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200 Years of Stories: Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine

200 Years of Stories: Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine

Jul 20, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brewer Public Library
100 South Main Street
Brewer, Maine 04412
(alternate location: Zoom, depending on Covid-19 updates)

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It is a well-known fact, perhaps legend now, that Peyton Place, the controversial, scandalous blockbuster was filmed in Camden, Maine and the surrounding towns in 1957. But how did the movie come to be filmed in Maine, who was involved in getting it here, and what did the locals think about 20th Century Fox shooting a big-budget film in their front yards? Find out when Mac Smith presents a talk based on his new book Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine. Location TBD.

Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times. Mac lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead.  He is also author of Mainers On The Titanic.

Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine is one of forty adult Maine non-fiction books the Brewer Library purchased in celebration of Maine’s bicentennial. This project was made possible thanks to a Rose and Samuel Rudman Fund Grant of the Maine Community Foundation. The talk is sponsored by the Brewer Public Library, the Brewer Library Association, and a Maine Bicentennial Commission Community Grant award.