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What are your favorite movies?
Adventures of Robin Hood, Gojira, Robot Monster, Five Fingers of Death, Stagecoach, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Dawn Patrol, The Green Hornet (serial), The Maltese Falcon
Who are your favorite stars?
Errol Flynn, James Cagney, Rita Hayworth, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Charles Laughton, Katharine Hepburn
Who are your favorite directors?
Akira Kurosawa, Michael Curtiz, William Wellman, John Ford,
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Freelance writer iving in Lewisville, Texas. First book, CAPES, CROOKS, AND CLIFFHANGERS: Heroic Serial Posters of the Golden Age, about to be released from Ivy Press. Another book, FROM SILENT SCREAMERS TO GROOVY GHOULS: Monster Movies from 1910-1970, forthcoming from McFarland Press.
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At 10:55am on May 27, 2010, Abdullah aka Chuck said…

At 11:23pm on May 27, 2009, Christopher said…

Happy Birthday!! All the best!
At 9:42pm on May 27, 2009, Ktrek said…

Sounds great John! I I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
At 3:12pm on May 27, 2009, Abdullah aka Chuck said…

Have a Happy Birthday buddy!!
At 5:50pm on May 25, 2009, Ktrek said…
Welcome John to The Golden Age of Hollywood! I live just a little North of you in Denton! You upcoming book sounds interesting. Where can it be purchased? Amazon or direct from the publisher?


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