BearManor Media

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We specialize in entertainment biographies on the stars and supporting players of film, TV, stage and radio. With over 250 titles in print and more coming every month, we are dedicated to preserving the past!

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The Baby Snook Scripts Volume 3
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A third volume of Baby Snooks radio scripts, from the collection of Philip Rapp, creator of The Bickersons!
The Joke’s On Me…!
Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Take These Jokes, Please! is the latest in Mel’s prolific series of books, which cover radio, television, music, and comedians.
The Early Shows: A Reference Guide to Network and Syndicated PrimeTime Television Series from 1944 to 1949
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 83,220. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
The history of American television is finally written. The shows your grandparents chose as their favorites during the dawn of network television inspired the series of today.
Hollywood’s Maddest Doctors: Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive, and George Zucco
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 80,780. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Finally a biography on those titans of terror from the Golden Age of Horror Films: Lionel Atwill (Doctor X, Mystery of the Wax Museum), Colin Clive (Frankestein) and George Zucco (The Flying Serpent).
Among the Rugged Peaks: An Intimate Biography of Carla Laemmle
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Carla Laemmle has led numerous lives during her 90 plus years. She appeared with Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera, as was a passenger in the coach traveling the Borgo Pass in 1931's Dracula. This bio presents an intriguing portrait of a life lived in the strange place that is Hollywood.
Mad About Mystery: 100 Wonderful Television Mysteries from the Seventies
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 75,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Fabulous and often funky television mystery and detective series were as big a part of the 1970s as feathered hair, leisure suits, lava lamps, and bell bottom jeans. Remember The Rockford Files, Columbo, Charlie’s Angels, and Hart to Hart? Baby boomers rejoice: the histories behind the mysteries are now revealed by the unique and talented players that were part of these productions.
Scheherazade’s Last Night and Other Plays
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,080. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
These three plays by Jules Verne are introduced in this illustrated volume that weaves the timeless theme of hidden love into contrasting tapestries of escapades, exoticism, and emotions. Discover newfound insight in Jules Verne’s creative process. Volume 11 in The Palik Series featuring Jules Verne (author), Peter Schulman (translator), and Brian Taves (editor).
The Flying Saucer Murder Case: A George Tirebiter Mystery
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Another amazing mystery from one of the founding members of The Firesign Theatre!
Classic Cliffhangers: Volume 1 1914-1940
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A great book on the classic cliffhangers of early cinema, including an introduction by Adrian Booth, and contains nearly a hundred rare scene stills, lobby cards, and posters.
Professor Kittleman's Therapy
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,600. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Educational
This fictional account of a psychotherapy process gives the reader a vivid sense of the kinds of dynamics that actually transpire in terms of transference, counter-transference, and the interplay of early life experiences with current life issues.
Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923 Volume 1
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 78,010. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
An introduction and chronology to the masterminds of music. This Volume 1 of 3 presents a detailed chronology and alphabetical lists of choreographers and dance arrangers of musicals throughout history.
Bob Hope on TV: Thanks for the Video Memories
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 176,780. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Laugh again to great jokes and get new insights as nearly forty interviewees share their recollections about working with Bob as guest stars, writers, producers and directors. Bob Hope on TV: Thanks for the Video Memories is a tribute to the impact of one of the brightest stars ever to shine on television.
Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923 Vol. 3
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 214,710. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
Elaborating on the introduction and chronology in Volume 1 and the biographical profiles in Volume 2, the author explores the careers of the masterminds of music from Edgar Stillman Kelley to Charles Zimmerman, with more than 150 musical examples and extensive Notes.
Attack of the B Queens
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Short interviews with B Queens such as Mamie Van Doren, Stella Stevens, Tura Satana, Barbara Leigh, Gail Harris, Ginger Lynn Allen, Jackie Lovell, Kathy Kurtz, Leslie Culton, Patricia Tallman, Sasha Graham and Tina Krause are also included.
As Long As They're Laughing: Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 61,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Dwan will keep the reader giggling with his stories about Groucho's game show, You Bet Your Life.
Grant Williams
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 102,380. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A biography of Grant Williams, who may be known today only as the Incredible Shrinking Man, but his legacy now finally enlarges again through this titanic tribute to a tallest of talents.
