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.
This audio book is a downloadable 250 MB file in MP3 format. After you check out, we'll provide instructions on how to download this product.
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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THIS WEEK'S DRAWING FOR A FREE AUDIO BOOK 

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


The rest of us are going to visit our BearManor Media web site and make a purchase get our names in the bowl for next week's drawing. Good luck to everyone!  

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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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PS: The show's producer and director,Travis S.D., should know all about what makes comedy tick. He's the BearManor Media author of Chain of Fools, Silent Comedy and It's Legacies, From Nickelodeons to YouTubeGet a copy now while they're hot.
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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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PODCASTS:
The Voice Actor Show- 
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Lorie's Book Nook- 
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J-OTR Show- 
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Fred Frees Favorites- 
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The Lost OTR Show #1 & #2: 
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Audio Classics Archive: 
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What's Cookin' with Chef Steve: 
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The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Interviews: Coming Soon!

The AUGUST 2014 BEARMANOR RADIO SCHEDULE:

Streaming 24/7 - ALL TIMES EASTERN

See the detailed playlist at 
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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.

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August 6 2014 An Amazing New Talent

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Some say it's all in the voice. This week, we salute AUDIO BOOKS. While you're reading this Newsletter, listen to some rare recordings of famous stars on these voice or video recordings and decide which of our great AUDIO BOOKS to add to your personal digital library:

Click on any title below and the recording will open in a new window. Then, just minimize it while it's playing, return to your e-mail, and continue reading our Newsletter.


THEDA BARA
GROUCHO MARX
NORMA TALMADGE
HARRY HOUDINI
PAUL FREES
MEL BLANC
JACK BENNY AND MEL BLANC
CAROL CHANNING AND ANDY WILLIAMS
NEW AUDIO BOOKS HOT OFF THE MIKE



TO LAUGHTER WITH QUESTIONS 
Poetry with Shelley Berman


 
What is a comedian doing writing poetry? We asked legendary comic Shelley Berman. He said, "I often ask myself the same question. I suppose it’s just something I can’t help doing. In fact, I have always written. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I wrote stories for my own amusement. Later, when work as an actor was scarce, I wrote for Steve Allen. Along the way, I read and appreciated poetry, but never really tried my hand at writing it until late in my “other” career, teaching writing in USC’s Master of Professional Writing program. From there, I continued to write on any subject that caught my fancy. At last, I had enough poems to put together to create this collection. In it you will find poems of all sorts, serious, not-so-serious, poems to teach and poems to amuse. Most of my poetry is free verse, although you will also find a few rhyming poems, one trying to teach iambic pentameter, and a few limericks. All of it, however, comes from my own experience. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it."

SHELLEY BERMAN is a Grammy® Award and three-time Gold Record award-winning comedian, and an Emmy® Award-nominated actor with hundreds of stage, film, and television appearances to his credit. He has authored three books, two plays, several TV pilot scripts, and numerous poems, many of which are being presented for the first time in this collection. For over twenty years, Shelley taught humor writing in the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California, where he is now a Lecturer Emeritus. He lives in Bell Canyon, California with his wife, Sarah.


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SONS OF THE FATHER 

Thrill to Janette Anderson’s latest novel of danger, international intrigue, adventure, romance, and mystery. Philip Vega is a smooth customer, but that calm exterior masks a man of action. Be prepared for a wild ride.

After we heard the sensational reading by Mike Dennis of Anderson's book, we asked for his take on the spine-tingling story. He said, "M
y latest audio book narration, Sons Of The Father, is the first entry in a planned series by the author, and it introduces Philip Vega, macho chieftain of a major US organized crime family. This was a very different kind of book for me to narrate in that it contains elements of suspense, thriller, crime fiction, intrigue, and sexy romance, all deftly woven together by Anderson, who has proven herself in the Kane Branson series of novels."

Indeed. Hearing is believing. 


This audio book is a downloadable 615 MB file in MP3 format. After you check out, we'll provide instructions on how to download this product.

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STILL HOT OFF THE PRESS
Full Frontal Tenudity by Judy Tenuta

 
Yes, it's true that paperback and hardcover books are still in big demand, even though BearManor Media audio books are zooming in popularity. We asked comedian Judy Tenuta which she preferred, audio books or printed books.

"Do illiterates get the full effect of alphabet soup?" she replied.

