"Academy Award winner William Inge's story of bored Kansans in Hutchinson. Half Kansas/half Hollywood studios. He also wrote many classic plays that where turned into movies, including Splendor in the Grass and The Stripper."
"A born and raised Kansan, Gordon Parks became the first African American to write, direct, and produce a major Hollywood movie. He also scored the film and wrote the autobiography about his childhood in 1920s Kansas which the film is based on.
Filmed mostly on set in Burbank, CA with some exterior shots of rural areas around Fort Scott, KS. Parks went on to direct Shaft and one of its sequels."
"A tale of hardship set in Hutchinson, KS starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and written by former resident Scott Heim. Some exterior shots where done in Hutchinson, but it was mostly film in California. JGL did travel to Hutchinson for research."
"These movies based on Patricia MacLachlan's novels answer the question the books never do: Where exactly does the story take place? Answer: Kansas. While the first movie was only partially filmed in Kansas, the the last two, Skylark and Winter's End, were filmed entirely on location.
Actress Lois Smith (Twister, Five Easy Pieces, True Blood) from Topeka, KS plays Lou Wheaton in Skylark."