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Illinois Center for the Book

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''.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Radio City Music Hall :
ISBN: 0525187928. OCLC Number:

Dutton,. New York :. ©1979.

Gentleman :
ISBN: 0312321031. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. ©1985.

David Niven :
ISBN: 0312900953. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. ©1986.


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