Hollywood, Iowa – The Film History of the midwest state. Seriously.

I was first attracted to this article because of the genius title. ‘Lights, Camera, Iowa’ deserves to be either the name of a movie itself, or at least the book the article is talking about.

Instead, authors Marty S. Knepper and John Shelton Lawrence went for the slightly less catchy ‘The Book of Iowa Films’.  They have gone through thousands of movies finding references to the Hawkeye state. (One wonders if Hawkeye Pierce from MASH is one!).  It took them 20 years.

This book is a pub quiz in the making!

The world is a truly wonderful and fascinating place. The fact that I even read an article from the Sioux City Journal really illustrates that.

But seriously. These types of books do seem silly but there is a value in film history.

Please, if anyone reads this let me know. I will wait for the audiobook version.

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

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