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.