Lights! Camera! Arkansas!

Lights! Camera! Arkansas!

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Lights! Camera! Arkansas! traces the roles played by Arkansans in the first century of Hollywooda€™s film industry, from the first cowboy star, Broncho Billy Anderson, to Mary Steenburgen, Billy Bob Thornton, and many others. The Arkansas landscape also plays a starring role: North Little Rocka€™s cameo in Gone with the Wind, Crittenden County as a setting for Hallelujah (1929), and various locations in the statea€™s southeastern quadrant in 2012a€™s Mud are all given fascinating exploration. Robert Cochran and Suzanne McCray screened close to two hundred filmsa€”from laughable box-office bombs to laudable examples of filmmaking -- in their research for this book. Theya€™ve enhanced their spirited chronological narrative with an appendix on documentary films, a ratings section, and illustrations chosen by Jo Ellen Maack of the Old State House Museum, where Lights! Camera! Arkansas! debuted as an exhibit curated by the authors in 2013. The result is a book sure to entertain and inform those interested in Arkansas and the movies for years to come.Autry Show, but Davis is best known today for her starring role as sharpshooter Annie oakley in the 1954a€“1956 television ... been described as a cinematic Nancy Drew, a dashing female star who encouraged her young fans to make for themselves a bigger place in the world. ... outlaws astride an elephant! Wildly far- fetched plots were standard fare. Autrya#39;s The Last Round-Up (1947) mixes a. Costumeanbsp;...

Title:Lights! Camera! Arkansas!
Author:Robert Cochran, Suzanne McCray
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2015-02-02


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