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Selfie SpotIn our last issue, we challenged readers to identify the source of the quotation now immortalized on the colonnade of Green Hall. You might answer Martha Berry … but that would be wrong. The person who actually uttered the phrase, “Whether at work or at play, do your best,” is former Harvard University President Charles William Elliot. Congrats to past champion Alyssa Nobles (12C) for once again delivering the winning tweet.

This month, we turn our attention to one of our favorite subjects – movies! Recently, Berry got its very own “selfie spot,” courtesy of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. These spots, located around the state, highlight Georgia’s growing presence in the film industry. For a shout-out in our next issue, tweet the location of Berry’s selfie spot – signifying our use as a location in Remember the Titans. If you include a selfie of yourself at that spot, we might share that as well!

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Kevin Bacon on the set of "The Following."

Kevin Bacon takes a break during shooting for the pilot of “The Following.”

Most alumni can rattle off Berry’s impressive list of film credits – ranging from major motion pictures such as Sweet Home Alabama and Remember the Titans to television’s The Following – but how many know that such productions support historic preservation efforts on campus?

A recent article by the Georgia Studio Alliance played a game of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” to illustrate how production fees from an on-campus shoot – in this case, the pilot for The Following –  supplemented gifts from friends and alumni such as the Daughters of Berry and the Daughters of the American Revolution to help fund the renovation of Roosevelt Cabin. Read article.

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