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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To My Dear Civilians, With Love
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The very funny autobiography of Rebecca Lord, world famous adult film star and member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
Veronica Lake: A Comprehensive Career Retrospective
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
A complete comprehensive list of her appearances in feature films short subjects, on radio, on television, and her award nominations.
Spinning Laughter: Profiles of 111 Proposed Comedy Spin-offs and Sequels that Never Became a Series
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 71,370. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Discover rare summaries of treatments, scripts, and pilots along with comments from fifty writers, directors, producers, and actors involved with proposed spin-offs and sequels.
He Am What He Am! Jack Mercer the Voice of Popeye
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 62,550. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The definitive biography of voice actor Jack Mercer. Voice of Popeye, Felix the Cat, and a thousand others. Completely illustrated with A - Z character list, discography, and massive credit list. A must for any cartoon lover!
MGM British Studios: Hollywood in Borehamwood
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
MGM British tells the nostalgic story behind England's biggest film studio from 1948-1970 in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England. The historic studio played host to some of the biggest names in Hollywood’s history and over 150 classic movies during the Golden Age of cinema.
Leave It To Me... My Life In Music
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 89,960. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Musical director of the top TV shows in the '60s tells about his amazing life.
Larry Cohen: The Stuff of Gods and Monsters
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 261,270. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Larry Cohen: The Stuff of Gods and Monsters traces the extraordinary career of the legendary writer/producer/director responsible for such cult and classic films as Black Caesar, It's Alive, God Told Me To, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, Q - The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, Maniac Cop, and Phone Booth.
Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 186,690. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
In the first-ever examination of the Friday the 13th TV series, author Alyse Wax delves into the series episode-by-episode, with more than sixty exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, directors, and producers, as well as nearly fifty never published behind-the-scenes photos from the cast and crew’s personal collections.
TV's M*A*S*H: The Ultimate Guide Book
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 254,270. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
With a foreword and all new M*A*S*H dialogue by Larry Gelbart, a "History of MASH" with commentary by William Self and even more interviews and commentary from most major players, the original producers, writers, directors, guest stars, a technical adviser for William Christopher's character and even a stunt man, we think you'll find this to be "The B*E*S*T Book Anywhere"!!
The Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Trivia Quiz: An Unauthorized Doctor Who Companion
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 48,780. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Are you ready to put your Time Lord expertise on trial? Can you be the Master of Doctor Who minutiae? Only time will tell....
Stronger Than Spinach: The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 130,580. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
The Secret Appeal of the Famous Studios Popeye Cartoons is a must read for anyone who has ever enjoyed Popeye cartoons and/or is interested in the character's history. And, perhaps even more importantly, it's a lot of fun, too!
Star Trek Sex: Analyzing the Most Sexually Charged Episodes of the Original Series
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Star Trek Sex covers the iconic classic, then warps beyond to Star Trek: Into Darkness and the hip satire of Saturday Night Live, Family Guy and the legendary Howard Stern.
My Life Dancing With The Stars
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 107,400. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Autobiography of the dancer who has danced with countless stars, including Julie Andrews, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, John Travolta and Billy Bob Thornton.
Life Story - The Book of Life Goes On
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Now, the creation, development, and ever-increasing popularity of this this ground-breaking and heartwarming small screen classic is explored in Life Story - The Book of Life Goes On: TV's First and Best Family Show of Challenge, written by best-selling author Herbie J Pilato (Bewitched Forever, The Kung Fu Book of Caine).
Did You Grow Up with Me, Too? - The Autobiography of June Foray
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,180. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
The autobiography of the most famous voice actress of all time - the voice of Tweety's Grandma, Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds more.
Close-Ups - Conversations with Our TV Favorites
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Interviews with TV legends! Bewitched/Designing Women: Alice Ghostley The Big Valley: Peter Breck Father Knows Best / The Andy Griffith Show: Elinor Donahue Hazel: Lynn Borden - and more!
Striptease in Noir
Price: $11.95 USD. Words: 53,650. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Striptease in Noir unveils the occult subterrain of post war Los Angeles, the intertwining of the criminal and the religious rackets all ribboned in a illicit sash of striptease, murder and salvation.
