Pictures fly by. Narration
[THESIS]Through the expansion of the railroad, Harvey houses popped up all throughout the American southwest. Run by Fred Harvey with Harvey Girl employees, they encountered many people and the exchange of good food and experiences on the railways became possible.
SCENE 1: MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Ext. Living room. Mid-day
Daughter and Mother get in position/photo album
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, modern day attire, flips through a photo album together.
So you’re saying he made food for people?
MOTHER, smiles and gently chuckles brushing back daughter’s hair from face
Not exactly dear. My grandfather, your great grandfather, first began his fascinating career into the restaurant business in 1850 at the age of 15; with the railroad charging across the west. (A1) Look that’s him right there.
MOTHER, points to a picture of a young Harvey
DAUGHTER, looks closer at the picture then at mom
I don’t understand mom; why does he look like that? In all the other pictures of him he’s dressed nicely.
Well dear, before he became a business man he started his journey… (More)
as a 15-year-old emigrant all the way from London.
DAUGHTER, looks at mom with confusion
What do you mean by emigrant?
It means he moved here from across the ocean baby. You understand?
Yeah mom, I think I get it now, go on.
MOTHER, looks out lost in thought
Well, when he got here he began work in New York as a dishwasher at an upscale restaurant.
But then how did he come to be an owner of a restaurant?
That’s a good question honey. In fact, during the Civil War Harvey worked as a mobile mail clerk in the booming railroad business. () Everyone who had experience riding the railroads knew that probably the greatest hazard on western lines was food served when the train stopped for meals. () Experienced travelers brought picnic lunches from home. ()
SCENE 2: HARVEY'S EXPERIENCES
Ext. Hotel Room. Luggage on floor, shoes clothes scattered. Camera pans over them. During this scene voice over: Fred Harvey wasn’t the first man to have to sleep five across a bed with four strangers in a pungent hotel room; or first to loose appetite over a bowl of gravy stew with unidentifiable objects.
Harvey and others lie across bed scrunched together. Someone snores, another burps. One person rolls over hits someone else.
Ext. Sitting at bar counter. Bowl in front of Harvey and him swirling a spoon around it looking sick. Something floats to the top and Harvey pushes it away.
A/N: ok, so this is my first time every trying to write a screen play, it's for a project I have to do for world history. The formatting got really weird as it transfered from but i'm pretty sure I fixed what needed it. Also the places where there are () are places that citations will be added. Please tell me what you think about it so far. It's do in 2 weeks so I'm really trying to kick a**. Thanks y'all love ya.