Sunday, March 31, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: TOPLESS (1991)

August 16, 1991

by D. Keith Mano
Random House, 1991

The major motion picture from Carolco never materialized.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: THE SHATTERED SILENCE (1971)

July 22, 1971

The Shattered Silence: The Eli Cohen Affair
by Zwy Aldouby and Jerrold Ballinger
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1971

The major motion picture -- directed by Daniel Mann (OUR MAN FLINT, BUTTERFIELD 8), from a screenplay by Albert Maltz (TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA, THE BEGUILED) -- was never produced.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: MOVE! (1968)

May 26, 1968

by Joel Lieber
David McKay Company, 1968

Joel Lieber co-wrote the screenplay for MOVE (1970), the adaptation of his novel Move!, directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Genevieve Waite, John Larch, Joe Silver, and Ron O'Neal.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: CABAL (1979)

April 1, 1979

by Norman Garbo
W.W. Norton & Company, 1978

The major motion picture based on Norman Garbo's thriller Cabal was never produced, although his next novel, Spy, became a 1989 television movie starring Bruce Greenwood and Jameson Parker.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Book Ad of the Week: WE ONLY KILL EACH OTHER (1968)

February 27, 1968

We Only Kill Each Other
by Dean Jennings
Prentice-Hall, 1968

Dean Jennings' non-fiction book We Only Kill Each Other was never turned into a major motion picture starring Tony Curtis as Bugsy Siegel. However, it is credited as a "research source" for Barry Levinson's film BUGSY (1991), written by James Toback and starring Warren Beatty as Bugsy Siegel. A movie tie-in edition of Jennings' book, with a photo of Beatty and Annette Bening on the cover, was published in the U.K. by Penguin in 1992.