Filmmaker looking for old EL footage, photosBy MICHAEL D. McELWAINemail@example.com
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EAST LIVERPOOL - The owner of a film production company is looking for some help with a documentary based upon some unsolved murders from 35 years ago.
"I'm doing a series of documentaries on the history of East Liverpool, and the current documentary concerns the unsolved 1973 'Tweed Murders,'" said Dave Dunlap of 28th Parallel Productions.
To give some background and to help with the overall look of the project, Dunlap said he could use footage or images from the time period.
"I'm looking for old films and photos of East Liverpool during the periods of the late 1960s to early 1970s," Dunlap said. "I'm also looking for photos and films of East Liverpool police cars and police officers during the same period."
He cited other examples including footage or images of past pottery festivals, parades or other events in the city.
It's just the first of what could be several documentaries about East Liverpool and the immediate area.
"The documentary on the Tweed case will, hopefully, be followed by a documentary about World War II as experienced by the veterans and people of East Liverpool," Dunlap said. "After that, I'd like to do a 'walking tour' type of documentary about the history, interesting buildings and architecture, businesses, and people of the city and the surrounding area."
As a result, Dunlap said he's also seeking old film footage or images of East Liverpool around the World War II period of the 1940s and 1950s.
"If anyone has films that can be used in the documentaries, I will have their films inspected, cleaned, repaired, and transferred to DVD, with the originals returned to them along with a DVD copy," Dunlap said.
The first documentary centers around when Linda Morris, four-months pregnant, her 4-year-old daughter, Angela, and 75-year-old business owner Earl Tweed were brutally murdered on July 30, 1973.
Linda and Angela walked a few blocks from their apartment along Lincoln Avenue to a furniture store owned and operated by Tweed along Dresden Avenue. The family was interested in a rental property Tweed owned.
Investigators suspect Linda and Angela walked in and witnessed a robbery in progress. The suspect or suspects stabbed the three, beat them and fled the scene. The case remains open to this day.
Anyone with film footage or photos to share for the documentary can contact David Dunlap by calling 321-695-7511, sending a message to his firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address or writing to him at 16574 Glenda Way, East Liverpool, Ohio, 43920.