Ben Ohmart

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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 Ronald Reagan Murder Case - A George Tirebiter Mystery
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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.
Neutralized: the FBI vs. Jean Seberg
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 59,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
"Neutralized: the FBI vs. Jean Seberg" includes Seberg's released FBI file, interviews with family, friends, former FBI agents, those who played a part in the FBI's program, and the bureau's role in using the mass media to destroy Seberg's standing in the public's eyes.
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 Ben Ohmart. 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.
Jean Seberg -- Breathless
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 126,820. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Featuring exclusive interviews with family, friends and acquaintances, Jean Seberg - Breathless includes personal letters and obscure quotes from the subject, and more than sixty rare photographs.
Confessions of a Scream Queen
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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 Ben Ohmart. 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.
Marjorie White: Her Life and Work
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
"Marjorie White" details the life story of an actress of the '20s and '30s, a top starlet of her day, but virtually forgotten today.
Lucky Stars: Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The book includes a detailed filmography and is lavishly illustrated with over 100 photographs, many from Charles Farrell's estate. Includes a foreword by director Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart, Things Behind the Sun).
Letters from the Pacific: A World War II Romance
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 272,500. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
This is the story of Jane and Chuck Flynn, five years married and actors by profession, who give up their happy life in Hollywood to serve their country.
I've Met All My Heroes from A to Z
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
The Sheriff from Murder She Wrote shares his personal heroes with you.
Interviews Too Shocking To Print!
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 114,880. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Interviews Too Shocking to Print! collects conversations with some of horror and science fiction cinema's finest directors and writers, along with other outstanding talents.
Guest Parking: Zita Johann
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 59,430. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Zita shared her life story with author Rick Atkins during their nineteen-year friendship. She told of her tumultuous family, with whom she immigrated at age six to America, her long love of the stage, her experiences in Hollywood, her failed marriages, and the reawakening that later changed her life
The Gilmore Girls Companion
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 174,170. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
The Gilmore Girls Companion provides the first detailed account of the creation of this groundbreaking series, based on dozens of exclusive interviews with the actors and behind-the-camera talent who brought Stars Hollow to life.
George Raft - The Man Who Would Be Bogart
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 86,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Written with the generous cooperation of many of Raft's friends and co-workers, George Raft: The Man Who Would Be Bogart details the fascinating life and career highs and lows of a man who created an unforgettable image - onscreen and off.
George Brent: Ireland's Gift to Hollywood and Its Leading Ladies
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 114,200. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Brent’s biography offers a fascinating look into the life of Hollywood’s elusive lone wolf.
Gay's the Word: Being a Brief History of the Secret Language of Homosexuality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Gay's the Word is a carefully researched, informative and entertaining history of the "gay" language.
Gangway, Lord, (The) Here Come the Brides Book
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 266,140. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Including commentary and ‘making of the episode' anecdotes from guest stars, guest writers, and guest directors, ‘Gangway, Lord! (The) Here Come the Brides Book' offers very strong evidence that the 1960s and ‘70s was truly THE REAL GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION!
Dirty Talk: Conversations with Porn Stars
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 53,360. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Pornography
The stars interviewed for this project include Seymore Butts, Mary Carey, Asia Carrera, Nina Hartley, Jill Kelly, Hyapatia Lee, Evelyn Lin, Mari Possa, Linda Roberts, and Kyle Stone.
Cocktail Nation - The Definitive Guide to the Lounge Universe
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
Koop Kooper, the Cocktail universe's high priest of all things hep, swinging, and swank, and cyber disc-jockey of his radio show, "The Cocktail Nation," has unleashed the definitive guide to the Lounge universe.
Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies, From Nickelodeons to Youtube
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 134,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre-cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the internet.
Bogie: The Final Chapter
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A firsthand account from the set of Humphrey Bogart's final film, The Harder They Fall, by his acting coach.
Beyond Fear Reflections on Stephen King, Wes Craven, and George Romero's Living Dead
