Below are videos we have recently added to our YouTube channel. Check the channel often to see more videos that will be added.
This short movie was produced in 1929 by Supreme Productions Company out of Red Bank, New Jersey, under the direction of D.B. Dorn, as a promotional film to show the advantages of living and doing business in Metuchen. It shows schools, businesses, homes, and organizations all within a plot line involving "Charlie," who comes to Metuchen and meets "Jean," falls in love and rescues her from a fire. They soon wed and move into a home, but will the romance last?!?
The Metuchen Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, and Borough were all involved in its making, with filming taking place in early January 1929. It was shown at The Forum Theatre, which had been constructed a few months earlier. Much of the original movie is sadly lost, but these 30 minutes give a good idea of what was included.
Music and additional subtitles have been added by the Borough Improvement League with assistance from the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society.
The film, "Metuchen 1976," was commissioned by the Metuchen Bicentennial Commission, with filming under the direction of Andy Jacobs and Bruce Bergelson, and funding provided by the Metuchen Bicentennial Commission and other Metuchen organizations. The original film is preserved in the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society's Grimstead archives, and this recently digitized version was likewise funded by the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society. The film, all of its content, and in all formats, is the property of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society (http://www.metuchen-edisonhistsoc.org/).
The video is titled Metuchen, New Jersey and it is presented by the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society. Pictures and slides are from the collections in the Grimstead Room of the Metuchen Public Library that were compiled by Phyllis Boeddinghaus, Ellen Miller, and Marie Vajo. The video is narrated by Rosemary Crowley and filmed by Henry Charles Studios, 523 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ in May 1992. The film, all of its content, and in all formats, is the property of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society (http://www.metuchen-edisonhistsoc.org/).
Metuchen-Edison Historical Society Annual Meeting and Presentation on April 15, 2021, featuring Todd DeFeo's presentation about the Northeast Corridor line.