Tuesday, September 16, 2014

     

A HARDBACK OR PAPERBACK BOOK?
IT'S A FLIP OF THE COIN

Imagine making history like George Raft did as the coin-flipping gangster, Guino Rinaldo, in the 1932 Howard Hawks/Howard Hughes film, Scarface (1932). George later parodied his own gangster persona as the character "Spats Colombo" in Billy Wilder's comedySome Like It Hot (1959). He sees another mobster flipping a coin and quips, "Where did you pick up that cheap trick?"

I tried this yesterday. I stood outside Schwabs Drug Store in Hollywood at 9:00 p.m., posed in a fedora, leaned against a lamp post in classic Film Noir style, and lit a cigarette. Unfortunately, I accidentally put the open end between my lips and lit the filter tip, which ignited into a flare that singed my eyelashes and startled me so much I dropped the coin, and since I don't smoke, I doubled over in a coughing fit. The coin rolled into a rain gutter . . . and it was the token that was to get me out of the nearby parking garage metered gate. Police were not amused, and neither was I after I slept in my car all night to wait for the attendant the next morning. 

Okay, so I wasn't born to be cool! I'm more adept at reading in my easy chair, especially hardback books. That's why we're recommitting ourselves to bringing out new hardback books along with paperback, e-books, and audio books. You'll find our hardbacks now on Coverout.com. Each hardback edition will last for generations, the perfect compliment to your heirloom library. Each edition is limited. Get yours now while copies are still available. Simply click on the Coverout logo below to see which of our groovy books are in hardback editions. Flip a coin. Choose your favorite. Operators are standing by . . . . 


 


STANLEY DYRECTOR SHEDS LIGHT
 
I know how it feels to be on a blacklist. My wife is still steaming over the fact that I showed zero enthusiasm about attending a Labor Day 20% off sheets and pillow cases sale at a department store in our mall while the Big Game was on tv. I can only imagine how greatly talented writers felt when they were blacklisted and terrible crimes were committed against them by overzealous and unconscionable government actions. Meet the victims inside Stanley Dyrector’s book. Read for yourself what happened to the innocent, what they went through, how they coped with their persecution, and how they survived the aftermath with their chins up, in dignity.

Stanley Dyrector will have a staged reading of excerpts from his book of interviews with blacklisted WGA members titled Shedding Light on the Hollywood Blacklist: Conversations with Participants at the Will and Arial Durant Library, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California, 90046, on Saturday, September 27, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Free parking in library rear library lot, entrance from Detroit Street. Call 323-876-2741 for more info.


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Lee Gambin's

We Can Be Who We Are

 
Admit it. You saw Grease twice and bought the "You're The One That I Want" single, and you saw the Hair movie and was just a little disappointed that the film version deleted some of the more shocking elements that were in the stage version. You went to a midnight show of The Rocky Horror Picture Show twice and had a ball. You also love telling your friends that your newest book acquisition is a First Edition because it sounds special. We understand that, which is why we're letting you know now that we're taking pre-orders for the First Edition of this new book in which Lee Gambin orchestrates a toe-tapping look into 1970s movie musicals from the quirky sophistication of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever to the dark unnerving genius of Cabaret. He interviews the men and women behind the making of Phantom of the Paradise, Grease, The Wiz, Rock’n’Roll High School, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, All That Jazz, Godspell, Hair, The Rose, Saturday Night Fever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pete’s Dragon, Tommy, Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park, and many more. Production stories and candid insights into how these films were made plus many illustrations create the ultimate musical memories book. 
 

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Bill Cassara's

Ted Healy Nobody's Fool

 
This is one time when saying "Yuk! Yuk!" means something complimentary, especially if you manage to sound like Curly.

Moe Howard first met Ted Healy when they were working in a Vaudeville swimming act. Years, later, they teamed up. Later still, The Three Stooges evolved from that first pairing. They owe a lot to Ted Healy. Bill Cassara presents the missing back-story of the dawn of The Three Stooges in this groundbreaking full-length biography of Ted Healy. Millions of comedy movie fans still enjoy watching The Three Stooges, but few know the Ted Healy story or the mysterious circumstances and scandal that surrounded his untimely death just days after the birth of his son has long been surrounded in mystery and scandal. Was his death by natural causes or did foul play involving an alleged MGM/Wallace Beery murder cover up the truth? Discover the riveting, tragic, and at times hilarious truth about  the unjustly forgotten, innovative funnyman.    

