The Last Leonard Maltin Movie Guide
Posted on August 31, 2014 at 8:00 am
Leonard Maltin was only 17 years old when he was offered the chance to create his guide to movies on television. For many years, I kept the latest copy on my desk and anyone who came into my office could pick a page number at random. If I had not seen any of the movies on that page, I had to buy them lunch. It never happened.
I love that guide, still the best and most comprehensive resource available. And I was very sorry to hear that the 2015 Movie Guide coming out next week will be his last.
Be sure to pick up a copy. And listen to his great interview with Marc Maron, where he tells the story of how it all began.
2 Replies to “The Last Leonard Maltin Movie Guide”
That was great interview. Maron really does a great job on his podcast are great. The interviews with Mel Brook, Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke were excellent. I just heard the interview he did with Bob Newhart. . I am also listening to another podcast called the edge with Mark Thompson. I have been listening to his interview from last year with Norman Lloyd. What a guy 99 years old and sharp as a tack. Perhaps you would know why the doc about him has never been released. It came out in 2007. I am sure that at least critics got to see it. It is called Who is Norman Lloyd?
Yes, Maron’s interviews are terrific. I loved the recent ones with Bob Newhart and Leonard Maltin. I’d love to see the Norman Lloyd documentary sometime. Here’s the NY Times review. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/movies/23norm.html