As I first reported here back in July, the book that Adam Selzer and I have written about the rise and fall of the silent film industry in Chicago, Flickering Empire, will be released next spring by Wallflower Press, the Film Studies imprint of Columbia University Press. Pre-order info for the book was made available today. We are pleased to announce it will be released on March 17 and can be ordered direct from the CUP website here.
It’s only 25 dollars (or 17-and-a-half pounds for all of you limeys out there) for the paperback edition, or $75/£52.00 for the hardcover. Both are illustrated with 24 handsome black-and-white photographs, a couple of which were taken by yours truly. Or you can order it from amazon and save a few bucks: it’s only $22.85 for the paperback edition. For a 240-page book, that’s a steal at less than a dollar per page, folks!
Last but not least, I’d like to point out that March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. What better way to celebrate than by opening a package in the mail, pouring yourself a pint of the black stuff and then settling in to read all about the evils of one Thomas Alva Edison, hmmmm?
November 3rd, 2014 at 8:31 pm
So amazing! And I love that it’s on St. Pat’s Day! We will enjoy our Plough-person’s platter while reading aloud!
November 3rd, 2014 at 9:46 pm
Aw, thanks, baby!
November 3rd, 2014 at 11:46 pm
I will be marking my calender so I can buy that book:) P.S. I will be adding three more directors to my 100 favorite film directors list on my blog:)
November 4th, 2014 at 8:40 am
Thanks, John. I’ll sign your copy. 😉 Feel free to post the link to your updated 100 favorite directors list in the comments section here as soon as it’s ready.