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Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s
     

Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s

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by Herbie J Pilato, Adam West (Foreword by), Joel Eisenberg (Preface by)
 

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Be they actors, comedians, singers, dancers, or talk show hosts and personalities, everyone from George Burns and Milton Berle to Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason to Sid Caesar and Caesar Romero ignited their own particular brand of “man-erisms.” In the process, they each inspired their audience to cheer them on—whatever their guise. This book, with a

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Be they actors, comedians, singers, dancers, or talk show hosts and personalities, everyone from George Burns and Milton Berle to Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason to Sid Caesar and Caesar Romero ignited their own particular brand of “man-erisms.” In the process, they each inspired their audience to cheer them on—whatever their guise. This book, with a foreword by Adam "Batman" West, will explore and celebrate the men who invented manliness and became stars in the process. It also profiles such teenage heartthrobs as Leave it to Beaver's Tony Dow and The Partridge Family's David Cassidy, stars who left an indelible impression on a generation of young girls.

Editorial Reviews

Katie Bruno
“Dashing, Daring, and Debonairgives fans an amazing look into Hollywood's most beloved male icons.Herbie J Pilato invites fans to explore the personal lives of their favorite male stars, and recounts vivid tales of their most thrilling experiences in the industry. It is the perfect follow up toGlamour, Gidgets And The Girl Next Door!”
Daniel Bubbeo
“You’ve got male. In his new book, Herbie J Pilato dishes up short, snappy profiles on 70 of TV’s Top Male Icons of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Along the way, you’ll learn some fun facts about some of your favorite stars.”
William and Rose Narva
“A unique reference text of TV’s male icons...an extraordinary review of these unique actors that we invited into our living rooms year after year as part of ‘our families’...not only ‘Dashing, Daring, and Debonair’ but ‘engaging, enjoyable and entertaining!’”
Larry Brody
“Herbie J Pilato, Golden Age TV Expert Extraordinaire, has a new book for us to glom onto. Dashing, Daring and Debonair…[is] chock full of all that full-bodied, full-steam-ahead Herbie J flavor."
Rick Lertzman
“What an exciting book! A must-have for any fan of television. Everyone from the baby boomer generation and all ages will remember these stars. Now the renowned television historian and author Herbie J Pilato has a present for us all: this amazing book. From Fonzie to Barbarino to Batman, Mr. Pilato gives us in-depth glimpses at our favorite male stars of the golden age of television. Kudos!”
Midwest Book Review
"Dashing, Daring, and Debonair....is an impressive compendium of information on actors, comedians, singers, dancers, or talk show hosts and personalities...Inherently fascinating, informed and informative, Dashing, Daring, and Debonair will prove to be an endearingly popular addition to community and academic library Theater/Cinema/TV collections."
Kathryn Leigh Scott
"Is there anything Herbie J Pilato doesn't know about pop culture, most specifically classic television? I love all his books and he's got the creds to write them because he personally knows many of these icons and can ferret out all the juicy, little known, behind-the-scenes anecdotes that make these tomes such gems. Great reading!"
Pierre Patrick
“Herbie J Pilato gives a true voice to classic television in the same way historians give voice to classical music, poets, writers, filmmakers and creators of masterpieces in museums all over the world. Herbie J places television history as defining America where it needs to be...side by side with the greatest artists of all time.”
Thomas J. Watson
“What an informative tribute to the male icons whose talents helped shape classic television! The gang's all here: everyone from Desi Arnaz and Rod Serling to James Garner and William Shatner, from Ricky Nelson and Donny Osmond to Johnny Carson and Andy Griffith - and literally dozens of others! Herbie J, take a bow!”
Bill Royce
“There is no one more knowledgeable or more passionate than Herbie J Pilato where classic TV is concerned. Dashing, Daring, and Debonair not only demonstrates his vast expertise in this realm, but also gives the reader a fresh perspective on the many pop culture icons profiled in this book. Great scholarship married to great fun!"
Gloria Loring
"Herbie J Pilato has given us an encyclopedia of television’s iconic male stars. What a grand and impressive trip down memory lane!”
David Van Deusen
"Author Herbie J. Pilato takes us back in time yet again to remind us of the tremendous impact our favorite TV male icons have had on us as individuals as well as on society at large. From Desi to Van Dyke to Gleason to Serling, they are all here - each having fulfilled his own special Dashing, Daring, or Debonair niche in classic television history. Thumbs up to Herbie for another great read!"
David Bushman
"No one is more passionate or informed about classic television than Herbie J Pilato. Here, Herbie J is at it again with a truly exhaustive survey of the most influential male stars...and producers...over three decades, from the sublime (Rod Serling) to the ridiculous (Red Skelton), and a slew of other icons in between. Dashing, Daring, and Debonair is comprehensive, enlightening, and a blast to read."
Cindy Williams
“My friend Herbie J Pilato’s own personal panache shines like a diamond stick-pin in his new book Dashing, Daring and Debonair - a perfectly fun and extremely addictive read.”
Chris York
“I first went to the section about my Dad, and loved it. Then I jumped to Gene Roddenberry because I’m a Trekker – and then on to Christopher Knight because we’re friends on Facebook. After that…I was just plain hooked. I read it from cover to cover, enjoying every minute of this enlightening, entertaining, and revealing look at television’s glory days.”
Melissa Byers
“Herbie J Pilato writes about classic television not only with a deep knowledge of his subject, but with an equally deep love and respect. If you know nothing about television and its greatest stars, read one of Herbie J's books. If you think you know everything about television and its greatest stars, read one of Herbie J's books. Either way, you will learn something new, fun, and fascinating. Dashing, Daring, and Debonair is a brilliant addition to his canon. It belongs in your collection!”
Caryn Richman
“Herbie J Pilato had me at Dashing, Daring and Debonair…a delicious, guilty pleasure written by one of today’s brightest chroniclers of yesterday. Herbie J is a gifted and talented man, whose love, respect, passion, and vast knowledge of classic TV shines through on every page of this fun, fabulous can't-put-it-down guide to TV’s finest male icons. I adore this book - and I adore Herbie J! Bravo to both!”
Richard Thomas
"Well, here we all are! We got lucky, worked hard and did what we loved, and in return we found our places in the story - a story that Herbie J Pilato tells so well."
Radames Pera
“I've encountered the word 'scholar' more than once when associated with Mr. Pilato...first in print and recently spoken in front of me byKung Fu's creator Ed Spielman. In this and others writings by Herbie J, one gets the distinct sense they are not reading an historian’s words about television, but those by one who deeply cares for and understands the milieu and the real people who inhabit that very special world.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630760526
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/2016
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
325,985
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Writer/producer/actor Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books on media and celebrities, including The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery, The Bionic Book, and most notably, Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery. He has served as a consultant on "Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story," the Elizabeth Montgomery episode of A&E's Biography, Bravo's hit five-part series The 100 Greatest TV Characters, and countless other productions. He lives in Burbank, California.

