This week, Ira spoke with Robin Holabird.
Robin Holabird is author of “Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens, Icons on Screen in Nevada.”
She honed writing skills with a degree in journalism from Humboldt State University and reporting stints at KOLO, the Sparks Tribune and other media outlets.
Holabird earned certification and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Nevada-Reno and worked in public relations for the Washoe County School District before spending more than 20 years directing the Reno-Tahoe Branch of the Nevada Film Office.
Part of the state’s economic development program, the Film Office encourages movie and television producers to use the state’s locations and services. During this time, Holabird worked on hundreds of projects, dealing with Clint Eastwood, Taylor Hackford, PT Anderson and other directors on such projects as “Love Ranch,” “Sister Act” and “CSI.”
An outdoor enthusiast who loves photographing Nevada locations, Holabird is a regular hiker and runner who finished the Boston Marathon six times.
She has reviewed movies in the Reno area since 1976. Her weekly program airs on KUNR at 88.7 FM every Friday morning at 5:30 and 7:30.