Belle Brezing & the Gilded Age of the Bluegrass
A documentary of the life of a notorious Kentuckian.
Premiere showing of the new documentary “Belle Brezing & the Gilded Age of the Bluegrass.” This is the only scheduled theater showing of the one-hour documentary, which will later be aired on Kentucky Educational Television.
Doug High is the documentary’s executive producer and director, which is a High Impact Productions Film produced by Post Time Studios. He also is th news anchor on “Good Morning Kentucky” on WTVQ-TV ABC 36. Narrated by Elizabeth Shatner, the documentary provides reenactments from Belle’s life and features three historians–Maryjean Wall, author of Madam Belle: Sex, Money and Influence in a Southern Brothel; Doug Tattershall, author of Belle Brezing: American Magdalene; and Foster Ockerman, Jr., author of Historic Lexington–The Heart of the Bluegrass. The documentary also features rare photos from the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections. Laurie Genet Preston portrays Brezing, a role familiar to her as she starred in the Actors Guild 2011 production of Margaret C. Price’s
Laurie Genet Preston portrays Brezing, a role familiar to her as she starred in the Actors Guild 2011 production of Margaret C. Price’s Belle Brezing. The reenactments were shot in Lexington historic locations, including Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Photographs of garments from Belle Brezing’s wardrobe will be on display as will costumes designed by Nelson Fields for the documentary. In addition to the Lexington History Museum, underwriters of the production are VisitLex, the Kentucky Historical
In addition to the Lexington History Museum, underwriters of the production are VisitLex, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Employees Credit Union. All proceeds from the premiere will benefit the Lexington History Museum. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased now at www.kentuckytheater.com or day of the event at the box office. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For more information visit: http://lexhistory.org/