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    • 11/20/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

    The Friends Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., will be held Saturday, November 20, at 1:00 p.m., at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.  Following the usual business of the corporation, the president’s report, the park manager’s report, the annual financial report and the introduction of the officers for 2022, will be a brief presentation on the founding of the park 50+1 years ago. 

    An extra incentive to attend will be refreshments and the resumption of the park’s Writer’s Talks at 2:00 p.m. with Ann McCutchan, the author of The Life She Wished to Live:  A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of The Yearling.  Yet another incentive is that McCutchan’s book will be available for sale and signing at the event!

    We hope to see Friends and guests at the annual meeting and the Writer’s Talk. 


    • 11/20/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

    Writer’s Talks Return

    The Writer’s Talks series will return to the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Park on Saturday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m., and it will be a unique kind of homecoming:  Ann McCutchan with her long anticipated, richly detailed, often revealing, sometimes intensely poignant biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings herself, The Life She Wished to Live. Dwight Garner the New York Times says: “Come to this biography for Rawlings’ outsized personality. Stay for a portrait of a woman whose writing meant everything to her.”  Refreshments, book sales ($35, cash or check only) and book signing will follow.

     

    • 12/11/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dancing Cows Ranch, Cross Creek, Florida
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    The Yearling  Movie Celebrates 75 Years

    December 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of the motion picture The Yearling. The motion picture, based upon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that has since become an American classic, was a critical and popular success. The story of a boy’s coming of age in the Florida wilderness in the post-Civil war period, it received seven Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Gregory Peck); Best Actress (Jane Wyman); Best Director (Clarence Brown); Best Motion Picture; Best Art Direction (Color); and Best Cinematography (Color). It won in the Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography (Color) categories. Claude Jarman. Jr., who played the boy Jody, won a special Academy Juvenile Award. 

    To celebrate this anniversary the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is planning a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Our special guest will be Claude Jarman, Jr.

    On Sunday, December 12, The Yearling will be shown at the Marion Theatre in Ocala. Buy Tickets Here. This 1946 Technicolor movie will be shown most appropriately on the “big screen” in a 1940s theater. And there is more.  Following the showing of the movie, Claude Jarman, Jr., will be interviewed on stage. Much of The Yearling was filmed in the Florida scrub in what is now called the Ocala National Forest. Among the memories that Jarman will share are those of the Florida filming. And there is even more: Jarman’s recent autobiography My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood will be on sale ($25, cash or check only) and available for signing at the event.

    The Yearling will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the in-person Jarman interview. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets (Adults, $15.00; children under 12, $10) may be purchased through the Marion Theatre box office. Buy Tickets Here. A truly unique opportunity: you will see the motion picture as it was meant to be seen – in a 1940s movie house on the big screen.  You will be able to hear Jarman’s insights on the film. And the proceeds will benefit the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.

    Also part of this celebration: on Saturday, December 11, the Friends will hold a reception for Claude Jarman, Jr., at the Dancing Cows Ranch in Cross Creek (14707 S. CR 325), from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Yearling memorabilia and decorations will be on display, and Florida refreshments will be served. A preview of a presentation on Florida memories of the filming of The Yearling will be presented. This presentation will include portions of interviews of local participants in the filming and their relatives. Among those interviewed are Bobby Randall, Jarman’s double/stand in; Lawrence Kinsey and Richard Mills, who worked on the set; and relatives of other participants in the project, such as Alva Dame Kinsey, whose father was Gregory Peck’s double/stand in.

    The cost is $30 for members of the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., and $35 for non-members. Proceeds will benefit the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.

    Please note that the tickets for each event are sold separately.



     

    • 12/12/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Marion Theatre, Ocala, Florida

    The Yearling  Movie Celebrates 75 Years

    December 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of the motion picture The Yearling. The motion picture, based upon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that has since become an American classic, was a critical and popular success. The story of a boy’s coming of age in the Florida wilderness in the post-Civil war period, it received seven Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Gregory Peck); Best Actress (Jane Wyman); Best Director (Clarence Brown); Best Motion Picture; Best Art Direction (Color); and Best Cinematography (Color). It won in the Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography (Color) categories. Claude Jarman. Jr., who played the boy Jody, won a special Academy Juvenile Award. 

    To celebrate this anniversary the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is planning a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Our special guest will be Claude Jarman, Jr.

    On Sunday, December 12, The Yearling will be shown at the Marion Theatre in Ocala. Buy Tickets Here. This 1946 Technicolor movie will be shown most appropriately on the “big screen” in a 1940s theater. And there is more.  Following the showing of the movie, Claude Jarman, Jr., will be interviewed on stage. Much of The Yearling was filmed in the Florida scrub in what is now called the Ocala National Forest. Among the memories that Jarman will share are those of the Florida filming. And there is even more: Jarman’s recent autobiography My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood will be on sale ($25, cash or check only) and available for signing at the event.

    The Yearling will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the in-person Jarman interview. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets (Adults, $15.00; children under 12, $10) may be purchased through the Marion Theatre box officeA truly unique opportunity: you will see the motion picture as it was meant to be seen – in a 1940s movie house on the big screen.  You will be able to hear Jarman’s insights on the film. And the proceeds will benefit the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.

    Buy Tickets Here

Friends of  the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 (toll-free within Florida). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 

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Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm Inc.
P. O. Box 337 

Micanopy, FL 32667-0337
 Mkrawlingsfarm@gmail.com 

(352) 466-3672 

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