In this well-researched and highly disturbing book, award-winning journalist Eric Schlosser takes readers on a stomach-churning tour through the fast food industry, revealing the dark, hidden truths that lie behind the counter, in the meatpacking plants, on the farms, and in the slaughterhouses. Unlike many other authors who tackle the subject of fast food, Schlosser is not out to create a scientific or “anti-corporate” slam against the fast food chains, and he is not trying to convert his readers into vegetarians. His goal instead is to unveil the reality of “what lurks between those sesame seed buns.” Crucial, interesting, and at times tough to digest, this book should be read by all.
Christel Schmidt discusses and signs Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies
02/06/2013 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star. In this engaging collection, co-published with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians sheds new light on this icon's incredible life and legacy. Pickford emerges from the pages in vivid detail. She is revealed as a gifted actress, a philanthropist, and a savvy industry leader who fought for creative control of her films and ultimately became her own producer. This beautifully designed volume features more than two hundred color and black and white illustrations, including photographs and stills from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Together with the text, they paint a fascinating portrait of a key figure in American cinematic history.