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A funny and beautiful thing happened when we finished Of Dolls & Murder; we started hearing incredible personal stories of dolls, murder, mystery, etc. Some of the stories are so compelling that we are looking into making more films in this vein.
One woman in particular, artist Cynthia von Buhler, told us that she was so inspired by Frances Glessner Lee and her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death that she created her own dollhouses to try to solve the mystery of her grandfather’s murder. She found the dollhouses helpful but limiting, so she expanded on the theme by creating an immersive play about the murder. By making her grandfather’s case so accessible, the public is helping to shed new light on this unusual case.
With the money we raised on Kickstarter, we created a short documentary film on her. If you like dolls, murder, prohibition, mobsters, speakeasies and mystery - Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse is definitely the documentary film for you.
For the next week or so we are having a special offer - a 2-fer! If you buy Of Dolls & Murder, we will throw in Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse for free. That's a lot of dead dolls. Keep in mind, Mother's Day is right around the corner...
See the trailer for Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse right here.
Do you want to see Cynthia's Speakeasy Dollhouse off-Broadway hit play in NYC? Go here. We highly recommend you see it!
Meanwhile, we are in production on a new documentary film exclusively about the elusive Frances Glessner Lee and her miniature life of crime. We received a Jerome Foundation grant to help us with production.
Recently, we went through boxes and boxes of France Glessner Lee's personal papers. Read all about it on our blog.
We will be sitting down with Frances' family members next month and we cannot wait. We will even be filming one of the "missing Nutshells."
As always, thanks for your support and for signing up for this newsletter.
Of Dolls & Murder filmmakers,
Susan & John
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