Cinemassacres: A Tribute to Forrest J Ackerman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
A collection of celebrity interviews in homage to Famous Monsters of Filmland editor Forry Ackerman, including Joe Moe, Dr. Mangor, Fred Olen Ray, Count Gore Devol, Lucy Hell, Don Calfa, Jason Paul Collum, and Sara Karloff, with an introduction by the late Ingrid Pitt.
Brooklyn's Scarlett: Susan Hayward: Fire in the Wind
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 100,320. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Gene Arceri's fascination with Susan Hayward began as a teenage usher at the Roosevelt Theatre on Flushing, Long Island. New York. And began to shape itself as an idea for a book when he began hosting a talk show over at PBS radio, in San Francisco.
The Blind Alien. The Beta Earth Chronicles, Book One
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 96,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Blind Alien takes you into a strange story told strangely. Imagine plunging into a world dominated by women, where females desire you only for your biological profile and subject you to mysterious experiments that test the outer limits of your reality.
From Harlem to Hollywood: My Life in Music
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Van Alexander vividly recalls and recaps all the great stories depicting his extraordinary career that began for him in Harlem at the legendary Savoy Ballroom.
From Despair to Beloved: The Provocative Cinema of On Mark Productions
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
From Despair to Beloved: The Provocative Cinema of On Mark Productions is the official guide to their entire film catalog thus far, spanning from 2001-2011.
Car 54, Where Are You?
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 68,090. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Created by Nat Hiken, this television program now receives a superb review including biographies on the lead actors, the creation of the series, detailed listings of all 60 television episodes, broadcast history, cast list, plot summaries and lots of behind-the-scenes stories.
Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 136,990. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For colorfully chronicles personal and intimate details of the last four years of the talented ‘50’s “blonde bombshell” star’s fascinating life.
A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 99,910. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Bio of 50s movie star & 50s - 70s TV actor, Jack Kelly, co-star of TV's Maverick.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Stress Test
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
In 1952 20th century entertainment icon Eddie Cantor survived his first heart attack. He coins the name cardiactor. Sixty years later, grandson Brian Gari undergoes a sudden open heart surgery and has a quadruple bypass. Little did Brian know at two and a half that his posing with his grandpa for the Heart Fund would end up being so prophetic.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe: A JAWS Companion
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 73,100. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE is the ultimate JAWS companion! Everything you need to know about the scariest movie ever made is in this book.
Shootin’ the Sh*t — Volume One: Conversations with Rock Anti- Heroes, Icons & Metal Gods
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 42,310. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The truths behind long-debated rock ‘n’ roll legends; the inspirations for, and true meanings of, classic song lyrics; the decisions for leaving and returning to major bands; the struggles with such un-rock ‘n’ roll things as fatherhood and maturity: just a few of the revelations contained within the pages of Shooting the Sh*t Volume One: Conversations with Rock Anti-Heroes, Icons & Metal Gods
The Conundrum of the Decapitated Detective (The Hugh Kerr Mystery Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,060. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The corpse in the morgue had been beheaded, the hands severed and the bottoms of the feet scorched, making identification next to impossible.
The Horse Mutiny: A Tale of Three Horses in World War One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,820. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Writer for The Frankie Howerd Show, Carry On Sergeant, The Bed-Sitting Room, The Goon Show, and many more, John Antrobus brings his delightfully absurd skill to World War I, with the help of three horses.
Licardo Prince: An Accidental Assassin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Set against a jetset lifestyle of Princesses, Casinos and Sports cars comes a story of excess, murder, intrigue and a man who has channeled his psychopathic tendency into a multi billion-dollar venture of made to order accidents.
Voices From Krypton - Superman on Film and in Comics, Volume 1
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 42,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Voices From Krypton: The Unofficial Adventures of Superman on Film & in Comics is the first in a series of volumes that goes behind the scenes on the Man of Steel's saga.
They Called Him Al: The Musical Life of Al Bowlly
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 120,660. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The great story of one of the most influential and popular singers of the Big Band era.
Punk Rock Princess
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 34,030. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk
Alissa Wolf experienced outrageous moments during punk rock’s reign, and she survived to write Punk Rock Princess: How a Nice Upper Middle-Class Girl Wound Up Waking Up to the Dead Boys, about her immersion in this seamy world in the late 1970s.
