Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Terror at Black Falls movie memorabilia collection

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection – Terror at Black Falls movie memorabilia collection, MS.000810

Terror at Black Falls was a small-budget western movie filmed in Scotland, Arkansas, in 1959. House Peters, Jr. starred as the sheriff, who was one of the main characters. He also starred in many roles in "B" western films with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, as well as in a number of TV westerns. He also served as the model and live actor for the original "Mr. Clean." For many years, Mary Jean Hall of Scotland, Arkansas, corresponded with House Peters, Jr., and Gary Gray, who played the deputy in the original film. Mr. Peters and Mr. Gray returned to Scotland, Arkansas, in 1992, to commemorate the filming of the movie with the people in Van Buren County.

The collection contains photographs of the Terror at Black Falls movie site at Scotland, Arkansas, and more recent photographs of House Peters, Jr. and Gary Gray returning to the community for visits. Promotional materials for Terror at Black Falls and other films that House Peters, Jr. starred in are included. The collection contains copies of the film in DVD and VHS formats. Also included are photocopied newspaper clippings concerning House Peters, Jr.’s career, photocopied glamour shots and movie stills of House Peters, Sr. and House Peters, Jr., and correspondence between Mary Jean Hall and House Peters, Jr. and Gary Gray. An original copy of the script for Ordeal at Dry Red was given to Mary Jean Hall by House Peters, Jr. His autobiography “Another Side of Hollywood” is part of the collection.

To find out more about the collection, please visit Terror at Black Falls finding aid on our website!