Sunday, June 30, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: WILLY REMEMBERS (1972)

July 17, 1972

Willy Remembers
by Irvin Faust
Arbor House, 1971

Irvin Faust's novel The Steagle was made into a 1971 movie directed by Paul Sylbert and starring Richard Benjamin, but the major motion picture of Willy Remembers was never produced.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: JANE'S HOUSE (1982)

September 12, 1982

Jane's House
by Robert Kimmel Smith
William Morrow & Co., 1982

Robert Kimmel Smith's novel eventually got produced as the 1994 CBS TV movie starring James Woods, Anne Archer, Missy Crider and Graham Beckel. An Aaron Spelling production, it was directed by Glenn Jordan.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: THE CONTROL OF CANDY JONES (1976)

July 7, 1976

The Control of Candy Jones
by Donald Bain
Playboy Press, 1976

The fascinating story of fashion model and talk radio personality Candy Jones (a.k.a. MKUltra-controlled CIA courier "Arlene Grant") has, incredibly, never been made into a motion picture, although 20th Century Fox had one in development when this ad for Donald Bain's nonfiction bestseller appeared in the New York Times.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: O JERUSALEM! (1973)

April 29, 1973

O Jerusalem!
by Larry Collins
and Dominique Lapierre
Simon and Schuster, 1972

Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre's first bestselling book, Is Paris Burning? (1965), became the René Clément film IS PARIS BURNING? (1966), scripted by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola and starring Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford, Gert Fröbe, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Robert Stack, Charles Boyer, Yves Montand, Leslie Caron, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Simone Signoret, and Alain Delon, but the major motion picture based on O Jerusalem! was never produced.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


August 27, 1976

Where the Money Was:
The Memoirs of a Bank Robber
by Willie Sutton
with Edward Linn
Viking Press, 1976

Bank robber Willie Sutton was the subject of the documentary IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF WILLIE SUTTON (2011), but the major motion picture based on his memoirs was never made.