Today’s Follies pay humble tribute to Nebraska, which became the 37th state of the union 149 years ago this week (March 1, 1867). Known as The Cornhusker State, Nebraska achieved statehood two years after the end of the American Civil War and boasts a rich heritage in the arts. Among the movies which stories are set in Nebraska are Norman Taurog’s Boys Town (1938), Sidney Lumet’s Fail Safe (1964) and James L. Brooks’ Terms of Endearment (1983).
Following are the faces of a few native Nebraskans you may recognize:
“It’s happens that I like the people of Nebraska. They’re the best, the most hospitable, the most honest, the most trustworthy people in our whole darned country. And you lucky Nebraskans who are still living there just believe me. I’ve been a lot of places, and I have met a lot of people, and I still say Nebraskaland has the best hunting and the best people in the whole country.” – Robert Taylor