Norman Studios Vice President Barbara Wingo recently appeared on Gainesville’s Ilene Silverman Show, a half-hour public affairs program that has been on the air for over a decade. The show highlights the culture people that make North Central Florida such a special place to live and visit.
In the show, available on YouTube and select Florida public television channels, Wingo discusses Florida’s silent film history and its origins – a rogue film production company that jettisoned New York for a milder climate that would allow for year-round, on-location filmmaking.
Also appearing is Stephanie Bailes, Executive Director of Gainesville’s Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. The Norman Studios will be the feature of an exhibit at the Cade Museum, set to open mid-June and featuring a screening of Norman’s only known surviving feature film, The Flying Ace.
See the episode below or watch it on your local station:
- May 26th- WUFT-TV, Cox Ch 3: Sunday at 1:00 pm
- May 29th – WGFL-TV Cox Ch 4: Wednesday at 6:30 am
- June 1st – WGFL-TV Cox Ch 4: Saturday at 6:30 am
- June 2nd – WNBC (NBC 9) Cox Ch 9 Sunday 6:30 a.m.
- June 2nd- WUFT-TV, Cox Ch 3: Sunday at 1:00 pm (time may change due to fundraising drive at WUFT.)
- June 5th – WGFL-TV Cox Ch 4: Wednesday at 6:30 am
Check back for more news on the upcoming Norman Studios exhibit at the Cade Museum.
Richard H. Knight, Jr.
Hello, Ilene. I am a fan! Would you believe that American Bandstand brought me here? I’ve enjoyed the Bandstand uploads. I thought you might brush the hair from your face on this show, but you probably stopped doing that in ’64! We lived in Philadelphia (Abington) until 1961, but then moved to Boston. So, I never had a chance to get on the show. I used to have some contacts with Gainesville. My best high school friend lived there for years, but has moved to Atlanta. An attorney friend of mine, Dick Jones, still practices there, even though he is in his 80s. A college classmate, Steve Waters, practiced orthopedics there until he died suddenly about five years ago. I noticed you are an MRI tech. I owned an imaging center until a few years ago. I brought the first 3T Magnet to Nashville. I apologize for making this about myself. I just want you to know that the Bandstand tapes are so enjoyable, and I am glad you have had such a successful life. God bless! Best wishes, Richard H. Knight, Jr., Attorney-at-Law (retired), Nashville, Tennessee P.S. Drop me a line if you have time.