Zoom Author Talk: Mac Smith "Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: The Making of the Iconic Film"
It is a well-known fact that Peyton Place, the controversial, scandalous blockbuster was filmed in Camden, Maine and the surrounding towns in 1957. But few have heard the true story of how the film came to Camden and what happened next. Join author Mac Smith as he shares the true story behind the film as he talks about his book “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine: The Making of the Iconic Film” during a virtual author talk on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library.
Smith has done the research and conducted the interviews and presents a fascinating account of events and key players. Beginning with the arrival of film crews, he traces the making of the movie, what happened after the crews left, and the premiere of the film, which was held in Camden. Included are quotes from locals who were featured in the film.
Smith is the author of the book “Mainers on the Titanic” which featured stories of Maine passengers on the Titanic. Smith is a Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. He now lives in Stockton Springs, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead.
Books are on sale for this virtual event courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books and can be purchased at any of their locations, on their website at shermans.com or by calling 207-288-3161. Registration for this event is required to receive the Zoom link. To register fill out the form at jesuplibrary.org/event/smith or email email@example.com.