Tuesday, July 28, 2015

V-J DAY CELEBRATION AT BEARMANOR MEDIA WITH WORLD WAR 2 BOOKS




JULY 28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT BOOKS@BENOHMART.COM

    

                                                                                                                   
V-J DAY CELEBRATION AT BEARMANOR MEDIA
WITH WORLD WAR 2 BOOKS

Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Japan’s formal surrender after World War II with a coupon sale offering 25% off five of their most popular books that capture the mood of those times. 

The war ended, yet the stories that carried forward from then to now still entertain and inform. The beat of the Hollywood Canteen still reverberates in the memory of the men and women who visited the fun clubs on leave. The romantic letters from Jane and Chuck Flynn express the feelings many lonely men and women felt. The Buck Privates script from the Abbott and Costello musical comedy reprise the tongue-in-cheek aspects every confused soldier faced in basic training. The heartwarming story of the romance between voice actor Arnele and Paul Frees still stirs the passion that every couple engaged in a wartime romance remembers. Never to have the last work, Fibber McGee and Molly’s plan to win the war still tickles our ribs!  

From Tuesday, July 28 to midnight (EST) Sunday, August 9, enjoy any or all of these five perennially popular books. A specific sales code (VJ2015) is now programmed online at www.bearmanormedia.com and can be used on these four classic World War II books purchased through online orders, as well as by phone, fax, or e-mail.

#####

About BearManor Media: The award-winning and Pulitzer-nominated press publishes cutting-edge entertainment books, audio books, e-books, CDs, and DVDs on movies, television, radio, theater, animation, and more. Founded in 2001 by Publisher Ben Ohmart, the BearManor Media catalog now features more than 900 outstanding subjects from the obscure to the eminent. Visit www.bearmanormedia.com

For High Resolution Images or more information, contact the publisher at books@benohmart.com
Visit www.bearmanormedia.com 



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hot News: Mr. Huston / Mr. North: Life, Death, and Making John Huston's Last Film



HOT NEWS


 
In the summer of 1987, a group of the screen’s most notable stars gathered in glamorous Newport, Rhode Island to make Mr. North, a charming but unpretentious film about a magical man who turns the town upside-down. They included Anthony Edwards, Anjelica Huston, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton, Virginia Madsen, Tammy Grimes, and a host of other talents, including legendary director John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen). The filmmaker was Danny Huston, John’s son, but just as the cameras turned, John fell ill and was replaced by Robert Mitchum. There were daily reports on John Huston’s failing health. After surviving so many close calls with death over the years, some people wondered whether he would finally succumb.

Nat Segaloff was the only journalist—in fact, the only outsider—allowed onto the set and behind the scenes, and he reported on the production for The Boston Herald,but only some of the behind-the-scenes drama. Now, after more than a quarter century, the full story can be told of the daily interactions of these famous egos struggling to finish 
their movie while being overshadowed by the one person who wasn’t even in it. 
 
Secure your First Edition now.
Available in hardback, paperback, and e-book editions. 
 
.      

HOT NEWS 2


 
Morris Diamond remembers Frank Sinatra, and he's celebrating Sinatra's 100th birthday with many planned shows and events. You'll be fascinated by Name Dropper, or "People I Schlepped* With" and, especially, two chapters that involve incidents with Frank that never made the fan magazines or newspaper columns. When Frank refused to appear for his performances on a Saturday evening at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and demanded a $100,000 marker, he was refused by Carl Cohen, an executive. Carl, enraged went for Sinatra and . . . .

Well, you'll be shocked at what followed. 
On another incident, at a party celebrating the Tommy Dorsey offices opening in the terrace of the Brill Building, when the owner/editor of the New York Enquirer made some anti-Semitic remarks within Frank's hearing, Frank violently reacted and . . . .

Well, we hate to spoil that story for you, too. Get the paperback or e-book edition today. Celebrate Frank's birthday with us and revel in the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. 


Click here to listen to Frank sing "Summer Wind," a song that's perfect for this year's long hot summer:  
 
Treasure your Classic Edition of Name Dropper.
Available in paperback and e-book editions. 
 
.      
Why wait for our newsletter each week?
Get the latest scoops on the BearManor Blog.
Just click our Panda Button above and SUBSCRIBE TODAY.

 
 
 
We've just learned that author Garry Berman will be making his debut at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention to meet fans of his Perfect Fool: The Life and Career of Ed Wynn and Between the Laughs.
 
  

Also, the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention (MANC) promoters are now preparing a fascinating schedule of rare films to screen for convention guests. What's more, the line-up of stars is growing daily. Keep watching here for the latest information, or just click the logo above. 
COMING SOON:
SOME KIND OF
LONELY CLOWN
For Karen Carpenter fans, relive the mystery, mystique, and music that made the world-famous singer come so close to you. 
CLASSIC EDITION
OF THE WEEK
The definitive biography of Jack Mercer, the voice of Popeye, Felix the Cat, and a thousand other animated characters.

