Behind the Book Video 1: HH Holmes

In August, Simon and Schuster will be publishing my new novel, Just Kill Me, which is all about a ghost tour guide who makes places more haunted by killing people at them. I’ve put together a series of short videos on the research that went into learning about the different tour stops that appear in the Read More…

The Missing EASTLAND movie?

In 1915, when the Eastland capsized in the Chicago river, one enterprising camera man ran to a fire escape on the Reid Murdoch building, just across the river from the disaster, and began to film. Eventually he got footage not just of the boat on its side, with firemen racing across it, stretchers (with the bodies Read More…

Selig Polyscope Week: Col. Selig’s Movie Acting Tips from 1910

New Episode!Colonel Selig’sMoving Picture Plant Download mp3from archive.org More Podcasts Pictures and info on Selig Polyscope In the process of researching Selig, we found a wonderful article Col. Selig wrote of “tips for motion picture acting.” It was so entertaining that both Chicago Unbelievable and White City Cinema are posting it today.   Anyone appearing Read More…