Ebook on Amazon! "Louisiana dethroned California as the movie capital of the world in 2013. It's a fact. The Los Angeles film office said so."
New Orleans, Louisiana – June 3, 2016 –The site of Vitascope Hall, where the first movie theater in America opened on Canal Street at Exchange Alley in 1896, is finally getting its due. After a 20-year crusade by Ed and Susan Poole, internationally-known film historians and archivists, the site will get a historical marker. “It’s … Continue reading America’s First Movie Theater: Vitascope Hall
"There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them" was the tagline for Jules Dassin's film The Naked City that became a tv series in the 1950s. Everyone has a story. Might be interesting. Might be significant. Might not. The fact is that telling stories is important. As new tools become available, … Continue reading A Story on Your Mind
New York City was a sophisticated, witty place in the early 1980s. At least that's how it seemed to me. It was also loud and harsh, inducing a perpetual state of sensory overload. My apartment was in the heart of the city on 47th Street behind the historic Palace Theater---one stage door away from Times Square. Trips home to Louisiana were rare, and … Continue reading My Pulitzer Moment