 

Coming soon

Scott O'Brien's

George Brent: Ireland's Gift to Hollywood and Its Leading Ladies

 
They say Joan Crawford had nightmares about appearing in films with Bette Davis. She couldn't get through the second one, you know, but George Brent actually did appear in thirteen films with Bette and he seems to have passionately enjoyed both her and those experiences. Author Scott O'Brien delves into all those films in his stunning, new, and richly researched biography of George Brent, who was a highly popular leading man, perhaps best known for appearing with Greta Garbo in The Painted Veil, and with Bette Davis in Dark Victory. O'Brien offers a fascinating look into the career and personal life of Hollywood’s elusive lone wolf. Get the First Edition now. Available for pre-orders. 
 

Just published

Paul Kane's

Shadow Writer The Non-Fiction

 
Shadow Writer – The Non-Fiction Vol. 2: Articles & Essays by best-selling and award-winning author and editor Paul Kane. 
 
The book covers topics ranging from the work of Clive Barker,Planet of the Apes, Jack the Ripper, Child’s Play, Masters of Horror, Genetics in Science Fiction movies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lord of the Rings, Robots in Cinema, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and the legacy of H.G. Wells.
 
About Paul Kane: He is the author of the Arrowhead trilogy. You've also read his articles in SFX, Rue Morgue, GoreZone, Eclipse, Area 51, DeathRay, and Fangoria, to name but a few. He wrote the bestselling, critically-acclaimed and British Fantasy Award-nominated The Hellraiser Films and their Legacy.

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THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLER
Henry Darrow Lightning in the Bottle

by Jan Pippin and Henry Darrow
 
  

Henry Darrow catapulted to international stardom as sexy complex “Manolito Montoya” in the television Western series The High Chaparral (1967-1971) with Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell.

He was the ­first actor of Puerto Rican heritage to star in a television series. Born in New York, but raised in Puerto Rico as a teen, Henry grew up in Tucson, and then he headed to California after receiving an acting scholarship during college.


He didn’t have instant success in the entertainment industry. From humble beginnings in an unaccredited role in Curse of the Undead (1959) to Wagon Train (1959), General Hospital (1963), and The Outer Limits (1963), among dozens of others, to more prominent roles on Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, and Gunsmoke, he was chosen for the breakthrough role in The High Chaparrel. His opportunity finally arrived in a flash.

“Henry survived and had a career when if you were Latino, you couldn’t be just good, you had to be beyond great and that’s Henry,” says noted writer/entertainer Rick Najera. At the height of his fame.


Henry put his career on the line to open doors for other Latinos. He has continued to break ground for over fifty years as a working actor, and he was recently featured on the PBS series Pioneers of Television.

Henry Darrow: Lightning in the Bottle is the must-read inspirational portrait of the fiercely determined, endearing, and enduring Emmy Award-winning performer. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Ricardo Montalb├ín Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards, Darrow achieved numerous milestones in his career that paved the way for future actors.


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Check out their latest releases, including four silents films on DVD:

The Leopard Woman (1920), where femme fatale Louise Glaum is out to stop House Peters from completing an African expedition.

The Third Alarm (1922), a beautifully tinted drama that stars Ralph Lewis and Johnnie Walker. Directed by Emory Johnson.

The Garden of Eden (1928), with the lovely Corinne Griffith alongside Charles Ray in a romantic drama.


Behind the Front (1926), a World War One-themed comedy directed by A. Edward Sutherland, with Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton, a hilarious romp that was so successful that it prompted two sequels.

Check out these and other titles, including plenty of early sound films, released on their Prior Release page here: 

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Movies Rudolph Valentino animated GIFSAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

Maybe Jack Hardy at Grapevine Video would know: Exactly what is Rudolph Valentino saying here? The lip movement looks like he's saying "Garbonzo beans are best boiled." Well, whatever. Rudolph Valentino fans, I hear that turbans are still quite popular among the oddly eclectic denizens of the Castro area of San Francisco, which is good because The Son of the Sheik (1926) will be shown on the Castro Theatre's HUGE screen with the world premiere of the Alloy Orchestra's sensational new score. Thousands are attending, and for a good reason: seeing this classic film in a vintage theater on an enormous screen with a packed house and live music creates an unforgettable event not to be missed. The San Francisco Silent Film Festival screens again on September 20 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California.

