Light of Day State Theater Premiere photographs   Save
Light of Day State Theater Premiere photographs
Description: These four 4" x 6" (10.16 x 15.24 cm) photographs show the movie premiere of "Light of Day" in 1987. The premiere took place at the State Theater in Cleveland, Ohio, where parts of the movie were filmed. One of the locations for the movie was on the East Side of Cleveland at Euclid Tavern. Governor Celeste played himself in the movie. "Light of Day" depicts the lives of a brother (Fox) and sister (Jett) who have their own local rock band in Ohio. The original title of the movie was "Born in the U.S.A", but was re-named "Light of Day." "Light of Day" also became a hit single for musician Bruce Springsteen. The Ohio Film Commission was established in 1979 to promote Ohio to the filming industry as a diverse place to film and a home to specialists with a wide range of film-making skills, including actors and set crew. The commission worked to bring to Ohio such films as "Rain Man," "Eight Men Out," "City of Hope," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "The Deer Hunter," among others filmed in Ohio. The commission's functions included scouting locations, arranging support services and helping in-state filmmakers to make and export their work. In 2002, the commission was eliminated as a cost-saving measure. The Division of Travel and Tourism absorbed all functions. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3278_5916637_001
Subjects: Ohio Government; Arts and Entertainment; Motion pictures; Motion picture industry; Theaters
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)