December 14, 2pm ET: Ken Prescott and Dorothy Dale Kloss (I'm Not in Kansas Anymore) radio show on WLINY.com
December 16: Carleton Carpenter (The Absolute Joy of Work) at Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick, NY
January 7-8, 2017: Carleton Carpenter (The Absolute Joy of Work) at the Hollywood Autograph Show, LAX Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
February 18, 2017: Brian Gari's (Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To My Stress Test, We Bombed In New London) Annual Birthday Concert at Don't Tell Mama, 346 West 46th St, New York, NY
February 15, 2017, 10am: Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of the REAL Tom Sawyer) at Fran Lewis, Hartsdale, NY
March 14, 2017, 10am: Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of the REAL Tom Sawyer) on From My Mama's Kitchen with Johnny Tan, FMMK Talk Radio, Dallas, TX
April 29, 2017: Brian Gari (Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To My Stress Test, We Bombed In New London) at the Hollywood Autograph Show, LAX Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
I love BearManor Media. They publish TV books that no publisher in their right mind ever would. Who else but BearManor would publish books about the western Temple Houston and the sitcom Good Morning World, two shows that barely survived for a single season each back in the 1960s? You could probably fit all the potential readers of those two books comfortably in a motor home for a dinner party. I’ve never seen either one of those two shows, but I still bought the books… another illustration of my raging, TV book addiction.
Author Ben Ohmart is also the proprietor of BearManor Media, which has launched an impressive series of books for film, radio and TV aficionados. He deserves our thanks and support. —Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian
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After so many unappreciated interruptions this week, I finally was able to have enough time alone to fully concentrate on this wonderful book and finish reading it. I enjoyed every page of it! It taught me so much about not only Miss Rae's life, but about life in general - about how important it is to keep a positive attitude and appreciate the good people in this beautiful world. As the mother of an autistic son, I fully identified with her struggles with dear Andy. They gave him the best life they could, and he brought much joy to her life. Her other son Larry has grown into a very fine man who, like his parents, does what he can to make a positive difference in others' lives. I highly recommend this book to one and all.
"I think this is a terrific book. Hayward destroyed everything and a profile was created out of bits and pieces. I got to know Hayward from this book. I discovered Louis Hayward as sweet, kind, tempermental, talented , generous, well-grounded, bi-lingual, eager to engage real people and discuss things other than movies. A music lover, bi-sexual or bi-curious, sad, lonely, adaptable, good business man, married badly, married well. He was deeply loved by Jane Russell and Peter Cushing... who knew before this book!
The essential guide for understanding how the overlap of movies and literary promotions: All who love classic cinema, and the genres of mystery and horror, recognize Thomas Mann as the first scholar to comprehensively explore the dynamics of book and magazine publications as a form of movie promotion. Mann combines the skills of a sleuth and career librarian (at the Library of Congress) with the enthusiasm of a true cineaste to reveal how the separate media of movies and publishing intersect. A follow-up to the equally essential Horror and Mystery Photoplay Editions and Magazine Fictionizations: The Catalog of a Collection (McFarland, 2004).
Charlotte has written an amazing book. She is so honest and open. It is everything you want from a star's life story. She was kind enough to come on the Red Room podcast and talk about her story and her book. The link is below on this site. Read her book and listen to our interview. Charlotte is just about as sweet and kind as they come. Great job.
Being a huge fan of comedy, I went through this in record time. It contains wonderful interviews of our comedy favorites, from the 1940s to the 1980s, and ends each one with a where-are-they-now update. Finishing volume 1 this evening, I've now begun reading volume 2. They're great reads!
The authors of this book did a great job researching the weirdest kill scenes in horror movie history. The book is well written, entertaining, humorous and fun to use a reference when I am looking for a wild horror movie to watch on a Friday night. The photos and illustrations are great too. I highly recommend this book if you are a movie buff!
I was pleasantly surprised to see how many people author Adam Nedeff was able to interview and what a fabulous book resulted. While it is a fine tribute to an amazing man, it's also realistic about his foibles. It's not often that a book of this thickness keeps me eagerly reading every single word. Bravo! Job well done!
This is a really gripping book, a love set story set against the complex historical context of the Second World War in the Balkans, alternating with London in the 1970s. The characters are very engaging, their ideologies and psychologies heightening the storyline. A compelling read!
As a character actor in film and television, Albert Salmi had a prolific and distinguished career. The son of immigrants from Finland, he grew up in Brooklyn and trained at the famed Actors Studio. Salmi made his first mark in the theater in William Inge’s BUS STOP. Biographer Sandra Grabman combines Salmi’s unpublished memoirs with her extensive research to explore his devotion to his craft, his memorable life, and, finally, the murder-suicide that ended it all. This is an exceptional treatment of a unique story.
This book is has many elements: suspense, humor, tragedy, mystery, and great character and plot development. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. Fine writers, that Kotar and Gessler team!