  
BEST SELLER
OF THE WEEK
Explore Patty Duke's performance in this neo-musical and the controversy of the film's unique thesis on social change, political activism, and gender identification disorder.
 
 

FREE 2015 CATALOG

Get all the books, past and present, in front of you. You'll be surprised what we have in the selection of nearly 800 titles. Click here to download now.
HARDBACK BOOK
OF THE WEEK
The official biography of famous voice actor Paul Frees. 100+ rare photos and exclusive interviews.
SAVE UP TO 25%
Start 2015 off the right way by enjoying all our new titles and saving money at the same time. A modest $25 annual fee saves you 25% on all BearManor books and 10% on all new Coverout.com books (including our hardback editions). Click here to read more or to join.
Don't let the constant roll-out of fantastic new books from our product line throw you. Call us for help with a phone order. It's quick, easy, and saves you time for eating chocolates. 


Call our order number now: 

(580) 252-3547

Phone orders only.
If ordering by Paypal, please e-mail: orders@benohmart.com
or order online at bearmanormedia.com

 
USPS PAUL NEWMAN FOREVER STAMP

What we're wondering is whether they're also going to put out a stamp for Paul's wife, Joanne Woodward. She was famous for playing a woman with three personalities in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), so will her stamp have to be a tri-fold?

The U.S. Postal Service announced a few days ago that award-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman will be honored on a Forever Stamp. The stamp will go on sale Sept. 18.

The stamp art features photographer Steve Schapiro's 1980 photograph of Newman accompanied by text that reads "Actor/Philanthropist." The photo credit is Paul Newman photo/© Steve Schapiro/Corbis. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.
 Click here to learn more.
USPS ELVIS FOREVER STAMP
 
Rumor has it that the glue on Elvis' new Forever Stamp tastes like a jelly donut, but this has not been reliably confirmed.

USPS is releasing their Elvis Forever stamp in the Music Icons series. For people who have been in hiding for the last seventy years, Elvis Presley (1935-1977), a singer, guitarist, musician, and actor, became one of the first true stars of rock-and-roll.

This stamp features a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken by William Speer. In the bottom left corner, between the words “Forever” and “USA”, is a small gold crown, a nod to Presley’s nickname, The King of Rock and Roll™. Presley’s signature, in gold ink, is also featured along the right side.  Click here to learn more.
ELVIS FOR EVERYONE

4 Books for the Price of 3


  
 
First, he sang with The Stamps quartette, and wasn't there an odd but catchy, sexy little dance routine he and Ann-Margret did in Viva Las Vegas to a song called "Do the Stamp?" Now, stamps are coming out about him. Conspiracy theorists, I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but we all agree that Elvis will always be everywhere we look. 20,000,000 Elvis fans can't be wrong. You'll love reading the anecdotes about him from these people who knew him when. Use your BearManor Media Book Club 25% off discount on all four, and you effectively get four books for the price of three! Now that's a deal even the Colonel would approve! 

  

Simply click on any cover to read more
or to order an e-book, hardback,
or paperback version today. 

COMING SOON


 
Like John Garfield, we're longing for these tantalizing titles, too.
New books on these subjects are coming soon:  
Gene Rayburn
Ib Melchior's last screenplay
Dickie Jones (his "I've Got No Strings" was played in Avengers 2).
Think Pink (The Pink Panther)
Some Kind of Lonely Clown (Karen Carpenter)
M-G-M British Studios
Larry Cohen: The Stuff of Gods and Monsters
Listen to Me 
 
Click on our Panda button below to see more. 
     
For our latest news as it happens, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Join our Bookclub for 25% off all books.
Check out our Ebay Store!
Click any logo below to go there.
  
RECENT RELEASES

Every week, a star is born at BearManor Media.
Check out these recently released new books about Old Time Radio, Classic TV, music, movies, and Broadway. Use the BearManor Media Book Club discount and enjoy BIG savings (click here)!

A Star is Born Again by James Stratton

The fascinating sagas of the making of What Price Hollywood? and the three A Star is Born films.


Miss Dinah Shore: A Biography by Michael B. Druxman 

 
She was the queen of the afternoon talk show and a splendid singer. You'll enjoy this biography that doesn't hold back.  


 

The Bear Who Lived at the Plaza by Ward Moorehouse III.

The true-life story of Bangkok, a small brown bear from Thailand, who lived at New York's Plaza Hotel, where Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, George M. Cohan, and other famous film and stage stars.  





The Black Cat edited by Philip J. Riley

The story of the making of the macabre horror film that starred Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.





Patty Duke in "Billy": Role Model or Sellout? The Cultural Controversy Explored by Gary Gerani and Casey Bond
 
Hear the beat . . . through every stage of the making of the cult classic, from humble beginngs as Broadway’s celebrated Time Out for Ginger to the popular film starring the Academy Award-winning superstar. 


Brains As Well as Feet: The Leonard Reid Story

Author Bill Reid's fascinating book about the life of legendary dancer and foil to boxing great Joe Louis.





Richard Anderson At Last a Memoir

The superb autobiography of the prolific actor best known for The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. 



 

Chill Factor by Christopher Knopf
 
 
Dr. Elinor Barry, a forensic therapist, has been summoned to evaluate the sanity of Dr. Frank Enari, one of two scientists assigned to  work  on a  project  involving monkeys at a high-altitude research lab isolated in an Arctic-like wasteland, but what they encounter is far more sinister and threatening.
SPOTLIGHTS & SHADOWS The Albert Salmi Story

NEW AUDIO BOOK

You know his face. You know his credit list: Lost in Space, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Kung Fu, The Twilight Zone, and hundreds more. For forty years, he appeared on Broadway, television, and films. Sandra Grabman's frank and loving biographical tribute, combined with many memories from Salmi's family, friends, and co-stars, includes never-before-published memoirs from the man himself. Albert Salmi's story is unlike any other you'll ever hear.
Also available in paperback and e-book editions. 
 
    
 
 

The Ed Wynn Show
.
 ONLY 99¢
A rarity, this is the never before published script of Ed Wynn's early television show, written by Philip Rapp, creator of The Bickersons and writer for Baby Snooks. 
 


Children to Annoy Poems With ONLY 99¢
If you hate children, here are your poems. If you can't stand reading, I don't know what to tell you.
 
BearManor Media's 

Add these rare, entertaining DVDs to your collection.
Click any cover to read more:

e vintage shows on DVD to your collection


 
                    
                                                $10.00                                                 $7.95             
THIS WEEK WE PUT OUR SPOTLIGHT ON

Jimmy Stewart On The Air

By Charles and Erna Reinhart

 
When Stewart appeared on the air, radio was at its prime and the main source of entertainment in the homes of America and around the world. Stewart was at the heart of all of this. His radio career spanned seven decades. Come back to a time when Jimmy Stewart traveled the airwaves.
     
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO

JOBY BAKER?

  
 
Joby Baker was best-known for the television series Good Morning, World (1967), and films, such as Girl Happy (1965) and Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). He disappeared from show business but reinvented himself as an artist of note, illustrating The Dory Previn Songbook, published in 1995, and he has also exhibited his art in major Los Angeles art galleries. He's still going strong at eighty-one years old.

 
We remember and LOVED
Good Morning, World.
You'll love Joby's story
and the story of the
making of the
memorable classic television series:
 

                                                              
 
   
IN MEMORIAM

DICK VAN PATTEN



 
Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the dad on the classic TV show, Eight Is Enough, died Tuesday, June 23 in Santa Monica, reportedly from diabetes complications.
He started acting when he was just seven years old, often appearing on Broadway. Besides his huge TV role, Dick also had memorable roles in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs and Robin Hood Men in Tights. Dick was 86.
IN MEMORIAM

VAN ALEXANDER


Van died Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 100. A musician bandleader, arranger, and composer, Van led bands and arranged from high school, and studied composition in college, eventually obtaining a . job selling arrangements to Chick Webb in the middle of the 1930s. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" became a hit for Webb and Ella Fitzgerald, and subsequently became one of her signature tunes. Alexander later arranged other nursery rhymes for jazz performance, such as "Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" and "Got a Pebble in My Shoe".
In the 1940s, he was hired by Bob Crosby to work in Hollywood on film scores. Heprovided music for television shows, such as the comedies Hazel, The Farmer's Daughter, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Dennis the Menace, and The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (for one episode of which he received a nomination for a 1973 Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction of  Variety, Musical, or Dramatic Program).

Read the full story in his unforgettable autobiography:
              

television animated GIF
If you actually remember seeing this exact thing happen many times in your home, and if you actually remember what simple steps needed to be done to correct the issue, you'll love BearManor Media Radio. Click our Panda Button above for nostalgic radio show podcasts, and so much more!

 
Our Podcast on demand version at ://www.waterlogg.com
SIMPLY CLICK HERE
Copyright © 2015 BearManor Media. All rights reserved.
Order from our web site 
CLICK HERE
Order by phone call (580) 252-3547. 

Order by mail: BearManor Media
                      PO BOX 71426
                      Albany, GA 31708
Order by fax:  (814) 690-1559
Order by e-mail: books@benohmart.com

Click here to unsubscribe from this list  
Click here to 
update subscription preferences, or change e-mail address, etc.
Click here to visit our web site www.bearmanormedia.com
Click here to visit our EBAY STORE

 
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

SEND US A TWEET

SHOP US ON EBAY

JOIN BEARMANOR MEDIA BOOK CLUB FOR HUGE SAVINGS