Maltin recommends SU Press book
Maltin recommends SU Press bookDecember 16, 2008Mona Hamlinmhamlin@syr.edu
The Syracuse University Press publication “Our Movie Houses: A History of Film & Cinematic Innovation in Central New York” (2008) by Norman O. Keim, founder and director of the Syracuse University Film Studies Center and adjunct professor of film studies from 1973-85, with David Marc, associate editor of Syracuse University Magazine, has been chosen by film critic Leonard Maltin for his 2008 Year End Book Survey.
Maltin writes of the book:
“If you love movie theaters and their history, you’ll want to explore this well-illustrated volume with a regional point of view To quote its cover blurb, ‘This book provides a highly readable and richly detailed account of the origins of American film in Central New York, the colorful history of neighborhood theaters in Syracuse and the famous film personalities who got their start in the unlikely snow belt of New York State.’ Appendices include a listing of drive-ins and theater organs in central New York State, and biographical sketches of movie people who were either born in the area or attended school there, ranging from Pearl White and Jackie Coogan to Gil Cates.”
To see Leonard Maltin’s 2008 Year End Book Survey, visit http://www.leonardmaltin.com/2008YearEndBookSurvey.htm.
“Our Movie Houses” can be purchased at Syracuse University Press by calling (315) 443-2597 or visiting http://www.SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu/, or at the Syracuse University Bookstore.