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Charles Francisco

Born: 1930 in East St. Louis, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Francisco was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and lived in Chicago for a seven years.

Biography: Francisco was an actor in New York City from 1952-54, Chicago from 1955-62, and Hollywood from 1962-67. He was the News Director at WPAT-Radio in New York City from 1967-76.When there was a threat to raze Radio City Music Hall, Francisco wanted to preserve it as a theatrical landmark. It prompted him to rush his work on his first published book, ''The Radio City Music Hall: An Affectionate History of the World's Greatest Theater''.

  • Special commendation from U.S. Secretary of the Army for a guest column, ''A G.I.'s View of the War''.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Charles Francisco on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  David Niven :
ISBN: 0863692184 OCLC: 20997237

Virgin, London : 1987, ©1986.

David Niven :
ISBN: 0312900953 OCLC: 13716118

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1986.

  Gentleman :
ISBN: 0312321031 OCLC: 11261901

St. Martin's Press, New York : ©1985.

  Gopher broke ;
ISBN: 9781934823002 OCLC: 966660115

Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world's most renowned animation festivals and presented them at the major animation studios to inspire their animators and directors. Now for the first time, the films featured in The Animation Show of Shows are available in this special DVD collection along with some of the most memorable animated short films of all time--Container.

The Radio City Music Hall :
ISBN: 0525187928 OCLC: 4497632

Dutton, New York : ©1979.

You must remember this :
ISBN: 0139770585 OCLC: 6603055

Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : ©1980.

Charles Francisco tells the whole behind-the-scenes story of how an unusual and dedicated group of film artists and craftsmen, in the chaos and feverish struggle of a fifty-day shooting schedule, was able to produce a masterpiece.