In Sept of 2021 Mike Lassiter gave a talk at Brookgreen Gardens on his new book Our Vanishing Americana South Carolina, he was accompanied by a film crew for SCETV.
Join us on July 16 at 2:30 in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium with Brookgreen U as we view the one hour documentary that follows Mike Lassiter on his journey across South Carolina capturing the stories of historic, often family-run businesses, that line main streets from the coast to the upstate. Visits include general and grocery stores, pharmacies with ice cream fountains, classic old movie houses, barber shops, landmark restaurants, and more. Presented by SCETV and filmed over the past year by Susie Films, the documentary is scheduled for broadcast in the ETV viewing area in August 2022, followed by a national release.
Mike Lassiter is a North Carolina native, raised primarily in Statesville. A graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law, he currently practices law in his hometown. His passion for photography and appreciation of days gone by led to his journey throughout the backroads and Main Streets of North and South Carolina. His first book, Our Vanishing Americana: A North Carolina Portrait, was published in 2006 and has sold more than 10,000 copies. In 2009, he produced Our Vanishing Americana, a documentary for Public Television.
This program received three Emmy nominations for the Mid-South Region. Mike lives in Davidson, North Carolina with his wife, Kate. He has spent his lifetime traveling with family to the beaches of South Carolina, and since 1989, to their vacation home at Pawleys Island. Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing at the screening.