Dr. Howard Miller gave an insightful and well-received lecture in the Carriage House last week. He graciously allows us to go live on Facebook, and we are now sharing the video here for your enjoyment.
Dr. Howard Miller joined us from Austin, Texas, this week to deliver a presentation on the traveling Ben-Hur stage play developed by Klaw and Erlanger. He graciously allowed us to stream his talk on Facebook Live. We are reposting the video here on our blog. Unfortunately, the projector was a bit […]
We had a wonderful crowd turn out to hear Ben-Hur expert Dr. Howard Miller speak about the 2016 film and Carol Wallace’s modern-language adaptation of the novel. Dr. Miller was here as part of our year-long Lew Wallace Festival of Words, and we are pleased to present the recording of […]
Lew Wallace’s great-great-granddaughter Carol visited Crawfordsville on September 8. She drew a record crowd for her discussion of Ben-Hur and growing up with the Wallace family legacy of writing. Carol graciously allowed us to broadcast her talk on Facebook Live, and we are posting the video here for future viewing. The […]
We’re pleased to invite the public to join us on Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m. for a very special evening with Carol Wallace, Lew Wallace’s great-great-granddaughter! Carol has written more than twenty books, including most recently a historical novel, Leaving Van Gogh. She is the coauthor of the New York Times […]
The majesty of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur has been captured in music a number of times over the years. The 1899 stage production of Ben-Hur had music composed for it by Edgar Stillman Kelley. Born in 1857, Kelley was an American but received much of his training in Germany. He incorporated non-Western influences […]
The Wallace name has spread far and wide and with it the name Ben-Hur. Schools, taverns, and businesses of all sorts have traded on the marketing juggernaut that was Ben-Hur in the late 19th century. There are a handful of places around the world that also took these names in […]
The name of Lew Wallace is widely remembered for the wildly successful movie interpretations of his masterwork Ben-Hurin 1925 and 1959. These were not the only times that the General’s name (and even the General) showed up in Hollywoodmovies. In 1914, Wallace’s book, The Prince of India, was adapted as […]