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Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rosa Montante 12 months ago
This book is a must read, masterfully written, informative and quite a fun and fabulous journey down memory lane for me. Thanks to the writer's concise summation of my most favorite TV icons I was able to learn much more about the lives of the personalities represented. I found myself quickly reading through the book without wanting to put it down, the writer's personal understanding, respect and love of these icons is truly infectious.
John Drew More than 1 year ago
As a follow-up to Glamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Door: Television's Iconic Women from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, this work deftly covers the male figures that graced our television screens at the time. In addition, Herbie gives us a look at some of the men behind the camera as well. Each entry is direct and to the point, not laboring on any on individual and pointing out exactly what made each one of them an iconic figure of their time. In addition to being authored by the head of the Classic TV Preservation Society, Herbie has included commentary from a number of pop culture experts that add greatly to the narrative of the piece. This is a must-have work for any scholar of television, any fan of the male actor from the 50s-70s, and any library system's collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A MUST BUY BOOK! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s by Herbie J. Pilato ____________________________________________________ I look forward to every new book that author and TV historian, Herbie J. Pilato pens. Each book is carefully researched and written with loving care. This book is just everything and anything a fan of television, film or entertainment needs.Herbie J. Pilato. Herbie, who is the author of books such as "Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery" (a huge best seller!) among countless other classics This great new book is a wonderful addition to his other masterpieces. KUDOS to Herbie!. RUN, DON'T WALK TO YOUR NEAREST BOOKSTORE- Or buy here at AMAZON,it is a book you need to include in your collection! It has a wonderful foreword by the real Batman, Adam West. Herbie J. Pilato is known to readers as the historian who has taken it upon himself, to remind us of these great television stars of the golden age of television. This book offers great insights, anecdotes and historical, backstage stories that has never been told. Congratulations, Mr. Pilato- this book is a gem! Rick Lertzman