James “Jim” Selvidge

James Norman Selvidge
died at his home in Burlington, WA.
at the age of 85.
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James set out to form his own art theater circuit in Seattle, which soon became the national battle field for film censorship. The battle went from challenging the Seattle City Council and Board of Theater Supervisors all the way up to the Supreme Court. The first third of this book is a detailed history of these two decades, while the remainder profiles the 330 greatest films of this era (200 of which are currently available on DVD) — each with a color photo of the poster. Additionally there are three indices: general, director and film. As an aside, I spoke with James by phone a while back, and he told me an interesting story about a frequent patron of one of his Seattle theaters. She was a young college-age white woman who had developed a strong attraction to a black foreign actor in the films, and often talked to James about this. Years later Stanley Ann Dunham became the mother of our first black President, Barack Obama.

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Truly amazing.
He is a remarkable man.

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Foreign Film In America

James N. Selvidge is one of the last survivors intimate with the history of the foreign film in America circa early 1950’s through early 1970’s. The author is the former owner and operator of the Ridgemont Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

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