Pimp My Book

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A story that author Margaret George shared with me years ago has always stuck in my mind. George reported that, when production was about to start on a television miniseries based on her book, The Memoirs of Cleopatra, the producer lamented the…

Prather Passes

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It was sad to read of the passing of 85-year-old Richard S. Prather, best known as the creator of Hollywood gumshoe Shell Scott. According to the Rap Sheet: Although Prather hadn’t seen a new book of his published since Shellshock (1987), Hard…

Naked Stars Get Nixed

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Superstars, a book by New York-based Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee has been banned in the photographer’s home country. According to the Khaleej Times, the book will not be “allowed to be sold in the conservative city-state.” The Khaleej Times reports that Superstars…