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Bellingham artist seeks donations to finish documentaries about Fairhaven buildings

Bellingham artist Lanny Little plans to make a documentary about historic buildings in Fairhaven, including the Fairhaven Hotel, which was built in 1890. The building was used for only nine years as a hotel, but had a number of other uses before it burned in 1953. Little is appealing to the public for donations to help cover his production costs.
Bellingham artist Lanny Little plans to make a documentary about historic buildings in Fairhaven, including the Fairhaven Hotel, which was built in 1890. The building was used for only nine years as a hotel, but had a number of other uses before it burned in 1953. Little is appealing to the public for donations to help cover his production costs. The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham artist Lanny Little is well-known for his paintings and, especially, his outdoor murals, including one showing Fairhaven figures past and present that adorns a large wall at Fairhaven Village Green.

Now, Little has added filmmaking to his repertoire. He recently published a 17-minute documentary about the Morgan Block building, one of three movies he plans to make about historic buildings in Fairhaven. He’s working on a film about the Fairhaven Hotel, and plans to make one about the Knights of Pythias building, home to Colophon Cafe and the original Village Books location.

Jim Rich, who portrays Fairhaven founder Dan Harris at festivals, narrates the movies as the spirit of Dirty Dan.

Little is appealing to the public for donations to help cover his production costs. Any donation is welcome. People who donate $50 or more will have their name or business listed as a contributor in the films’ closing credits, and will receive a DVD with all three films.

To donate, people should send a check payable to “Lanny Little” to: 655 W. Horton Way, No. 139, Bellingham, WA 98226.

For details and the movie, go to lannylittle.com and youtube.com/user/lannylittle.

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