Asheville: Once moviemaking hub, but results now scarce

“The book is a heartbreaker in many ways because out of more than 60 films made here between 1900 and 1929, only one survives [intact]. And every one of the lost films — every single one of them — contained priceless and irreplaceable images of the time and place in which they were made. If we could see them all, I truly believe it would alter the way we look at the history of Asheville.”

— Film historian Frank Thompson, author of  “Asheville Movies, Volume 1: The Silent Era,” quoted in Mountain Xpress (June 12)