International actress, activist and icon Jean Seberg is among the stars celebrated in the new "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition in Des Moines, Iowa. Her indelible image is among four film celebrities featured on the entrance marquis of the 6,400 square foot exhibit.
The exhibit also includes items related to the new documentary feature film "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" produced by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films and Emmy® nominated writer Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd. The documentary goes into national theatrical and film festival release beginning later this fall, with international screenings, DVD release and PBS-broadcasts to follow in 2015. There is still time for you to be a part of this exciting documentary project and make a tax-deductible contribution to the final post-production work! Just click HERE for details.
The Dispatch-Argus highlights the new exibit in a story by journalist Jonathan Turner:
"Des Moines is 1,689 miles from Hollywood, but Iowa's prolific, enduring impact on the silver screen will be on display in the state capital in a new, free exhibit starting today.
"Hollywood in the Heartland" opens Friday, June 27th at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines. It will be kicked off at 10 a.m. with a talk from Ottumwa native Tom Arnold, a writer, producer, actor and comedian. Mr. Arnold has been in more than 120 film and television projects including "True Lies," "Nine Months," and Mike Myers' new documentary, "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon."
" 'Hollywood in the Heartland' explores our legacy with the silver screen from the late 1800s to today's movies and filmmaking, and I invite all Iowans to visit the State Historical Museum to see this blockbuster exhibit," Gov. Terry Branstad said in a recent release.
"This exhibit not only showcases our past, it also points us to the future where new movie and media production technologies are generating more opportunities for creativity, growth and expansion," Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said.
"Hollywood in the Heartland" is a 6,400-square-foot exhibit that shows how Iowa and Iowans have been portrayed on film, uncovers the beauty of Iowa's historic theaters and their role in communities, and the people who have made an impression on-screen and behind the scenes. The exhibit includes photos tracing Iowa's stage and screen heritage -- including Davenport's Adler Theatre (1931), Capitol Theatre (1920), and the former Burtis Opera House (1867).
A collection of video clips, called "Iowa Film Today," will show quality productions based on Iowa topics being done today and includes parts of the Moline-based Tammy & Kelly Rundle's Fourth Wall Films documentaries "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" (co-produced with partner Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd), the award-winning "Lost Nation: The Ioway" and the Emmy® nominated "Country School: One Room - One Nation".
The exhibit also has a graphics re-print of their "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" (a bio-pic on the internationally renowned Marshalltown native) as part of the "Iowa Film Today" section.
-- The Academy Award won by Des Moines-native Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress in "The Last Picture Show" (1971).
-- During opening weekend, the Oscar won by Denison-native Donna Reed for Best Supporting Actress in "From Here to Eternity" (1953).
-- A 1933 copy of Phil Stong's "State Fair" and a ticket from the 1945 world premiere of "State Fair" in Des Moines.
-- A uniform from "The Music Man" in 1962.
-- A replica 1919 Chicago White Sox uniform from "Field of Dreams" in 1989.
-- A bicycle used by Meryl Streep in "The Bridges of Madison County" in 1995.
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Just an hour northeast of Des Moines, is Jean Seberg's hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa. The annual Jean Seberg International Film Festival is held in November each year and features the actress' movies, symposiums and special programs, music, and an immense collection of Jean's memorabilia, photos, scrapbooks and more. This year's festival will be held November 21-23, 2014. For more information, visit the JSIFF Facebook fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/sebfilmfest