Archive for November, 2012

Houston History Book Fair & Symposium

Houston Arts and Media presents its third annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Like the previous years, it will feature dozens of local and regional history authors, who will be giving presentations and discussing their books. This year will be the first time for the event to be held at the historic Julia Ideson Building
of the Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney Street. The event will run from 10 am till 4pm.

David Welling, author of Cinema Houston, will be on hand to discuss Houston’s movie theatres. His book will be available at the University of Texas Press table.

Other Authors will include:

  • Sylvia Dickey Smith – A War of Her Own
  • Lucinda Freeman – Historic Houston: How to See it
  • Chuck Parsons – Texas Rangers
  • Ed Cotham – Texas Civil War Titles
  • Kate Kirkland – Captain James Baker of Houston
  • David Bush/Jim Parsons – Houston Deco
  • Anna Mod – Building Modern Houston
  • Steven Fenberg – Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones
  • Jim Schmidt – Galveston and the Civil War
  • Naomi Carrier – Go Down, Old Hannah
  • Mike Vance – Houston’s Sporting Life
  • Tom Kreneck – Del Pueblo: Houston’s Hispanics
  • Al Mitchell – Texas City
  • Ronnie Crocker – Houston Beer History
  • Tom Kennedy – Houston Police Department
  • Michael Swanson – The Angel Baby
  • Ann Becker – River Oaks
  • Andy Hall – Houston/Galveston Steamboats
  • Joan Upton Hall – Just Visitin’: Old Texas Jails
  • Frank Chalfant – Galveston Island of Chance
  • Story Sloane – Houston in the 1920s and 30s
  • Kasey French – Honoring Olivewood
  • Andrea White – The Very Long Life of Alice’s Playhouse
  • Leah White – Our Roots are Strong CD
  • Betty Chapman – Children’s Activity Book on Preservation

For more information about the event, visit the Houston Arts & Media website at


Cinema Houston celebrates a vibrant century of movie theatres and moviegoing in Texas’s largest city. This weblog is a companion to the Book, Cinema Houston: From Nickelodeon to Megaplex (University of Texas Press, 2007), and website,

David Welling is a Houston-based writer, artist, and graphic designer. His lifelong interest in movies (and the places that show them) led to the writing of Cinema Houston, which included fifteen years of research, and its subsequent website.