Hogan’s Heroes: Behind the Scenes at Stalag 13

(Renaissance Books, 1998)

If your fondest TV memories involve the POWs of Stalag 13 cleverly outwitting their captors, Schultz stammering “I know nothing!” and Hochstetter threatening to send everyone to the Russian front, then this is the book for you. This fun and informative paperback takes you behind the scenes of the classic 1960s sitcom to reveal:

· the story behind the creation, production, and eventual cancellation of the series
· the controversy surrounding the show’s unlikely premise
· interviews with many of the show’s stars and crew
· biographies of the stars and supporting actors
· a detailed guide to each of the 168 episodes
· a guide to collecting Hogan’s memorabilia
· and more…

Many of the show’s stars, guest stars, and behind-the-scenes personnel were interviewed for this book, which features a Foreword by Werner Klemperer, Colonel Klink himself!

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Brenda Scott Royce, author of Monkey Star and Monkey Love
“I must compliment Brenda Scott Royce on this outstanding book.  Her research is remarkably accurate, her style makes for easy reading, and I am sure everyone who owns this book will get as much enjoyment out of it as I did.”

Party of Five: The Unofficial Companion

(Renaissance Books, 1998)

PARTY OF FIVE, the award-winning drama about five orphaned siblings trying to stay together following the tragic loss of their parents, garnered immediate critical acclaim upon its debut. Author Brenda Scott Royce, a frequent visitor to the set, takes you behind the scenes to meet the talented cast, and learn about their pre-stardom acting jobs, favorite episodes, most embarrassing moments, onscreen achievements, and offscreen adventures.

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Brenda Scott Royce, author of Monkey Star and Monkey Love
"Royce has extracted the kind of obsessive detail from set, costume and lighting designers that fellow fans will savor. Here are specific items on the menu at the Salingers' restaurant, like the curiously named Melrose Crabcakes. Here are goofy stills of the stars' early thespian efforts, like Matthew Fox in FRESHMAN DORM... Pay attention, there's a quiz at the end."

Rock Hudson: A Bio-Bibliography

(Greenwood Press, 1995)

Rock Hudson was a movie giant, one of the biggest stars Hollywood ever produced. He gained early fame as the romantic hero of adventure films and melodramas such as Magnificent Obsession (1954). He then tackled serious drama in Giant (1956), for which he earned an Academy Award nomination. With the success of Pillow Talk (1959), he entered a new genre for which he would become best known—the sex comedy. He also had a successful stage and television career.

This book charts Rock Hudson’s rise as a celebrity until his death from AIDS. A biography opens the volume, followed by chapters which chronicle his work in film, television, radio, and the stage, with detailed entries providing cast and credit information, plot summaries, excerpts from reviews, and critical commentary.

HARDCOVER

Brenda Scott Royce, author of Monkey Star and Monkey Love
"The biographical essay that begins the volume is particularly well and concisely written ... All in all, this is a first-rate book and well worthy of acquisition by Hudson's fans and reference libraries."

Lauren Bacall: A Bio-Bibliography

(Greenwood Press, 1992)

Lauren Bacall’s life has been widely covered by the media ever since her screen debut in To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart in 1944. This volume is a comprehensive critical guide to all aspects of Bacall’s career in film, radio, television and stage. Her personal life, no less extraordinary with marriages to Bogart and Jason Robards, is documented in a biographical essay. This volume provides cast and production credits, plot synopsis, review excerpts of all film, radio and stage appearances, with a detailed, annotated bibliography for additional research.

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Brenda Scott Royce, author of Monkey Star and Monkey Love
"The filmography is particularly impressive, including complete credits for each film, a lengthy synopsis, excerpts from reviews and notations of additional reviews, and a historical note. Recommended."

Donna Reed: A Bio-Bibliography

(Greenwood Press, 1990)

Donna Reed has been called everyone’s favorite mother and her recognition as such has stood the test of time. But before she became known as the ultimate mom for her role on The Donna Reed Show, Reed was already a veteran film actress with almost forty films to her credit. Among these are her performances in It’s a Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity. Her role in the latter garnered her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. This book is a comprehensive reference to the life and work of Donna Reed for use by researchers as well as fans.

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Brenda Scott Royce, author of Monkey Star and Monkey Love
"I was impressed by the amount of information gathered by the author, particularly for the television and radio listings. Recommended."