CEDAR RAPIDS — A new documentary premiering this week focuses on the life and entrepreneurial spirit of Arthur Collins, founder of the Collins Radio Company.
“The Arthur Collins Legacy: A Culture of Innovation,” will premiere t 7:30 p.m. Friday at Coe College’s Sinclair Auditorium. The 24-minute film, narrated by Iowa broadcaster Cary J. Hahn, includes people who knew Collins best. Among them is Michael Collins, Collins’ eldest son, who also will introduce the film Friday.
The program also will feature rare Collins Radio Company artifacts and a question and answer session.
Producer Lawrence Robinson said the project took two years to complete, and interviews primarily were conducted at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. During the summer of 2014, the team traveled to California for additional interviews, conducted by cinematographer Thomas Ackerman.…Read More