Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paul Reed Jr.

We are very sad to report that Paul Reed Jr, author of YOU GREW UP! THE LIFE AND CAREER OF PAUL REED has passed away.  BearManor Media sends sincere condolences to Paul's family and friends during this sad time.

For more information about Paul and his book, please visit our website:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=paul%reed&product_id=301

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Howie Gordon

Howie Gordon (aka Richard Pacheco) has been updating us on the latest publicity for his book, HINDSIGHT: TRUE LOVE & MISCHIEF IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF PORN.

HINDSIGHT: TRUE LOVE & MISCHIEF IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF PORN by Howie Gordon a.k.a. Richard Pacheco
 

1.  The book was on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius Radio.:


2.  It was featured on the Dr. Susan Block Show:

     http://bloggamy.com/porn-marriage/

3.  A review appears on Ashley West's The Rialto Report:

http://www.therialtoreport.com/2013/12/14/hindsight-by-howie-gordon-aka-richard-pacheco-a-review/


The book can be ordered here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=howie&product_id=687

New Book - Spanish Posters and Art from Classic Monster Films

We are pleased to announce the publication of SPANISH POSTERS AND ART FROM CLASSIC MONSTER FILMS by Carlos Benitez Serrano, edited by Philip J. Riley.

SPANISH POSTERS AND ART FROM CLASSIC MONSTER FILMS by Carlos Benitez Serrano, edited by Philip J. Riley

A terrific book in FULL COLOR, with 200 reproductions.  There are 137 pages, filled with rare and rarely seen posters, heralds, and lobby cards from the Spanish release of American Classics including advertising for Classic U.S. Monster Films from the teens to the 70s, published here for the first time. Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931, Mark of the Vampire (1935, Creature from the Black Lagoon. . . This is a unique glimpse into the Spanish film posters, and probably the only chance fans and collectors will ever get the chance to see them!

 The book is now available priced at $34.95, and don't forget it is in color!

Más de 200 imágenes en color entre programas de mano, pósters
y fotocromos españoles y sudamericanos de época pertenecientes
a los grandes clásicos del cine de terror, misterio y ciencia ficción

You can order the book from our website:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=733

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chaplin's Vintage Year

CHAPLIN'S VINTAGE YEAR: THE HISTORY OF THE MUTUAL CHAPLIN SPECIALS by Michael J Hayde

CHAPLIN'S VINTAGE YEAR: THE HISTORY OF THE MUTUAL CHAPLIN SPECIALS by Michael J Hayde has been featured on Leonard Maltin's column this week.

You can read the review here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/leonardmaltin/more-new-and-notable-film-books

And you can order the book here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=chaplin&product_id=699

News From Down Under

The wonderful Koop Kooper, author and BearManor friend, has featured two of our books on his radio show recently:

FROZEN IN ICE: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS, 1966-1985 by Mark Arnold
FROZEN IN ICE: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS, 1966-1985 by Mark Arnold

And

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES: THE GOLDEN YEARS by Gary A. Smith
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES: THE GOLDEN YEARS by Gary A. Smith

For more information, please visit:


And you can order the books here:

Frozen in Ice: http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=frozen%in%ice&product_id=695

American International Pictures: http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=american%int&product_id=696

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cathy (Fitzgibbon) Rudolph

Cathy (Fitzgibbon) Rudolph, author of PAUL LYNDE: A BIOGRAPHY  - HIS LIFE, HIS LOVE(S) AND HIS LAUGHTER will be doing a book signing at Book Revue in New York, on 18th January 2014 at 7 pm. 

PAUL LYNDE: A BIOGRAPHY — HIS LIFE, HIS LOVE(S) AND HIS LAUGHTER by Cathy (Fitzgibbon) Rudolph

Here are all the details you need to know:

BOOK REVUE
313 New York Avenue,
Huntington NY 11743

Tel: (631) 271-1442
Fax: (631) 271-5890 
Email: info@bookrevue.com |
Website: http://www.bookrevue.com/CathyRudolph.html

If you are unable to attend the signing, but would like a copy of the book, please head to our website:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=721

Audio Books

We have a variety of Audio Books coming out at the moment.  Here is all you need to know:

MEL BLANC: THE MAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES (AUDIOBOOK) by Ben Ohmart

MEL BLANC: THE MAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES (AUDIOBOOK) by Ben Ohmart

Mel Blanc needs no introduction to cartoon and radio fans. He was The Master of the funny voice. For the first time ever, here is the ultimate biography, encompassing Noel Blanc's unpublished biography, with an introduction by Bugs Bunny, plus a complete (and Huge) credit list and discography. Over 700 pages. Indexed.

