BSLLT to unveil official markers for ‘This Property is Condemned’
By Echo Staff
Oct 29, 2013, 19:23
The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre is inviting everyone to stop by this Saturday to help celebrate its "Starr" attraction, the theatre building itself, which served as the "Starr Boarding House" in the 1966 film "This Property is Condemned."
Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, the theatre group will unveil official street markers identifying the building as the movie set.
"This is a wonderful gift to the community, and a great gift for tourism," Little Theatre President Cheryl Grace said Tuesday. "We are very grateful to one of the child actors in the movie, Ron Magee -- this was his brainchild."
"This Property is Condemned," starring Natalie Wood and Robert Redford, filmed in Bay St. Louis over a nine-month period, and was centered mainly around the historic Depot District and the "boarding house."
The movie was based on a one-act play written by Tennessee Williams.
Other activities planned for Saturday include a presentation by and discussion with Dr. Kenneth Holditch, a renowned Tennessee Williams authority, from 5-6 p.m.; and a presentation of the film.
Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. The event is free.