The man responsible for all those American Classic photos
Here’s the story of the man whose photographs of so many US cinemas have been linked to individual theater pages.
Working from a 1953 movie exhibitor guide listing all the theaters in the country, he plotted his trips: Ogden, Utah; Omaha, Neb.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Bangor, Maine.
They drove like hell to get where they were going, but once they got there, they were prepared to wait.
If it was too cloudy for a good shot of the theater marquee or if the trains were late, they sat in the truck, drinking Special Export beer, which Jim would drive to Chicago to buy, reading, listening to the CB and napping.
Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.