Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
September 27, 2006
6.69 X 0.38 X 9.61 inches | 0.91 pounds
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About the Author
Jack Tillmany, recognized authority on early cinema and author of the Images of America volume Theatres of San Francisco and coauthor of Theatres of Oakland, draws from a personal archive gathered during a 30-year career in cinema management. Gary Lee Parks, a board member of the Theatre Historical Society of America and author of Theatres of San Jose, has been involved for over 20 years in theatre preservation and restoration as both a professional and a volunteer. He has accessed numerous public and private collections to compile this volume.
Author Jennifer Dowling, a lifetime member of the Contra Costa Historical Society, grew up in Rodeo. She is coauthor of a previous book, Theatres of Oakland, which focused on motion-picture exhibition. In this volume featuring more than 225 vintage photographs, Dowling honors the people who built Rodeo. Taken primarily from the collections of longtime residents, the images also include rare early photographs of the Union Oil and Warren Brothers refineries.