Harold and the Hill : Harold I. Hansen and the Hill Cumorah Pageant, 1937-1977
Baugh, Alexander L.,Hedges, Andrew H.
Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History : New York-Pennsylvania
Department of Church History and Doctrine, BYU
This chapter describes the involvement of Harold I. Hansen in producing the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It begins with his appointment to direct the pageant as a missionary in 1937, his return to directing it after being released, and his role in shifting the pageant from a missionary effort to a full-scale church production. The chapter illustrates Hansen's experience including the sacrifices he made and the obstacles he overcame until his formal release in 1977.