When I got to know you, your days of building were over, but even so, nothing you ever did in building could change the image of you, the man. I remember how timid you were when first I suggested that you write a story about your life [The Autobiography of an Idea, 1924]. You could not believe that anyone would be interested. America had jumped forward into a hectic stride. Skyscrapers were rising like weeds. Who longer cared about Louis Sullivan?
Charles Harris Whitaker (1872-1938)
The Story of Architecture (1934)
From the Dedication to Louis Sullivan
Director Mark Smith has announced the completion of the eagerly awaited documentary Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture. The film, produced by Whitecap Films, is currently being marketed to distributors, and a small screening is scheduled for February 8th in Los Angeles. A Chicago viewing is slated for the end of the month and details will be forthcoming. As it turns out, a great many people still do care about Louis Sullivan.
Note: For the latest details on the film and a clip of the beautiful score, see the production's Facebook page.