Mr. Huston/ Mr. North: Life, Death, and Making John Huston's Last Film
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Nat Segaloff was the only journalist—in fact, the only outsider—allowed onto the set of John Huston's last film, and he reported on it for The Boston Herald. This is the full story.
The Ronald Reagan Murder Case - A George Tirebiter Mystery
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
THE RONALD REAGAN MURDER CASE is a 60,000-word comedy mystery novel, set in Hollywood in January 1945, which introduces George Tirebiter, then a 25 year-old radio star, in his first "celebrity detective" role. Two murder mysteries engage George in this novel.
The Bionic Book Reconstructed
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 125,190. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Much more than a mere TV trivia guide, THE BIONIC BOOK explores in-depth the social, psychological, medical and scientic influence, appeal and message behind two of the most popular and heroic science fiction television programs of all time.
Superhero Confidential Volume I
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Superhero Confidential is the first in a series of books to go behind the scenes on the making of all comic book films.
Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 108,710. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Author Joe Jordan provides exhaustive scholarly analysis of each of Castle’s directorial efforts, as well as production background, little-known anecdotes, and succinct plot synopses.
Scribes of Speculative Fiction II
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 44,030. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
A collection of interviews from some of the leading and up-and-coming names in genre fiction, including Eduardo Sanchez, William Nolan, Raymond Benson, Jack Ketcham, Raymond Feist, Joe Schrieber, Kevin J. Anderson, and Roger Price.
Ponies & Rainbows: The Life of James Kirkwood
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 224,450. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
James Kirkwood is the forgotten man of American letters In 1975, he had two shows playing on Broadway, while his latest novel Some Kind of Hero saw reviewers comparing him to Saul Bellow and Joseph Heller. Ponies & Rainbows both details a remarkable life and seeks to re-establish an even more remarkable talent.
Trash Cinema: A Celebration of Overlooked Masterpieces
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
With essays from more than 40 noted film writers, this collection is a one-of-a-kind treasure for those amongst us with a passion for the seedier side of cinema.
Not Thinkin'... Just Rememberin'... The Making of John Wayne's "The Alamo"
Price: $22.00 USD. Words: 444,530. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The story of the making of the Alamo is told chronologically, in this massive 1000 page book on John Wayne's tour de force.
Riverboat: The Evolution of a Television Series, 1959-1961
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 91,880. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Riverboat maintains a devoted fan base. S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler, are webmasters of Darren and Kathie Browne's authorized web site, and wrote the highest-rated episode in Gunsmoke's twenty-year history.
Porn King: The Autobiography of John C. Holmes
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From start to finish, in this newly revised edition, complete with never-before-seen candid photos of Holmes in his private life, PORN KING is a sizzling, sensuous, fast-paced story laced with controversy.
Lady of the Press: Radio's lost 1944 romantic-mystery serial
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Screenplays » Crime
This volume reprints for the first time the scripts from two dozen original episodes from the series complete with edits and cuts made by the cast and crew. These Lady of the Press scripts open a window into the World War II home front and the lives people led.
Confessions of a Scream Queen
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
In Confessions of a Scream Queen, writer Matt Beckoff interviews fifteen legendary 'Ladies of Horror.' Spanning over nine decades of cinema, Confessions is filled with entertaining and informative recollections and personal insights about Hollywood's best-loved horror films.
Chill Factor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Dr. Elinor Barry, a forensic therapist, has been summoned to evaluate the sanity of Dr. Frank Enari, one of two scientists assigned to work on a project involving monkeys at a high-altitude research lab isolated in an Arctic-like wasteland. What they encounter is far more sinister.
Nobody's Stooge: Ted Healy
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 102,750. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
The full and true story of the Three Stooges' straight man, and his death at the early age of 41.
Murder In Babylon - A Novel Based on Fact
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The murder of William Desmond Taylorwas never “officially” solved, but subsequent revelations about the director’s unsavory past, as well as his recent secret activities that took him into the Los Angeles underworld. This book tells all.
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Books

The Victims and The Fools
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 101,580. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The turbulent love story of Marko Bozdan and Maria Maric unfolds during their brief reunion in London and is captured against the contrasting backgrounds of 1970s England and Yugoslavia, emerging from the devastation of the Second World War.
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.
Children To Annoy Poems With
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Poems for the parents of children who have parents who aren't sure whether or not children are worth the stains.

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