You can order the audio here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=725

QUIZMASTER: THE LIFE AND TIMES AND FUN AND GAMES OF BILL CULLEN (AUDIOBOOK) by Adam Nedeff


QUIZMASTER: THE LIFE AND TIMES AND FUN AND GAMES OF BILL CULLEN (AUDIOBOOK) by Adam Nedeff

Question: What do Bob Barker, Dick Clark, Pat Sajak, and Alex Trebek have in common?

Answer: Bill Cullen hosted more game shows than all of them combined. And all of them have referred to Bill as the best game show host of all time.

Quizmaster: The Life & Times & Fun & Games of Bill Cullen is the remarkable story of a “a kid with polio” who became a mechanic, truck driver, photographer, pilot, disc jockey, and the finest master of ceremonies that a game show could ever have.

You can order the audio here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=726

WONDERFUL WORLD OF PERCUSSION: MY LIFE BEHIND BARS (AUDIOBOOK) by Emil Richards with Tom Di Nardo

WONDERFUL WORLD OF PERCUSSION: MY LIFE BEHIND BARS (AUDIOBOOK) by Emil Richards with Tom Di Nardo


During a span of 55 years, Emil Richards has been a renowned presence in Hollywood soundstages, recording studios, jazz clubs and international touring venues. Considered a supreme artist on the vibraphone, marimba and xylophone, as well as a master of his world-famous collection of percussion instruments, Richards is renowned throughout the world for his versatility.

This book’s lifetime of insightful and hilarious experiences include years with Frank Sinatra and George Harrison, as well as many anecdotes involving Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley and Ravi Shankar, as well as most major recording artists.

Richards’ chronology roughly categories the book’s chapters into decades, with the 1960s mainly involving album recording, television shows in the ‘70s and films in the ‘80s and ‘90s. A parallel career means stories emanating through playing with George Shearing, Paul Horn, Stan Kenton and Roger Kellaway, as well as Igor Stravinsky and Richards’ own group Calamari.

There are warm recollections of the great film composers, including Henry Mancini, Alex North, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, who all collaborated at finding a unique sound at Richards’ warehouse before composing. Salad bowls used in “Planet Of The Apes,” gongs lowered into fluid for space movies and many other unusual sonic effects will flash readers back to decades of favorite movies.

From an astonishing family history and grim days growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, through wild tours with Sinatra to Europe, Japan and Egypt, and visits to the Maharishi in India, Richards’ entertaining, direct style perfectly complements this wealth of inside experiences.


You can order the audio here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=727

HAVE YOU SEEN THE WIND? SELECTED STORIES AND POEMS (AUDIOBOOK) by William F. Nolan

HAVE YOU SEEN THE WIND? SELECTED STORIES AND POEMS (AUDIOBOOK) by William F. Nolan

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. And top it all off with a celebration of this master's widely-praised poems, on topics ranging from Bradbury to Vienna, from Hammett to Hemingway.

You can order the audio here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=728




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Book - ARCHAEOLOGY IN FICTION

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of ARCHAEOLOGY IN FICTION by Dr. Scott Viguié.

ARCHAEOLOGY IN FICTION by Dr. Scott Viguié

Popular fiction is filled with images of archaeologists as daring adventurers who constantly risk life and limb in the pursuit of fabulous antiquities of immense historical and monetary value. There are evil villains, great romances, and unknown perils lurking around every corner. That's the view many people have of archaeology. What is the truth, though, behind the myth and why have the myths persisted for so long? In this book you'll explore:

The fictions surrounding archaeology.

Why we as people love and perpetuate those fictions.

What the truth behind the fiction really is.

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Come along and explore both.

Dr. Scott Viguié holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and storytelling. He is routinely a guest at various science fiction and fantasy conventions, where he contrasts the depiction of archaeology in fiction with reality. He is the creator of Dr. Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, The Science From Fiction Podcast; where the audience is brought closer to those who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow.


You can order the book here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=724

New Book - Making of the Hitch-Hiker

MAKING OF THE HITCH-HIKER, ILLUSTRATED, THE by Mary Ann Anderson will be published very soon.

