Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It has been close to 15 months since the Crosley book came out. It has been a huge success - A New York Times best seller. The brothers Powel and Lewis sure knew how to sell because they were able to do it even 60 years later.
I got involved with the book during Fall 2007 and the common thread of conversation I heard at every speaking engagement by Rusty McClure was "This is a great book. It needs to be made in to a movie".
The Crosley brothers did so much in their lifetime that it would take more than 3 hours to chronicle their achievements. It would also take an exceptionally skilled screenplay writer to decide which part to leave out as all parts are equally good. We decided to create this blog to allow readers who have read the book voice their opinion on why the story of the brothers should be made in to a movie. We hope that your opinions will help the story of the brothers be told on a larger scale.
Also we are going to try and publish all the pictures from the billboards, the kiosk at the Kenwood mall. Anybody is welcome to send pictures in of Crosley products and we will post them on the blog for people to view.


Crosley Fan said...

This New York Times Bestseller was a fantastic read. I would be first in line to see this piece of work turned into a film. It truly is one of the great untold stories of American history-a true diamond in the rough. A story of courage, brotherhood, innovation, love, adventure and tragedy. This brilliant read was hard to put down, I can only imagine that a movie would offer the same thrill and excitement. PLEASE PLEASE make a movie!!

Anonymous said...

This book was one of the best biographical reads I have ever seen. The Crosley story would make a powerful movie. Powel
Crosley makes Preston Tucker look like a hack!!!

Anonymous said...

My daughter gave this book to me as a Christmas present over a year ago. Let me tell you, I could not put it down and have since read it one more time to relive the story and enjoy the astonishing accomplishments and often tragic details of the Crosley brothers. This truly was a great untold story and is in my library of favorites.

Anonymous said...

The Crosley story is an intriguing read. It truly encompasses the American dream. It demonstrates how two brothers could successfully build a business empire through triumphs and tragedies. It is astonishing to see just how many ideas these clever men were involved with, from refrigeration to mass media to transforming warfare. It is a book that I have recommended to various colleagues who have shared the same raving reviews!

Crosley Car Owners Club (CCOC) said...

The Crosley Brothers saga exemplifies the great American dream, and the brilliant book has the essence of an award-winning screenplay. The only question is why some inspired producer hasn't snapped it up.

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