Did you know that Madison was the subject of a 1944 U.S. Office of War Information short film? It’s just over 10 minutes long and has some great historic footage of the city. The narration of the video goes into great detail about the diversity that makes Madison a picture of the American experience. This documentary shows the eclectic architecture of the downtown district. It also pictures several public officials from 1944, including the Mayor, County Judge, and Prosecutor. Please leave a comment below if you know any of their names.
More About “The Town” Documentary
The Town (1944) An exploration of the European cultural roots of an American small town: Madison, Indiana. Despite their diverse backgrounds, the citizens of Madison have a profound respect for each other’s ways.
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Writer: Joseph Krumgold (writer)
Here is the entry on IMBd for the movie.