About Chicagocinema.net, another Chicago-centric treat from consummate tour guide Michael Corcoran:
My name is Michael Corcoran and I’m a lecturer, historian, and certified Chicago Tour Guide. One of my most popular tours has always been my Chicago Cinema Tour, which features locations of Chicago-shot films interspersed with stories and commentary. Much of this tour was cribbed from Arnie Bernstein’s local classic, Hollywood on Lake Michigan. After years of bothering Arnie and the publisher, Lake Claremont Press, about an updated version, the answer I one day received was, “Well why don’t you do it?”
The rest, as they say, ‘is
a story I tell altogether too often history.’
Aside from Arnie’s excellent history of the early days of
Hollywood on Lake Michigan was one of those early books (1998) we cut our publishing teeth on, but eleven years later people are still talking about it and asking for it. (One of our editors still says it’s his favorite.) Bookstores, gift shops, college orientation programs, individuals, schools, and libraries have all asked in the last few years...Don’t you just have a few copies around we can buy? It’s been six years since we’ve had a single copy to call our own! Well, we're almost to the point where we can do them one better than locating a secret stash of a book from last century. In just a couple of months, they'll have Corcoran's beautiful revision, which, like Bernstein's, brims with the connoisseur's passion and level of detail.