The Toddle House was a small diner off the main drag in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a block or two either way from the train station and the bus terminal. Open all night, it was the only place within miles for coffee and cheeseburgers after all the fast-food joints had closed. It was not for kids, which made it all the more appealing to us kids making our first tentative steps to adulthood. Inside: harsh fluorescent lighting, white-tiled walls, a counter with swivel stools, a grille that sizzled and clanged. Plastic glasses, worn-out silverware, thick ceramic cups and plates. Soups, hamburgers, sandwiches, milk shakes, deserts, not much more. Smoke from the grille, but also from the customers and the waitress, clouds hanging … More
Guides to the National Film Registry
Available from Continuum, Amazon, and other outlets, these two volumes offer commentaries and full credits for each of the first 550 films selected to the National Film Registry.
Coming soon: volumes covering recent additions to the Registry.
America’s Film Legacy
America’s Film Legacy 2009-2010