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The First Hollywood
(released 11/6/2008)


The Miami International Film Festival invite you to An "Up Close and Personal" discussion of The First Hollywood: Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking

Thursday November 13, 2008

6:00 PM – Reception
7:00 PM – Screening and Author discussion
8:00 PM – Book signing

Arts & Minds Cultural Center
3138 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Two people per invitation, please. Reserve your place for this special evening by e-mailing If you have questions, please call 305-237-FILM

Join them for an intimate evening of fine food, fine beverage and a special screening including dialogue with...

Shawn Bean
Author of The First Hollywood, Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking.

About the Author

Shawn Bean has twice been named Writer of the Year by the Florida Magazine Association (2004 and 2006). He is an award-winning journalist who has covered many subjects including Club Fed, the famous minimum-security penitentiary in the Florida Panhandle, and the KL Group, responsible for the largest financial fraud in Palm Beach County history. Bean holds a degree in film from Southern Methodist University and has contributed to Florida Travel & Life, Miami, Florida International Magazine and Baltimore Magazine. He also serves as editorial director for Skyh Creative, the custom publishing house with offices in Palm Beach and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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