Stephen Michael Shearer

Film Historian, Author, Journalist, Editor, Reviewer

Stephen Michael Shearer

Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
(Thomas Dunne Books)
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

"Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star"
John Karle, Assoc. Dir. of Publicity
P: (646) 307-5546
E: john.karle@​stmartins.com

"Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr"
John Karle, Assoc. Dir. of Publicity
P: (646) 307-5546
E: john.karle@​stmartins.com


Literary Agent Representation:
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency LLC
Agent - Deborah Ritchken
PMB 121
665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124
Solana Beach, CA 92075

P: (858) 492-8009
E: Deborah@​MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com

Singer Julie Wilson & Stephen Michael Shearer NYC

Stephen Michael Shearer & actor Bart Williams - Las Vegas, NV (Vegas Valley Book Festival) November, 2010

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Scheduled Events & Appearances

Produced by Reframed Pictures in association with American Masters, the new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story explores how Lamarr’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. The film premieres nationwide May 18, 2018, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.
Lamarr never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. However, in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Lamarr speaking on the record about her incredible life, finally giving her the chance to tell her own story. Family, friends and colleagues, including Mel Brooks and the late Robert Osborne, also share their personal memories of Lamarr, explaining the atmosphere that created the disconnect between her brilliance and her beauty. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story world premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, earned multiple awards at film festivals and was named Best Documentary by the New York Film Critics Online.

See Stephen Michael Shearer as he helps to narrate this documentary project. See the IMDB link below for full cast details:

Stephen Michael Shearer will host Q&A's following the 7:10pm showings on Friday, March 2, 2018 and Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was known as the world's most beautiful woman—Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her incredible beauty stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work eventually helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a brilliant technological trailblazer. An Austrian Jewish émigré, she wanted to help defeat the Nazis. She invented a covert “frequency hopping” communications system to make Allied torpedoes unstoppable, and then patriotically gave her 1942 patent to the Navy, who ignored it and told her to sell kisses for war bonds instead. Throughout her life few knew of Hedy’s secret history, but in 2016 director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, Bombshell finally sets the record straight, giving Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own amazing story.

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (NR) - 1 hrs, 30 mins
RELEASE: 11/24/2017

February 21, 2018

Good Company: Angelina’s Kitchen

TCL in Your Town is taking over Woodbury this week and heading to an authentic Italian restaurant. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Angelina’s Kitchen where a New Yorker, turned Minnesotan is making sure memories are still made around the dinner table.

Angelina’s Kitchen didn’t start as a sit-down restaurant. Instead, owner Angie Verrastro began the business delivering meals families could take and bake. That led to a take and bake shop, then wholesale, then a coffee/breakfast stop. It was those dinners around her grandmother’s table, that she wanted to create for families in Minnesota.

Angelina’s Kitchen still offers take and bake options and now has event/banquet space. But Angie says family time, whether around the table or not, is so important, she’ll never open the restaurant on Sundays.

Stephen Michael Shearer at D.G. Wills Books “Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr”
Part I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsppT5ewi3s
Part II - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdpcad5EFFA
Part III - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar-g2YkV7ho
Part IV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkjm8pq53Dg
Part V - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHEX-mE5gjY
Part VI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHEX-mE5gjY

Patricia Neal & Stephen Michael Shearer at D.G. Wills Books, La Jolla, CA 2007:
Parts One through Five
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2C3C682D58916D78

PENDING BOOK SIGNING VENUES & MEDIA and SPECIAL EVENTS:
"Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star"
"Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr"
"Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life"
Film Projects (3 new) - Radio Interviews (1 new) - Book Projects In Work (5)

MAY 2018 through OCTOBER 2018 (CONFIRMED Schedule)

PBS Nationwide Premiere - "Bombshell" Friday. May 18, 2018
London, England - To Be Announced! - September 2018
New York, NY - Research (Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library) (PBS)
Washington, DC - Research (Library of Congress)
Seattle, WA - Research
Los Angeles, CA - Research & Filming (AMPAS, UCLA, USC)
Los Angeles, CA - Closer Magazine, Bauer Media Group (London UK)
Las Vegas, NV - Research (University Nevada Las Vegas)


"LIVE BROADCAST TONIGHT" Tuesday, December 8th - Stephen Michael Shearer, best selling author, returns tonight to talk about Hollywood legend, Hedy Lamarr! His book, "Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr" shares stories from the early days of Hollywood and Stephen tells all of the juicy stories you'll want to hear before buying the book!

