Monday, August 31, 2009


!!!SAVE THE DATE!!!

I’VE SLEPT WITH EVERYBODY
BY SONDRA LEE

Sondra Lee, New York legend of stage and screen, introduces us to some of her closest friends and our most treasured luminaries in a book that explores
the relationships and bonds between artists


Tuesday, September 15th@ 7:30 pm:
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway, NYC @ 66th Street

Join Sondra for signing, discussion and interview with Tom Santopietro

I’ve Slept With Everybody by Sondra Lee
ISBN 1-59393-463-7
Softcover / $19.95 / 183 Pages
BearManor Media

Google's sour grapes

I don't understand Google. Complaining about companies being against competition when they want to have control of all books.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090827/ts_alt_afp/usitcompanybooksinternetgooglemicrosoftyahooamazon

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Indie Filmmaker's Handbook



Interviews:

Doug Bradley / star of Hellraiser

Dante Tomaselli / writer /director of Satan’s Playground

Marv Blauvelt / star of Sculpture

Kimberly Amato / Star of Under The Raven's Wing and Producer of the award winning TV pilot Party Girl

Emily Wesley / actress and creator of Kentucky Fried Horror

Evan Mezaros / writer / director of Windcroft

Michelle Tomlinson/ Actress from The Cellar Door/Brain Dead/George's Intervention

Nicole Kruex / Star of Zen Hunter & Funland

Chris Adler / The definitive man of horror/ star of The Dead Walk

Suzi Lorraine / Columnist for Gorezone Magazine & Co-producer and star of Won Ton Baby

Brooke Lewis/ Actress/Producer/Scream Queen/MS Vampy/Star of Kinky Killers & iMurders

Raine Brown

Laura Bach

Producer/Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor/Indie Legend Ted V. Mikels

John Cory Stringer/ Star of Nightmare Fuel and Director of Kentucky Fried Horror

Eve Blaack / Editor in Chief / The Hackers Resource

FX Wizard Evil John Mays

Dan West & Rick Popko / Writers/Producers/Directors of Monsturd and RetarDead

Todd Tucker/ FX Master/Writer/Director/-Trailer Park Of Terror & Moldy's Madhouse

April Burril/ Star of Chainsaw Sally

Tom Atkinson/ Director of The 10Pound horror Film

Writer/director/actor Alan Rowe Kelly

Jeff Kirkendall / Writer and Director of The Temptress & The Green -Eyed Monster

James DuMont / star and co-producer of The Cellar Door

Arch Angel Production's Michael Kazlo

Clint Hutchison / Director of Conjurer and Terror Tract

Mischa Perez and Richard Myles of Viper Productions

Composer Tom Burns

Vindication Director Bart Mastronardi

Monique Dupree / star of Pot Zombies and Bachelor Party In the Bungalow of the Damned

Judy Cerda

Special Guest interview:

Needles and Sins author John Everson by Heidi Martinuzzi

How To Make An Indie Horror {Without Losing Your Shirt}

The Horror Film Survival Guide

Noteworthy Horror Films List: Iron Dave's Top 15

Notable Magazines & Film Festivals


Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Lucy Book gets a reprint!


We're going to be putting this back into the mainstream soon! Keep your eyes peeled to our site for further news.

Friday, August 28, 2009

new Daws Butler book & audio book

UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE
Cartoon Script Book and Audio Book
By Daws Butler
Co-written, edited and illustrated by Joe Bevilacqua
Preface by Mark Evanier
35 stories, four CDs

A seal who can't balance? An elephant who always forgets? A green cow who walks on her front feet? These are just some of the wacky characters from the unique mind of Daws Butler, the man who voiced most of the classic Hanna-Barbera characters--Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Snagglepuss, to name a few.

Uncle Dunkle and Donnie is a collection of imaginative, never-before-released cartoon scripts by Butler, who also worked on the classic 1960s Jay Ward "Fractured Fairy Tales" and "Aesop and Sons" animated cartoons.

The book was edited, co-written and illustrated (in retro Hanna-Barbera style) by Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua, who has also recorded an audio "cartoon" book of UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE, doing all the voices himself!

What the animation industry is saying about UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE:

"It all started with Daws Butler--actor, writer, teacher--writing UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE children's stories with exquisite sophisticated humor but always resonating with gentle and subtle lessons in morality. Then came Joe Bevilacqua--also actor, writer and producer--vocally bringing to life all of the charming characters in the Daws Butler book. Reading and
listening to UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE is a delightful experience that you and your family can and will enjoy!"

