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Michael Corcoran

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Corcoran lives in Chicago.

Biography: Michael Corcoran is a published author and a freelance writer. He has written for Printers Row Journal of the ''Chicago Tribune'' and ''''. A Certified Chicago Tour Guide, Corcoran also does performance poetry, standup comedy, storytelling monologues, acting, voice over, ESL/EFL/ABE tutoring, and plays a mean blues harmonica.

  • '''''Hollywood on Lake Michigan

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael Corcoran on WorldCat :

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Hollywood on Lake Michigan :
ISBN: 1613745753 OCLC: 840937576

This revamped second edition is the premier guide to the Windy City's history in the film industry. Ranging from the dawn of the silent era, when one out of every five films in the world was made in Chicago, to todays blockbusters and independent films, it chronicles the significant contributions of Chicago and Chicagoans to more than a century of American filmmaking. Among Chicago's unique honours in this history are the development of early film technology; the first African American-owned and operated film studios; the birthplace of gore flicks; the origination and growth of movie palaces; and the importance of the Second City, Goodman, and Steppenwolf theatres as training grounds for comedic and dramatic talent. It provides readers with behind-the-scenes stories of studio films, independent work, and cult classics and includes exclusive interviews detailing all aspects of the movie-making process.