halls became popular pastimes. This film includes footage of the early days at WCAX, Vermont's first TV station, Vermont Life magazine's debut, the early days of ski resorts and more.
Production funding provided by The Freeman Foundation
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Launched in 2014 by a group of filmmakers, archivists and concerned members of the public who wished to ensure the survival of artists’ films in Vermont, VAMP officially became a program of VTIFF in May 2015. The VAMP committee has broadened the initial concept to include all types of films and videos made by VT filmmakers or shot in Vermont.
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