“Hoosiers in the Movies” Program

2013-04-10T17:17:00Z “Hoosiers in the Movies” ProgramContributed by Susie Richter, Curator La Porte County Historical Society Museum nwitimes.com

LAPORTE | A surprising number of people from Indiana were important figures in the motion picture industry. Did you know that movie director Robert Wise was from Winchester, Howard Hawks was from Goshen, and Sydney Pollack was from South Bend? Actors Steve McQueen, James Dean, and Red Skelton and female stars such as Marjorie Main, Irene Dunne, and Carole Lombard were either native Hoosiers or moved here as young children and spent their formative years in Indiana.

On Saturday, April 13 at 1P.M. in the meeting room of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, Bruce Johnson, Historical Society Board Member will give a visual and biographical presentation on some of the people from our state who became famous in the movies. You will be surprised to learn about a few La Porte County residents who had successful careers in the movies, too!

This program is being presented in conjunction with the current display at the museum, “Forgotten History” which will be on exhibit till the end of May. There is no charge for the program; however, regular museum admission will apply.

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue in La Porte, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Call ahead for admission prices at 219-324-6767, or visit our website at www.laportecountyhistory.org. The facility is accessible to those with disabilities.

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