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Madeline Chaffee

Dates active:

1937 - 1940

Club Affiliation

Boston Amateur Cinema League




Ashbury Park, NJ Movie Queen (1939)

Logansport, IN Movie Queen (1938)

Cohasset, MA Movie Queen (1938)

Butte, MT Movie Queen (1938)

Havre, MT Movie Queen (1938)

Menasha, WI Movie Queen (1938)


Director, producer, casting, cinematography

Biographical Notes:

Female film director for Boston Amateur Theatre Guild; first woman President of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches; Editor of the Cranston Herald in Rhode Island; playwright and poet before she became a film director; born in Boston, MA; graduated from Emory University in Boston; after college, attended summer school at Cornell University in New York

Bibliographic Resources:

The Oshkosh Northwestern 05/24/1938, p. 5; Johnson, Main Street Movies, p. 145