The following information is from a newspaper article in the summer of 1953 – likely Canandaigua’s ‘Daily Messenger’. The article started with: “Mr. and Mrs. Everett Blazey of the Rochester Road and members of the family are the central characters in a 16mm color film being made on the Blazey farm for the Ford Motor Company. This film entitled “The American Farmer” is being made by MPO Productions of New York for inclusion in the Ford Motor Company’s series, “Americans at Home”. With one exception the entire cast is made up of the Blazey family and their neighbors. William (Tony) Imof, a non-professional actor from New York will be included in portions of the film. (The article further describes how the 600 acre Blazey farm nearly fit the requirements for the film.) The Blazey farm produces cash crops such as peas, hay, grain, dry beans and sweet and field corn and usually carries between 50 to 100 Holstein heifer feeders. The 30 minute movie will show the everyday activities of Mr. and Mrs. Blazey ; their son Everett Jr., who farms as a partner of his father; a younger son, Edward; and a daughter Roberta. The Blazey’s have two other daughters, Mrs. William Borncamp and Mrs. Richard E. Hook whose homes are both near Cheshire. Long active in community affairs and farm association work, Mr. Blazey holds the following offices; a member of the executive committee of the Ontario County Farm Bureau; president of the Ontario County Agricultural Society and a director of the Farm and Home Bureau and 4-H Club Association. In addition, he is vice president of the Farmers Production Credit Association, a director of Thompson Hospital, a Justice of the Peace in the Town of Farmington, a member of the advisory committee of the Canandaigua Office of […]
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