“The Egg and I” Presented FREE by the Indiana Historical Society at the Downtown Library

Take pride in your Hoosier heritage with the Indiana Historical Society. The Indiana Historical Society teams up with the Indianapolis Public Library to bring Indianapolis people Hoosiers in Hollywood. This film series highlights actors, writers and filmmakers from Indiana who have made a mark on Hollywood. This Sunday, January 10, Hoosiers in Hollywood presents “The Egg and I” starring Hoosier actress Marjorie Main. Enjoy this classic film on a large screen in the Clowes Auditorium of the Central Library in Indianapolis downtown. This Indianapolis event is FREE to all and gets underway at 2:00 pm.

“The Egg and I” shares the story of newlyweds, Bob and Betty. With a new chicken farm as a wedding gift to his wife, Bob plans to raise a family in rural life. Though the chicken farm is not new (its abandoned to be exact), the two move in. Betty endures Bobs enthusiasm for country living, rustic inconvenience and the battle against nature. But her loyalties and patience are put to the test when a new, glamorous neighbor Harriet Putnam moves in next door. The sexy Putnam sets her sights on Bob, leaving Betty to reclaim her man.

Video: “The Egg and I” at the Indianapolis Public Library Downtown, Indiana


Marjorie Main was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance of Ma Kettle. The public loved Ma and Pa Kettle so much, that her role in “The Egg and I” spawned a ten movie series following the adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle. Born Mary Tomlinson in Boggstown, Indiana, she attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. Main adopted her stage name to avoid embarrassing her minister father. She worked on the Chautauqua and Orpheum vaudeville circuits, and made her Broadway debut in 1916. Her first film was A House Divided in 1931. Main was continually typecast as bossy and abrasive women, parts for which her salty distinctive voice was well suited.

The film begins at 2:00 pm. Come early for a pre-show discussion lead by author David Smith, whose book Hoosiers in Hollywood inspired the film series. For more information about this Indianapolis art event, visit the Indiana Historical Society’s official website.

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Hoosiers in Hollywood
Sunday, January 10
2:00 pm

Indianapolis Public Library
Clowes Auditorium
40 East St. Clair Street
Indianapolis, IN