The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 144,200. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Relive his dramatic story, from his poverty-stricken childhood to Wall Street and on through Hollywood triumphs, tragedies, and scandals. The author draws from rare material gathered from key libraries and studio archives, much of which has never been published.
The Animated Marx Brothers
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 52,550. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Every animated appearance of a Marx brother - discoveries include the backstories of the studios, moviemakers, and stars, rare test drawings from the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, abandoned projects, connections, coincidences, and apocrypha.
Tapes from California: Teenage Road Tripping, 1976
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 155,980. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Tapes is a coming-of-age tale that is like a sweet song you heard in your childhood that wrapped itself around your brain and heart and never ever let go.
Leo Gorcey's Fractured World
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
This is a book celebrating the overlooked contributions to filmdom made by Leo Gorcey, a truly enigmatic man, whose life ended prematurely in 1969. Brandy offers thoughts about her dad as well as her unpublished graduate school thesis which unravels his “Split Personality.”
Hollywood Snapshots: The Forgotten Interviews
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,970. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Subjects of the magazine interviews include Claire Trevor, Jack Oakie, Paul Henreid, Ann Miller, John Carradine, Howard Keel, Mary Pickford, Gale Sondergaard, David Janssen, Yvonne DeCarlo, and several members of The Little Rascals/Our Gang films.
Connections: A Lifetime Journey Through the World of Celebrity
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
For fifty years, Lore associated with an eclectic mix of fascinating people you would nowadays expect to find in a time capsule, such as President Harry S. Truman, James Cagney, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Claire Bloom, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy and more.
Rocking Horse: A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 27,150. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In Rocking Horse Betty Hutton speaks for herself - through recorded interviews before her passing in 2007- from her own point of view of the spectacle, stardom and nostalgia.
The Old-Time Television Trivia Book III
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Dozens of quiz games combined with rare photos and illustrations from the days when rabbit ears and rooftop antennas were an integral feature of every American home will take you back to the memories you cherish most.
The King of Queens: The Unauthorized Fan Guide
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Test know Queens IQ, read the KOQ Dictionary, and immerse yourself in a world of Queens fandom!
The Complete Married…With Children Book: TV’s Dysfunctional Family Phenomenon
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Rediscover the exhilarating humor and intellectual excitement in Denise Noe’s first book. She delves behind-the-scenes with Michael Moye, Ron Leavitt, Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse, E. E. Bell, and Ritch Shydner.
Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 128,190. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Fully revised and bursting with new information, interviews, and illustrations, it's everything you wanted to know about Ren & Stimpy—but were afraid to ask!
15 Minutes With… Forty Years of Interviews
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 127,610. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost 40 year career.
Power: Life on The Edge in L.A.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
Scripts of a weekly five-minute comic serial lampooning the culture of Hollywood by one of the original members of the Firesign Theatre.
Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe - Volume 2: 1956 to 1962 and Beyond
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 280,520. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files—void of sensationalism—Icon: The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe Vol. 2 dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star.
Jackie Goes to Dixie
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 34,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Michael B. Druxman’s Jackie Goes to Dixie is an action-comedic novel that will have readers smiling from start to finish.
Four Feet To Fame - A Hollywood Dog Trainer’s Journey
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
They were the most successful film dog trainers of all time, and they faced personal tragedy and fear of failure and loss, yet they survived to tell the tale of tails.
Thirtysomething at Thirty: An Oral History
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 91,390. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Illustrated with over 150 rare photos, including original TV Guide ads, press pictures, and sets and props. Foreword by Emmy-nominated writer Ann Lewis Hamilton. Afterword by Emmy-winning writer, Joseph Dougherty.
Gary Burghoff's The Home
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
The black and white three- to four-panel comic strips are each self-contained, yet they link together to unfold a continuous tale that pokes fun at old-timer anxiety and humor.
Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923: Volume 2
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 162,000. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The first series, from 1786 through 1923 treats incidental and dance music through the emergence of jazz on the Broadway stage.
