Dinner and a show. Old movies of Ag Fairs in the early 1950s were an after-dinner treat. Photo by Susan Safford
Sandra Fales couldn't have imagined it, but 54 years after she was filmed at the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair she would become the hit at the society's potluck supper. Ms. Fales was a beautiful young woman so it wasn't surprising that she garnered a large share of screen time in the films from the 1953 and 1954 fairs. George Athearn's films, now converted to DVD, were shown after last Saturday night's supper. Narrator John Alley pointed out Ms. Fales each time she appeared on the screen.