Once upon a time in Hollywood, back in the 1960s, there was a bookstore on Hollywood Boulevard (there were actually lots of bookstores on the Boulevard then). The owners of that bookstore decided they should specialize; Git Luboviski (later Polin) created a catalogue and Hollywood merchandise proved quite popular. The timing was right. A golden age of cinema scholarship and appreciation was about to begin, and the Larry Edmunds Bookshop was right in the middle of it all.
Once upon a time there was a young writer with aspirations who became a regular at this book store and friends with the proprietors Git and Mel Luboviski. His encyclopedic knowledge and exacting study of cinema was incredible, and the Larry Edmunds Bookshop became a friendly confine. His name was Peter Bogdanovich.