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Blackville, SC

Lyric Theater

The Augusta Chronicle – March 24, 1929

Pathe to Picture Asparagus Fields
Films Produced Saturday at Blackville, SC

Blackville, the cucumber capital of the South, was given additional prominence today when a Pathe News cameraman, Geo. W. Cook, shot some five or sic hundred feet of film of the asparagus industry of the farm of Simon Brown’s sons near Blackville.

Mr. Cook, of New York and Washington, has been shooting films in and around Aiken in connection with the horse show, polo games and other tourists activities there. Stanley Brown, manager of the Lyric Theatre, of Blackville, and a number of other theatres in this section prevailed upon Mr. Cook to visit his father’s farm to make motion pictures of the actual cutting, picking and shipping of asparagus.

Seventy-eight attractive young ladies from Williston, Elko, Blackville, Denmark and other points were on hand dressed as farmerettes, all attired in overalls. Most of these were high school girls and were under the direction, in addition to Mr. Cook and Mr. Brown, of Col. Harry Calhoun of Denmark.

The title of the film that will be shown throughout the nation next week in Pathe News will be “How the Progressive Green Grass Growers Association Does Things.”

Prominent asparagus growers from this section and sales representatives from Boston, New York, and elsewhere, were on hand to witness the shooting which brought out a large crowd of local citizens.


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