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Silver Screen Series Presents...

The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society, located at 412 E. Faulkner in El Dorado, invites you to our SILVER SCREEN SERIES vintage and classic film “If I Had My Way” starring Bing Crosby and Gloria Jean, Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM.  

During your visit be sure to experience the Michael Fitzgerald Collection on display here in the Gallery of History.  The exhibit is a sampling of this vast collection of over 10,000 items, donated in memory of Michael’s mother, Tommie May Murphy Fitzgerald, includes over 600 vintage 16mm films, many which are now considered to be lost, hundreds of first edition books and autobiographies inscribed and signed by their authors, rare studio stills, headshots, lobby cards, posters, press books, records, and hundreds of cards, letters, and postcards. Almost every item in the collection was provided by the stars and authors, themselves, to the man who was not only a fan but a friend.

 For more information about The Silver Screen Series at The South Arkansas Historic Preservation Society, call 862-9890 or visit