A READING AND SIGNING WITH ROBIN HOLABIRD, AUTHOR OF ELVIS, MARILYN, AND THE SPACE ALIENS: ICONS OF THE SCREEN IN NEVADA
Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and space aliens like the Transformers share a surprising connection along with James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Rocky Balboa. These beloved icons played active roles in movie and television projects featuring the State of Nevada. Holabird explores the blending of icons and Nevada, along with her personal experiences of watching movies, talking with famous people, and showing off a diverse range of stunning and iconic locations like Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Area 51. The book is a fun mixture of research, personal experiences, and analysis about how Nevada became the location of choice for a broad spectrum of well-known films and characters.
Robin Holabird is former deputy director of the Nevada Film Office and a regular film reviewer on KUNR 88.7 FM, Reno Public Radio. She has traveled the state extensively scouting locations for films. A former board member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), she is former editor of the organization’s magazine Locations. This is her first book.