Monday, June 16, 2014

What with the World Cup, NBA finals, and the new American Ninja Warrior competition, the Boys of Summer are everywhere. While you're relaxing under an air conditioner or bronzing by a pool or beach, nothing beats immersing yourself with the man of your dreams in a good BearManor Media book.

Might as well treat yourself to Sophie Tucker singing "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" while you're surfing through the BearManor Media web site. She'll inspire you to give yourself over to dreaming about two or more of your favorite male stars featured in our books. 
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NEW RELEASE
The Texas Rangers: Two Decades on Radio, Film, Television, and Stage by Ryan Elliott and Kevin Coffey.

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No, they weren't the Texas Rangers baseball team, but they were in the Country Western major league. You saw them in movies with Gene Autry, Johnny Mack Brown, and many others. You loved their unique sound and how they harmonized. They gave the Sons of the Pioneers a run for the money like a tumbleweed in a prairie sandstorm.

They sprang to prominence from Kansas City’s KMBC radio, home to many Country and Western artists during radio’s Golden Age. Few could match the popularity and longevity of The Texas Rangers. Debuting in 1932, The Texas Rangers entertained America by radio, records, tours, motion pictures, and television before finally disbanding in the 1950s.

With few commercially released singles, The Texas Rangers were soon forgotten after their heyday except by the most devoted fans of the genre. Now, nearly six decades after the end of their performing years,
The Texas Rangers: Two Decades on Radio, Film, Television, and State offers an in-depth history of the Texas Rangers.

This book provides a rare look into the personalities and business dealings that kept the group performing before the public for more than twenty years.

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Believe it or not, a lot of females thought Mr. Ed was a stud. We remember the night Mae West visited his stall. Click here or on the picture below to open the show on YouTube. You can listen to it while surfing the BearManor Media web site. 

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Both Mr. Ed and Allan Lane rank high on the list of 2014 Boys of Summer. Allan was the voice of Mister Ed. Others remember him as Red Ryder, the comic book Western hero. A few may remember him as Rocky Lane, yet another Western good guy.

He began in films in 1929 as a handsome, suave "drawing room" romantic type, over the years working with such leading ladies as Barbara Stanwyck, Loretta Young, and Joan Fontaine. Then there was Allan Lane, the businessman, who owned his own successful photography advertising agency.

Linda Alexander's new biography,
I Am Mister Ed Allan "Rocky" Revealed, reveals the full story in an intriguing, well-researched work that pulls the myths from Allan's many masks.

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the notice Linda's book just received from M. A. Cassata on TheMacWire.Com.
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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 any book in our current catalog.

THIS WEEK'S WINNER Is Gary Sherwood. Congratulations, Gary! You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free book


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

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Speaking of M. A. Cassata's glorious web site that often features articles about BearManor Media's books and authors (including Linda Alexander's recent notice for I Am Mister Ed Allen "Rocky" Lane Revealed), check out all his latest news on music, tv, films, celebrities, and pop culture. Up to the minute, on the cutting edge, and overfilled with eye-popping pictures, stories, and videos, MacWire.Com may just be the most fascinating connection you'll have to what's happening now in the world of entertainment.  
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Orson Welles knew how to charm the ladies. Ask Rita Hayworth. We loved him in Citizen Kane, The Lady from Shanghai, and many other films.
Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts chronicles the seven-decade relationship between Orson Welles and his mentor and treasured friend, the author’s grandfather, Roger Hill. Welles’s attachment to Hill was instant, reciprocal, and developed into an enduring love. Their intimate conversations and correspondence revealed in Friendship— at times frothy, and at other times solemn—reflect their incalculable interests and abiding fascination with the human comedy.

Orson was recognized by multitudes around the world, and his celebrity hasn’t diminished since his death in 1985. His public persona is widely known, admired, and debated, but very few knew the private Orson Welles. That fascinating and uncommonly warm persona is radiantly revealed in every page, as is the equally charismatic nature of Roger Hill.

Reflecting on the book, fellow director and author of This is Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich observed: “I found Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts fascinating, touching, and revealing of Orson and Roger. It certainly is the Orson I knew in all his complexity and brilliance.”