I had to ponder her answer for a full minute. I'm sure there must have been a deep innuendo to her reply, but then I also thought there was a distinct possibility that she was merely kidding. We know this because she jokes about everything, which we discovered after reading Judy's new comedy book,
 Full Frontal Tenudity!

Judy has a similarly odd and profoundly comic take on everything. In her book, she plunges you into one sidesplitting story after another. I laughed so hard I choked on my alphabet soup.

 
If you need a good laugh and if you love the offbeat, wisecracking comedy of Sam Kinison and Steven Wright, then you're probably already a fan of Judy Tenuta, the Grammy Award-nominated comedian justly renowned for her brash persona, insult comedy, and hilariously shameless self-promotion as a "Love Goddess."

Judy brazenly states, “Move over, Marianne Williamson! My new book is the greatest guide to happiness, fulfillment, and gut-retching hilarity, and victims of the Los Angeles public school system will especially love it because they don’t even have to know how to read! The pictures alone will put you into a fit of uncontrollable laughter!” Then, she paused, gazing wistfully into the distance to reflect. “My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.’”

Judy Tenuta gained notoriety as an accordion-playing stand-up comic in the mid-1980s. She has appeared on The Weird Al Show, music videos for Headline News and White & Nerdy,  Hollywood SquaresStreet Smarts, and the 1998-1999 revival of Match Game. Her HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime comedy specials earned her a loyal following. She is also well-known for her voice work in as Edna on Duckman,as the Black Widow on Space Ghost Coast to Coastand as herself in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

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SANDRA GRABMAN IS GOING TO THE
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION

You all know our Sandra Grabman, author of Lloyd Nolan An Actor's Life With Meaning, Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story, Pat Buttram: Rocking-Chair Humorist, Plain Beautiful: The Life of Peggy Ann Garner,and No Retakes! Actors & Actresses Remember the Era of Live Television, among other titles. We're thrilled to report that she will be leading the group of BearManor Media authors signing copies of their books to more than 2,200 people coming to see the films and the stars at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Our other authors who say they are planning to attend include Michael J. Hayde, Joe Martelle, Michael Hoey, Scott Allen Nolen, Jim Rosin, Martin Grams, Jr., and Linda Alexander. 

According to the event producers, the stars who say they are planning to attend include Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, David Hedison, Celeste Holm, Marsha Hunt, Ed Asner, Julie Newmar and many others. 

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 Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention 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

CINECON 5 ANNOUNCES TITLES FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND FESTIVAL

Speaking of show business conventions, many BearManor book subjects are featured in this year's Cinecon 5 festival. For nearly half a century, Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is where archivists, authors, collectors, and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings. Loews Hollywood Hotel will be the host hotel with all screenings taking place at the historic Egyptian Theater just down the street on Hollywood Blvd. Some of the titles will be:

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT (1920) Starring Harry Myers.
TRAVELIN' ON (1921).
 William S. Hart, Brinsley Shaw, Mary Jane Irving and Ethel Grey Terry.
EAST IS WEST (1922) With Constance Talmadge. A brand new restoration.
PATHS TO PARADISE (1925) Raymond Griffith, Betty Compson.
KENTUCKY PRIDE (1925) 
Director John Ford, with Dorothy Yost, Henry B. Walthall.
COURT-MARTIAL (1928) Jack Holt and Betty Compson, a restoration from the Museum of Modern Art.
LOVE LETTERS OF A STAR (1932) Henry Hunter, Polly Rowles.
HUMAN CARGO (1936) Rita Cansino (soon to become 
Rita Hayworth), Claire Trevor, and Brian Donlevy.
ONE IN A MILLION (1936) Sonja Henie Adolphe Menjou, Jean Hersholt, Ned Sparks, and 
Don Ameche.
ALWAYS IN TROUBLE (1938) with Jane Withers.
THE BARONESS AND THE BUTLER (1938) Joseph Schildkraut, Henry Stephenson, and 
William Powell
A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN (1940) Gloria Jean, Robert Stack, Charles Ray, Maurice Costello, Monte Blue and William Desmond.
BUCK BENNY RIDES AGAIN (1940) 
Jack BennyPhil Harris, Dennis Day, Andy Devine, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson.
NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH (1941) Bonita Granville, Robert Preston, Ellen Drew and Nils Asther.
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DIVORCE (1942) Lynn Bari stars with Joseph Allen, Jr.
HOLD THAT BLONDE (1945) Veronica Lake, Eddie Bracken.


