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Kentucky Theatre, 1952

Posted on June 14, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Photo showing patrons lining up to watch a movie at the Kentucky Theatre in October 1952. One of the movies playing was The Big Sky, an American Western film directed by Howard Hawks, based on the novel of the same name. The cast included Kirk Douglas, Arthur Hunnicutt, Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt.  Published in the Herald-Leader October 13, 1952. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Patrons lined up to watch The Big Sky in October 1952 at the Kentucky Theatre on Main Street in downtown Lexington. The Big Sky, an American Western based on the novel of the same name, was written by A.B. Guthrie, who was a reporter and editor for the Lexington Leader from 1926 to 1947. Guthrie published The Big Sky, his first novel, in 1947, and two years later published The Way West, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. The cast of The Big Sky, which was directed by Howard Hawks, included Kirk Douglas, Arthur Hunnicutt, Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt. Admission was 70 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. Published in the Herald-Leader on Oct. 13, 1952. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

 

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