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A Conversation with Author John Malahy about his new book Summer Movies 30 Sun-

By Judy Shields

Rancho Cucamonga, California (The Hollywood Times) 08/08/2021

There are many books out there to own and put on your coffee table, but John Malahy‘s new book Summer Movies 30 Sun-Drenched Classics is one that you will pick up all summer long and even throughout the year. Especially when you watch on these 30 classic films on TCM, you will be able to get some really cool info about those movies.

Long time friend of TCM Leonard Maltin does the FORWARD for John’s book and as usual Leonard Maltin has the greatest words to say about Summer Movies 30 Sun-Drenched classics.

Thank you John for giving us this great hardcover book with great photos and interesting facts that most of us probably did not know about these classic films.  Get yourself a copy and also don’t forget to get a couple for your favorite classic movie film buffs and family members. This book will make a great birthday gift as well as the upcoming holiday season.

Order yours today, just click here.

The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to speak with author John Malahy about this book. So get your earplugs, earbuds or headphones and your favorite bevy and enjoy our conversation:


Turner Classic Movies presents a festival of sunshine classics—movies that capture the spirit of the most carefree season of the year—complete with behind-the-scenes stories, reviews, vacation inspiration, and a trove of photos.


Turner Classic Movies presents a festival of sunshine classics — movies that capture the spirit of the most carefree season of the year — complete with behind-the-scenes stories, reviews, vacation inspiration, and a trove of photos.

Summer Movies is your guide to 30 sun-drenched classics that — through beach parties, road trips, outdoor sports, summer camp, or some intangible mood that brings the heat — manage to keep summer alive year-round. Packed with production details, stories from the set, and more than 150 color and black-and-white photos, the book takes an in-depth look at films from the silent era to the present that reflect the full range of how summer has been depicted on screen, both by Hollywood and by international filmmakers.

The book highlights 30 movies set in the summertime, from beach comedies to simmering big-city dramas, wild American road trips to lush European travelogues, and includes recommendations for vacations, summer activities, and outside-the-box picks for further viewing.

Featured titles include:

Moon Over Miami (1941), State Fair (1945), Key Largo (1948), Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Parent Trap (1961), The Endless Summer (1964), Jaws (1975), Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Dirty Dancing (1987), Do the Right Thing (1989), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Call Me by Your Name (2017), and many more.


About the Author

John Malahy

John Malahy received a B.F.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University and an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Emory University, where he wrote about films of the 1920s and their narrative connection to the First World War. His deep knowledge and passion for film led to a career at Turner Classic Movies, where he has worked for the past six years. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is his first book.

Turner Classic Movies is the definitive resource for the greatest movies of all time. We entertain and enlighten to show how the entire spectrum of classic movies, movie history, and movie-making touches us all and influences how we think and live today.

Product Details
With images
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Hardcover: 208 pages
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Guides & Reviews

Social Media

Webpage: https://www.johnmalahy.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnmalahy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnmalahy/

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. With more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app. Fans can also enjoy a TCM curated classics experience on HBO Max.