Saturday, May 19, 2012

Just in case you missed it! Of Dolls & Murder will have its Baltimore premiere on June 5, 2012. Get your ticket here. And our DVD has officially released! The DVD includes the long version of Of Dolls & Murder as well as several DVD extras. Our favorite extras include John Waters' thoughts on the Nutshells and Frances Glessner Lee.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Of Dolls & Murder article by Welcome to Batlimore, Ho

“Of Dolls and Murder” Baltimore Premiere 

By Bruce Goldfarb

Photos: Susan Marks

Join us June 5 at the Hollywood Theatre in Arbutus as Welcome To Baltimore, Hon! hosts the area premiere of Of Dolls & Murder  an award-winning documentary by Minneapolis-based filmmaker and author Susan Marks that features the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.

Of Dolls and Murder uses the Nutshell Studies as a springboard to explore forensic science, from CSI to the Body Farm at University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Marks also followed Baltimore City homicide detectives as they worked a case.

At the center of the documentary are the Nutshell Studies and Frances Glessner Lee, the remarkable woman who made them in the 1930s and 40s. On display at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the hand-crafted dollhouse-size models reconstruct actual crime scenes. They were used–and still are–to train cops in an annual seminar.

John Waters loans his voice by narrating Of Dolls and Murder.

The documentary will be shown for the first time in the Baltimore area on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre. A question-and-answer period with the filmmakers and members of the medical examiner’s office follows the filming. Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $8 and will be available at the door for $10.

Images: Susan Marks

Images: Susan Marks

Images: Susan Marks

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Of Dolls & Murder Newsletter May 6, 2012

Big news from Of Dolls & Murder!
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Baltimore Premiere June 5, 2012 7pm

We are proud to announce the Baltimore premiere of Of Dolls & Murder at the Hollywood Theatre. It will be a criminally fun homecoming with a Q&A following the screening with the filmmakers, Baltimore homicide detectives and forensic experts from the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This special screening event will be hosted by Bruce Goldfarb, editor of Welcome to Baltimore Hon!

Tickets are a steal at $8 and you can only buy them here!

Just to recap: June 5, 2012 7pm (doors open at 6:30) at the Hollywood Theatre. But don't try any funny business because there will be a lot of law enforcement on hand. ;-D

More Big News!
Of Dolls & Murder has officially released on DVD!

Get your own copy here and don't forget, Mother's Day is right around the corner! Or maybe she would prefer a necklace?

We have exciting news to announce in June. As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Of Dolls & Murder!

Thursday, May 3, 2012