Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70sby Herbie J Pilato, Adam West (Foreword by), Joel Eisenberg (Preface by)
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 onwhatever 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.
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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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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.
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.
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