Vault Highlights Poe from 1989

Seasonally dark and atmospheric, the latest episode of “Davis Media Access: From the Vault” features “Lady Madeline,” a short experimental dramatization of Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.

Yolanda Torres, a staff member at DMA’s precursor, DCTV, produced the video in 1989. It features the acting talents of Ernest Davis, Jr., and photography by Robert Schultz and Janis Takamoto.

Davis Media Access (DMA) is a non-profit community media center that has served Davis and environs for more than 25 years, amassing an archive of more than 10,000 locally produced videos, which represents a unique piece of our community history. Recognizing that, and wanting to find an intentional way to continue digitizing these assets, DMA launched “From the Vault" in Oct. 2014 to highlight select programs from this archive.

Each “from the Vault” segment will air on DCTV, Channel 15 on Comcast in Davis, Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 10 p.m. The content will also air on AT&T’s U-verse service at Menu 99, and we’ll profile it across DMA’s social media feeds (@dmafeed on Twitter; davismediaaccess on Instagram; Davis Media Access on Facebook). All segments will also be added to DMA’s YouTube channel.

DMA seeks to highlight older programs, in general, though there may be impetus to highlight something more recent if it provides context for a current situation. Requests may be sent to