Talk of Alaska: Ray Mala, Inupiaq Movie Star
In 1921 a boy from Candle, Alaska took a job in Hollywood. His name was Ray Wise, but as Ray Mala he became a movie star and a highly sought-after cinematographer, especially when it came to the Arctic. Many new details of the Ray Mala story have recently come to light, and will be heard the next Talk of Alaska.
Photo (Top) by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage: Lael Morgan, author of “Eskimo Star, From the Tundra to Tinseltown: the Ray Mala Story,” displays her book in the Talk of Alaska Studio.
Photo (Right) courtesy of Epicenter Press: Melbourne Spurr, a professional photography in Hollywood, was hired to take this portrait of Ray Wise Mala to add to Mala’s portfolio early in the young actor’s career.
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- Steve Heimel, APRN
- Lael Morgan, author of “Eskimo Star, From the Tundra to Tinseltown: the Ray Mala Story”
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.