Blair Co. Man Pens Book Celebrating Famous County Natives
February 4, 2021
A fascination with celebrity along with an appreciation for local history has led to an Altoona man to publishing his first book.
"They Came from Blair County," authored by Blair County resident Eric Shields, profiles 31 Blair County natives who have achieved various levels of fame.
From film star Janet Blair and gossip columnists Hedda Hopper of Hollywood's golden age, to MMA fighter Charlie Brenneman and model Typhani Russo, Shields covers the spectrum of accomplishments from people who got their start in Blair County.
Shields, 51, said he had always had an interest in the celebrity cult...