Friday Foto Follies: Nebraska

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

6 thoughts

  1. Aurora, This is great. I really like the choices you made. I also like that you found some films based on or filmed in Nebraska. I have a couple more. Nebraska–filmed in Nebraska and nominated for 6 academy awards in 2013. Boys Don’t Cry starring Hillary Swank who won the Oscar for best actress and was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. The story is also based on a true story from here. Last, To Wong Foo Thanks for everything Julie Newmar was filmed in Nebraska–a part was a block from my office.

    1. Thanks and glad you like it!! 🙂 I usually try to stick with classics – whatever they are – so that’s why those newer entries aren’t included.

  2. You are right, jennifromrollamo. Gerald Ford was raised in Michigan. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska as Leslie King, Jr. His mother divorced his father and moved to Michigan. He was adopted by his step father.

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