A crowd lines up outside the Indiana Theatre on June 14, 1944, to see the film “Home in Indiana,” a Henry Hathaway-directed movie about horse racing in Indiana. The film had its world debut in Indianapolis, and one of its stars, Jeanne Crain, visited Indiana for the premiere and to support local war-bond drives. The film went on to earn an Oscar for Best Cinematography. The Indiana Theatre at 140 W. Washington St. stands today as the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Credit: Indiana Historical Society
Sources: Indiana Historical Society; IBJ research