: These five 8"x10" (20.32 x 25.10 cm) photographs were taken on the set of the movie "Light of Day" in 1987. The photos portray actor Michael J. Fox with Ohio Governor Richard Celeste and other cast members. Parts of the movie were filmed in Cleveland, including a portion at the Euclid Tavern on the city's East Side. 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.
: Om3279_5987193_001 Subjects
: Arts and Entertainment; Ohio Government; Motion pictures; Motion picture industry Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)