La Crosse, Wisconsin's Nicholas Ray, on location in the early fifties.
Howard Hawks, Neenah's golden child, quite literally the grandson of the Paper Industry and the nephew of the beloved Theda Clark, the Kimberly Clark heiress who became the model for all the strong women in his films. Theda lives on as the namesake of Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah - for many years the number one sex change operation hospital of choice in the United States. Although born in Goshen, Indiana (while his parents were visiting his paternal grandfather) he was quickly whisked home to be the center of a Neenah social event that was tagged "The Christening Party of the Century." He's with Angie Dickinson in the above photo.
Joseph Losey, another director from La Crosse. Ironically, he was blacklisted during the McCarthy Era, moved to England and had a very successful career.
Kenosha's Orson Welles, hard at work on Errol Flynn's yacht during the production of "The Lady from Shanghai".