Planning for Arizona’s Little Hollywood Museum has been moving full speed ahead, with committees of local volunteers meeting to begin brainstorming exactly what patrons will experience during a visit. The one thing everyone agrees is that ALHM must educate and entertain through a state-of-the art interactive experience unlike anything ever seen before in northern Arizona. “The goal is to create a constantly evolving museum that will be just as relevant 50 years from now as it is today – one that other cultural institutions will look to for ideas,” says Joe McNeill, the museum’s creative director. To stimulate outside-the-box thinking, committee members recently visited other high-tech cultural institutions – like The Atomic Testing Museum and The Mob Museum in Las Vegas (where visitors get to fire the Tommy gun simulator pictured above), and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. Check out www.ALHMuseum.org for updates and to make a tax deductible donation.
Having played host to more than 60 Hollywood productions—from the early years of cinema through the 1970s—Sedona, Arizona’s unsung role in American film is the topic of this blog. Here, once and for all Sedona gets her due as a key location in movie history, a silent but stunning backdrop to all genres of movies including silent films, B westerns, World War II propaganda, and film noir.