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Of course, you should have a talking point after the show, and what would be better than The Valentino Formula by Michael Oldham. In this uniquely fascinating novel, Robert Stein is the founder a club of silent star aficionados. He has been obsessed, in particular, with Valentino since childhood. In 1953, the twenty-four-year-old uncovers clues that lead him to believe his father was murdered for a formula that, if completed, would bring Valentino back to life. Stein uncovers circumstances that make the Valentino Formula credible, but where is it? He learns that his father had sold it in 1933 on the day he was murdered. He figures that finding his father’s killer will not only allow him to avenge for the murder but also lead him to the formula. Stein will stop at nothing in searching for the Valentino Formula. He embarks on a roller coaster journey into the savage mysteries of Hollywood history, running afoul of Nefarious Hollywood fanatics, a criminal organization providing services to the wealthy, a stubborn LAPD detective, and a couple of amateur Hollywood sleuths. Will he find the formula and finally meet Valentino face to face?


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THIS WEEK'S WINNER IN OUR FREE BOOK DRAWING
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THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS STEPHEN HARPER. Congratulations, Stephen! You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free book.


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CLASSIC EDITION

 
Ann Sothern first worked in the silent movie era. In talking pictures or “talkies,” she had one of the longest careers of any actress in the American film industry, from a memorable series of Maisie comedies to her Academy Award-winning role in The Whales of August(1987) with Lillian Gish and Bette Davis.
 
Ann was a popular star with moviegoers of the 1930s and 1940s. In the 1950s, she enjoyed her greatest success on television, where she ranked with her longtime friend Lucille Ball and Eve Arden as one of the three biggest sitcom stars of that decade. In the 1960s, she even co-starred with Lucy for a while on The Lucy Show! While best-known as a comedienne, Ann was a capable dramatic actress on stage, in films, and on radio, and she was also an accomplished singer. 315 pages with a complete Filmography. Illustrated. 

Hear Ann sing "What is this Power" (1935) with Jack Haley.

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IN MEMORIAM
RICHARD KIEL


  

Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was an American actor known for his role of the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), as well as the video game Everything or Nothing, as well as cameos in many other James Bond videogames. He was also well-known as Mr. Larson in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore, for playing the Kanamit aliens in a classic Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man,” and for his role of Dr. Miguelito Loveless' assistant, Voltaire, in first season episodes of The Wild, Wild West (1965-1966), as well as many other roles. Richard died on September 10, 2014, three days before his 75th birthday. He had been admitted to a hospital in Fresno, California, after breaking his leg the previous week. He was survived by his wife, Diane, and three children.  
 







Noel Blanc, Larry Storch, and Edd "Kookie" Byrnes Among September 2014 BearManor Radio Guests

BearManor Radio, highlights of which includes an interview with Noel Blanc about his dad Mel Blanc, tributes to Laurel & Hardy, the music of Benny Bell, The Ink Spots Meet the Andrew Sisters, and the premier of the new Aroma Thyme Radio, and more!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014



THE STARS COME TO THE MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
Goldfinger, eat your heart out! I'm getting my picture taken with James Bond (George Lazenby), and then Piper Laurie and Lee Meredith.

   


According to the event producers, the stars who say they are planning to attend also include Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, David Hedison, Celeste Holm, Marsha Hunt, Ed Asner, Julie Newmar and many others. Take your largest autograph book and pray your pen has enough ink.

We hope that our authors who are signing books there, Sandra Grabman, Michael J. Hayde, Joe Martelle, Michael Hoey, Scott Allen Nolen, Jim Rosin, Martin Grams, Jr., and Linda Alexander, will get their pictures taken with all of them. They will be among more than 2,200 people coming to see the films, the stars, and our authors. 

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques, and collectibles. 
The event is a non-profit three-day festival that benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For more information visit the convention website at www.MidAtlanticNostalgiaConvention.com, or
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2014 TOP GROSSING ACTRESS SALARIES

I wonder, Do they buy $3.49 Kindle editions or do they only buy leather-bound, signed, rare antique First EditionsET Now reported on August 4 that "A" list actresses in American films are now earning more each year than you probably imagined. Granted that taxes, agents, business managers, accountants, plastic surgeons, psychiatrists, cosmetic dentists, publicists, hangers-on, ex-husbands, hair stylists and hair weavers, personal assistants, maids, gardeners, $400 per day body guards, and digital airbrush artists get their share, but still these figures are staggering:
 
Angelina Jolie $18 million
Cameron Diaz $18 million
Gwyneth Paltrow $19 million
Jennifer Aniston  $31 million
Jennifer Warren  $34 million
Sandra Bullock $51 million

To think that Mary Pickford's first feature-film contract paid only $500 a week! Even compensating for inflation, that figures only rises to $10,000. Her films are all still being shown, but we can't help but wonder if anyone will remember Jennifer Warren a century from now. Time will tell, right? In the meantime, we'd love to publish her autobiography or biography. (Are you listening, BearManor Media authors?)