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THIS WEEK'S DRAWING FOR A FREE AUDIO BOOK 

When you buy any BearManor Media product, you get your name placed in the fish bowl for our Weekly Free Book Drawing, and this week, it's a FREE AUDIO BOOK. 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 MICHELLE MILLER. Congratulations, Michelle!You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free audio book


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DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR JUSTIN HUMPHREYS' AUTOGRAPH 


Justin Humphreys will be signing copies of Interviews Too Shocking to Print! at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, California on August 16, 2014. Dark Delicacies is at 3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505, and the event begins at 2 p.m.

Interviews Too Shocking to Print! collects conversations with some of horror and science fiction cinema's finest directors and writers, along with other outstanding talents, including Alan Ball, Wah Chang, William Finley, Jack Fisk, Gene Fowler, Jr., Chuck Griffith, Stewart Stern, Herbert Strock, William Tuttle, and director Robert Wise.

Justin Humphreys is also the author of Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget, and the authorized biography of director/producer George Pal. A three-time Rondo Award nominee, he has sold over 130 articles, been quoted in The Virginia Quarterly Review, and interviewed for documentaries by the Starz Channel, Paramount, and others. He is also the Primary Research Editor of two-time Academy Award-winner Robert Skotak’s upcoming Retrospect magazine.

Available in BearManor Media paperback, an Amazon Kindle editionand aBearManor Media PDF e-book edition, but you will in all likelihood also find copies at Dark Delicacies and the book store owner will be thrilled if you buy one of those to be autographed. 
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With 75 books and over 300 anthology appearances to his credit, William F. Nolan (author of Logan's Run) is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award. Most recently, he accepted the International Guilds Living Legend Award for 2002.
This is the first collection of Nolan's horror fiction and verse to share a single volume. Four chilling tales of murder and madness, guns and obsession steam the pages of this haunting book, including "In Real Life," chosen for The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Delve into Nolan's darkest worlds as he assembles tales of an ex-wife claiming revenge from beyond the grave . . . of an insane mind justifying the murder of his mate through the tall glass of a cold one . . . of a husband who refuses and refuses and refuses to stay dead. Top it all off with a celebration of this master's widely-praised poems, on topics ranging from Bradbury to Vienna, and from Hammett to Hemingway.
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Al Lerner is a composer, arranger, and consummate musician. His repertoire of songs, from classical, jazz, and show times, have delighted audiences for over five decades. His performances have featured Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Dick Haymes, Glenn Miller, Frankie Laine, Rosemary Clooney, Kay Starr, and Pat Boone and songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and classic show tunes from Broadway to the movies. This is his book of memories. 
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ALLISON WILLIAMS HEADED SKYWARD AS NBC's PETER PAN


Allison Williams

Someone should write the history of Peter Pan and we should publish the book; the story has never-ending popularity. According to Frazier Moore (AP), "NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying Girls star Allison Williams. The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of Peter Pan Live! The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4. The twenty-six-year-old actress-comedian plays Marnie Michaels on HBO's comedy, Girls, for which she has recorded several songs. She is the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams and has also appeared on The Mindy Project and The League. NBC recently announced that Oscar winner Christopher Walken will play the villainous pirate Captain Hook."

"I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true," said Williams, who added, "What could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"

This musical version of Peter Pan has a long tradition on NBC. It opened on Broadway in 1954, starring Mary Martin as the flying boy and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook in a pair of Tony Award-winning performances. They reprised their Broadway roles in a live telecast of the production that aired on NBC in 1955, revived a year later with a second live telecast, and then in 1960, staged the show again in a new, videotaped Peter Pan that also starred Martin and Ritchard.

The upcoming Peter Pan Live! is a follow-up to the success NBC found with a live version of The Sound of Music in 2013 with Carrie Underwood. Neil Meron, and Craig Zadan, who produced The Sound of Music, are also working on Peter Pan Live!

Famous Peter Pans over the years have included Zena Dare, Maude Adams, Betty Bronson, Jean Arthur, Mia Farrow, Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, Cathy Rigby, Robin Williams, and Jeremy Sumpter.



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Audio Classics Archive: 
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What's Cookin' with Chef Steve: 
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The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Interviews: Coming Soon!

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.

 
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