Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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A detailed biography of singing cowboy, Eddie Dean, the singing cowboy of more than fifty popular films. Click here to read more.
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The fascinating life and career of stage and screen actor Peter Cushing, the "gentle man of horror." Click here to read more.
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'Under the Skin' Event Downtown L..UNDER THE SKIN

New Spin on Old Exhibition Style 

Everything old is new again. If you've ever been to a major silent movie screening with a life orchestra, you know the jolt to your senses that permeates your entire being when you experience a thrilling score played by a live orchestra. For nearly the first thirty years of film exhibition, live music was a standard exhibition practice. 

Suddenly, the old idea is coming back with a bang. Two sold-out screenings of Jonathan Glazer’s new Under the Skin at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles were accompanied by live performances of the score conducted by the film’s composer, Mica Levi. Fans caused lines to snake up Main Street. For the presentation, dialogue and ambient sounds were retained on the soundtrack, but the score was stripped and then recreated live for both performances.  The 7 p.m. screening invoked . . . . CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
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Here's an offer you can't refuse: buy one of our new books about Old Time Radio, Classic TV, music, movies, or Broadway and see if you don't agree that they are among our very best. Use the BearManor Media Book Club discount and you can't go wrong! 


Scribes of Speculative Fiction II: A Collection of Interviews by Cristopher DeRose
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Murder in Babylon A Novel Based on Fact by Michael B. Druxman





Indestructible Man by Tom Weaver
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The Evolution of the Hollywood Heartthrobby Sylvia Safran Resnick.

 
THE ODD COUPLE RETURNS TO CBS TV

STARRING MATTHEW PERRY

 

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - CBS has brought in an expert to help launch its remake of The Odd Couple starring Matthew Perry. The show is updated for the times. Madison isn't a newspaper sportswriter; he hosts a sports radio talk show, but doesn't rely on old scripts or story lines. There was one exception, with a joke on the show's pilot lifted directly from Simon's play. The new series debuts February 19, 2015. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
 
If you love classic televisions series as much as us, check out these books. Click on any cover to read more. We bet all of these series will make a return one season soon. Which do you think will star Justin Bieber?

      

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FRED OTT'S SNEEZE
File:Fred Ott Sneeze L.gifIn January 121 years ago, the first movie premiered. Ten days after [this week 121 years ago] the official copyright on January 9, 1894, Fred Ott's Sneeze was shipping out to those newfangled kinetoscope parlors that were opening in converted store fronts in major cities. Those machines that were made by Thomas Edison's company presented the first movies. Fred Ott's Sneeze, as the six-second film became known by, started the whole movie industry that so many of us have loved.

Fred Ott, an Edison assistant, dipped a little "snuff" and sneezed for the prototype camera, and that moment began it all. Happy Anniversary Fred. We haven't forgotten you!
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO

Diane McBain?

 



Diane McBain became identified as a star-in-the-making while under contract to Warner Bros. in the late 1950s. She had a first big blush with national attention in the briefly popular American TV series,Surfside 6 (1960—1962). After dozens of roles in various other TV series and several high-profile films, she toured with Bob Hope's USO show during the Vietnam War. Her new biography, Famous Enough, A Hollywood Memoir, pleases everyone who reads it.

Nowadays, Diane keeps busy promoting her new book, as well as working on other projects.

Diane-McBain-Tippi-Hedren
McBain in white with (left to right) actress friends Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Kieu Chinh, and co-author Michael Greg Michaud in June 2014.






CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF DIANE'S FAMOUS ENOUGH, A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIRautobiography, available in print and e-book editions. 

 
IN MEMORIAM
Luise Rainer


Luise Rainer, who won back-to-back Oscars in the 1930s, has died December 30, 2014, at the age of 104. Until her death, she was the oldest living Best Actress Oscar winner. Rainer died of pneumonia Tuesday at her London home, according to daughter Francesca.
She won her twin best actress Oscars for The Great Ziegfeld (1936), drawing the nod despite a fairly small role as impresario Florenz Ziegfeld’s first wife, and The Good Earth (1937) an adaptation of the novel by Pearl S. Buck in which she played a humble Chinese peasant.
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IN MEMORIAM
Rod Taylor


Rod Taylor, the Australian actor whose brawny good looks made him a leading man for films has died. He was 84. Taylor died in Los Angeles on Wednesday, his daughter, Felicia Taylor, told theLos Angeles Times. 

Taylor's breakthrough came in 1960 with The Time Machine, and he was also seen by hundreds of millions of people in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, and in The Glass Bottom Boat with Doris Day.


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STEPHEN VAGG's ROD TAYLOR TRIBUTE
"For over twenty years, Rod Taylor was the biggest Australian movie name in Hollywood, starring in such films as The Time Machine, The Birds, and The VIPs. Best known for his action roles, he was equally adept at romantic comedies and dramas. At a time when Australians could rarely see or hear themselves on screen, Rod Taylor helped keep his country in the public eye, and paved the way for other Australian actors who followed him."
Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood is the first full-length biography of this pioneering Australian film star. It's the thrilling story of a working-class Sydney boy, who went to Hollywood, took on the Americans at their own game on their own turf in one of the toughest industries there is, and won. It's also the story of a talented actor, who was almost brought down by the demons of alcohol and ego, but who ultimately overcame them to triumph. A must for all Rod Taylor fans.


 
LOUISE BROOKS FANS


We just heard from the Hardy boys at Grapevine Video that the DVD release of the captivating drama, Beggars of Life, starring Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, and Richard Arlen, has been upgraded with a new tinted digital transfer at 24 fps and is presented with an all new music score! 

If you purchased the film on DVD from them in the past, you are eligible to upgrade for just $5 (plus international shipping), and if you don't own a copy now is a great time to get this DVD at a reduced price! Also check out Wallace Beery in Behind the Front, Louise Brooks in A Girl in Every Port, and Richard Arlen in Feel My Pulse. 
 
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Announcing Edward Gross' new book

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The Interview Seth Rogen James FrancoTHE INTERVIEW

RAKES IN $15 MILLION IN FOUR DAYS 

The times they are a-changin'. I suppose we will soon get movies out of our toasters. You heard some of the hullabaloo about this new comedy. In this case, controversy paid off. According toVariety, after four days, the digital non-theatrical downloads of The Interview ranks as Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing online release of all time. It also outstrips recent VOD successes. This could be the pivot point that becomes the game changer. iTunes has joined the list of digital distributors along with YouTube, Google  Play, and Microsoft Xbox.Click here to read more. 
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The future looks exciting for those of us who love entertainment biographies and other stuff about radio, tv, movies, and Broadway. Here's our last five recent titles that you must add to your personal library. Don't let the Hals in your life stop you. 

Scribes of Speculative Fiction II: A Collection of Interviews by Cristopher DeRose
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Murder in Babylon A Novel Based on Fact by Michael B. Druxman



 
Eddie Dean The Golden Cowboy by Stephen Fratallone
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Indestructible Man by Tom Weaver
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The Evolution of the Hollywood Heartthrobby Sylvia Safran Resnick.

 
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO

PETE BEST?

He was The Beatles first drummer, but they fired him in 1962. There were reasons—producer George Martin viewed The Beatles’ original drummer as a weak link—but the dismissal was handled poorly. Still, his life went on. Pete supported his family as a civil servant, and today, he enjoys touring off and on with the Pete Best Band. He just turned 74 and he celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary. Some say he’s the happiest Beatle of them all.

   
DAVID DUNCAN WINS!
 
Last month, we offered a free copy of Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices to the best captions for these two pictures of Publisher Ben Ohmart's adorable new daughter, Emily. David Duncan from Nashville sent in the winning entry.  

 
                                                
Thank you, David!
Harry Potter Star David Ryall Dies at 79

David Ryall Dead
Veteran British character actor David Ryall, who is best-known to mainstream American audiences as Elphias Doge in the Harry Potter film series, died on Christmas Day. He was 79. 
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Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51
 

Christine Cavanaugh

We loved her as the voices behind Babe the pig, Chuckie from The Rugrats, Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory, and Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard on Darkwing Duck. She passed away December 22, 2014 at the age of 51.
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Donna Douglas Dies at 82
 

Donna Douglas, who played hillbilly bombshell Elly May Clampett on the baby-boomer-beloved 1960s sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillieshas died. She was 82. Charlene Smith, her niece-in-law, confirmed Friday to USA TODAY that she died of pancreatic cancer on New Year's Day at Baton Rouge General Hospital, near her home in Zachary, Louisiana
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