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Only one Hollywood production has been made of Cather's works. There was a forgettable version of A Lost Lady (1934) starring Barbara Stanwyck as Marian Ormsby. Willa Cather was dismayed by the film version and refused to permit another adaptation during her lifetime. Recent television Cather programs have included an NEH-supported version of the short story Paul's Case. A 1995 USA Network version of My Antonia, starred the intriguing Elina Lowensohn as well as Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Robards, and Eva Marie Saint; it was nominated for an Emmy as "Outstanding Individual Achievement for a Miniseries of a Special". [Antonia's daughter played an extra in the film.] A recent Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation of O Pioneers! starred Jessica Lange as Alexandra Bergson. Another American Playhouse version was produced in 1991 starring Mary McDonnell. Playwright Darrah Cloud has made a stage adaptation of O Pioneers! which was produced at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.