MAKING OF THE HITCH-HIKER, ILLUSTRATED, THE by Mary Ann Anderson


The Hitch-Hiker is regarded as the first American mainstream film Noir directed by a woman.
This film parallels a manhunt, for spree killer William Cook, which occupied the Nation's headlines in 1950 with two men who set out on a vacation, wind up as hostages of the hitch-hiker murderer.

This is the 5th picture directed by Ida Lupino and establishes her as a truly competent director.

"To heighten the films suspense, I shot scenes in the claustrophobic confines of the car and to intensify the grit outside on hot, lost barren expanses of the desert."  - Ida Lupino

In 1998, The Hitch-Hiker was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

March 21, 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the premiere of the original film.

"The movie is notable not only because it's a better-than-average Noir film but because it's one of the first films ever made in Hollywood that was quite clearly based on a killer whose crimes were still fresh in the minds of the film goers
." - Allan Grant, Life magazine December 2012.

You can order the book here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=723



New Book - Soap

Available to pre-order now: SOAP: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SITCOM THAT BROKE ALL THE RULES by A.S. Berman.

SOAP: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SITCOM THAT BROKE ALL THE RULES by A.S. Berman

This is the story of two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell, and the world that their two families made…
From its tumultuous beginnings in 1977 to its end by firing squad – onscreen and off -- Soap was as passionate and controversial as the times in which it was made. During its four year run, it tackled the subjects of sex, death, depression, infidelity, family and the absurdities of the human condition, all with a wit and gentleness never before seen on American screens. Throughout that time, a vocal minority hounded the sitcom and its parent network, ABC, over its perceived irreverence toward the mores of a declining generation, even as the real world was convulsed by terrorism, energy crises and fallout from the Vietnam conflict and Watergate. Though continued pressures from these groups would bring about an early end to the series, its cast and crew would go on to change the face of American entertainment, earning Soap an enduring place in American culture.

For the first time ever, Soap: The Inside Story of the Sitcom that Broke all the Rules takes you behind the scenes of the making of this classic show, from the producers’ battles with network censors over an earlier series to the creation of enduring story lines such as the death of Peter Campbell and Corinne and Tim’s devil baby. Based on interviews with nearly 30 members of the cast and crew, including creator Susan Harris, Katherine Helmond (Jessica) and directors Jay Sandrich and JD Lobue, Soap: The Inside Story… offers an extensive examination of every episode, and may even finally answer the question of what really led to the series’ premature demise.
Confused? You won’t be after reading ‘Soap: The Inside Story of the Sitcom that Broke all the Rules.”

You can pre-order the book here:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=722

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Todd Tarbox

ORSON WELLES AND ROGER HILL: A FRIENDSHIP IN THREE ACTS by Todd Tarbox has been reviewed in Sight & Sound magazine.  Please click the images below to read the review.


This wonderful article, written by Ben Walters, has been reproduced with kind permission of Sight & Sound Magazine.

Please head to our website to order the book:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=todd%tarbox&product_id=634

New Book - Paul Lynde

We are pleased to announce that PAUL LYNDE: A BIOGRAPHY — HIS LIFE, HIS LOVE(S) AND HIS LAUGHTER by Cathy (Fitzgibbon) Rudolph will soon be published.

PAUL LYNDE: A BIOGRAPHY — HIS LIFE, HIS LOVE(S) AND HIS LAUGHTER by Cathy (Fitzgibbon) Rudolph

This book will let you into the heart and soul of Paul Lynde.

Best remembered for outrageous jokes on The Hollywood Squares, as Uncle Arthur from Bewitched, and as the frantic father in Bye Bye Birdie, Paul was never satisfied with his career - or his personal life. But even as he suffered through some of the cruelest of times, Paul continued to make us forget our troubles, and was forever gracious to his fans. This is the book those fans have been waiting for.

Though he was one of the most original, hilarious, and private actor-comedians of all time, author Cathy Rudolph, his trusted friend, reveals her adventures with Paul - along with his turbulent life story. Here for the first time are interviews with his relatives, personal notes, and never-before-published photos. Also included are memories from his friends and peers including Cloris Leachman, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, Kaye Ballard, Peter Marshall, Les Roberts, Betty White, and many more.


I've been saying for forty years that Paul Lynde could deliver a punch line better than any other comedian. I look forward to having the book on my library shelf.
- Les Roberts, novelist and first producer and head writer of the original Hollywood Squares



You can order the book from our website:
http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=721