That's why being immortalized in a BearManor Media biography is sooooo important! There is no past as long as books shall live. Here's just three of the truly great stars who have stood the test of time and have been immortalized in one of our books:

         


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AUDIO BOOKS HOT OFF THE MIKE

Speaking of great stars, have you noticed that those films and stars that are loved by each new generation keep coming back to the public in every new format that comes down the pike? Here's just a few of our recent contributions to the changing times with our audio books:



This is the audiobook version of Another Nice Mess, narrated by Jack de Golia.
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Arguably the greatest comedy duo in show business history, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy delighted filmgoers and theatregoers for over thirty years. The public not only found Laurel's serene simpleton and Hardy's pompous buffoon hilarious, but they also thought of them as friends. Laurel and Hardy may have been nitwits, but they were loveablenitwits.
Another Nice Mess: The Laurel and Hardy Story explores the lives and careers of Laurel and Hardy. The book examines how the comedians teamed up and it explains why, nearly half a century after their deaths, their films continue to enchant people all over the world.
Raymond Valinoti, Jr.. is a resident of Berkeley Heights, NJ. He has a Master's in Library Science from Rutgers University and is a freelance researcher. His articles on film have been published in the magazines Midnight Marquee and Films of the Golden Age. He also writes film reviews for The Alternative Press.


Lloyd Nolan could play any character in any genre and was believable in every role. He was not acting; he was just real. He was Inspector Briggs in The House on 92nd Street and The Street With No Name. He was Dr. Swain in Peyton Place and, even as a bad guy, he was Lt. De Garmot in Lady in the Lake. Also, who can forget him as Dr. Chegley on television with Diahann Carroll in Julia? 

Nolan's off-screen life was just as remarkable. He was devoted to his autistic son Jay and, when young Jay died in an accident 2500 miles away, Lloyd channelled his grief into action. For the rest of his life, he did everything he could to better the lives of disabled people and their families, and such people are still benefitting from the resulting legislation today.

This is the story of the two lives of Lloyd Nolan--his prolific on-screen life that is so familiar to moviegoers and television fans alike, and his off-screen life that has positively affected many throughout the country. His was a true Hollywood success story of a role model extraordinaire!

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A CLASSIC EDITION THAT CONTINUES TO GROW IN POPULARITY


On August 19, 1976, Ronald Reagan gave an impromptu concession speech entitled "A Shining City on a Hill" at the 1976 Republican National Convention and it was quickly called a "defining moment of the Reagan Revolution."


Because this upcoming August 19 is sort of an anniversary, the date serves as a shameless segue to highlight one of our most exciting fiction books. If you love a good mystery, this is the one to read this week: The Ronald Reagan Murder Case.

In Hollywood in January 1945, George Tirebiter, then a twenty-five-year-old radio star, discovers that the apparent murder of Ronald Reagan's movie double could have been an early CIA double-cross, fabricated by Bill "Wild Bull" Casey. Could the beloved ex-President actually be his own stand-in?

In a two-for-one format, Tirebiter also tackles a second case, following a long covered-up killer's trail back to 1920 and the scandalous death of a prominent silent film director. A popular nudist camp and a famous blue-movie figure prominently in the solution to this screen story, while the adventure involves cross-dressing, army intelligence, glamorous movie stars, and two live radio comedy broadcasts.


  
 
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Speaking of shameless segues, there isn't one in this article. The straight fact is that when you buy any BearManor Media product, you get your name placed in the fish bowl for our Weekly Free Book Drawing. If you're the lucky person chosen, we'll notify you promptly to visit our web site and choose from our current catalog.

THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS REID WILSON. Congratulations, Reid! You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free book


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YABBA DABBA DOO!