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 114,840. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Beyond Fear draws on decades of interviews to reveal the worldviews of three modern masters of horror - from the romantic idealism of George Romero to the intellectual spirituality of Wes Craven.
Behind Sach - The Huntz Hall Story
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 102,110. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Behind Sach: The Huntz Hall Story presents the life of the actor who made us laugh with his unforgettable and unique persona of Horace DeBussy Jones, better known simply as “Sach.”
Turning Blue
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Turning Blue provides a riveting glimpse of the colorful characters and outrageous situations in a veiled and fascinating world where sex, money, entertainment and celebrity connect in a billion-dollar global industry.
Michael Landon: The Career and Artistry of a Television Genius
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the first detailed examination of his work both in front of and behind the camera, including information about every Landon script. Among the illustrations are some rarely seen photographs.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 165,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen details Curtis' career and life during her scream queen era and includes detailed and never-before-seen production histories.
Alias Smith & Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 177,400. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
The complete history of TV's last major western series is here! Contains many RARE photos, interviews with cast members, detailed history of the show and episode guide!
Around the World in 80s Days - The 1874 Play
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Screenplays » Action Adventure
From the Jules Verne Society comes the original 1874 play of the amazing novel.
And Now, Back to Mannix
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
And now, back to mannix is not a TV log book, or even a behind the scenes book, but a behind the myth book, making the case that some TV characters have singular power to make societies and individuals better, interspersed with discussion of the richness of character, symbolism, and scenes in the series.
Adventures in Hollywood
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 163,000. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Autobiography of one of the greatest of the classic Hollywood era.
Otay! The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Biography of "Buckwheat" by his son, the late William Thomas, Jr.
The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 79,160. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Authors Andrew J. Rausch and Charles E. Pratt, Jr. investigate this claim while providing in-depth looks at the 29 existing films written and/or directed by Wood.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 19,820. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker is a revisionist history of Hollywood's Golden Era and the tabloid press that covered it.
A Star Is Born and Born Again: Variations on a Hollywood Archetype
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This comprehensive, deftly written book examines the visual and thematic connections between the four most famous American films to deal with the movie industry and the making of a star.
The Third Girl From The Right
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
From the comic genius mind of Philip Rapp (creator of The Bickersons and writer for Topper and Baby Snooks) comes a television script, in print for the very first time!
Maxwell House Coffee Time: January 18, 1940 (radio script)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
It's Maxwell House Coffee Time again! Join Baby Snooks and Daddy as he finally creates that miracle of miracles - water!
Maxwell House Coffee Time: January 15, 1942 (radio script)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
It's Maxwell House Coffee Time again! Join Baby Snooks and Daddy as they try to entertain Snooks' little friend, Red, who's sleeping over.
The Monsters Go To The Library
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Prepare for some spooky fun, as some monstrous library patrons attempt to return some overdue books.
The Ed Wynn Show - December 8, 1951
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
This is the never before published script of Ed Wynn's early television show, written by Philip Rapp.
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Books

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.
3712 - A One-Act Zombie Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Screenplays » Horror
It is the future, year 3712. And zombies are coming back to life, reciting poetry.
Made of Monkey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of poems depicting the true meaning of the word Love: hardship, knuckle-bending compromise, sheer stocking terror, and the will of the man to submit to the won't of the woman.
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.
Well! Reflections on the Life and Career of Jack Benny
Price: $14.00 USD. Words: 53,430. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Well! Reflections on the Life and Career of Jack Benny is a collection of rare and delightful essays and personal reminiscences on perhaps the greatest comedian who has ever lived. Jack Benny's impact on the world of entertainment was profound, and the ripples of his influence are still expanding today.
Bill Idelson's Writing Class - A Scriptwriting Curriculum
Price: $14.00 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Learn how to write for television from someone who really Did it. Bill has written for Get Smart, The Flintstones, MASH, Happy Days, Bob Newhart, Andy Griffith, and MANY more. 2 sample scripts from Andy Griffith and Get Smart round out your lessons!

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