Dr. Burk Wagner, appearing in the film, was accompanied by Nancy Byck Welch, daughter of Larry Byck, Baekeland’s chemist from 1910 to 1957. She brought some of her father’s Embed Art Bakelite samples to display along with Hugh’s collection on a table in the back of the room.
Nancy appears in three short videos available on our website, www.allthingsbakelite.com.
The audience was enthralled by the film and asked many pointed questions in the Q&A afterwards. Maybe because Louis had brought his wife, four sons, their wives, a friend and a grand daughter, the feeling of the whole audience was of one large family. Many conversations were stimulated by the film. Several people talked about future opportunities to show the film at local schools.