BOOK >> LAUNCH PARTY!
Arnie Bernstein a welcomed guest author returns with Michael Corcoran who have together revised Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago and the Movies. Yes, it's true Charlie Chaplin started his acting career in the States here in Chicago at Essanay studios. Why did he leave Chicago for California? Why do you think?
Second edition, authored by Michael Corcoran and Arnie Bernstein, coming in June 2013 from Chicago Review Press.
As seen in American Cinematographer, The Hollywood Reporter, and Screen.
From the earliest film studios, when one out of every five movies was made in Chicago, to today's thriving independent film scene, the Windy City has been at the forefront of American moviemaking.
The Blues Brothers. Within Our Gates. Hoop Dreams. The Gore-Gore Girls. My Best Friend's Wedding. Call Northside 777. His New Job. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. The Fugitive. They are all pieces in Chicago's rich film history.
Take a unique trip through Chicago and with Chicagoans through a century of filmmaking. Exclusive interviews with current directors, actors, writers, and other film professionals; visits to movie locations and historical sites; and fascinating tales from the silent era are all a part of this spirited and definitive look at our location on the lake.
From alleyways to the lakefront, from the El tracks to suburban streets, Chicago is a sprawling backlot of cinematic creativity and stories. See the Windy City like you've never seen it before—both on screen and on the set—in the first book ever to chronicle the engaging history of Chicago and the movies.
It will be a great evening!
Also coming out this fall Arnie Bernstein's
Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund