Author and Publisher Ben Ohmart is quickly finishing his photo-heavy biography of Frances Langford, the last step in his Bickersons cycle, but he's stuck for a title and would like your input.
Frances was known as “The G.I.’s Nightingale,” “The Armed Forces Sweetheart,” and “The Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts” for her devoted work. Which title would be best?
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Two of the most visible people on American television right now agree: sometimes it's just easier to avoid sending e-mails altogether or to attempt to type with webbed feet. If you have either problem, just pick up the phone, and call us with the title of the book you want. We'll get it to you fast.
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Do you remember Charlotte Stewart as Miss Beadle on the American television series, Little House on the Prairie (1974-1982)? She's coming back soon with her autobiography that promises to be a bad girl's guide to becoming . . . well, you'll have to read the expose in detail.
We're also about to publish a bunch more. Get a load of these subjects:
Banacek (the series) Reels & Rivals (silent movie sister stars) 635 Things I Learned from The Sopranos Red Channels (Hollywood blacklisting) The Blood of Balnakin (Book 2 in Wes Britton's new sci-fi novel tetrology) When War Returns (Book 3 in Wes Britton's new sci-fi novel tetrology) I'll Say She Is (The Marx Brothers' lost musical) Over There (British films) Columbo Under Glass Seeing Stars Memoirs of a Celebrity Articles Writer
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The winner in the Valentine's Day February 12-14 contest to win a copy of Dick Jones: Where the Action Was is Kelli McClain, winning asoftcover signed copy of the book. Congratulations Kelli!
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is preparing for the big 2016 event now. If you’re interested in going, contact them at 443.286.6821, or write Po Box 52 Whiteford MD 21160, or e-mail Martin Grams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Venue location: Hunt Valley Wyndham 245 Shawan Road Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031. All of the celebrities will be at the show all three days, and those confirmed so far include Luciana Paluzzi, John Amos, Bernie Kopell, Brit Ekland, Robert Fuller, and Kathy Garver.
Congratulations to author Alyse Wax, who reports that her book,Curious Goods Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th The Series, was nominated for a Rondo Award. All the details about the awards, and a ballot can be found here: http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=224 Voting is open to everyone, and you don't have to choose in every category to vote.
Speaking of the 2015 Rondo Awards, two other BearManor Media titles are in the running. If you've enjoyed these books as much as others, please click the link below to the ballot and vote for:The Black Catby Philip Riley and Gregory Mank and Bride of the Monster by Gary D. Rhodes with Tom Weaver. http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=224
When I don't wear my glasses, people say I squint, blink too much, and look sick like I'm suffering from myopia, but when myopic James Dean doffed his specs, they said he looked "sexy." Whatever. If you're like me and can't see the tiny electronic type online clear enough to place an order with aplomb anymore, just reach for the Murine, pick up the phone, and call us with the title of the book you want. We'll get it to you fast.
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Recognize these famous movie star sisters? They're both a part of one of our new books that's coming out soon. We're also about to publish a bunch more. Get a load of these subjects: Banacek (the series) Reels & Rivals (silent movie sister stars) 635 Things I Learned from The Sopranos Red Channels (Hollywood blacklisting) The Blood of Balnakin (Wes Britton's new sci-fi novel)
We asked John to ballyhoo our good news, but this year's El Nino winter snow really made the scoops seem like pulp fiction and no one could see our news sign, so I'm just going to list the top three hottest news items here for you instead:
Our popular ebooks are now readily available for instant downloads to your favorite reading device. Nearly 200 are now ready for you, and dozens more are being added weekly. Best of all,most are priced $9.95 . . . cheap, as Mad likes to say. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT'S NEW.
Ward Moorehouse III is on a new Times Square Chronicles video that's all about the amazing story of The Bear Who Lived at the Plaza, which just happens to be the subject of his new book.CLICK HERE to watch.
The Valentine's Day February 12-14 contest to win a copy of Dick Jones: Where the Action Was is about to begin. Prize is asoftcover signed copy of the book. For full information, visitnoirjournal.tumblr.com.
Theater Usher’s Witty and Occasionally Snarky Observations Reveal the Changing Face of Broadway’s Theater District
Usher Denise Reich worked the aisles at Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Rent, Def Poetry Jam, Enchanted April, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Invention of Love, to name but a few. She witnessed onstage bloopers, attended closing night parties, and dealt with irate patrons and superfans that camped out overnight in full costumes. She can’t wait to tell you all about it.
Face it. The holidays are over. It's 2016, and if your New Year's partying wiped away your memory cells and you've forgotten your computer logins, just pick up the phone and call us with the title of the book you want. We'll get it to you fast. CALL (530) 252-3547
Recognize this blue-eyed blonde? He's a big part of one of our new books that's coming soon. We're also about to publish a bunch more. Get a load of these subjects: Banacek (the series) Reels & Rivals (silent movie sister stars) Red Channels (Hollywood blacklisting)
I wish Don Ameche was our outside salesman. He says so well exactly what I want to say: thanks for a great 2015! We're looking forward to making more magical memories for you in 2016, and here's the first wave of announcements:
Kathy Garver fascinates us. Some may remember her from her work on Family Affair (1966-1971), but did you know that she was actually on Our Miss Brooks (1953), in Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955), in The Bad Seed (1956), in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and appeared in episodes of dozens of classic American TV series, including Fury, Father Knows Best, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, Dr. Kildare, The Patty Duke Show, and others? Just so you know that she's no "has been," she's worked steadily ever since then, and she's appearing in five new films coming out in 2016! She's beginning a speaking tour entitled The Power of Perseverance with the inspiring notion of "Never Give Up." Meet Kathy atThe Girl Cave(don’t worry - men are invited, too!) 16897 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 206-0156 February 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Dere Pykett informs us that Cineretro thought so highly of his newMGM British Studios book that they covered their recent issue with a full-blown review. You'll enjoy reading this! CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW.
Donn Trenner fans can meet the author and hear his music in the following upcoming appearanes; 1/10 - performance/signing; Donn Trenner Trio, Avon Public Library, Avon, CT. 1/20 - signing; R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT
2/18 - signing; Breakwater Books, Guilford, CT
Every Monday evening, performance/signing at Arch Street Tavern with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, Hartford, CT.