Books About Columbus Indiana History Feb 2, 2008 18:42:50 GMT -5
Post by David Sechrest on Feb 2, 2008 18:42:50 GMT -5
Hoosiers In Hollywood, by David Smith
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society Press (April 2006)
Amazon Price: $43.76
David Smith began his career as a Program Director for WTTV-Tv in 1949. He moved to WISH-Tv, and in the 1970's hosted a show entitled When Movies Were Movies. It came on Channel 8 (WISH) on Sunday evenings.
Who knew that Ma Kettle hailed from Acton, Indiana? Who knew that Hollywood’s coolest man alive in the 1950s, James Dean, and the coolest man alive during the 1960s and 1970, Steve McQueen, both hailed from the nineteenth state?
In Hoosiers in Hollywood, author David L. Smith presents native Hoosiers, as well as those who spent much of their formative years in the state, who have contributed in some fashion to the motion picture industry. Their contributions began with the invention of the first motion picture projector, continued through the silent era and the advent of sound, and represent an important presence in the industry today. The reader will find many stories about Hoosiers working together to showcase their remarkable talents and helping to change the face of the entertainment industry. Over the years, Hoosiers have made their way to Hollywood—the Mecca for those with stories to tell and talents to be showcased.
Leading men and women actors, Tarzans, cowboys, directors, screenwriters and novelists, musicians and composers—they are all represented in this volume. Hoosiers in Hollywood includes Oscar winners and nominees, soap opera Hoosiers, movies shot in or about Indiana, and Hoosiers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The book also includes more than three hundred illustrations, including promotional shots from Hollywood studios and movie posters.
The reason I have included this book here is because of the articles on both Ken and Kermit Maynard, who hailed from Columbus!
David Smith also maintains his own website: