When I was a kid growing up in the foothills of the Ozarks there wasn’t a lot of excitement, but that changed the summer I turned nine. The filming of “Where The Red Fern Grows” had come to town with all the glitz and bustle making a movie can provide. One school friend had a special relationship to the REAL stars of the movie.
The making of the film “Where The Red Fern Grows,” based on the book by Wilson Rawls, provided a little Hollywood excitement to the Oklahoma summer when I turned 10 years old. It was even made all the more exciting due to the stars of the movie being from my hometown! Listen to this story and a segment about Protection, Kansas and their 15 minutes of fame!