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Author: Alan Smithee

Godzilla in Milwaukee: Remembering an ill-fated 1956 movie production that tried to film on Lake Michigan

Disclaimer Editor’s Note: This article is our first attempt to create a fictional “mockunentary” in the tradition of April Fools’ Day. The “spoof” idea evolved from a joke about the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s collection of miniature Milwaukee buildings, and a shared childhood fantasy of wearing a monster suit to stomp on such a collection. As Milwaukee enters the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, our editorial staff felt at least one attempt for a humorous story was worth the try. Local historian Nathan Shelby recently released a recreated series of lost promotional stills that had been originally used...

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