“Forgotten Hollywood”- Production of Mockingbird Lives On…

Posted on April 25, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will continue producing a play version about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance. Dramatic Publishing Co. had refused to extend the rights for the production in Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, but the Illinois-based publishing company announced Saturday that Lee has founded a new nonprofit group called the Mockingbird Company. The organization will produce the play beginning next year.


                         GREGORY PECK        MARY BADHAM

Scout_Comic   The Monroe County Heritage Museum has staged the play for over two decades, but it’s been involved in legal disputes with Lee in the past. Lee sued the museum in 2013 over Mockingbird souvenirs sold in its store after the museum opposed her application for a federal trademark for the title of her book. The dispute has since been settled.

   The play is currently in its 26th season in Monroeville, which was the town template for the fictional Maycomb in Harper Lee’s book. The performances this month and next are sold out; lots of excitement over publication of Lee’s second literary work, Go Set a Watchman, helped tickets sell out faster than normal.

   The enduring legacy of Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Scout continues…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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