Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Film Commission has asked me to pass on this request to my blog readers. The State of New Jersey has many residents to be proud of and every year a handful are inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in different categories. Building on the success of their efforts to have Alice Guy Blaché inducted into the Directors Guild of America, the Fort Lee Film Commission is now working tirelessly to have Alice Guy Blaché inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the historical figure category. Other nominees for the 2012 historical category are Aaron Burr, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Grover Cleveland, Irene Hill Smith and Annie Oakley.
The deadline for voting is December 31st, 2011. Anyone can vote by following this link, logging in, and voting.
Here is the full message from Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Film Commission:
Alice Guy Blaché was the first woman film director and the first woman to establish and run a film studio in cinema history. The Fort Lee Film Commission celebrates Alice Guy Blaché’s time spent in Fort Lee, NJ, the birthplace of American cinema, via the collection of archival stills of her Solax period and their work with other institutions and filmmakers on an international level to promote Madame Blaché‘s legacy. Hers is an untold, awe-inspiring story of overcoming obstacles
and adversity in pursuit of a dream. The Fort Lee Film Commission’s hope that her legacy can be promoted through the inclusion of Madame Blaché into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
If you are inclined, please vote for Fort Lee's Alice Guy Blaché until December 31, 2011, so she may be inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame on June 3, 2012 during the centennial of Madame Blaché building her Solax Studio on Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee: today’s A&P (adjacent to Fort Lee High School).
To vote, log onto the NJ Hall of Fame web site: