Travel back to 1945 and the Hollywood
of Ronald Reagan and Raymond Chandler.
It’s the Golden Age of Radio and B-Movies.
A Notorious Unsolved Tinseltown Slaying! Nudists! Spies! Stars!
A Hard-Boiled Dick! A Celebrity Sleuth! A Mysterious Lady!
At Last The Story Can Be Told!
George Leroy Tirebiter has had a long and distinguished career in American entertainment and politics. Born near Chicago on December 7, 1920, he was a child actor who appeared with Eva Le Gallienne in “Medea,” and had a long run as the young Thomas Edison in the ”Pageant of Electricity” at the Century of Progress Exposition in 1933. He soon moved on to roles in local radio shows and became well-known at 17 as YOUNG TOM EDISON, RAILROAD DETECTIVE.
Under contract to Paranoid Pictures, Tirebiter directed wartime musicals, including BABES IN KHAKI and PARDON MY PIN-UP. His WHAT A FAMILY! (Argyle Artists 1948) spoofed teenagers Georgie Tirebiter and his pals. In his startling Hollywood roman a clef STREET OF BROKEN GLASS (1954) he discusses the blacklisting which contributed to his sudden decline and fall at age 32. The Academy, however, voted him a Good Sport Award in 1958 after he was revealed to be the auteur of two memorable sci-fi classics: NOMADS FROM NEPTUNE (in 3-D) and THE BEAST FROM UNDER THE BED (both Monotone Pictures, 1953).
Also contains the NEW short story, "Another Christmas Carol."
Tirebiter’s creator, David Ossman, is a co-founder of The Firesign Theatre and editor of Firesign’s literary heritage. His other books include THE FLYING SAUCER MURDER CASE, FIGHTING CLOWNS OF HOLLYWOOD, DR. FIRESIGN’S FOLLIES, and a classic collection of conversations with major poets of the 1960s, THE SULLEN ART.