Editor Max Giffin wrote a terrific story in the November-December, 2014 issue of 1859 on the importance of James Blue. In his Editor’s Letter preceding the story, Giffin writes: “There is almost a feeling of guilt for those of us who should have known about or known more about Oregon’s first Cannes Film award winner…His brother, Richard Blue, together with a small and dedicated staff at Special Collections in the University of Oregon Knight Library, is working to preserve and archive James Blue’s personal history.” Read the full article here.
The Houston Cinema Arts Society posted a blog entry by Richard Herskowitz on the connection between Houston and Oregon, and curatorial activities of the James Blue Project.
The Tribute to James Blue, curated by Richard Herskowitz for Cinema Pacific’s Schnitzer Cinema series, began with a visit by Gerald O’Grady with “The March” in November, 2013. This Schnitzer Museum press release announced that the series would culminate in April, 2014 during the annual Cinema Pacific film festival in Eugene and Portland.