Stephen Michael Shearer separates the truth from the rumors regarding the life of Hedy Lamarr, and highlights her astonishing role as inventor of a technology that has become an essential part of everything from military weaponry to today's cell phones.

Click on blogtalkradio to listen! - Call in to speak with the host (323) 657-1493 (Press 1)

PART TWO - VIP Superstar Guest Star on an episode of Rated G Radio! - PART TWO

Garrett Miller interviews Film Historian and Author - Stephen Michael Shearer about his book "Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life".

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - PART TWO
Pacific Time - 7:00P, Central Time - 9:00P, Eastern Time - 10:00P

TUNE IN HERE - To listen to the interview! - (Click on Rated G Radio icon)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/garrettmiller/2015/04/30/stephen-michael-shearer-patricia-neal--an-unquiet-life--part-2

PART ONE - VIP Superstar Guest Star on an episode of Rated G Radio! - PART ONE

Garrett Miller interviews Film Historian and Author - Stephen Michael Shearer about his book "Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life".

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - PART ONE
Pacific Time - 7:00P, Central Time - 9:00P, Eastern Time - 10:00P


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/garrettmiller/2015/02/18/stephen-michael-shearer-patricia-neal--an-unquiet-life




Author Events for STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER
STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER is available for book signings and lecturing. Mr. Shearer will be appearing at several book signings and book festivals across the U.S. in 2013. He will also be appearing on radio, television and in print media. (New York, NY; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; La Jolla, CA, San Francisco, CA: Portland, OR)

His new book "Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star" (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press) Pub Date: September 3, 2013

LIVE Interview 09-06-2013 at 4:30P (ET)
Join Michelangelo Signorile as he interviews Film Historian and Author Stephen Michael Shearer about his latest book, "Gloria Swanson: the Ultimate Star".

Mr. Shearer will also be doing at book signing at 7:00P (ET) at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers Store at 86th & Lexington Avenue; New York, NY

French Restaurant "Benoit", NYC 06/12/13
Stephen Michael Shearer & MoMA Film Curator Charles Silver, following the MoMA speaking engagement and introduction of silent film ZAZA as part of the Film Series: " Allan Dwan and Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios". (Dining at "Benoit")

The Museum of Modern Art
THANK YOU TO ALL who attended the Wednesday, June 12, 2013 showing of "ZAZA". Film Historian & Author, Stephen Michael Shearer spoke about his latest book, "Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star (Thomas Dunne Books) at MOMA as part of the Film Series: "Allan Dwan and Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios".

Mr. Shearer introduced the film "ZAZA" and held a short Q&A prior to the showing of the film. "ZAZA (1923)" starring Gloria Swanson, H.B. Warner, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Lucille La Verne, and Mary Thurman. The first of eight pairings of rising star Swanson with Dwan is a tale of the affairs of a Parisian music hall entertainer. Swanson remembered it as "the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable picture I had ever made," and the film won her many accolades and was a big hit at the box office. 80 Minute Silent film with musical accompaniment.

The New Book Posters Are Ready!
THANK YOU TO ALL who attended the recently New Digital Cinema Restoration of "SUNSET BOULEVARD" (1950) DCP Presentation on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:30P at the Historic Heights Theater in Minneapolis, MN. This special screening included Film Historian and Author Stephen Michael Shearer who introduced the film and hosted a Q&A following the film. (ALL SEATS $8.00. Advance tickets available)

Starring GLORIA SWANSON, WILLIAM HOLDEN, ERICH VON STROHEIM, NANCY OLSON. Directed by BILLY WILDER. The story of a hack screenwriter who falls in the clutches of a deranged silent film star is the poisoned pill of our series and one of the most entertaining cynical films about Hollywood ever. Upon its release in 1950 there were many big wigs in Hollywood who were horrified and angry with Paramount for producing such a bleak tale of Hollywood…that is until it became a run away hit and then they all wondered why they didn’t think of it first. A true classic! DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.

B&N HarMar Mall - Roseville, MN 09/12/2011
Film Historian & Author Stephen Michael Shearer

Presenting the newly released trade paperback edition of "Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life" at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the historic HarMar Mall in Roseville, MN.

(Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)

Thank you all who attended this event.

Historic Heights Theater - 08/28/2011
Film Historian & Author Stephen Michael Shearer, author of Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life and Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr. Stephen, who is currently finishing up his manuscript for Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star, presented Sunset Boulevard and hosted a special Q & A after the film at the historic Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, MN (Twin Cities) on August 28, 2011.

Heights Theater
3951 Central Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Roseville, MN (Barnes & Noble) December 5, 2010
Har Mar Mall was built in 1961, as Harold J Slawik had a vision to build a "super mall" which included a number of larger department as well as smaller stores. At the time in 1961 very few "super malls" had been built in the midwest. Deriving its name from its owners, Harold J Slawik and his wife Marie Slawik. Har Mar is a combination of the two names. Harold and Marie. Be certain to check out the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Har Mar Mall; Roseville, Minnesota.

Joe Franklin interviews Stephen Michael Shearer about Elizabeth Taylor (NYC, April 11, 2011)
Bloomberg On the Weekend
with AL D'AMATO, JOE FRANKLIN, ED KOCH, CHARLIE PELLETT

Saturdays 3am - 4am, 1pm - 2pm, 7pm - 8pm; Sundays 1am - 2am ET

Hear Ed Koch and Al D'Amato's "Touch of Clash" and Joe Franklin's show business interviews in this radio magazine.

Authors Beverly Washburn & Stephen Michael Shearer

Beverly Washburn was one of Hollywood's most familiar child actors during the 1950s and '60s, a consummate performer who excelled at both comedy and drama with equal ease.

"REEL TEARS: The Beverly Washburn Story"


PENDING BOOK SIGNING VENUES & MEDIA and SPECIAL EVENTS:
"Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star"
"Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr"
"Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life"
Film Projects (4)

MAY 2018 through OCTOBER 2018 (CONFIRMED Schedule)

PBS Nationwide Premiere - "Bombshell" Friday. May 18, 2018
New York, NY - Research (Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library) (PBS)
Washington, DC - Research (Library of Congress)
London, England - To Be Announced! - September 2018
Seattle, WA - Research - October 2018
Los Angeles, CA - Research & Filming (AMPAS, UCLA, USC)
Los Angeles, CA - Closer Magazine, Bauer Media Group (London UK)
Las Vegas, NV - Research (University Nevada Las Vegas)

(Projects & Media Events PENDING/​IN WORK/​COMPLETED)
Film - London, England - September 2018
Film - Studio TBA In Work 2018/​2019
Film - Sony In Work 2018/​2019
Film - PBS American Masters — Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 2018 Premiere

(Media Events COMPLETED)
PBS Nationwide Premiere (Friday, May 18, 2018)
Minneapolis, MN - Lagoon Theater (March 2018)
Closer Magazine, Bauer Media Group (London UK) (January 2018)
New York, NY - Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30, 2017)
Woodbury Magazine Interview - Tiger Media, Minneapolis, MN - September 2017
Rated G Radio with Garrett Miller - LIVE Broadcast - Wednesday, April, 29, 2015
Rated G Radio with Garrett Miller - LIVE Broadcast - Tuesday, Feb., 17, 2015
Las Vegas, NV - 13th Annual Official STAR TREK Convention July 31 - August 3, 2014
Las Vegas, NV - "The Green Girl" Movie Premiere 07-31-2014
Los Angeles, CA - "The Green Girl" Movie Premiere 03-14-2014
New York, NY - Military Channel "America: Facts vs Fiction" Interview 02-13-2014
Atlanta, GA - Michael Ankerich BLOG Interview 01-11-2014
Minneapolis, MN - Private Book Club Event 11-14-2013
Worcester, MA - WICN (NPR) New England Radio 10-31-2013
Las Vegas, NV - B&N Summerlin 10-27-2013 12:30P
Los Angeles, CA - Larry Edmonds Book Shop 10-26-2013
La Jolla, CA - D.G. Wills Book Store 10-25-2013 7:00P
St. Paul, MN - Twin Cities Book Festival 10-12-2013
Minneapolis, MN - Barnes & Noble Downtown 09-27-2013
Minneapolis, MN - Central Lutheran Church Downtown 09-28-2013
New York, NY - Joe Franklin Show (Bloomberg Radio - SiriusXM) 09-10-2013
New York, NY - Barnes & Noble (86th & Lex) Book Signing 09-06-2013
New York, NY - Sirius XM Ch. 127 - The Michelangelo Signorile Show 09-06-2013
New York, NY - Multi Cultural Radio 09-06-2013
New York, NY - Edge Magazine 09-06-2013
London, England - UK Daily Express 08-17-2013