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The Joe Reese Collection

During the early years of the theatre, Joe Reese took photographs of 15 productions using 35 mm color slide film; except for Tommy for which he had color negatives. When taking pictures of a live play, the photographer is faced with having to shoot in the available light (no flash); which is more often than not, insufficient sometimes resulting in under exposure and slow shutter speeds that lead to movement blurring. The images in this collection were scanned in using a PowerSlide 5000 slide scanner at 5000 dpi and then had some basic color corrections applied using Photoshop. While some of the images are difficult to see, due to the lighting conditions, there are a lot of excellent images in this collection.

If anyone is really good at Photoshop color correction techniques and wants to help the preservation project by attempting more advanced processing techniques, please let us know. E-mail the theatre at hpt@hippocket.org with your contact information and we’ll send you original image files to work on and submit back.

When a Month and Year is listed, the month came from date stamps on a slide indicating the month and year in which the film was processed. If only a year is indicated, the slide didn’t provide any additional information.

Thank you for your support and thank you Joe Reese for this collection.

To access the gallery, click on the Link (To Gallery). More will be added as quickly as possible.

Tommy

1977

75 - 35 mm Negatives
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In Watermelon Sugar

October 1977

22 - 35 mm Slides
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Nova’s Shady Grove

November 1977

62 - 35 mm Slides
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The Lake Worth Monster

1978

52 - 35 mm Slides
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Peter Pan

1978

24 - 35 mm Slides
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Van Gogh/Gauguin

1978

21 - 35 mm Slides
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Return of Tarzan

1978

112 - 35 mm Slides
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The Wizard of Oz

1979

66 - 35 mm Slides
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Tarzan of the Oaks

1979

66 - 35 mm Slides
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Prince Reynard

1979

35 - 35 mm Slides
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Hearts of the City

August 1981

55 - 35 mm Slides
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King Kong

October 1981

68 - 35 mm Slides
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The Three Cuckolds

January 1985

89 - 35 mm Slides
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Adventures With June and Scotty

March 1985

49 - 35 mm Slides
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Riders of the Purple Sage

April 1985

56 - 35 mm Slides
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R. Crumb Comix

June 1985

72 - 35 mm Slides
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A Date With Judy

July 1985

70 - 35 mm Slides
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