English actor, writer, director, and author of Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu, and Orson Welles: Hello Americans, the first two of an eventual three-volume Welles biography, Simon Callow, asserted:  I read Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts with absolute delight. At last I have what I have been looking for in vain till now: the sound of Welles’s private voice, the warmth, easiness, modesty, fantasy of which so many have spoken but which none have been able to reproduce. Here it is at last, along with the moving revelation of the depth of feeling between Orson Welles and Roger Hill: the undeviating, unconditional, but intelligent love in which Orson clearly rejoices, and by which he is so evidently sustained, even through the worst reverses and most bitter disappointments.”

American film critic and author of Discovering Orson Welles, Jonathan Rosenbaum, said of Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts:  “The major and longest-lasting close friendship of Orson Welles’s life was with one of his earliest role models—his teacher, advisor, and theatrical mentor at the Todd School who later became the school’s headmaster, Roger Hill. Hill’s grandson, Todd Tarbox, has given us invaluable and candidly intimate glimpses into many of its stages.”

About the Author: Todd Tarbox was born in Chicago, Illinois.  He is the author of See the World, Imagine, and co-editor of Footprints of Young Explorers. Tarbox lives in Barrington Hills, Illinois.

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Last month, author Todd Tarbox was invited to be the keynote speaker in Woodstock, IL at the Welles in Woodstock Festival, an 80th anniversary celebration of Orson Welles and Roger Hill’s 1934 Todd Theatre Festival. Watch the fascinating Wells Woodstock Trailer here.
 
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Bogie The Final Chapter by Eli Rill 

All he had to do was whistle. As long as film lives, he'll be on someone's mind.   
“A brilliant, insightful look at an iconic actor and the time we all revere. Eli writes
 with compassion and understanding of his remarkable relationship with Humphrey
 Bogart.”
  – Mark Rydell, director of On Golden Pond, with Jane and Henry Fonda
      and Katherine Hepburn, and The Reivers, with Steve McQueen


“Eli Rill has written a book (Bogie: The Final Chapter) that puts you, the reader, into
  a vivid and immediate personal experience with Humphrey Bogart. I could not put
  it down, breezed throughout, lamented the fact that I’d come to the last page.
  I recommend it heartedly for a midwinter read in front of a woodburning fireplace.”
  – Martin Landau, Academy Award winner

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Eli Rill's frank and moving biography offers his firsthand account of his experiences working each day on the set of Humphrey Bogart's final film, The Harder They Fall. He tells it like it was.
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RECENT HOT RELEASE 

Definitely four of the most perennial Boys of Summer. In fact, they lived an "endless summer," as author Jack Lloyd knows all too well. His no-holds-barred account of life on the road, love on the run, and laughs on the rhymes provide nothing but good vibrations for this summer's reading.  
 
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Put down your surfboard and spend a few hours with Endless Summer: My Life with The Beach Boys. There are a great many names in this book because over the course of some thirty-five or so years in the entertainment business, Lloyd worked with, met with, or just talked to a lot of people including celebrities of various ilk. A few became his friends; many were merely business or golfing acquaintances. The time he spent with the Beach Boys surely made them his friends or at least one would hope. Lloyd always made it a point to differentiate between people he designated as friends and those who were merely acquaintances based on, to a very minor degree, who picked up the check or whether or not he was close enough to be invited to their homes. Or even how quickly or even whether they returned phone calls. There are many of each.
A lot of what is included in this book has not previously been in print, either because it related to things he shared personally with the people involved or because it was not known to the general public. While this isn't quite a "tell all" book, it is definitely a "tell some" book. Enjoy the waves with these Boys of Summer.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JOANN M. PAUL

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1) What is your background and why did you decide to become a writer?
I am an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to writing this book, my only writing experience was technical research papers and book chapters. My research is in brain-inspired computer architecture, specifically "Computational Dreaming," which could result in your cell phone organizing itself while plugged in and not otherwise in use, inspired by the way we reorganize our brains when we dream at night.
2) What books have you written for BearManor, and what are they about?
I am the author of And Now, Back to Mannix, which is the only book ever written about the classic TV series, Mannix, that originally aired on CBS-TV from 1967-1975. The series is all about character and so is the book, which winds up being nearly a philosophy book built around love for the series.
3) Why did you choose that particular subjects?
As a kid, I was a big fan of Mannix, but I went away from it, thinking it was kid stuff. After the season 4 DVDs of uncut and restored episodes were released, I started to watch the series again. The quality, and the character of Joe Mannix, astounded me.

