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The Last Leonard Maltin Movie Guide

posted by Nell Minow

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.

  • Sanford Sklansky

    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?

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