Old Hollywood Returns with "History of Moviemaking in UT"

Published: January 10, 2011 | Category: Academics

Movie historian and film archivist James D’Arc will be presenting “Moviemaking in Utah” on the SUU campus next Wednesday, January 12, at 7 p.m. in the Sorenson PE Building, Room 101.

Though he purports a love for all movies, D’Arc has focused his research on movies made in Utah since the 1920s.

Over the years, he has collected production stories, photographs, posters and, of course, movies. D’Arc’s lecture will highlight films made in southern Utah with clips to illustrate his stories.

D’Arc’s recently published book, When Hollywood Came to Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah, showcases posters, production shots, cast groups and snapshots taken by residents who observed local moviemaking. The SUU Bookstore is stocked with copies of D’Arc’s book, which will also be sold following Wednesday’s lecture, where the author has agreed to sign copies.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Iron County Historical Society (ICHS). As always, ICHS programs are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is limited. Parking is available in the Sorenson PE Building lot.

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