Wanting to see the rest of the series released, I started to write on the "Mannix is Coming!" thread of the Home Theatre Forum. I researched the series, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and the importance of storied heroic myth in our lives. I had already read widely about philosophy, psychology, and religion.

To my surprise, a few people suggested I write a book on Mannix. One suggested I put together an introduction. I decided to send it to Mike Connors. After he called me back, writing the book easily became the single most enjoyable endeavor I have ever undertaken.
4) How long did it take you to write the book, and did you find it an easy task?
The first draft was written in seven months, yet the thinking and research was ongoing for well over a year before. All of this was a hobby. The subject matter was so interesting and so much fun, the writing was easy. When the book was finished, it was harder to stop writing than to continue. I still miss writing it!
5) What can we expect to find in your book?
This book blends descriptions of scenes from the TV series with my deep reflections, including considerations of how our culture has changed from over generations. Our heroes have changed, but not for the better. The book explains why certain kinds of heroes are important to us as a culture and as individuals; they reflect our values, our individuation, and our ability to endure hardship and do more with our lives. Joe Mannix has been in my head for four decades, during which I endured quite a few difficult things. Love for his character helped me endure those things and comes across in the book. The book also includes reflections on why stories are unique in their ability to help us be better people and do more with our lives. The book is very unique.
6) What would you say is the most interesting thing about being a writer?
Writing takes more guts than I anticipated. Putting words down on paper puts you in a position to be unfairly judged by others who might not be inclined to get it or who might have their own unresolved issues. Having the guts to put yourself out there like that in certain forms of writing is the heart and soul of what life and Mannix are all about.
7) Do you have a website or blog?
I still write on the "Mannix is Coming!" thread of the Home Theatre Forum, but, a website may be coming soon! 

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IN MEMORIUM
Mickey Rooney

The Beach Boys lived an Endless Summer, and Mickey will probably enjoy an Eternal Summer since his films are everywhere and always will be as long as there's electricity to run projectors, televisions, or DVD players. He was born Joseph Yule, Jr. on September 23, 1920, and passed away just a few weeks ago on April 6, 2014. He was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, his career extended over ninety years, making him one of the most enduring performers in show business history. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. He also enjoyed one of the longest careers in film history.

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Mickey Rooney was producer Norman Lear's first choice for the starring role of Archie Bunker on All in the Family. Worried about the public's reaction to the bigoted character, he turned the role down. Carroll O'Connor was cast and became a star.

TV's most famous and infamous casting decisions are explored in
Mickey Rooney as Archie Bunker and Other TV Casting Almosts. You'll read the stories behind the choices that have altered the course of TV history. Inside you'll learn many fun facts including:


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DIANE MCBAIN SPECIAL APPEARANCE

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Yes, MeTV fans, Batman's enemy, Pinky Pinkston (Diane McBain) is still here. Diane, who played hundreds of other roles, will be signing copies of her new exclusive BearManor Media autobiography, Famous Enough: A Hollywood MemoirThursday, June 26 7:30 p.m. at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop! She was A member of Bob Hope's USO tours. Elvis sang to her. She starred in Surfside Six, and she also appeared in too many other movies and TV shows to mention. On this upcoming night, Diane and co-author Michael Michaud will show a great collection of clips and meet fans.

