the American Showman- Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel & “7th Heaven”

Sunday, August 26th @ 3 p.m. @ the EGYPTIAN THEATER

Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel was a true renaissance man of early 20th century entertainment as a film exhibitor, stage producer, radio broadcaster, musical arranger, international celebrity and more. As a musical arranger he scored many films for Fox Movietone including “Sunrise” and the Charles Farrell, Janet Gaynor  film that will be screened on Sunday the 26th, “7th Heaven”. His many talents helped to merge together many forms of entertainment in many of his  theaters and were also important in the development of radio broadcasting, and in the development of the  radio variety show. Author Ross Melnick will give a presentation on the life of “Roxy” as well as signing his new book about the man, “American Showman-Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry” at the Egyptian Theater before a screening of the film “7th Heaven” next Sunday.

Join us for this look back at the golden age of the movie palaces in one of my favorite movie palaces, the Egyptian, celebrating it’s 90th birthday this year!

The program begins at 3 p.m., with a book signing to follow, and the feature film to follow that.

Show a little “moxie” and we’ll see you for Roxy next Sunday the 26th. If you can’t make it and would like to order a signed book, we would be happy to send it your way.

All the best from your friends at Larry Edmunds Bookshop.

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