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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Bright Lights, Lonely Nights - The Memories of Serena, Porn Star Pioneer of the 1970s
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Autobiography of one of the most famous faces of classic adult films.
Brain Explosion: A Collection of Thoughts, Verbiage, Assorted Quotables and Profundities
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Story/script ideas, cartoons, thoughts, anecdotes, lyrics, melodies, it's a never ending brain explosion from comedy writer Dave Shelton
Above & Below: The Unofficial 25th Anniversary Beauty and the Beast Companion
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 53,520. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A behind-the-scenes look at every episode through the eyes of the various writers and directors who helped bring it to life, among them George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones.
Badass Women of Cinema - A Collection of Interviews
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In a series of interviews by Chris Watson, cinema's toughest ladies, an eclectic group of international actresses, discuss the challenges they've faced from the upstart of their careers.
Archaeology in Fiction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,710. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Popular fiction is filled with images of archaeologists as daring adventurers who constantly risk life and limb in the pursuit of fabulous antiquities of immense historical and monetary value.
Another Nice Mess - The Laurel & Hardy Story
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 28,920. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The book examines how the comedians teamed up and it explains why, nearly half a century after their deaths, their films continue to enchant people all over the world.
Also Starring... Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest Character Actors of Hollywood's Golden Era, 1930-1965
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 150,780. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In this book, readers will discover the unknown stories of Hollywood's greatest character actors and meet the men and women behind the characters they played onscreen.
A Strange Idea of Entertainment: Conversations with Tom McLoughlin
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 94,000. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This is the behind-the-scenes story of the strange business of creative obsession.... and one man's strange idea of entertainment.
The Encyclopedia of Feature Players of Hollywood, Volume 3
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 196,320. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Volume 3 of 3. Learn from the feature players of Hollywood what it was like to work on films during its Golden Era. Enjoy their often humorous and exciting stories as they lived out their lives and careers behind and in front of the camera.
The Encyclopedia of Feature Players of Hollywood, Volume 2
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 269,440. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Volume 2 of 3. Learn from the feature players of Hollywood what it was like to work on films during its Golden Era. Enjoy their often humorous and exciting stories as they lived out their lives and careers behind and in front of the camera.
Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl's Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X, and Me
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 96,880. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Charlotte Stewart is known by millions of fans worldwide for her role as the beloved schoolteacher, Miss Beadle, on the iconic TV show, Little House on the Prairie, currently broadcast in syndication in more than 100 countries around the world.
Elvis, Sherlock & Me
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 134,920. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A combination memoir and history of the film business covering the decades from the 40's through the present. Here is an examination of classic Hollywood and such iconic studio bosses as Jack L. Warner, Darryl Zanuck and Walt Disney.
Eros Empire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,600. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
The porn industry, the people who work in it and the people who fight against it.
The Encyclopedia of Feature Players of Hollywood, Volume 1
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 278,020. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Volume 1 of 3. Learn from the feature players of Hollywood what it was like to work on films during its Golden Era. Enjoy their often humorous and exciting stories as they lived out their lives and careers behind and in front of the camera.
Horror and Mystery Photoplay Editions and Magazine Fictionizations, Volume II
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 29,930. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Photoplay editions were movie tie-in books that reprinted the novels on which films were based, illustrated with photos from the movies. Here in Volume II he also provides a fascinating analysis of the film magazines in their larger context as cultural artifacts of bygone eras.
Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 55,980. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this volume can be found one story as it was written by Jules (as Pierre-Jean), revised by his son (into The Somber Fate of Jean Morenas)—a story Michel even made as a movie in 1916!
The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The Count of Chanteleine is the first English translation of this Jules Verne novel, the fourth volume in the Palik series published under the auspices of the North American Jules Verne Society.
Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 77,800. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
The second volume in the Palik series, presented by the North American Jules Verne Society, offers another Verne story never before published in English.
Mr. Chimp & Other Plays
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 46,680. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Expert scholarly research introduces four of Verne's plays written in his youth, translated by Frank Morlock.
The Marriage of a Marquis
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Classics
Foreshadowing such classics as Around the World in 80 Days, this inaugural volume focuses on two of Verne’s earliest humorous stories, The Marriage of Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls and Jédédias Jamet, or The Tale of an Inheritance.
Golden Danube
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Another NEW Jules Verne work from the North American Jules Verne Society.
Fantastique: Interviews with Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I)
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 126,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The stories behind some of cinema's great movies by the people who made them. Here, in their own words, are insights, reminiscences and candid comments by the directors (and, occasionally, stars) of films as diverse as The Exorcist, Men in Black, Sleepy Hollow and Twelve Monkeys.
Take These Jokes, Please!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Take These Jokes, Please! includes the jokes of the greatest of the greats, including comics who Mel knew personally, including entertainers like Milton Berle, Red Buttons and Joan Rivers. If you just like jokes for jokes’ sake, he has also placed humor into categories, such as “Lawyer Jokes” and “Bar Jokes.”
The Victims and The Fools
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 101,660. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 by BearManor Media. 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.
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: $6.95 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: 70,720. 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: $0.99 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: 99,900. 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.
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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.

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