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When you're at the computer, why work in silence? Listen to great Old Time Radio Shows and many more audio features that are right up your Allen's Alley with the BearManor Radio Network stream. Four new series have been added:

· The Lost OTR Show #1
· Audio Classics Archive
· What's Cookin' with Chef Steve
· The Lost OTR Show #2


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June 2014 Bear Manor Radio schedule:

· The Voice Actor Show
with Joe Bev 
Host Joe Bev and guest Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig. Blast From The Past: The Jack Benny Show (11/25/51) - Jack and Mary See Golden Girl with Dennis' Mother (Verna Felton).
· Lorie's Book Nook 
with Lorie Kellogg
Host Lorie Kellogg and guest Fredrick Tucker, author of biography of Verna Felton, published by BearManor Media, and Blast From The Past: Abbott & Costello #48: Football Game with Harold Peary & Verna Felton from (1/20/44).
· The J-OTR Show 
with Joe Bev 
Host Joe Bev presents Tom Mix Meets Tom Mix, a mix of new and old time radio, including:
The Secret Mission (5/8/45), The Bodiless Horseman (2010), The Vanishing Village - part 2 (8/13/45).
· Fred Frees Favorites Host Fred Frees presents an hour an audio from BearManor Media, including: The Music of Al Lerner, Don't Wear Silver in the Winter by Janet Cantor Gari, Journey Thru the Unknown by Murray Langston, The Unknown Comic, and Fred Frees Presents Profile.
· The Lost OTR Show #1 Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: The Cisco Kid #17: The Fighting Editor and Blondie #1 (10/30/39).
· Audio Classics Archive Host Terry Salomonson presents an hour of OTR from his personal vault. This time:
Lux Radio Theatre #145 - Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck & John Boles (10/11/37).
· What's Cookin' 
with Chef Steve
Host Chef Steve Mendoza presents Lost Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, BearManor Summer Reading and Grilling with guest Dr Glenn Berger, former recording engineer at A&R records under Phil Ramone and the music of Frank Sinatra.
· The Jazz-O-Rama Hour Host Joe Bev presents an hour of 78 RPM records: Popeye Meets Betty Boop, Billy Costello and Helen Kane. Including: Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing and I Wanna Be Loved By You.
· Cartoon Carnival Host Joe Bev presents A Mel Blanc Festival, including Mel Blanc's demo tape, Bug Bunny Meets The Tortoise-the 1962 Capitol Record, CBS Radio's Mel Blanc's Fix-it Shop (9/3/46) and Ray Campi's 1974 interview with Mel Blanc.
· The Lost OTR Show #2 Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: A Date with Judy #1: Tiger & Bulldog Drummond: A Dinner with Death (3/23/45).

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Fred Frees Favorites
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J-OTR Show
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Lorie's Book Nook
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The Voice Actor Show
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The Lost OTR Show
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Audio Classics Archive
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What's Cookin' with Chef Steve
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The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
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Cartoon Carnival
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Speaking of BearManor Media Radio, our Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has acquired first broadcast rights to hundreds of hours of Old Time Radio shows once thought lost but recently unearthed by a collector. These have not been aired since their original broadcasts over 60 years ago.

More 200 transcription discs of A Date with Judy; Bulldog Drummond; Blondie; Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons; My Friend Irma; and The Cisco Kid were recently found in storage. These will air first on the new BearManor Radio series, The Lost OTR Show, which is the 14th unique regularly broadcast series created by the veteran award-winning radio producer.

Bevilacqua is known as one of the only producers consistently creating radio theater left in the world. His thousands of hours of work encompasses everything from modern radio drama and comedy to new stories using classic old time radio characters, sometimes before live audiences. He also incorporates radio theater techniques into the more than 100 audio books he has created for Blackstone Audio, available at Amazon and all online vendors.


Joe Bev's 34 radio hours per month are broadcast worldwide--on Bear Manor Radio, Sound Stages Radio, WHRO-Norfolk, VA, The 1920s Radio Network, Toon Radio, Pawling Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, WGTD, Wisconsin Public Radio and others, plus via a free SmartPhone app, available at http://www.waterlogg.com.

The BearManor Radio Network is streamed 24/7 at:
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Throughout the month of June, The Lost OTR Show will present:

The Cisco Kid #17: The Fighting Editor - The Cisco Kid came to radio October 2, 1942, with Jackson Beck in the title role and Louis Sorin as Pancho. Vicki Vola and Bryna Raeburn took supporting roles and Michael Rye being the announcer. The series continued on Mutual Broadcasting until 1945. Only one episode of the live series is known to exist. It was then followed by another Mutual series in 1946, starring Jack Mather and Harry Lang, who continued to head the cast in the syndicated radio series of 630 episodes from 1947 to 1956. It is estimated that more than 300 hundred of these are known to exist in collectors hands.

