Farm buildings at "The Yearling" motion picture location

Farm buildings at "The Yearling" motion picture location

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/166248
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Farm buildings at "The Yearling" motion picture location

Image Number

  • Pr25724

Year

  • 1940

Date Note

  • Photographed in September 1940.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "The Yearling was a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, published in 1938, about a young boy and his pet deer in Florida's Big Scrub. That same year, Rawlings sold the film rights of the book to MGM for $30,000. In 1939, the studio sent art directors to north-central Florida to scout locations with Rawlings and gather visual research of 'Cracker Florida'. They eventually leased a farm, planted crops, and began remodeling the farm to be used as an exterior set for the Baxter family farm."
  • "Filming was set to begin in 1940 in North Central Florida under director Victor Fleming (Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz) with Spencer Tracy in the role of Penny Baxter, the father of the boy Jody, played by Gene Eckman. The film also starred Anne Revere and Tully Marshall. Several conflicts -- environmental, personal, and the rapid aging of Eckman -led to film's cancellation by the studio after two months. After World War II, the studio finally completed the film in 1947 with Gregory Peck (Penny), Claude Jarman (Jody), and Jane Wyman. The film won Oscars for art direction and cinematography, and was nominated for five others."

Title of Work

  • Yearling, The (Motion picture)

Creator

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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