Friday, October 3, 2014

Donna Reed Heritage Museum partners with State Historical Museum of Iowa

Blockbuster exhibit to run through late 2016
A leather script portfolio used by Donna Reed and a mug given to her by John Wayne during the filming of Trouble Along the Way (1953) are now on display at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. They are part of the “Hollywood In The Heartlands” exhibit which opened June 27 in Des Moines. Donna Reed is one of 17 featured Iowa actors.

This major exhibit explores Iowa's legacy with the silver screen throughout history, leading up to its most recent contributions to American film. It reveals how Iowa and its residents have been portrayed on-screen, uncovers the beauty of Iowa's historic theaters and introduces Iowans who have made an impression on-screen and behind the scenes.

The 6,400 square-foot exhibition includes components from major films depicting Iowa and Iowans such as State Fair (1933, 1945): The Music Man (1962); Cold Turkey (1971); Field of Dreams (1989) and The Bridges of Madison County (1995).

Visit Hollywood in the Heartlands

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