November 2, 2023
What do the films Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Bringing Up Baby (1938),The Horror of Party Beach (1964), and The Swimmer (1968) all have in common? The state of Connecticut. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with actor and film historian ILLEANA DOUGLAS. She has starred in films like Cape Fear, Grace of my Heart, and To Die For as well as a number of TV series. She will be talking about her new history: CONNECTICUT IN THE MOVIES: FROM DREAM HOUSES TO DARK SUBURBIA. This thorough and entertaining book is about the Connecticut of the Hollywood imagination as well as the many movies filmed in Connecticut.