Author Mac Smith will discuss his latest book, “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: The Making of the Iconic Film”
Author Mac Smith will discuss his latest book, “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: The Making of the Iconic Film”
It’s a well-known fact — perhaps legend now — that the scandalous blockbuster movie “Peyton Place” was filmed in Camden and 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? What was it like when Hollywood met Maine?

Author and historian Mac Smith (“Mainers on the Titanic”) will discuss these questions and the research for his most recent book, “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: The Making of the Iconic Film,” in a “Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6pm” on December 2, through Union’s Vose Library. Learn more about Smith’s research and his interviews for the book. Beginning with the arrival of film crews, Smith traces the making of the movie, what happened after the crews left, and the premiere of the film.

Smith is a U.S. Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and a former reporter for the Bar Harbor Times. He lives in Stockton Springs, where he is restoring the family homestead. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono.

Visit voselibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page to obtain a Zoom link for the program. For more information, call 785-4733.