Vincennes, Indiana: Hall of Hollywood HoosiersIn 100-year-old storefront with an old soda fountain and a collection of stuff that connects Hollywood to Indiana, including a display on hometown comedian Red Skelton.
- 418 Main St., Vincennes, IN
- Werker building, Main St. between 4th and 5th Sts.
- Daily 10 am - 2 pm. (Call to verify)
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Mark Kratzner has re-opened his Hall of Hollywood Hoosiers after a being closed for about six months due to restoration on the tin ceiling of the Werker Drug store. The exhibit is about how people from Indiana are a part of Hollywood history. Mark started collecting and researching Hollywood Hoosiers after learning that Red Skelton was from Indiana. He moved to Skelton's hometown 6 years ago from Anderson, IN, with his collection, hoping to help with the collection at Vincennes University. There is a special section in Mark's small museum that focuses on Red Skelton's career after Skelton left his hometown of Vincennes. Items from Skelton's stage, radio, film, television and personal life are on display.
Other small town Hoosiers have been involved in the Hollywood business from the silent days to today. On display are stills, lobby cards, posters and other items. Multimedia monitors also show clips.[Mark Kratzner, 07/19/2010]
A collection of photos, lobby cards and other items relating to Indiana's connection to Hollywood. Featuring Red Skelton in his hometown.[Mark Kratzner, 07/02/2007]
Mark's collection is located in an old storefront.