American Road® Magazine's Summer Issue Seeks Out Silents!

The Summer issue of American Road® magazine is on newsstands!

Jul 15, 2015, 10:08 ET from American Road Magazine

DETROIT, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab a Suitcase and a Copy of American Road®, and Focus on the Big Picture This Summer!

The Summer 2015 issue of American Road® magazine peers through the majestic, classic movie lens. Features showcase locations connected to the silent cinema, beginning with "Flicker Highway: American Road's Silent Movie Route." The 370-mile path through Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri unearths the Midwest's movie roots—from Harold Lloyd's Birthplace to the hometown of Louise Brooks, the Buster Keaton Museum, and the first house ever frequented by Mickey Mouse. It's ambitious, enormous, and assuredly the first attempt ever made to frame this region with regard to its filmic past. American Road® is honored to present the premiere.

Hollywood stars loved their cars, and that fact begs the question: If Clara Bow owned a gorgeous Rolls-Royce Phantom—and Cecil B. DeMille bought a classy Cadillac Town Cabriolet—why did Mary Pickford drive a modest Ford Model A? American Road® reveals the answer in "Silent Star Cars." Pickford also plays a part in "American Road's Silent Era Films," a reel retrospective that trains a spotlight on early automobile films such as Wallace Reid's speedy romance, The Roaring Road (1919), as well as Mabel Normand's triumphant turn in Mabel at the Wheel (1914). Road departments continue the trend, following Will Rogers along Route 66, Lillian Gish on the Lincoln Highway, and Charlie Chaplin across US 101. Production wraps up with an installment of "The Extra Mile" that visits the Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia, before cueing the final fade-out.


American Road® is an award-winning periodical published quarterly by Mock Turtle Press, distributed internationally by Disticor, and now available at newsstands and fine bookstores. American Road® also offers a digital edition and an iTunes app for the iPad. provides the visitor with tools to discover that hidden landmark and make new memories on the road less traveled. Readers will find sponsored downloadable trip itineraries that make travel planning a breeze, as well as the American Road® Forums—the ultimate road trip community.

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