Alan Reed, Sr. and his alter ego Fred Flintstone

This one is about another kind of drawing . . . we’re thrilled to announce that we've finally pinned down Alan Reed, Jr. to tell us the story of the behind the scenes of the life and career of his father, famous voice actor Alan Reed, Sr.

He has been one of the most-heard actors of the past hundred years. His radio work included the role of Solomon Levy on Abie's Irish Rose. He was the "Allen's Alley" resident poet Falstaff Openshaw on Fred Allen's NBC Radio show, and later on his own five-minute show, Falstaff's Fables. We heard him occasionally on Duffy's Tavern.We shared chills with him when he was heard as Shrevey the driver on several years of The Shadow. We laughed with him as Chester Riley's boss on The Life of Riley.

You may also recall his work on American TV series, such as My Favorite Martian, or as Mr. Swidler in Mickey, which starred Mickey Rooney. You also loved him as Boris the Russian wolfhound in Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp in 1955. Everyone in 1960 and ever since has adored Alan as the voice of Fred Flintstone, the role for which he is most famous.

We finally interviewed Alan Reed, Jr. recently and asked:

“Tell us about your famous Daddy. What was it like having a voice actor and icon as a father?”
Alan: Dad’s warmth and sensitivity, as well as his sometimes outsized personality, are the things I remember most fondly of him. His work as an actor made me very proud at a very young age, when I would hear him on the radio, and continued through the years when I would see him on television, in movies, and on the stage. Doing Fred on the Flintstones was probably the best use of his talent and made him and his family very happy right up to the end.
“Did you ever feel the urge to step into your father's footsteps?”
Alan: Sure did.  And I got to work with him a number of times in theater and television. He helped me get started when I was about fourteen, and I eventually became a regularly working actor until I transitioned into commercial production.
“What made your dad decide to write a book on his career?”
Alan: He had a huge store of memories, a good vocabulary, and a desire to set it all down. He took writing courses, and the chapters began as assignments.
“Why was it never published?”
Alan: He never finished it. With his health in decline, his interest faded.
“What are your favorite voices or shows or films of your father’s?”
Alan: Besides Fred, I really loved hearing him as Pasquale on the radio showLife With Luigi, particularly his interplay with the other characters and the live audience laughter. His role as Pancho Villa in Viva Zapata stays vivid in my mind, as does his sympathetic convict in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
“What do you think is the eternal appeal of The Flintstones?”
Alan: Probably the humor in the juxtaposition of contemporary family life with that of the Stone Age. 
“Did you meet any of The Flintstones cast or crew during your youth?”
Alan: Certainly. The amazing, multi-voiced Mel Blanc was a very nice guy. I once did a commercial involving a parrot and he graciously recorded the bird’s lines with all its sounds and squawks. Jean Van der Pyl, who was the last surviving of the original cast, was a family friend. She became close to my mother after Dad passed away. 
“If you had to choose the one most important thing you learned from your father, it would be . . . .”
Alan: Never give up.  Stay curious.  Be kind to your fellow man.


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Fred Flintstone: How can you be so stupid?
Barney Rubble: Hey, that`s not very nice. Say you`re sorry.
Fred Flintstone: I`m sorry you`re stupid.
Barney Rubble: I'm smart enough to know something you don't know.
Fred Flintstone: Name one thing!
Barney Rubble: The guy whose voice you use wrote all about you in his autobiography, and the e-book Kindle edition is one sale for the next couple of days 
on Amazon.com for $3.49. 
Fred Flintstone: Yabba dabba doo!
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TALK ABOUT STIRRING UP TUMBLEWEEDS 

 
Last week when we celebrated Westerns, a huge response stirred over the Jack Kelly story. Here's a little more information a lot of people wanted to know:
-He was born on September 16, 1927.
-He portrayed Bart Maverick in the television series Maverick from 1957 to 1962.
-He served from 1983 to 1986 as the mayor of Huntington Beach, California.
-His mother, Nan Kelly, had been a popular stage actress and John Robert Powers model.
-His sister, Oscar-nominated actress Nancy Kelly, was a prominent movie child star turned leading lady. (Remember her in The Bad Seed?)
-His film debut was in an unaccredited role in the 1939 biopic The Story of Alexander Graham Bell, opposite Don Ameche and Loretta Young.
-He played the gunfighter, cattleman, and bandit Clay Allison in the syndicated television series Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis.
-He appeared in Forbidden Planet (1956).


