On April 24-26, 2014 a series of James Blue Tribute events took place in conjunction with the University of Oregon’s What Is Documentary conference in the White Stag Building, aka University of Oregon’s George S. Turnbull Center, and at the Whitsell Auditorium in Portland.
Anne Richardson attended the conference and developed some of her observations in a blog called Notes on James Blue. The original blog remains fully functional and accessible.
The blog provides the following information:
- A biography of James Blue (PDF)
- A list of his films
- A reference to the 2014 tribute events to James Blue
- A reference to the now defunct website of the James Blue Alliance
- Brief essays about the following topics
- Who’s James Blue?
- Who Killed the Fourth Ward?: A non-fiction mystery in three parts (1977) (PDF)
- Strange But True: Godard, Snyder, & Blue
- The Invisible City (1979) (PDF)
- Four On Blue: Brian Lindstrom, Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher & Penny Allen Discuss James Blue
- How To Read James Blue
- A Few Notes On Our Food Problem (1968)
- Understanding Blue: Politics, Pluraversality, and the Muse of Form (PDF)
- Song Of Ourselves: Who Made The March
- The March (1963)
- James Blue, Richard Brautigan, Don Carpenter: Creative Arts Conference, San Diego, 1969
- Prologue to George Roy Hill’s Hawaii (1966)
- Kenya Boran (1974) (PDF)
- What Do Pictures Want: Oregon Artists In Diaspora, 1972
- The Importance Of Being Famous: Joaquin Miller, Gary Snyder, James Ivory, James Blue, Bill Plympton & Gus Van Sant As Oregon Artists
- The Olive Trees Of Justice (1962)
- Are All Oregonians Secretly French?
Not featured on the blog is a scan of James Blue’s Reply to March Critique ’64