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Douglas Fairbanks The Fourth Musketeer - On the Bedside Table

Date: Sometime in 1971-72 Place: Sunnyvale Public Library Protagonist: Me Object: Read Everything I Can About Movies
The public library was my playground and my classroom.  When I got my first library card at the age of 6 or 7, I read my way through the children's section delighting in the works of Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden is still a favorite), Beverly Cleary (the centenarian is still with us, bless her) E.B. White and Roald Dahl (along with countless others). 

I always loved movies having been indulged and educated by my parents and indoctrinated by our local station KICU 36 (Carol Doda and The Perfect 36) with their late night, all night movie marathons of classic fare sponsored by MMM Carpets.  Back at the library I discovered an entire universe, books on television and film.  Consulting the Dewey Decimal card catalogue, 791.43 Arts Motion pictures.  This led me to pioneering works of non-fiction that changed my life, Kevin Brownlow's The Parade's G…

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