Toronto’s Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear Nominated for 2017 Richard Wall Memorial Award

Toronto’s Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear Nominated for 2017 Richard Wall Memorial Award

Posted on February 6 by Kyle in Awards
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Toronto-based author Doug Taylor has been nominated for a Theatre Library Association Book Award, which honours a work published during 2016 of exceptional scholarship in the field of recorded or broadcast performance.

Toronto’s Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear: Brought Back to Thrill You Again brings back memories of Toronto’s old movie theatres.

Most of the theatres have been demolished, but to visually recreate them, the book includes 128 historic pictures of the theatres — exteriors, marquees, colourful neon signs, and auditoriums — many of the photos never before published in books or on the internet.

Doug Taylor is a Toronto historian who was a member of the faculty of Lakeshore Teachers’ College (York University). Through books including Toronto Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen and his history blog tayloronhistory.com, he continues to explore the city’s past and document its architectural heritage.

The awards winners will be determined by a separate three-member jury, and by the Awards Committee Co-Chairs. Winners are announced and prizes awarded during the Theatre Library Association October 2017 gathering in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.tla-online.org/awards/bookawards/.