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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charles Francisco  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1930 in East St. Louis, Illinois

-- Charles Francisco on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Francisco was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and lived in Chicago for a seven years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Francisco was an actor in New York City from 1952-54, Chicago from 1955-62, and Hollywood from 1962-67. He was the News Director at WPAT-Radio in New York City from 1967-76.When there was a threat to raze Radio City Music Hall, Francisco wanted to preserve it as a theatrical landmark. It prompted him to rush his work on his first published book, ''The Radio City Music Hall: An Affectionate History of the World's Greatest Theater''.


Special commendation from U.S. Secretary of the Army for a guest column, A G.I.'s View of the War .

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Contact Information ''' Julia Copersmith Literary Agency 10 West 15th Street New York, New York 10011

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Charles Francisco tells the whole behind-the-scenes story of how an unusual and dedicated group of film artists and craftsmen, in the chaos and feverish struggle of a fifty-day shooting schedule, was able to produce a masterpiece.