Now, read the whole fascinating story of this incredibly popular American movie and tv star.   

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The Marx Brothers and I'll SAY SHE IS
There's a "new" show on The Great White Way that Marx Brothers fans must see after they get our Raised Eyebrows in either print, PDF, or AUDIO BOOK EDITIONS. 

   
On stage right now through August 24, I'll Say She Is is SRO for all Marx Brothers fans.  
  

I'll Say She Is was the the first Marx Brothers Broadway show. Its opening in 1924 was what finally put the team on the map after twenty years in Vaudeville. Their fans knew them, but not the highbrows. The show earned them there first major reviews by critics, such as Alexander Woolcott. Their increased visibility fit handily into topsy turvy Hollywood, which was going through chaos converting from silent movies to talking movies. The Marx Brothers were quickly tapped to transpose their comedy to talking movies. 

Unlike The Marx Brothers' The Coconuts and Animal Crackers, I'll Say She Is has never been revived since . . . until now!  The potpourri of sketches, combined with new material and songs by Will B. Johnstone and Tom Johnstone and dance numbers is one of the theater event of the year.

Cast lookalikes Seth Shelden, Robert Pinnock, Melody Jane, and Noah Diamond.
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AUDIO BOOKS: HEARING IS BELIEVING 


We couldn't leave you today without asking whether you knew we had these popular titles out in AUDIO BOOK editions. These are great to hear while you're lounging by a pool during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, or right now while you're on the treadmill at the gym working off those extra pounds you got during the July 4th weekend so you'll be ready for a swimsuit during the Labor Day weekend. (Think about those photos that will pop up on Instagram and Facebook!) Get ready now. You'll need these.  Trust me.  
  
  
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The AUGUST 2014 BEARMANOR RADIO SCHEDULE:

Streaming 24/7 - ALL TIMES EASTERN

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11:00 am
The Voice Actor Show
with Joe Bev and guest Joe Alaskey
Blast from the Past: The Mel Blanc Show #1: Birthday Cards (09-03-46)

Noon
Lorie's Book Nook
with Lorie Kellogg and guest Jill C. Nelson the co-author of John Holmes: A Life Measured In Inches (New 2nd Edition)

Blast From the Past: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The_Mystery of the Vanishing White Elephant, with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce (1945)

1:00 pm
The J-OTR Show
with Joe Bev
The Shadow Meets The Silhouette
Deathhouse Rescue (09-26-37)
The Silhouette Meets His Reflection (1986)

2:00 pm
The Lost OTR Show #1
with Joe Bev
A Date with Judy #3: Mother Runs Away (7-8-41)
Cisco Kid #24: Poet of the Prairies

3:00 pm 
Fred Frees Favorites
An Audio Book Sampler
3712 by Ben Ohmart, Performed by Fred Frees
Sons of the Father Chapter 1 & 2 by Janette Anderson, read by Mike Dennis

4:00 pm
What's Cookin'
with Chef Steve Mendoza
An interview with Bear Manor author Ian Finkel
Goat Cheese Paninis for National goat cheese month and Panini month
A tribute to Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia... and more...

5:00 pm
Audio Classics Archive
with Terry Salomonson
Tales Of The Texas Rangers # 2 The White Elephant with Joel McCrea (7/15/50)
Murder By Experts #10 Dig Your Own Grave (8/15/49)

6:00 pm
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
with Joe Bev
Jumpin', Rockin' Jazz 78s
"Without Slim Gaillard, Louis Jordan and Roy Brown, there'd be no Little Richard, Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley," says Jazz-O-Rama host Joe Bev, who also voices Mr. Jazzbo, a 78 record during the music hour.

7:00 pm
Cartoon Carnival
with Joe Bev
Cartoon Carnival Goes to the Circus part 1
Himalayas Hinchliffe (Joe Bev) hosts an hour of Bugs Bunny, Popeye, and Bozo.

8:00 pm
The Lost OTR Show #2
with Joe Bev
Bulldog Drummond: Terror in the Circus (01-10-44)
Cisco Kid #25: The Innocent Rustler

9:00 pm
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Celebrity Interviews
2011: The Last Interview with Davy Jones (The Monkees, Oliver!)
Plus: Karen Valentine and Michael Constantine (Room 222)

10:00 pm
The Wurlitzer Organ Hour

*** Schedule replays 11:00 pm to 10:59 am ET.