This shot was taken during the filming of the motion picture made from William Faulkner’s novel, “Intruder in the Dust.”
Old Oxford knows the hardware store steps when it sees it. The Ritz and Lyric are there.
Uncle John Stevens is on the steps.
John Cofield is a HottyToddy.com writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J.R. “Colonel” Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was the Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well.
Check out Cofield’s new book: Oxford, Mississippi ~ The Cofield Collection — a pictorial history book with John’s writing on the history to go along with the photos.
Contact John at Johnbcofield@gmail.com.