- June Foray, legendary voice actress (Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel, Granny)

"Any cartoon fan can recognize Daws Butler's multitude of voices, but few know of his writing. Butler, a purveyor of witty wordplay and twisty tales, will surprise and amuse readers. These stories now come to life as told by the hilarious Joe Bevilacqua, man of 97 voices!"
- Linda Simensky (Senior Director of Programming for PBS Kids)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sondra Lee in Variety!




Our new, beautiful author, the lovely "Tiger Lily" on Broadway, Sondra Lee, is getting all sorts of major press now that her book is out. Just click on the book cover!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Benny Bell press release


“I ain’t got no money but I got a lot of fun.”

So sang the incomparable songwriter Benny Bell,

and a new book about his wacky life & career

explores the truth behind the sentiment.

The up-and-down-and-up-and-down career of the man behind “Shaving Cream” and other novelty classics was full of humor and drama, merriment and pain.

New York, NY, August 13, 2009 If Benny Bell were still alive during today’s economic crisis, chances are he’d do his part for American sanity by writing some insanely uplifting songs about the joys of being poor. After all, that’s what he did throughout his career, with such records as “One Dollar Blues,” “I Had But Fifty Cents” and “Misfortune, What Do You Want?”

A new book about Bell, one of the funniest, quirkiest and hardest working entertainers ever to come out of the vaudeville and Borscht Belt eras, has just been published by BearManor Media called “Grandpa Had a Long One: Personal Notes on the Life, Career & Legacy of Benny Bell.” Although never very famous, and never rich, Bell is revealed in the book, written by his grandson, journalist Joel Samberg, to have had quite a notable career and a life that was immensely rich in humor, drama, and unceasing optimism.

The reasons behind Bell’s up-and-down career are explored, along with intriguing stories that illustrate why author Samberg was both amazed and confounded by his remarkable and unpredictable grandfather.

Part showbiz bio and part author memoir, “Grandpa Had a Long One” is a fascinating look into the world of an extremely funny man who believed in his own hype far more than he believed in the integrity and honesty of the entertainment industry. A genuine entrepreneur, Ben wrote, arranged, sung, recorded, packaged and promoted most of his records himself—more than 120 of them, including such novelty and double-entendre song classics as “Shaving Cream,” “Everybody Wants My Fanny” “Pincus the Peddler,” “Take a Ship for Yourself,” “Grandpa Had a Long One,” “Yum Yum Yum (I Ain’t Got No Money but I Got a Lot of Fun)” and many others.

At times, Benny Bell came so close to broad popularity that he was able to sense what stardom must be like. But he was always so far away from it that he could never depend on his celebrity for the next rent check. Why was that? And what must it have been like to be so close and yet so far? Samberg explores those topics, and others, in “Grandpa Had a Long One,” while also recreating his grandfather’s career with all its erratic changes, early successes, meetings with industry pros, 67-year love affair with his wife Molly, disastrous partnerships with record companies, get-rich schemes, misguided plans, TV and stage appearances and much more.

Ben’s greatest popularity was in the 1940s and early 50s, though in the mid-1970s “Shaving Cream” was re-released and became a Top-40 hit. In New York City, “Shaving Cream” was so popular that the program director of WNBC radio wrote an article for Billboard describing the incredible and sudden marketing madness it created.

“Grandpa Had a Long One” also includes lyrics to more than 25 classic Benny Bell songs and over 40 photographs from the entertainer’s long life and career. Bell died in 1999 at the age of 93. Just two years earlier he was performing on MTV, singing “Ikey & Mikey” and discussing his early days as a ‘professional amateur’ on vaudeville stages.

Joel Samberg has written articles, columns and essays for dozens of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Savvy Living Magazine, the New York Daily News and many others. He is also the author of the book “Reel Jewish: A Century of Jewish Movies,” and his series of short plays, collectively called “Six Tens from a Fifty,” was performed by the Brief Acts Theatre Company in New York City in 2008.

About BearManor Media

BearManor Media (www.bearmanormedia.com), founded in 2001, specializes in books on nostalgia and popular culture. In addition to books by experts in several fields, the company also publishes autobiographies by many showbiz celebrities. Recent titles include “Angelic Heaven: A Fan Guide to Charlie’s Angels,” by Mike Pingel, “The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing on Radio and Television’s Golden Age” by Jordan Young, “Son of Harpo Speaks,” by Bill Marx, “We Bombed in New London: The Inside Story of the Broadway Musical Late Nite Comic,” by Brian Gari, the grandson of the late comedian Eddie Cantor, and many other informative and evocative titles.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

the first audio book titles!

