Reaction to the Park Ridge Public Library Classic Film Series: Screen Deco


Congratulations on a fantastic opening night. I really loved your video/intro and mini-lecture too. Learned a lot.

A great turnout too. I was lucky to get one of the last seats, and I arrived at 6:30! If you posted in the Chicago Tribune I don’t think you could fit anymore attendees in anyway, but you would get more of the recognition your film series deserves…..

Thanks for all your effort. Beautifully done. I regularly go to Eisenhower library, Northbrook, Portage, Music Box, etc, and your film series are by far the best.


Joan L.

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The following is a letter to the editor of Pioneer Press. It was forwarded to me from one of our most loyal patons who believes we should get more exposure in the local papers. Personally, I thought our SCREEN DECO poster of Joan Crawford should’ve been on the cover of every Pioneer Press paper in the suburbs… instead of a picture of two dogs in a park.

Dear Mr. Schmitz,

Respectfully submitted for your attention, the attached scan from the Park Ridge Public Library newsletter contains information about an event that in my opinion deserves front page coverage on the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate. I believe it deserves such coverage for many reasons. First, since the Screen Deco Film Series ties in with the film The Artist, which just won the Best Picture Academy Award, a news story covering the series will have instant reader appeal. The Screen Deco series will help fans of The Artist put it into historical context. Second, the knowledgeable host, Matthew C. Hoffman, has chosen a top-notch line-up of films that aren’t readily available for viewing anywhere else. Third, it is a community event that is FREE and doesn’t even require pre-registration. People can just drop in to see the films that interest them without making a full commitment to be at the library every Thursday night.

For the above stated reasons and more, I ask that you consider featuring the Screen Deco Film Series on the front page of your newspaper. I am a long-time subscriber to the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate who feels that this event deserves great attention and support from our community.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kindest regards,

Caroline Schultz


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