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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:
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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.
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CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S THE FREAK
A large crate tucked away in a musky storage room reveals a treasure: a pair of meticulously crafted wings covered with swan feathers made for a final film Charlie Chaplin never completed.
The seminal filmmaker had the surprisingly heavy contraptions made for his daughter Victoria, whom he envisioned in the role of "The Freak," a winged girl that brings hope to humanity but also exposes its deepest flaws.
"It seemed to me to be a very beautiful fairy tale. Something that maybe only a man of his age can imagine, can dream. A very charming dream," Chaplin's now sixty-nine-year-old son, Michael, told AFP, his dark eyes sparkling as he recalls reading his father's script back in the 1970s.
A book published this week in Switzerland, where Chaplin spent the last twenty-four years of his life, for the first time gives a full account of the unfulfilled project. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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Waiting, waiting, waiting can make you thin, man. We've got a lot of books coming out, but a few of them are still in various stages of careful completion. We need just a bit more time to finish them, but the wait will be worth it. Here's just a few to whet your appetite:
Reels & Rivals: Sisters in Silent Films Paul Muni The Funniest Icons of the Twentieth Century
Red Channels (1950s Communist black listings) 650 Things I Learned From The Sopranos Gimme a Thrill (the story of I'll Say She Is, the lost Marx Brothers musical and how it was found) There’s An Old Polish Proverb That Says, “BANACEK” (The 1972-74 NBC Mystery Movie series, Banacek)
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When Leonard Maltin names as one of the books he most wants to read next this Nat Segaloff book about director John Houston's last film, that's the highest rating of all! (See below.)
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Get a head start on New Year's Day cooking with Kathy "Sissy" Garver's and Geoffrey Mark's collection of retro recipes from the 1960s.
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Named one of the Top Film Books of 2015 by Thomas Gladysz inHuffington Post, this unique documentation of all Lugosi live performances fills an important niche in the actor's life and work.
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Harold Lloyd in Annette D'Agostino Lloyd's fanbook for lovers of the iconic star of silent movies and a few talking pictures.
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Brian Taves presents his Hollywood Presents Jules Verne presentation, with some words on the BearManor Media Jules Verne Palik Series, on January 28, 2016, 12:00 noon, at the What If? . . . Science Fiction Fiction and Fantasy Forum at the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Gary D. Rhodes' and Tom Weaver's Ed Wood's Bride of the Monsterearned a stellar review in the Standard Examiner. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Charlotte Rae just earned another smashing review for The Facts of My Life, her much-loved autobiography. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW in Smashing Interviews Magazine.
Nat Segaloff informs us that none other than film historian Leonard Maltin has stated on his Movie Crazy web site that he has picked Nat'sMr. Houston / Mr. North book as one of the few he looks forward to reading this next year. CLICK HERE TO SEE MALTIN'S ENTIRE LIST OF BOOKS.
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Take These Jokes, Please by Mel Simons
The jokes of the greatest of the greats, including entertainers such as Milton Berle, Red Buttons, and Joan Rivers
Bronson's Loose Again On the Set With Charles Bronson by Paul Talbot
more information on the Death Wish series and also details the complex histories behind eighteen other Charles Bronson movies.
A Life Behind the Scenes From Pinewood to Hollywood by Paul Hitchcock
The award-winning screenwriter's new amplified novelization of his script for Robert Aldrich's unforgettable 1973 film. The full unedited story filmgoers never experienced. (The Publisher says that the book will be slightly delayed, yet will come out next year.)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century by Patrick Jankiewicz
A comprehensive study of 1979-1981 American science fiction series.
Think Pink The Depatie-Frelend Story by Mark Arnold.
The inspiration behind the ink of the animation studio that brought hilarious cartoons, such as The Pink Panther series.Fifty.
Leave It To Me by Don Trenner with Tim Atherton
The autobiography of the musical mastermind behind many Las Vegas shows and American television series.
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IN MEMORIAM MARJORIE LORD
She still lives on through Make Room for Daddy reruns every night on Cozy TV and often on MeTV. Marjorie Lord, who played Danny Thomas' wife for eleven years on the perennial series, died at the age of 97 on Friday, December 11, 2015.
Marjorie became a philanthropist in Los Angeles after leaving acting, co-foundning the Scripter Award. She was the widow of longtime Union Bank of California chairman Harry Volk, who helped establish Los Angeles' Music Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She was also the mother of Oscar-nominated Fatal Attractionstar Anne Archer, her daughter from her marriage to her first husband, actor John Archer. Marjorie also had a son, Gregg Archer.
Marjorie got her start on Broadway in the 1930s, when she was still in her teens, and then she headed West during Hollywood's Golden Age after signing contracts at RKO and later Universal. (Excerpted from "The Wrap" by Thom Geier, December 12, 2015.)
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