Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies

Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies

by Michael Corcoran, Arnie Bernstein
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Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies by Michael Corcoran, Arnie Bernstein

Ranging from the dawn of the silent era to today’s blockbusters and independent films, this revamped second edition chronicles the significant contributions by Chicago and Chicagoans to more than a century of American filmmaking. Among the Windy City’s unique honors in this history are the development of film technology by early major players Essanay Film Manufacturing Company and the Selig Polyscope Company; the first African American–owned and operated film studios; the birthplace of gore flicks; the origination and growth of movie palaces; and the importance of the Second City, Goodman, and Steppenwolf theaters as training grounds for the industry’s best comedic and dramatic talent. Readers will relish behind-the-scenes stories of local favorites like The Blues Brothers and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as well as recent box office smashes like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Fully revised and updated, this premier guide to the Windy City’s history in the film industry features new profiles of film locations, more photographs, and exclusive interviews detailing all aspects of the moviemaking process, making it the perfect guide for film lovers and Chicago history buffs alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613745755
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Corcoran is a certified Chicago tour guide and lecturer. Arnie Bernstein is a film historian and the author of Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing and a contributor to the World Film Locations series. T

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives all the lowdown on Chicago cinema. Perfect for fans of Chicago history and the movies and those who love them!