Mick LaSalle Profile
Mick LaSalle is the film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, the eleventh biggest daily newspaper in the United States and the second largest west of the Mississippi. Between 1994 and 1999, he was the on-air film critic for the ABC affiliate in San Francisco, KGO. LaSalle is also the author of Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood, a history/critical study of the actresses who worked during the pre-censorship "pre-Code'' era of 1929-1934. The book was published in September, 2000 by St. Martin's Press. A Timeline Films documentary, based on the book, aired on TCM in May of 2003. LaSalle co-wrote the screenplay and served as Associate Producer. That same month, LaSalle's follow-up book, Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man was also named TCM's "Book of the Month."