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Dayton, Lyman D.


Biographical History

Lyman Dayton was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but lived mainly in Wyoming. He was a director, producer, and writer of films. He worked mainly on Country and Western films. He co-founded a production company, Doty-Dayton Productions, which produced such films as Where the Red Fern Grows, Baker's Hawk, and Against a Crooked Sky.

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Doty-Dayton Productions records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2432
Scope and Contents Contains production company records on financing, production, distribution, advertising, contracts, photographs, audio tapes, soundtracks, and reports. Motion pictures documented include Rivals, Where the Red Fern Grows, Seven Alone, Pony Express Rider, and Against a Crooked Sky. Includes 35 mm and 16 mm prints of produced films, as well as files on unproduced projects such as preliminary research and scripts. Also contains the personal papers of company founder Lyman Dayton.
Dates: 1956-1983