Doorways to the Past: Timberline Lodge, Legacy of the 30s (1980)

14 Feb
Director John Rausch
Producer Elizabeth Patapoff
Contributors Photographer Ed Geis; Music Marguarite Ely; Narration by WPA Project participants
Length 30 minutes
B&W/Color Color
UO Library Catalog description: Original photographs and clippings combined with newer color views trace the construction of Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Narration is done by people who participated in WPA project
Call # Mc323
Genre Art film/documentary
Rare Yes
Online Available for purchase as a series on
Copyright status Protected
Physical condition Good
Oregon-related Yes


Completed in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration–which employed millions of people to carry out projects such as these–project, the Timberline Hotel doubles as historic landmark and popular vacation destination. It is home to Oregon’s first chairlift, America’s second aerial passenger tram, and serves as inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. 

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