A multi-talented woman, Gene Stratton-Porter was not only a best-selling author and conservationist, she was heavily involved in the film industry. In spite of many years in Hollywood, there has been no film footage of Gene herself…until now. This recently unearthed video of Gene working on her property in Catalina Island – Avalon, California gives us a new glimpse at one of the most influential women in Hoosier history.
This film was shared by the Indiana State Museum on their YouTube channel. It features silent period footage showing Stratton-Porter and her home. A modern voice-over points out the locations, names of people, and important points. It’s only a minute and a half, but it’s a great chance to see this famous author in person.
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