When Hollywood Came to Utah Centennial Edition

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 8558

$45.00 USD

A special Centennial Edition celebrating 100 years of Hollywood and indigenous filmmaking in the state of Utah.

“Mr. D’Arc is a genial guide through terrain that is bumpy both geologically and artistically....The history…is diligently set out in this handsomely mounted trove of statist pride.”—The New York Sun

The magnificent scenery and locales of Utah have played host to hundreds of Hollywood films and TV episodes, including memorable films such as The Searchers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Easy Rider, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma & Louise, and Forrest Gump.

This new edition, published in celebration of the official centennial of the film industry in Utah, includes a new chapter covering significant TV series headquartered in Salt Lake City and at the Park City Studio, including Touched by an Angel (CBS, 1994-2003); Yellowstone (Paramount, 2018-2020); The Chosen (Angel Studios, 2019-2023); High School Musical (Disney, 2006-present), and Kevin Costner’s epic Western series Horizon: An American Saga (2023), now filming in Utah.

Also includes a look at the history of Indigenous filmmaking and the contribution of Indigenous people to the entertainment industry in Utah.

Film buffs, history buffs, and even tourists will appreciate the inside scoop on how these films and television shows were made, what happened on and off set, and more.

James V. D’Arc, PH.D., was curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, for 41 years. He taught film courses at BYU for 30 years, founded the BYU Film Music Archive, and hosted the BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series for 18 years. He lives in Orem, Utah.