NEW AUDIO BOOK TITLES FROM BEAR MANOR AUDIO!!!

Coming soon!


ANIMATION

DAWS BUTLER'S UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE
35 stories on four CDs, from the voice of Yogi Bear comes the world's
first audio cartoon book, fully produced sound effects and original music,
and performed by Daws Butler protege, NPR/XM radio theater producer and
voice actor Joe Bevilacqua.

JUNE FORAY'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Read by the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel herself!

LONNIE BURR'S CONFESSIONS OF AN ACCIDENTAL MOUSEKETEER
Read by Lonnie Burr himself!

YABBA DABBA DOO: THE ALLAN REED STORY
Fred Flintstone's autobiography, voiced by radio's "Cartoon Carnival" host and voice actor Joe Bevilacqua.


HOLLYWOOD FILMS AND COMEDY

BILL MARX: SON OF HARPO SPEAKS.
Growing up with the Marx Brothers, read Bill Marx!

BOB MILL'S THE LAUGH MAKERS
Behind the scenes, read by Bill Mills, who wrote for Bob Hope.

CORDIALLY YOURS, ANN SOTHERN
Read by NPR/XM radio theater and voice actress Lorie Kellogg.

DON AMECHE: THE KENOSHA COMEBACK KID
Read by NPR/XM radio theater producer and voice actor Joe Bevilacqua.

HOLD THAT JOAN: THE LIFE, LAUGHS AND FILMS OF JOAN DAVIS
Read by NPR/XM radio theater and voice actress Lorie Kellogg.

WALTER TETLEY: FOR CORN'S SAKE
Read by NPR/XM radio theater producer and voice actor Joe Bevilacqua.


RADIO DRAMA

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN: THE NEW STORIES OF OLD-TIME RADIO
Fully produced sound effects and original music and performed by NPR/XM
radio theater producer and voice actor Joe Bevilacqua.

BearManor Audio - coming soon!

On Nov. 1st, we're going to launch BearManor Audio, the audio book division of BearManor Media, headed by master radio voice, Joe Bevilacqua. We won't have all books ready, but there will be a good 10 titles to start with!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

June Foray's quote for Daws Butler


June Foray has just given us a quote for the back cover of Daws Butler's coming Uncle Dunkle Scripts:

"It all started with Daws Butler--actor, writer, teacher--writing UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE children's stories with exquisite sophisticated humor but always resonating with gentle and subtle lessons in morality. Then came Joe Bevilacqua--also actor, writer and producer--vocally bringing to life all of the charming characters in the Daws Butler book. Reading and
listening to UNCLE DUNKLE AND DONNIE is a delightful experience that you and your family can and will enjoy!"

Monday, August 17, 2009

BM books at MANC

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Clarion Hotel, Aberdeen, Mary
land
August 27, 28 and 29, 2009

Come Meet Movie Stars!
Drive-In Movie Theater Friday Night at Sunset!
Live Stage Performances!
Vendor Room!

Lee Meriwether
(Catwoman on Batman, Time Tunnel)
James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on Dukes of Hazzard)
Celeste Holm (Academy Award Winning actress!)
Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair and Tom Sawyer)
Patty McCormack (Star of The Bad Seed)
Bob Hastings (Lt. Carpenter on McHale's Navy)
Ed Walker (The Joy Boys and The Big Broadcast)
Just Added!
Rosemary Rice (I Remember Mama) Just Added!
Diana Sowle (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Come get your picture taken with the stars and get their autograph! Rare movies and TV shows from the Golden Age screened in the movie room! Two (yes, two) Vendor Rooms!
Charity auction to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital!

http://www.MidAtlanticNostalgiaConvention.com
443-286-6821

Check out the schedule of events on the web-site!
Photos of the celebrities and of past events!
YouTube film clips of past events!

SMALL REMINDER!
You can pay at the door but remember that the discounted admission cost deadline is July 1. You can mail payment, call and pay by credit card, or Paypal from the web-site!
Pre-registration is the largest yet so we expect the crowd to be larger than previous years!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dead End Kids are coming!




