THE LONGSTANDING, LIGHTHEARTED FEUD BETWEEN ACTOR/COMEDIAN STEVE MARTIN AND THE CITY OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA IS THE SUBJECT OF AN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY.

Terre Haute, IN – THE CITY OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA IS THE SUBJECT OF AN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY.

THE LONGSTANDING, LIGHTHEARTED FEUD BETWEEN ACTOR/COMEDIAN STEVE MARTIN AND THE CITY OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA IS THE SUBJECT OF AN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY.

WESTERN INDIANA NATIVE GARY WOOD IS MAKING THE FILM. HE SAYS THE STORY BEGAN WHEN MARTIN PERFORMED IN TERRE HAUTE IN DECEMBER 1979, THEN LATER CALLED THE CITY STINKY AND BORING. THE MAYOR AT THAT TIME WAS OFFENDED BY MARTIN'S COMMENTS AND GOT HIM TO RETURN TO TERRE HAUTE FOR ANOTHER VISIT TO POKE FUN AT HIM WITH A MOCK TOUR OF THE CITY. MARTIN RESPONDED BY HAVING TERRE HAUTE DESTROYED IN HIS MOVIE DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID.
WOOD SAYS HE IS IN TALKS WITH MARTIN'S PEOPLE TO GET THE AGING ENTERTAINER IN THE FILM.

WOOD IS ALSO SEEKING INPUT FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE IN TERRE HAUTE DURING MARTIN'S 1979 PERFORMANCE OR HIS RETURN VISIT.
HE IS SETTING UP AN OPEN CALL TOMORROW (Sat) FROM 8-A-M TO 2-P-M AT THE INDIANA THEATER IN TERRE HAUTE.
WOOD HOPES TO PREMIERE THE DOCUMENTARY AT THE THEATER IN DECEMBER.