Dark Command premiere newspaper clippings
Dark Command, a film based on the novel by William Riley Burnett, relates the exploits of William Quantrill and his raid on Lawrence, Kansas, during the Civil War. With such movie stars as John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Claire Trevor and Roy Rogers, the film had its premiere showing in Lawrence on April 4, 1940. This collection is comprised of area newspaper clippings about the film's debut and preparations for the gala which included a parade, a ball and a reenactment of the burning of the Free State Hotel. Also recounted in the clippings are Lawrence resident reminiscences and the history of Quantrill's raid.
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1 folder (38 x 25 cm)
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RH MS P720
- Guide to the Dark Command [film] Premiere Collection
- Dark Command premiere newspaper clippings
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Dark Command Premiere Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P720, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States