Monday, July 8, 2013

Walter Kerr 100 -- July 8, 2013

Walter Kerr was born 100 years ago today.  He was most famous as a theater critic and a character in his wife Jean Kerr's book Please Don't Eat the Dasies.  I remember him as the author of the book The Silent Clowns, which I first came across at the Anza Branch library.  I later bought a hardcover copy.  Kerr wrote beautifully about movies which I had seen and movies which I had not seen.  This book and Kevin Brownlow's The Parade's Gone By greatly influenced my thinking about silent movies. 

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