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Matt Taylor WMVY Radio’s “Person of the Week”

WMVY Radio

Matt Taylor was featured by mvyradio as their “Person of the Week.” Listen below:

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Plum TV Interview

Matt Taylor and contributing editor Julian Wise sat down with Martha’s Vineyard’s Plum TV to discuss the book:

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The Martha’s Vineyard Times: “In Print : Meet the makers of ‘Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard'”

Martha's Vineyard TimesArticle by Jack Shea in The Martha’s Vineyard Times:

The Book of “Jaws,” biblical in scope, will be a top summer read based on early interest in the fascinating, often-hilarious Island story behind “Jaws,” filmed here in 1974 by then-unknown director Steven Spielberg.

For example, author Matt Taylor drew 60 people to his author appearance at the West Tisbury Library recently in advance of release of “Jaws: Memories of Martha’s Vineyard” this week. Those are rock star numbers for an Island library event.

How come? Part of it is the whole Jaws thing. The scary monster-sized shark slurping swimmers and munching on trawlers has stood up more than 35 years to become a modern American film legend. People who’ve never heard of Martha’s Vineyard can identify the “shark music” after two terrifying notes.

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Appearing at the July 2nd book signing on Martha’s Vineyard

Along with the book’s creators, the following are some of the JAWS alumni who will be on hand for the book signing on July 2 on Martha’s Vineyard:

  • Lynn and Susan Murphy
  • Joe Alves
  • Lee Fierro
  • Jeffrey Voorhees
  • Jonathan Searle (boy with fake fin)
  • Tommy Mello (estuary sailor)
  • Rene Bendavid (estuary sailor)
  • Stephen Potter (Pipit’s owner)
  • Edith Blake
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Author talk and book signing at the West Tisbury Free Public Library, June 21

West Tisbury Free LibraryMatt Taylor and Susan Murphy, who contributed photos to the book, will be at the West Tisbury Free Public Library on June 21st at 5:30pm for an author talk and book signing.

The library is located on Martha’s Vineyard at 1042A State Road in West Tisbury.

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Book launch and signing event on Martha’s Vineyard

UPDATE! The location for the BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING on July 2nd has been changed. The talk by Joe Alves, the showing of “Inside JAWS” & Carol Fligor’s 8mm home movies will now take place in the Federated Church in Edgartown at 45 South Summer Street. The reception and book signing will be held at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum around the corner at 59 School Street.


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The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is now taking reservations for the event. Call (508) 627-4441 x110 or e-mail frontdesk@mvmuseum.org for reservations.

There will be a BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING EVENT on Martha’s Vineyard. It will be presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Check out their website & calendar page for more information.

Event: JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard book launch party and signing
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2011 starting at 5:30 pm
Location: Federated Church in Edgartown at 45 South Summer Street and The Martha’s Vineyard Museum at 59 School Street
Tickets: $20. Proceeds to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Travel Info: Martha’s Vineyard Online

Join the Island community and JAWS enthusiasts from around the world for the official launch of the new book, “JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard.” The book, comprised of photographs and memories of Islanders closest to the legendary movie, also includes additional material from noted JAWS personnel: Joe Alves, Carl Gottlieb, Shari Rhodes, Roy Arbogast, and more as well as a foreword by JAWS director Steven Spielberg.

Event will feature:

  • A lecture on the making of JAWS by JAWS Production Designer Joe Alves
  • A narration and screening of Carol Fligor’s JAWS behind-the-scenes movie
  • A rare screening of the 1975 JAWS slideshow from Joseph C. Hazen Jr.
  • A book signing with Author Matt Taylor, Contributor Jim Beller, Production Designer Joe Alves, and Vineyard locals involved in the movie

$20 tickets. Books available for purchase. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

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