For the uninitiated, Film Fan Monthly, or FFM, is the magazine for old-movie buffs that I edited from 1966 to 1975. We’ve just added a number of back issues we haven’t offered in years, featuring interviews, profiles, rare photos and filmographies, plus a number of regular features including film-book reviews. Cover subjects range from Fay Wray to Roddy McDowall, and you can save money if you order a complete set. For more info, click HERE.
Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy is my latest labor of love, a reincarnation of my first fanzine with lengthy interviews and research pieces on areas of film history that pique my curiosity. Every issue features rarely-seen memorabilia and movie stills, as well. We’re up to 30 issues of Movie Crazy now, and if you’ve never seen a copy I hope you’ll be intrigued, especially during our holiday sale: 40% off when you buy packs of 5 or 10 issues. Click HERE.
I also have copies on hand of a book that’s close to my heart: The Great American Broadcast, a survey of the golden age of radio. Researching this volume gave me the chance to explore the history of this medium, from its earliest days through its golden age in the 1930s and '40s, and on to its denouement in the ‘50s. If you’d like the book inscribed, just send that information along with your order.
As for Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, the eBook versions are available instantly for Kindle and the Nook. Having had a good experience with Kindle Fire, we recently investigated using the Guide on the Nook device and were similarly impressed, especially with the Search function. It’s faster than the Kindle, but that may be because we were using a high-end Nook for our test. Kudos to the Table of Contents in the Nook edition: there are more choices for our special sections, a bit more information. The Nook for PC app also has a speedy search and useful Table of Contents features.