Blondie #1 (10/30/39) - Created by Chic Young, comic strip characters Blondie & Dagwood have been published in newspapers, since September 08, 1930. In 1939, Blondie, the radio program, was born and had a very long run (1939-1950) on several different radio networks. Throughout its broadcast years,"Blondie" was sponsored by many companies, including Colgate-Palmolive Soap, Pepsodent Toothpaste & Camel Cigarettes. This is one of two shows recently found, making the official total of Blondie episodes in collectors hands at 33.

A Date with Judy #1: Tiger - This 1940s teenage comedy radio show, starting out as a summer substitute for Bob Hope's Show. The series aired on NBC from June 24 to September 16, 1941, starring 14 year old Ann Gillis. The following season Dellie Ellis, and later Louise Erickson, took over Judy's role. Jane Powell starred as Judy in the 1948 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie A Date with Judy, with Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Stack, and Carmen Miranda. 220 episodes were recently discovered.

Bulldog Drummond: A Dinner with Death (3/23/45) - This radio series, based on the stories of H. C. McNeile, follow Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, DSO, MC, a member of "the Breed", a class of Englishman who was patriotic, loyal and "physically and morally intrepid". The series ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 13 April 13, 1941 to January 12, 1949 and January 3 to March 28, 1954. Drummond was initially portrayed by George Coulouris, before being taken over by Santos Oretega and Ned Wever after 1942; Cedric Hardwicke took over in 1954. BearManor Media has created a new Bulldog Drummond with a full cast at http//www.bearmanormedia.com.

Throughout June 2014, BearManor Radio is also airing other classic OTR:

Audio Classics Archive
Host Terry Salomonson host an hour of OTR from his personal vault. This time:
Lux Radio Theatre #145 - Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck & John Boles (October 11, 1937)

The J-OTR Show
Host Joe Bev presents Tom Mix Meets Tom Mix, a mix of new and old time radio, including: The Secret Mission (5/8/45), The Bodiless Horseman (2010), The Vanishing Village - part 2 (8/13/45).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer is finally here, and so are our newest and best books!

Things to do:

1. Get suntan oil.
2. Make vacation reservation.
3. Order at least two new BearManor Media books to read, one while traveling and one while on the beach. 
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What could be more appropriate for June than June Foray's new Lady Make Believe?

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June Foray is the greatest voice actress who ever lived. Called "the female Mel Blanc," she has been delighting audiences for well over six decades. Whether heard in animated shorts (Tweety's Granny) and television shows (Rocky and Bullwinkle) or in the heyday of radio entertainment, the distinctive characters she continues to create with her wonderful voice still resonate in the imaginations of her listeners no matter their age.
One of her lesser-known characters is Lady Make Believe, who introduces stories of the imagination in this collection of six vignettes.

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Did you know that BearManor Media publisher Ben Ohmart is an accomplished playwrite? While you're enjoying your vacation, thrill to his new 3712, the sensational experience of an uncertain future when certain zombies come back to life and . . . recite poetry. Yes, that's right, a mind-bending saga where the future has evolved into one of the strangest and most thought-provoking realities.

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To transport you fully into this brave new world, none other than the incredible, supreme Man of a Thousand  Voices, Fred Frees, reads this tantalizing tale in our new audio book.

Order today. Plug in your headphones or ear buds. Hold tightly to the arms of your chaise lounge chair, and listen to 3712 by Ben Ohmart. 
This product is an MP3 download. After purchasing it, you'll receive instructions on how to download the files from this website.

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Speaking of an uncertain future, master film director IB Melchoir knows that every one of us is host to an almost unimaginable array of independent microscopic organisms - such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi - with which we share a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship. But . . . .

