Okay Gang, here’s the latest scoop on the book.
I will indeed be selling and signing copies of SMILEAGE GUARANTEED, PAST HUMOR, PRESENT LAUGHTER, THE COMEDY FILM INDUSTRY 1910-1945, VOLUME ONE: HAL ROACH at Cinevent in Columbus, Ohio, Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th-27th, as well as bringing books to the MOSTLY LOST Symposium at the LOC Packard Campus in Culpeper, Va. June 6-8.
And yes, I guess I’ll bring a few to Slapsticon, lord knows why…..
Grapevine Video is indeed going to be the main mail order distributor of the book, and they should have it available on their website sometime in the next few weeks. It will be offered up on Amazon sometime after that.
Softcover, 522 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches in size. Approximately 500 photos. Suggested Retail price: $60.00
BTW, at Cinevent, John McElwee of Greenbriar Picture Shows will also be selling and signing his book, SHOWMEN, SELL IT HOT!, and I heartily recommend you all going out and buying a copy of this as well. His website is terrific and this book is a nice distillation of what he has been so beautifully dishing out there for years now. But more than a collection of articles, it weaves a nice story of the Motion Picture Business from Silents to Seventies, told from the Exhibitors point of view. It’s a great read and a terrific education.
It’s coming out from Goodknight Books and here’s the link to buy it from them when it comes out if Cinevent is not an option:http://www.goodknightbooks.com/Showmen.html
RICHARD M ROBERTS