Discover Wisconsin’s Rich Entertainment History

Did you know that Wisconsin is not only the home of legendary stars of the stage and screen, but that it also has one of the world’s major research centers for entertainment history

The Ephraim Historical Foundation will welcome Mary Huelsbeck, assistant director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research at UW-Madison, to discuss it all Aug. 11, 7:30-8:30 pm, at the Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Hwy 42.

Edith Head poses with six of her Academy Awards statues. From a 1959 issue of The Rambler (Immaculate Heart High School Alumnae Association). Image courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Learn about Wisconsinites who made it big in film, on television and on stage. Watch Frank Lloyd Wright on the first late-night TV talk show. See reproductions of costume designer Edith Head’s sketches for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Stephen Sondheim’s handwritten lyrics for West Side Story. Listen to Rod Serling dictate a script, and read scripts from classic TV shows including Hill Street Blues and WKRP in Cincinnati.

This program is free, but donations are appreciated. Questions? Call 920.854.9688.

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