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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John Smith

Utah's Little Hollywood

— Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
 
John Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2016
1. John Smith Marker
Inscription.  Tall and handsome John Smith, set many a feminine heart a flutter with his starring role in, the long running N.B.C. television series "Laramie". Some episodes were filmed here in Kanab. No stranger to location work here in "Little Hollywood", John co-starred in "Ghost Town", with Kent Taylor in 1955. A year later he was back with Tony Martin, for scenes in "Quincannon Frontier Scout", and in 1957 John performed with Chuck Connors in "Tomahawk Trail". All three films were made for United Artists Productions. Producer Howard Koch often stated that Kanab was his favorite filming location.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Utah - Kanab "Walk of Fame" series list.
 
Location. 37° 2.895′ N, 112° 31.601′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Center Street (U.S. 89) and North 100 East, on the left when traveling east on East Center Street. Marker is located along the sidewalk, directly in front of the Parry Lodge. This marker is
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the second one from the west in a set of five markers at this location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 East Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William A. Wellman (here, next to this marker); Joel McCrea (here, next to this marker); Gronway "Gron" Parry (a few steps from this marker); Whitney "Whit" Parry (a few steps from this marker); Chauncey "Chance" Parry (a few steps from this marker); Ronald Reagan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dan Haggerty (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnny Western (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
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1. John Smith. John Smith, born Robert Errol Van Orden, (1931-1995) was an American actor remembered in particular for his leading roles in two NBC western television series, Cimarron City and Laramie. By 1950, he was working as a messenger for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and in 1952, the studio cast him as James Stewart's brother in Carbine Williams, although the part was uncredited. He was renamed by his agent Henry Willson in contrast to the more exciting names of Willson's other clients as he was "the only John Smith in the business". (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Marker detail: John Smith photo image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: John Smith photo

2. John Smith (Internet Movie Database). He began his career singing with The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, a group which appeared in two Bing Crosby films, Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). (Submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
John Smith Marker (<i>wide view; fourth marker from the right</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. John Smith Marker (wide view; fourth marker from the right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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