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SU Press book wins Book of the Year award from Theatre Historical Society of America
SU Press book wins Book of the Year award from Theatre Historical Society of AmericaFebruary 11, 2009Mona Hamlinmhamlin@syr.edu
“Our Movie Houses: A History of Film and Cinematic Innovation in Central New York,” published by Syracuse University Press in 2008, has won the Theatre Historical Society of America’s Outstanding Book of the Year Award.
“This award is given to the book that best exemplifies documentation and appreciation of historic theaters, in keeping with the purposes of the Theatre Historical Society of America,” according to Lowell Angell, past president of the Theatre Historical Society of America.
The book was previously chosen by Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian, as one of his 2008 year-end movie survey picks of the year.
Written by the founder and director of the Syracuse University Film Studies Center, Norman O. Keim, with David Marc, associate editor of Syracuse University Magazine, “Our Movie Houses” captures the excitement and innovation of the early days of local movie making. It offers a 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.
The book is available for purchase through Syracuse University Press-visit http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu or call (315) 443-2597-and at area bookstores.