Our long-awaited biography of legendary entertainer Leonard Reed is available now.
Legendary man-of-many-faces Leonard Reed and historic Black show business come alive through the eyes of someone who saw it all. From beginnings in medicine shows, Al Capone, speakeasies, Vaudeville, on up through The Cotton Club, The Apollo Theater, TV, and his professional partnership with boxing great Joe Louis, Reed was—in his own words—“too Black to be White, and too White to be Black.” His behind-the-scenes struggles through theatre’s most celebrated haunts are told through no-holds-barred interviews, rich research, and more than fifty rare illustrations that capture the glamour and excitement of the Golden Age of show biz and African-American golf.
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JEANNE EAGELS: A LIFE REVEALED
We're not boasting when we tell you that our new Jeanne Eagels: A Life Revealed may win several awards. Those who have seen advance copies are quite vocal about the excellence of this research work. The authors have painstakingly researched and documented the true story about Jeanne Eagels, the legendary Broadway star, silent movie star, and talkie picture star. The biography is profusely illustrated with something all readers crave: more than a hundred photographs, many so rare that they haven't been seen by anyone in a lifetime.
This book has it all, something for Broadway lovers, talkie picture fans, silent movie aficionados, and Academy Award devotees. COMING SOON.
KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE
Speaking of winning, what better accolade is there than to have one of our books earn a second edition?
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story delves into the tragic actress' public escapades, scandals, wrong turns, and eventual shocking turn that stunned the world. John O'Dowd's riveting biography that's overfilled with a huge photo archive on the tragic, stunningly beautiful Film Noir actress vividly compliments all film fan libraries.
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And speaking of gorgeous blondes, you're bound to agree that Joi Lansing had a way of standing out. Just check out the opening sequence of Orson Welles'sTouch of Evil(1958), or the 1958 sci-fi classicQueen of Outer Space. Read the fully tantalizing story of this fascinating star in the soon-to-be-released, exclusive BearManor Media illustrated biography. COMING SOON.
Philip J. Riley's book about the making of Lon Chaney's iconic Horror film, with some fascinating Appendices that make for a genuinely thrilling research work.
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In April 109 years ago, he was struggling to survive the horrific San Francisco earthquake. Discover the fascinating life and military career of the star of John Ford classics and dozens of Western films.
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John Farkis' book about the making of John Wayne's The Alamo is a monumental 1,000-page+ history as told in the words of those who were there.
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Veterans and aviators from both the past and present tell the real story of airplanes in motion pictures, one of the most fascinating genres in Hollywood.
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Plain Beautiful, The Life of Peggy Ann Garner
Sandra Grabman's richly researched biography of the child actress who won an Oscar for Elia Kazan's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945).
Elvis, Sherlock, & Me Michael A. Hoey remembers the film business from the 1940s to the present.
How to be a Superhero Author Mark Edlitz takes the reader behind the scenes of the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years.
Life in the Past Lane Volume 2: In a continuation of the popular Life in the Past Lane, author and radio veteran Jason Hill reveals a series of extensive interviews transcribed from his Life in the Past Lane radio show. Guests include many of the multi-talented folks who made radio tick
Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2: 1956 to 1962 & Beyond (HARDCOVER VERSION)
Gary Vitacco-Robles' new hardcover edition that examines the last six years of Marilyn’s life and her impact on our culture in the five decades following her early tragic death.
Eddie Dean The Golden Cowboy Stephen Fratallone's biography of the enormously popular cowboy singer who appeared in films with many top Western stars.
SERIAL FANS, HOLD ONTO YOUR SEATS!
We're always thrilled when a "lost" film is rediscovered . . . especially an iconic serial.
Pearl White, the star of some of the first and most thrilling movie serials, is back in a rediscovered edition of The House of Hate, co-starring Antonio Moreno.
New York’s Museum of the Moving Image recently staged the first public exhibition in America of The House of Hate since its theatrical release in the spring of 1918.
A feature version running approximately three hours at sound speed has been rediscovered, and the good news is that this version retains practically all the action highlights, including fifteen of the nineteen nail-biting “cliffhanger” endings. It was transferred from material cobbled together from multiple prints of the serial, none of them complete and all of them of varying print quality.
everyone's favorite rube, at last takes center stage in a biography that's teeming with family interviews and rare unpublished photos. This is the only book that'll ever need to be "writ" on music/stage/film/radio star, Judy Canova!
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO
The beautiful American actress, director, and producer, best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the popular 1970s television series Charlie's Angels, enjoyed a fabulous career from her first major TV role in Dark Shadows (1970-71) to the still popular Charlie's Angels in the 1970s. As you can see by the photo on the right, she's still looking good today.
After a battle with cancer in the 1980s, she starred in several movies. A few seasons back, she began writing her memoirs an writing her memoirs, but the book has been delayed yet again to 2020.
You can write Kate on her Facebook page here.
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