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Making "Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century"

"Making of" video

30 minutes of Hollywood, errhh, Idaho magic!

Personal Perspectives

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  • "A Little Bit of Magic Behind the Scenes": Joan Yost writes about her experiences with costumes, hair, makeup, sets, lights, actors — with a dollop of office "politics" added for good measure.
  • "A Whole New World": Historian and archivist Judy Austin recounts her days spent with old newspapers, documents, transcripts, microfilm, costumes — and seeing them come to life on the reenactment set.

Related Stories

Read some related stories on the original trial and our modern-day reenactment.


Costume & Volunteer Coordinator Joan Hill Yost offered detailed advice to volunteer extras who wanted to dress up and appear in the reenactment.