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Q&A with Snorre Smari Mathiesen, author of the new book on August Schonemann

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Q&A with Snorre Smari Mathiesen, author of the new book on August Schonemann

Q&A with Snorre Smari Mathiesen, author of the new book on August Schonemann What piqued your interest in Norwegian comedian August Schønemann (1891-1925) in the first place?Although a huge celebrity in Norway during his lifetime, August Schønemann is today chiefly remembered as the father of Aud Schønemann, a much beloved comic performer in my home country, whose fame has endured more so than that of her father. I have many fond memories of watching Aud’s film and TV performances in my childhood. I’ve kind of always been interested in “old” things, including entertainment history of the past, and felt that...

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Hag Horror - Book of the Week!

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Hag Horror - Book of the Week!

Wow, book of the week!   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-11655019/The-horror-growing-old-showbiz-youre-woman-is.html

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Skinflick Q&A

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Skinflick Q&A

Interview with Arnold M. Herr, author of Skinflick: A Deep Dive into the World of 3-D Sex Films1. I suppose the first question lobbed at me about Skinflick: a Deep Dive into the World of 3-D Sex Films is “what’s up with the turtle?” Although broadly speaking, he is a turtle, technically speaking, he’s a desert tortoise, belonging to the order Testudines. When I was illustrating the book, he looked through my manuscript and complained about the absence of creatures other than mammals in the book. He told me he should appear as someone who was present on the various...

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TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR “WHAT TIME IS THE MIDNIGHT BUFFET?” BY BRUCE J. STARIN

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TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR “WHAT TIME IS THE MIDNIGHT BUFFET?” BY BRUCE J. STARIN

  TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR“WHAT TIME IS THE MIDNIGHT BUFFET?”  BY BRUCE J. STARIN             1. Your first memoir about cruising and Hollywood was titled “Does The Crew Sleep On Board?”. Why write a second? While employed as a Social Director during an early cruise in my career, a passenger who just happened to be an extremely successful sitcom writer imparted the following pearls of writer’s wisdom to me.  This occurred after I had successfully cornered the Hollywood scribe in the ships twenty-four hour pizza bar and cocktail lounge.  Sampling a late night Sicilian pepperoni...

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Q & A: Peggy Adler, author of Pallenberg Wonder Bears – From the Beginning + all about the Author/Document Researcher and her Indispensable Collaborator.

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Q & A: Peggy Adler, author of Pallenberg Wonder Bears – From the Beginning + all about the Author/Document Researcher and her Indispensable Collaborator.

, by Peggy Adler and Dibirma Jean Burnham, is the true story of Emil Pallenberg (1888-1963),  considered to have been the greatest bear trainer of his time. In 1908, he became the first person to teach a bear to ride a bicycle. He also taught his bears to roller skate, dance, walk on stilts, play musical instruments and walk the tight rope. The Pallenberg’s bears appeared in major motion pictures -- and one was on Broadway for over a year. Laura was in the 1932 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein Musical, Music in the Air, while Mischka (aka Carmichael) was featured in a movie with Jack Benny.  Yet when the Pallenbergs and their Wonder Bears weren’t performing, they all lived in our little shoreline town of Clinton, Connecticut.

 

 



 

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