"Lorraine was the driving force behind the completion of my film, THE DAMNEDEST, FINEST RUINS. She did research, organized and found photographs, commented on all of our choices and decisions, promoted and marketed our film tour of the Mid West. She is beyond charming, extremely efficient, and knowledgeable on everything from web sites to promotion, book keeping, designs and lay outs, film making, and making sense of anything that baffles the lesser minds among us."~ James Dalessandro
The Damnedest Finest Ruins is the definitive work on the Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Written and directed by James Dalessandro (author of the best-selling novel 1906 ), The Damnedest, Finest Ruins paints a riveting portrait of the earthquake and fire that wiped a city of 450,000 people off the face of the earth during three terrible days in April of 1906.
The high-def production, narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Coyote, features the digitally re-mastered music of Enrico Caruso, who performed in Carmen at San Francisco's famed opera house five hours before the disaster struck. The film incorporates never-before-seen still photos, hand-cranked Edison film clips, appearances by historian Gladys Hansen and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, and exposes the enormous human folly that led to the burning of 29,000 buildings and more than $400 million dollars in destruction.