|In all these years and all these books, I've never had anything LIKE the response that Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the US Film Industry has received. Mike and I have recorded a handful of radio interviews (we're about to do another this afternoon!), and the book is being written up in major press outlets. Just today, Chicagoist said "Smith and Selzer clearly did their homework, and the result is a book that immediately joins the ranks of essential film references." Wow!|
It also got written up today in The Chicago Tribune, and was also recently featured on a Turner Classic Movies blog.
Mike and I recently sat and chatted about it with Andy Miles of Transistor - hear it here. We also chatted with Patti Vasquez on WGN.
Our launch party is Saturday night at Transistor (3400 block of N. Broadway in Chicago) at 8pm - we'll be talking and screening some very rare films. Look out for more events, lectures, parties and talks soon!