A.K. Smiley Public Library’s “Southern California in Film” series continues on Saturday, January 18th at 2pm with a screening of The Winning of Barbara Worth at the Contemporary Club.
Adapted from Harold Bell Wright’s novel of the same name, The Winning of Barbara Worth is a fictionalized depiction of the fight to bring water for irrigation to California’s Imperial Valley at the turn of the 20th century. Filming took place in the Imperial Valley and the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and included a dramatic flood scene depicting the formation of the Salton Sea. The Winning of Barbara Worth featured Gary Cooper in his first film.
This screening is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required. The Contemporary Club is located at 173 S. Eureka Street in Redlands, just south of A.K. Smiley Public Library. For more information on future film screenings, please contact the Heritage Room at (909)798-7632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.