. . . what if they have evolved along with the human species, and their survival is the key to ours? There are ten times as many of these microbial cells as human cells in the body. What if these micro­organisms were sentient?
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Discover how this theory will burst forth onto movie screens if IB Melchior's memorable screenplay is produced. Read The Micro Men, The Unproduced Screenplay.

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There were no Micro Men in her life. She dated the rich, famous, and even a president. Summer still sizzles whenever Marilyn is on your mind. 
 
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Treat yourself to the icon who never fades out. The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe by Gary Vitacco-Robles has been receiving some great reviews, such as the most recent in the May issue of Rage magazine.

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When temperatures sore to 103 degrees, celebrate the 103rd Anniversary of the film, Sweet Memories, Jack Pickford's only appearance in a film with his sisters Mary Pickford and Lottie Pickford, as well as their mother, Charlotte Pickford. 103 years ago in June 1911, the whole Pickford family along with Mary's new husband, Owen Moore, fled to the remote island of Cuba to avoid Joseph Kennedy’s henchmen from the Motion Picture Patent’s Company, who were not above sending thugs to shoot bullets at their cameras or throw rocks at the actors. At the time, Jack did not realize he was making film history as the first boy film star.

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In David W. Menefee's The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Jack Pickford's full story is finally told. 
In addition, the book rediscovers the captivating lives and groundbreaking accomplishments of fourteen men who dared to gamble their reputations by appearing in the first motion pictures.

The richly researched The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era. begin at a time when other actors in the "legitimate theater" scorned the fledgling film industry. These amazing men not only defied the odds of success but also received a place at the heights of a fascinating business that was a new form of art. Each made an enduring and important contribution to early cinema, although some are forgotten today. Exhaustive research in every major archive of the world has created this compilation of information and images. In this engaging and educational volume, author David W. Menefee reaches into the vaults of history to withdraw countless, unusual details that tell how these men, their roles, and their influence were received in their time, and how their powerful impact still lingers today. The book includes 114 rare scene photos, portraits, reproductions of full-page film advertisements, and lobby cards.

Actors include: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, John Bunny, Francis X. Bushman, Lon Chaney, Jackie Coogan, William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Antonio Moreno, Jack Pickford, Wallace Reid, Rudolph Valentino, and Crane Wilbur.

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Speaking of silent movies, get some Jiffy Pop on the stove and treat yourself to Richard Kirby's new Desperately Seeking Marie Prevost.


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Desperately Seeking Marie Prevost takes a look back at the life and work of a beautiful, talented, yet ill-fated actress, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the 1920s.

Richard Kirby was born in York in 1964, and this is his second BearManor Media publication.

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His first movies were silent, too . . . but quite different from Jack PIckford's and Marie Prevost's!

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Most people might, understandably, predict that the world’s first adult film star was a woman, but they would be wrong. John Curtis Holmes was just a simple country boy from Ohio when he moved to California in 1964. In Holmes' wildest dreams, he could not have predicted the turbulent ride on which he had embarked by publicizing his private parts.

John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches is the first biography about John C. Holmes, and the author proves that there was more to him than could be measured in inches. This biography includes material from the authors' new interviews with: Laurie Holmes, Bill Amerson, Bob Chinn, Julia St. Vincent, Detective Tom Lange, Detective Frank Tomlinson, Paul Thomas, Ron Jeremy, Seka, Marilyn Chambers, Candida Royalle, Rhonda Jo Petty, Dr. Sharon Mitchell, Bill Margold, and many others. The book includes 114 reviews of John's most notable feature films, 86 loops synopses, 3 photos sections with rare nudes, and a 21 page comprehensive filmography.

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Odd how when silent movies turned into talkies, people started buying radios and staying home to listen. Great news! The June BearManor Radio Network stream will go live about 9:00 a.m. ET Sunday morning, June 1, 2014.

