The producers of RENO and the Romance of Divorce, an upcoming documentary on the Reno divorce era, are seeking home film footage and photographic stills of Reno from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Reno and the Romance of Divorce will be a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the vital role a small town in Nevada played in changing America’s understanding of marriage and divorce.

Acclaimed documentary filmmakers John Cork and Lisa van Eyssen of Cloverland will write, direct and produce.  Creative consultants on the project are Bill McGee and Sandra McGee, authors of The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler;  Mella Rothwell Harmon, Nevada Humanities Scholar; and Guy Louis Rocha, Nevada State Archivist (Retired) and “2012 Distinguished Nevadan”.  The San Francisco Film Society is the fiscal sponsor and KNPB (PBS) Reno is the sponsoring broadcaster. The documentary is expected to be completed in 2014.

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To discuss your home film footage, photographic stills, or other memorabilia of Reno from the1920s to the 1950s, please call or email Bill or Sandra McGee at (415) 435-1883 or

-Sandra McGee,Divorce Nevada Style


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