UCA Archives plans book-signing

The University of Central Arkansas Archives is hosting a book-signing for Beth Brickell, a Camden native, who is now a Los Angeles filmmaker and author. The event will be held in the McAlister Hall Mirror Room at UCA from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14. 

Brickell, who played the character of Ellen Wedloe in the 1960s television series “Gentle Ben,” has authored a new book about the 1957 Maud Crawford disappearance case, “In Their Own Voice: Interviews from the Maud Crawford Investigation.” 

“Maud Crawford’s mysterious disappearance is the most widely publicized mystery in Arkansas history,” said Jimmy Bryant, director of the UCA Archives. “Brickell has done an outstanding job of researching the case, and has received accolades for her work from Harry Ashmore, former executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette, and William McClean, former prosecuting attorney for the 13th District of Arkansas. She is also an alumna of UCA, and we look forward to seeing her again on campus.” 

The book-signing is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. 

For more information, contact Bryant at 501.450.3418 or [email protected].