Four new series have been added:


· The Lost OTR Show #1
· Audio Classics Archive
· What's Cookin' with Chef Steve
· The Lost OTR Show #2


10 hours of new shows now rotate with April and May shows, a 22-hour schedule. Visit the station on a PC, laptop, notebook, Nook, iPhone, iPad, or any smart phone by simply using this URL:

http://www.bearmanorradio.com
 

June 2014 Bear Manor Radio schedule:

· The Voice Actor Show
with Joe Bev 
Host Joe Bev and guest Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig. Blast From The Past: The Jack Benny Show (11/25/51) - Jack and Mary See Golden Girl with Dennis' Mother (Verna Felton).
· Lorie's Book Nook 
with Lorie Kellogg
Host Lorie Kellogg and guest Fredrick Tucker, author of biography of Verna Felton, published by BearManor Media, and Blast From The Past: Abbott & Costello #48: Football Game with Harold Peary & Verna Felton from (1/20/44).
· The J-OTR Show 
with Joe Bev 
Host Joe Bev presents Tom Mix Meets Tom Mix, a mix of new and old time radio, including:
The Secret Mission (5/8/45), The Bodiless Horseman (2010), The Vanishing Village - part 2 (8/13/45).
· Fred Frees Favorites Host Fred Frees presents an hour an audio from BearManor Media, including: The Music of Al Lerner, Don't Wear Silver in the Winter by Janet Cantor Gari, Journey Thru the Unknown by Murray Langston, The Unknown Comic, and Fred Frees Presents Profile.
· The Lost OTR Show #1 Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: The Cisco Kid #17: The Fighting Editor and Blondie #1 (10/30/39).
· Audio Classics Archive Host Terry Salomonson presents an hour of OTR from his personal vault. This time:
Lux Radio Theatre #145 - Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck & John Boles (10/11/37).
· What's Cookin' 
with Chef Steve
Host Chef Steve Mendoza presents Lost Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, BearManor Summer Reading and Grilling with guest Dr Glenn Berger, former recording engineer at A&R records under Phil Ramone and the music of Frank Sinatra.
· The Jazz-O-Rama Hour Host Joe Bev presents an hour of 78 RPM records: Popeye Meets Betty Boop, Billy Costello and Helen Kane. Including: Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing and I Wanna Be Loved By You.
· Cartoon Carnival Host Joe Bev presents A Mel Blanc Festival, including Mel Blanc's demo tape, Bug Bunny Meets The Tortoise-the 1962 Capitol Record, CBS Radio's Mel Blanc's Fix-it Shop (9/3/46) and Ray Campi's 1974 interview with Mel Blanc.
· The Lost OTR Show #2 Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: A Date with Judy #1: Tiger & Bulldog Drummond: A Dinner with Death (3/23/45).

iTunes LINKS:
Fred Frees Favorites
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fred-frees-favorites-audio/id851202019
J-OTR Show
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-j-otr-show-with-joe-bev/id851220143
Lorie's Book Nook
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lories-book-nook-lorie-kellogg/id851216546
The Voice Actor Show
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/voice-actor-show-joe-bev/id851202383
The Lost OTR Show
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lost-otr-show/id883434985
Audio Classics Archive
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/audio-classics-archive/id883434215
What's Cookin' with Chef Steve
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-cookin/id883434442
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jazz-o-rama-hour/id611001393
Cartoon Carnival
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cartoon-carnival-with-joe-bev/id624696898
 


 

When you're done listening to BearManor Media Radio, listen to Dr. Wes Britton, one of our authors (The Encyclopedia of TV Spies) live and in real time 
Thursday, June 5. He'll be interviewed on Andrew Fielding's "The Thursday Live Show" on Radio Once More, an on-line station that airs Old Time radio broadcasts and nostalgia-oriented programming. Andrew and Wes will discuss The Encyclopedia of TV Spies. The show airs from 9 to midnight (Eastern time).



The station's web address is:
www.radiooncemore.com

At the top of the home page of the station's website, there is a "To Listen, Click Here" link. When that link is clicked, a "Live 365" Window will open up, via which one can hear the station. It sounds complicated, but it's as easy as opening up a box of Lux Laundry Detergent.

While the station's talk shows are airing, listeners can comment about the shows-in-progress, on the station's Facebook page. That link is:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Once-More/206726779589

Andrew says Wes will come on sometime between 9:20 to 9:40. It's like that with men who live in a world of spies. They're always being followed and sometimes have to duck into dark alleys and dart around corners.