To outside observers, the Beehive and Lion Houses were monuments to a strange and isolated world of profound secrecy -- the subject of editorials and satire, whose symbolic importance surpassed its practical function. The curious would be left unsatisfied, however, as no observer was admitted into the inner sanctum of Brigham Young's intimate family life.
A Home of Her Own: The Beehive and Lion Houses is the story of America's most dramatic and controversial 19th century family, of two homes in one and of the lives of those who called it home.
Told through the eyes of two of Young's daughters, Clarissa Young Spencer and Susa Young Gates, A Home of Her Own offers an intimate, human perspective on Utah's first family. "We want not only to highlight the structure, its antiques, and its beauty, but also the lives of women and children who lived for years within its walls," says the documentary's creator Sally Shaum. "The documentary has a very warm and personal side."