Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place

Director: Rawn Fulton, Christine Lundberg Cast: Lindsay Crouse


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Filmmakers Christine Lundberg and Rawn Fulton explore the life and work of acclaimed author/illustrator Virginia Lee Burton in this documentary profile of the woman behind such beloved children's books as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House. A woman whose dynamic sense of design, illustration, typeface, and space made her one of the most successful author/illustrators of the 20th Century, Burton backed up her striking illustrations with richly textured stories about the importance of teamwork, environmental awareness, perseverance, and adapting to change while still recognizing the importance of the past. The wife of renowned sculptor George Demetrious, gifted textiles designer Burton also founded the Folly Cove Designers - a talented collective whose works were sold throughout the United States - in Gloucestor, Massachusetts in 1940.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2008
UPC: 0767685116708
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:27:00

Special Features

Selected clips; Director's trailer; Filmmaker biography

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place
1. 2nd Grade Reads Mike Mulligan [3:16]
2. Enduring Cultural Importance [4:53]
3. From Childhood to Folly Cove [7:08]
4. First Children's Book [3:12]
5. Mike Mulligan & Calico [7:11]
6. Folly Cove Designers 1 [3:41]
7. The Little House [5:05]
8. Folly Cove Designers 2 [4:09]
9. Katy & Robin Hood [3:03]
10. Folly Cove Designers 3 [3:47]
11. Maybelle/Burton's Legance [6:13]
12. Life Story/Conclusion [5:04]

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