Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Post-Holiday Event

                                       The Movie Years, Trenton (1917–1934)

It's farewell and back to the trenches for our brave sergeant.
A Scene from  "Carry On Sergeant."  Marthe (Louise Cardi) & Sgt. Jim Mckay (Hugh Buckler) after their tryst. 

If you are interested in the history of early movies in Canada, this after-Christmas event might be just what you're looking for.

I will be at the Regent Theatre in Picton, ON on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7 give a talk about the fascinating years when the small city where I live —Trenton, Ontario — was briefly home to "Hollywood North". This was a heady time when American film stars and famous directors came to town to make some of Canada's first motion pictures. And some of the local citizens also found themselves part of the action, with minor roles or as a part of a crowd scene.

It was those personal stories that formed the background for my book, The Movie Years, upon which my talk will be based. There is no other book written from the point of view of the citizens of Trenton whose lives were affected by the film-making industry in their midst.

Tickets for the event are $15, or $5 for students. Door open at 6:30 p.m. For more information: