In the late 19th century, the invention of moving pictures fascinated audiences all over the world. Movies soon become entwined with the American popular culture. Arkansans have been involved with the movie industry since the early days. Arkansas’s cast of notables includes actors, writers, directors, cameraman, stuntmen, movie innovators, musicians, and producers. The state’s scenery has played an equally prominent role in many films too. Take a look at some of these Arkansas notables and their contributions to stage, screen, and television. SouthArk Library, main area, normal business hours.