Saturday, June 26, 2010


In the late 1960s and early 1970s spent many hours feeding my thirst for movie knowledge at the Memphis Public Library then located at Peabody and McLean. I first saw "Nosferatu" in the basement of that library. I can tell you that I was one scared 10-year-old walking home in the dark after that film. While at that library I also discovered the wonderful series of books edited by John Willis titled "Screen World." The picture is of the first one I actually bought with my paper route money. Film and theater historian John Willis died on June 24th at age 93. I know there are millions of other movie buffs out there who cherish the books put out by Mr. Willis. Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge with the rest of us.