Spokane Goes to the Movies: How A Businessman, Detective and Poet Changed American Films Forever

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  • Overview
  • Spokane author and scholar Richard Sola shares how a local Spokane businessman, Eric A. Johnston, who also served at one time as president of the Motion Picture Association of America(MPAA); Detective Dashiell Hammett, once a Pinkerton detective and author of hard boiled detective novels including The Maltese Falcon, whose writings about his experiences as a detective in Spokane and elsewhere became the basis for film noir movies; and Poet Vachel Lindsay, the first to write about films as an art form, changed American films forever.
Spokane Goes to the Movies: How A Businessman, Detective and Poet Changed American Films Forever