Sunday, September 30, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: HARRY AND TONTO (1974)

May 12, 1974

Harry and Tonto
by Josh Greenfeld
and Paul Mazursky
Saturday Review Press/Dutton, 1974

Here's an ad for the novelization of Paul Mazursky's HARRY AND TONTO (1974), written by Josh Greenfeld and Mazursky, based on their original screenplay.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: SOME KIND OF HERO (1975)

November 9, 1975

Some Kind of Hero
by James Kirkwood
T.Y. Crowell, 1975

James Kirkwood's critically acclaimed novel was the basis for the Michael Pressman film SOME KIND OF HERO (1982), starring Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox, Lynne Moody and Olivia Cole.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: FEAR OF FLYING (1974)

June 20, 1974

Fear of Flying
by Erica Jong
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973

Click on the Film Comment excerpt to the left to learn why the film version of Jong's popular feminist novel was never produced.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: DADDY (1989)

June 8, 1989

by Loup Durand
Villard Books/Random House, 1988

A major motion picture in the U.S. was never produced, but Durand's novel (originally published in French in 1987) was the basis for the German made-for-TV movie ENTRUSTED (2003), starring Klaus Maria Brandauer and directed by Giacomo Battiato.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


February 14, 1971

March 1, 1971

Dealing: or the Berkeley-to-Boston
Forty Brick Lost-Bag Blues
by “Michael Douglas”
[Michael Crichton & Douglas Crichton]
Alfred A. Knopf, 1971

Paul Williams' film DEALING: OR THE BERKELEY-TO-BOSTON FORTY-BRICK LOST-BAG BLUES (1972) stars Robert F. Lyons, Barbara Hershey, John Lithgow, Ellen Barber, Demond Wilson, Joy Bang, Charles Durning, Paul Sorvino and Vic Argo. With songs by the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Otis Redding and Buffalo Springfield on the soundtrack, it's a safe bet that music licensing was the reason the movie never received a proper VHS and DVD release for many years. It's now available as a Warner Archive on-demand DVD-R.