Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Our richly researched illustrated biography
of legendary actress Jeanne Eagels
is now complete and coming soon. 

 
The true story is finally told about Jeanne Eagels, legendary Broadway star as Sadie Thompson in Somerset Maugham’s Rain, celebrated silent movie actress, and Academy Award-nominated superstar in The Letter. She lived a life of renown, yet her rise to fame, her romances, her triumphs, her relentless perfectionism, and her fragile health propelled her into increasingly erratic behavior and a shocking climax that stunned the entire world. Illustrated with nearly 150 rare and unseen photographs. COMING SOON.
About the authors:
Tara Hanks is the author of Wicked Baby (2004) and The Mmm Girl (2007). She also writes about popular culture for a variety of magazines and websites, and she maintains the Everlasting Star Updates blog, dedicated to Marilyn Monroe.
Happily married with two teenage sons, she resides in Brighton, England.

Eric Woodard is the author of both Hometown Girl (2004), a photo 
guide to Marilyn Monroe-related Los Angeles addresses and locations, and Film Fashions by Travilla Paper Dolls: Marilyn Monroe (2012.) He has also assisted/contributed to several Marilyn Monroe biographies, art books and documentaries. Eric has also worked as an archivist and historian for the Estate of award-winning costume and fashion designer William Travilla. 
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KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE

Linda Boroff writes us about the long-awaited second edition of the authoritative and popular biography, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story. 
"Even against a backdrop of today's celebrity excess, Payton's public escapades, scandals, wrong turns, and eventual tragic demise still fuel articles in print and on the Internet, but John O'Dowd's riveting biography remains the gold standard for detail and authenticity. O'Dowd spent over ten years researching, interviewing, writing and aggregating a huge photo archive on the tragic, stunningly beautiful Film Noir actress.
"Eventually, Payton's mythic, self-directed fury destroyed all opportunities and second chances. Alcohol addiction and lurid concurrent affairs with tough-guy gigolo Tom Neal (Detour) and suave second-leading man Franchot Tone delivered . . . ." 
 
     
NEW RELEASE COMING SOON
 
Joi Lansing A Body to die for by Alexis Hunter
If you look real hard at MGM's Singin' in the Rain(1952), you might spot Joi in one of her first unaccredited film appearances. She had a way of standing out. If you’re familiar with Hot Cars (1956), the opening sequence of Orson Welles's Touch of Evil (1958), or the 1958 sci-fi classic Queen of Outer Space, then you know Joi. An American model, singer, and actress, she was noted for her pin-up photos and minor roles in B-movies, but her life outside of film studios was even more stimulating. Read the full story of this fascinating star in the soon-to-be-released, exclusive BearManor Media illustrated biography.
      
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John Farkis' new 600-page research work documents everything you want to know about the making of this classic historical adventure film featuring John Wayne and an all-star cast. 
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In the real Richard Gordon story, the titan of terror for over a half-century discusses his cinematic chamber of horrors in this definitive book-length interview.
  
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This unique work about Bela Lugosi and his live performances on radio, in Vaudeville, and on stage during 1931-1945 brims with newly unearthed facts and figures. For horror fans everywhere. Pre-order a copy of the limited First Edition now.  


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GRACE AND FRANKIE
The buzz about Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's new Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, is about to take off. In the much-anticipated series, Fonda and Lily play women, whose husbands, played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, leave them (for each other).

"It's funny, but it's also poignant and serious. It's the kind of thing I like a lot," Fonda teased. "It's funny and also there are tears."

Fonda stars as a straight-laced woman in her seventies opposite Tomlin's Frankie, a "messy, pot-smoking, peyote-sipping, aging hippie who teaches art to ex-convicts." 

The 13-episode series from producers Marta Kaufman from Friends and Howard J. Morris of Home Improvement will be available for your binge-watching pleasure on Netflix on May 8. I’m sure we’ll be publishing a book about it in 2035.
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How to be a Superhero

Author Mark Edlitz takes the reader behind the scenes of the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years.

 
 


Life in the Past Lane Volume 2:
In a continuation of the popular Life in the Past Lane, author and radio veteran Jason Hill reveals a series of extensive interviews transcribed from his Life in the Past Lane radio show. Guests include many of the multi-talented folks who made radio tick




Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2: 1956 to 1962 & Beyond (HARDCOVER VERSION)

Gary Vitacco-Robles' new hardcover edition that examines the last six years of Marilyn’s life and her impact on our culture in the five decades following her early tragic death.





Eddie Dean The Golden Cowboy
Stephen Fratallone's biography of the enormously popular cowboy singer who appeared in films with many top Western stars.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO
CLINT WALKER?

Few people know that Clint Walker, a twin, worked on river boats in his late teens before joining the Merchant Marines. He later works in the oil fields of Brownwood, Texas, and as a deputy sheriff at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. There, he met many celebrities who encouraged him to try his luck in Hollywood. Cecil B. DeMille took a liking to him and offered him a part in The Ten Commandments. Shortly thereafter, Clint was cast as Cheyenne Bodie in the American television Western series, Cheyenne, which ran for eight years. He was in many films after that, and he recorded an album of songs and ballads for Warner Bros. A freak accident at Mammoth Mountain caused a ski pole to pierce his heart, but he survived and continued to work. Today, he turns downroles that he feels are in bad taste, but when the right project comes along, Clint is ready to get back in front of the cameras. 
You can write Clint via his web site here


Clint Walker today, still looking good and going strong.
  
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IN MEMORIAM

James Best

  
(NBC NEWS) James Best, an actor best known for his portrayal of bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday, April 8, 2015 at 88. He spent his final days in a Hickory, North Carolina hospice, where he succumbed to complications related to pneumonia, according to his wife, Dorothy Best Collier.
Born in Kentucky in 1926, Best learned acting in the Army, and moved to Hollywood in the 1950s, where he appeared in dozens of war pictures, Westerns, and comedies over a career that spanned seven decades. 



 
We're so proud we were able to publish his highly revealing autobiography, one of the most richly intriguing and no-holds-barred accounts of one man's struggle to gain a foothold in the topsy turvey world of Hollywood films and television.

     

 
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