Lost 1937 Arkansas films turn up

Four black-and-white reels once in Springdale, now at Library of Congress

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: October 2, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Earlene Henry (from left), Martha Westberg and Rhea Segraves Dunegan sit together Wednesday at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville. The three women participated in 1937 short films that were recently rediscovered.

Three Arkansas films that were lost for decades mysteriously turned up on eBay, where they were purchased by a volunteer at the Library of Congress.

A young Don Tyson, in the plaid jacket, plays the leader of a gang of children in The Kidnappers Foil, which was filmed in Springdale in 1937. The fil...

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