Between The Laughs: Our Greatest Comedians Talk Seriously About Comedy and Each Other
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 26,930. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Discover the gift behind the guffaws inside the minds of our greatest comedians. Through their words, as they discuss their profession, we learn how they feel about comedy, and about each other.
The Old-Time Radio Trivia Book V
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
If you enjoyed Mel’s Old Time Radio Trivia Books I-IV, add this latest and greatest edition to your library. Never forget your love of the radio shows that thrilled, fulfilled, and nearly killed you with laughter.
Things We All Hate: "Don't you Hate it…?"
Series: The Unknown Comic!. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The guy with the bag over his head - The Unknown Comic, as seen on The Gong Show! - treats us to the Best jokes that aging has to offer.
Wishing on a Star: The Life of Eddie Carroll
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Whether Eddie Carroll came into your life early or late, an immediate treasured friendship was created. You became a part of his family, something which can still happen by just reading this biography." Gary Schaengold President of Disneyana Fan Club
Wonderful World of Percussion: My Life Behind Bars
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 68,660. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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.
You Won't Believe Your Eyes: A Front Row Look at the Sci-Fi/Horror Films of the 1950s
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 99,170. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This book takes a light-hearted (and light-headed) look at those movies, as seen through the eyes of the children who saw them and the actors, directors, producers and writers who made them.
Winterhawk’s Land
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,650. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Western
This inspiring story of a brave man, who stands up to and fight against those who have their own agenda for his land.
You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: A Hulk Companion
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 158,820. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Writer PATRICK A. JANKIEWICZ, contributor to Wizard & Fangoria, takes an incredible look at the cult TV series!
As I Remember It
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 29,180. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Film producers and studio executives know the nitty-gritty behind the scenes. Award-winning writer/producer/executive Ken Rotcop now tells all about the comical, dramatic, and tragic celebrities he befriended.
The Adventures of the Real Tom Sawyer
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 128,590. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
If you fondly remember Leonard Starr’s Mary Perkins Onstage, Stan Drake’s The Heart of Juliet Jones, Al Capp’s Li’l Abner, or Wonder Woman (1978), Chico and the Man (1978), All in the Family (1979), or Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996), then you’ve unknowingly been a Tom Sawyer fan for decades.
Your Friend and Mine, Andy Devine: A Memoir of a Father and His Son
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 73,200. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In this book you will meet many Hollywood characters who were clever, funny and unpredictable.
Jerry Pam: Memoirs of a Hollywood Publicist
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Offering a unique and intriguing insight into the workings of Hollywood and its personalities, this book literally takes the reader on an A-Z journey of Tinseltown.
The Story of My Life
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Not exactly a memoir, his fifty-year and often hilarious career assorted notables, nut cases, and celebrated friends, such as Groucho Marx, Oscar Levant, Billy Wilder, Tiny Tim, Ginger Rogers, and more!
I Am Mister Ed...Allan Rocky Lane Revealed
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Some know him as the never officially recognized voice of TV's famous talking horse, Mister Ed. Discover the real Allan Lane!
Shedding Light on the Hollywood Blacklist: Conversations with Participants
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
See for yourself what happened to the innocent, what they went through, how they coped with their persecution, and how they survived the aftermath with their chins up, in dignity.
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Glenda Farrell: Hollywood’s Hardboiled Dame
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 69,160. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Torchy Blane: model for Superman’s Lois Lane. Five-foot-three firecracker. Smart, adventurous blonde. Gimme girl. Wry eyes, pouty kisser. Wicked wisecracks. Sly double take. Fast-talking, no-nonsense, straight-shooting, stand-up, hardboiled dame. Anyone for Glenda Farrell?
The Writings of Paul Frees: Scripts and Songs From the Master of Voice: 2nd Edition
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi
Experience the exciting evidence that explains how the Man of a Thousand Voices was also a Man of Many Talents.
The Are You Afraid of the Dark Campfire Companion
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 74,010. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Strike up your own campfire, and grab this campfire companion as we relive the children’s TV series that made a whole generation afraid of the dark. D.J. MacHale’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? was the Twilight Zone for kids and teens growing up in the 90s.
Point Running
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,410. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A character-driven collection of three chapbooks in one. Exploring the glory of those who have the courage to run from something.

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