We're finishing up the book right now. My apologizes to everyone - including the author! - who have been waiting so long! It's almost done!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

our google group

I just wanted to remind everyone of our official BearManor Media group, where you can get news, info, and coupons on our latest books! Click here to join.

Monday, August 10, 2009

a Daws Butler event!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bev (845) 647-9475, joebev@shokusradio.com

JOE BEVILACQUA (JOE BEV) RETURNS TO THE AIRWAVES WITH THE FIRST RADIO
CARTOON SHOW EVER - CARTOON CARNIVAL!

PREMIERES ON SHOKUS INTERNET RADIO, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 (LABOR DAY). AND
AIRS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM 3 TO 4 PM (PST), 5 TO 6 PM (CT), 6 TO 7 PM
(EST).


September 10, 2009, Napanoch, NY – JOE BEVILACQUA (JOE BEV) presents the
first radio cartoon show ever - CARTOON CARNIVAL!

As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the
veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) is no stranger to the
cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography,
"Daws Butler, Characters Actor", available at BearManorMedia.Com.

From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, "Cartoon
Carnival" is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children's
records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews
and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.

"Cartoon Carnival" with Joe Bev. premieres on Shokus Internet Radio,
September 7, 2009 (Labor Day). The show will run seven days a week from 3
to 4 pm (PST), 5 to 6 pm (CT), 6 to 7 pm (EST).

“We are delighted to be welcoming Joe Bev and his terrific 'Cartoon
Carnival' program to Shokus Internet Radio. Joe is an extremely talented
guy and his show is a perfect fit for our radio station, which caters
primarily to the baby boomer generation. The listeners are going to
immediately embrace Joe's personality and his knowledge of the classic
days of film and television animation. 'Cartoon Carnival' will be an
instant hit!”

- Stuart Shostak, Owner/Program Director, Shokus Internet Radio

Just in the first show, listeners will be treated to:

- A tribute to Joe Barbera, featuring media critic Leonard Maltin,
Hanna-Barbera cartoon clips and Joe Bev's interview with Barbera.
- Voice Lessons from Daws Butler, the very first tape Butler ever sent Joe
Bev in 1976.
- A never-before heard Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear cartoon.
A live performance of “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” featuring the original voice
of Rocky and Natasha, June Foray.
- Mel Blanc's demo tape... and more!

For more Joe Bev, check out JoeBev.Com.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dolores Fuller review



Scarlet magazine just reviewed our Dolores Fuller book!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gary Burghoff interview

This Tuesday’s new edition of “Dave White Presents” will include some very special firsts.

First, the main event will be Wes Britton’s interview with Gary Burghoff, the former “Radar” O’Riley From M*A*S*H. In their conversation, Gary talks about his days as a professional drummer, being the first Charlie Brown in the Broadway musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and his new book, TO M*A*S*H AND BACK: MY LIFE IN POEMS AND SONGS NOBODY WANTED TO PUBLISH (Bear Manor Media). Gary talks about the early years of his career, the “burn-out” that kicked in during his time with M*A*S*H, and the spiritual odyssey that followed his leaving the hit CBS show. To make this insightful interview even more special is that, for the first time, Gary will do a reading from his book, recounting the fateful day he and his father saw a television for the first time.

Next, DWP will offer a special tribute to the late Sky Saxon, the former lead singer for The Seeds, a band who had a major hit in 1966 with Sky’s “Pushin’ Too Hard.” Sky was scheduled to be interviewed for this show before his unexpected passing on July 25th, so in his memory, we’ll feature two interviews. Jim Lowe from the Electric Prunes will talk about Sky’s place in music history—for example, was Sky Saxon the man who coined the term “Flower Power”? Then, we’ll talk with Sky’s wife, Sabrina, who’ll share what it was like to live with a musician who filled his house with spontaneous lyrics and songs. Kicking the tribute off will be a very rare 1968 live version of “Pushin’ Too Hard” that hasn’t been heard in decades. (It will be available on CD very shortly—we’ll give you the inside track on that news.) In between the interviews, we’ll play one of Sky’s last tunes, “I Believe” from the Seeds newest album, Back to the Garden.

Of course the name of the show is “Dave White Presents” and, amidst his usual “predictably unpredictable” bits will be a new “Poor David’s Almanac” and “News From Clancy’s.” All this will debut over

www.KSAV.org

this Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time, 10:30 EST. On Wednesday, the show will be available for 24/7 download at

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Hope you join us for this very special program—

Wesley Britton
WWW.Spywise.net