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Q & A with Rev. Matthew Hardesty On His Jules Verne Anthology

Q & A with Rev. Matthew Hardesty On His Jules Verne Anthology

  Bear Manor: Why did you produce this anthology? Rev. Matthew Hardesty: Because we love Jules Verne! By “we” I mean the North American Jules Verne Society. We thought an anthology would be a fun way to keep Verne and his works on people’s minds and also inspire new members to join us. Fans love anthologies, just look at the show “What If…?” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the From a Certain Point of View series of books in the Star Wars saga. These explore what would happen if major events in those stories had unfolded differently or how...

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Q & A with Matthew Banks: Where Does Imagination End and Reality Begin

Q & A  with Matthew Banks: Where Does Imagination End and Reality Begin

 Nominated for the 2023 Rondo Award       1. How long did it take you to research and write the book?  That’s a good question, that’s actually hard to answer because each piece took a different time to do. For example, Dracula’s Daughter took me two years to research and write. It was initially only meant to be a 3-thousand-word article, but it kept growing and growing. I think the final version rests at just over 17, thousand words. Could there be a ‘director’s cut’ – possibly, but not by much. Whereas ‘I Married A Witch’ which runs in at...

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Douglas Brode to Recieve 2023 Popular Culture Association Award

DOUGLAS BRODE TO RECEIVE 2023 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION AWARD The Popular Culture Association (PCA) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Douglas Brode is the 2023 President Award Recipient and Speaker at the upcoming PCA Conference (April 5-8 in San Antonio, Texas). The President Award recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals who have contributed to the study of Popular Culture. Douglas Brode has always been a trail blazer who as a college professor and professional writer early-on argued that Classical Culture is, when properly understood, Popular Culture plus time, paving the way for such media as television and comic books to...

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Manos!

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Jeanette McDonald - On The Air (Volume 2 - Televison)

Jeanette McDonald - On The Air (Volume 2 - Televison)

   Q & A with Maggie McCormick re: Jeanette McDonald - On The Air (Volume 2, Televison) Q.  Why did you write Jeanette MacDonald On the Air?A.  When I was researching my previous book, I’ll See You Again: The Bittersweet Romance and Wartime Letters of Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond, I found material about Jeanette’s radio and TV appearances that I didn’t have room to include.  Many sources inaccurately reported that Jeanette retired in 1949 after her last movie, The Sun Comes Up, was released.  I wanted to prove that wasn’t true.  She did many recitals, concerts with symphony orchestras,...

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