Hogan's Heroes - Behind the Scenes at Stalag 13
by Brenda Scott Royce
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 book 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...
Hogan's Heroes is more popular now than ever before, especially in Germany, where it has become a surprising cult hit. In this book, most of the show's stars and behind-the-scenes personnel share their memories and reflect on the series' enduring popularity.
About the Author
Brenda Scott Royce is a freelance entertainment writer and motion picture reviewer. She is the author of Party of Five: The Unofficial Companion, and has written for Classic TV, Television Chronicles, Television Today, Movie Marketplace, and other periodicals. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Hogan's Heroes - A Comprehensive Reference
by Brenda Scott Royce
From Book News, Inc. , September 1, 1993
Summary : Drawing on primary sources and interviews with the principles, Royce presents three to five page cast biographies, and covers various aspects of the show: its creation, production, directors, writers, promotion, ratings and awards. The bulk of the coverage centers on a guide to the 168 episodes, with plot synopsis, air date, writer, director and guest cast. Includes 56 b&w photos of series personnel and selected Hogan memorabilia. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes
by Robert Clary
Robert Clary is best known for his portrayal of the spirited Corporal Louis Lebeau on the popular television series Hogan's Heroes (on the air from 1965 to 1971 and widely syndicated around the globe). But it is Clary's experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust that infuse his compelling memoir with an honest recognition of life's often horrific reality, a recognition that counters his glittering five-decade career as an actor, singer, and artist and distinguishes this book from those by other entertainers.
Escape to Freedom - An Autobiography of Cynthia Lynn
by Edward Ansara
Summary : The life and times of Cynthia Lynn.
Official Hogan's Heroes Companion
Nathan Shive - July 1995
"Although it might show up in the inventory of certain Internet vendors as being "out of print," the Companion never was in print and is not available for sale." - Nathan Shive.
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Quietude and Quest
by Leon Askin C. Melvin Davidson
Summary : The autobiography of the actor, director, producer, and television star Leon Askin, traces his life from his youth in Vienna to his experiences as an actor and director. Following his forced exile as a Jewish refugee in 1938, incarceration in France, and U.S. military service, he was able to continue his theater career in the U.S. and also score great success as General Burkhalter in the popular TV series Hogan's Heroes. Featured are Askin's interpretations of major plays based on his most important stage roles and his acclaimed directorial achievements.
The Murder of Bob Crane
by Robert Graysmith
Summary : The 1978 Scottsdale, Arizona, murder of the star of the long- running TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes is reviewed in infinite detail here by Graysmith, who did the same job for a series of 70's and 80's rape-murders in San Francisco (The Sleeping Lady, 1990). In his opening chapters, leading up to Bob Crane's murder, Graysmith retells every date and sexual activity the star engaged in--whether or not they had anything to do with his death. Going by what we have here, much of Graysmith's superfine detail is superfluous as evidence, though it does render the victim's character. This density of fact, however, veils the weakness of the author's approach, which hangs upon circumstantial evidence and what after 14 years may become hard evidence by way of new forensic techniques in sampling DNA specimens and minute bits of blood and fatty brain tissue. Crane was living on reruns and a kind of supper-club-circuit play he was taking around the country when he befriended an overweight electronics salesman, John Carpenter, who consistently failed to score on double-dates with Crane even while Crane scored daily, if not twice daily, taking Polaroids and videos of his romps. Then the actor was found in bed with his head battered in by a blunt object. Scottsdale investigators finally linked Carpenter to the murder, but the state could find neither weapon, witness, nor motive and so failed to prosecute. But detectives refused to close the case, and Carpenter--who in the interim had entered a plea bargain in L.A. for molesting female minors--recently was arraigned for the killing. Gruesomely sexy but not a provocative read. (Eight pages of photos, 23 line drawings). --
From Kirkus Reviews , April 15, 1993
Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Stalag 17 - (Screenplay for the movie)
by Billy Wilder, Jeffrey Meyers (Introduction)
Summary : Stalag 17 (1953), the riveting drama of a German prisoner-of-war camp, was adapted from the Broadway play directed by Jose Ferrer in 1951. Billy Wilder developed the play and made the film version more interesting in every way. Edwin Blum, a veteran screenwriter and friend of Wilder's, collaborated on the screenplay but found working with Wilder an agonizing experience.
Wilder's mordant humor and misanthropy percolate
throughout this bitter story of egoism, class conflict, and betrayal.
As in a well-constructed murder mystery, the incriminating evidence
points to the wrong man. Jeffrey Meyers's introduction enriches the
reading of Stalag 17 by including comparisons with the Broadway production
and the reasons for Wilder's changes.
Stalag 17by Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski
Summary : Stalag 17 - Comedy melodrama in three acts - Acting Edition from Dramatists Play Service Inc.
Summary : A book based on the 1968 movie of the same title starring Bob Crane and Elke Sommer along with Leon Askin, John Banner and Werner Klemperer.
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New Beginnings A Hogan's Heroes Story
Summary : A fan fiction book based on Hogan's Heroes.
An outrageous look at the most preposterous shows ever on television
by Kevin Allman - 1987
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Buyer's Guide to Fifty Years of TV on Video
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Summary : This TV treasure trove is packed with information on all available sitcoms, drama series and anthologies, science fiction, westerns, children's shows, variety shows, specials, documentaries, and much more--over 50,000 shows, from 1948 to the present.
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