Older Americans recreate film posters for charity calendar

A group of homeowners in an independent living neighborhood struck a posture for charity.The homeowners of Brightwood Residing in Lutherville, Maryland, came together to recreate well-known motion picture posters for a charity calendar.”I just was thinking about something we could do during the pandemic, said Mary Bauer, Brightwood’s director of marketing and sales. “And I see all of our homeowners as stars, and it simply sort of came together.”The residents were paired up with posters based on their personalities, including a nationally-ranked skeet shooter who remade the “Annie Get Your Weapon” poster.Dr. Nancy Grasmick actioned in for Marilyn Monroe, and she absolutely felt some jitters in the beginning. But she explained, “I thought, ‘Well, I want to do this. It’s fun.’ And I don’t care what happens, and I don’t care what people think. I love doing this.”The calendars raised money for the Maryland Food Bank. But the shoot also helped the residents cut loose a little bit amid the pandemic.”It gave us something to think about and play with and have fun in a year that hasn’t been a whole lotta fun,” said Bill Kitchel, one of the models.Stitch brings you heartwarming stories from a community just like yours. It celebrates our hometown heroes and is inspired by communities, revitalized. Stitch is committed to honoring our history, celebrating our potential and highlighting the tales that bring us together. Every day, we are stitching together the American story.Want more stories like these? Follow Stitch on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

A group of residents in an independent living community struck a pose for charity.

The residents of Brightwood Living in Lutherville, Maryland, came together to recreate famous movie posters for a charity calendar.

“I just was thinking about something we could do during the pandemic, said Mary Bauer, Brightwood’s director of marketing and sales. “And I see all of our residents as stars, and it just kind of came together.”

The residents were paired up with posters based on their personalities, including a nationally-ranked skeet shooter who remade the “Annie Get Your Gun” poster.

Dr. Nancy Grasmick stepped in for Marilyn Monroe, and she absolutely felt some jitters at first. However she discussed, “I thought, ‘Well, I want to do this. It’s fun.’ And I don’t care what happens, and I don’t care what people think. I love doing this.”

The calendars raised cash for the Maryland Food Bank. However the shoot likewise assisted the homeowners let go a bit amidst the pandemic.

“It gave us something to think about and play with and have fun in a year that hasn’t been a whole lotta fun,” stated Costs Kitchel, among the models.


Stitch brings you heartfelt stories from a neighborhood much like yours. It commemorates our home town heroes and is motivated by neighborhoods, renewed. Stitch is dedicated to honoring our history, commemorating our capacity and highlighting the tales that bring us together. Every day, we are sewing together the American story.

Desired more stories like these? Follow Stitch on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.