LAWRENCE J. QUIRK is one of the foremost film historians in the country. During his long life he has
been an Army sergeant in Korea, a reporter for the Hearst papers, a film magazine editor and publisher, and the author
of many well-received biographies and other books on stars and films. His books include FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS: The Passionate
Life of Bette Davis, THE ROAD WELL TRAVELED: The Life of Bob Hope, THE KENNEDYS IN HOLLYWOOD, PAUL
NEWMAN: The Unauthorized Biography, JOAN CRAWFORD: The Essential Biography and THE RAT PACK: Neon Nights
with the Kings of Cool (the last two with co-author William Schoell). Quirk
has appeared on many radio and television programs, including Good Morning, America, Good Morning, New York,
A Current Affair, CNN, Fox News Channel and others. He was profiled by Patricia Bosworth for
the April 1998 Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.
WILLIAM SCHOELL is the author of such novels as Fatal Beauty,
Late at Night, The Dragon, and The Pact. He has also written many books on films and the performing
arts, including a well-received tome on Al Pacino, Comic Book Heroes of the Screen, and Stay Out of the Shower
regarding the influence of "Psycho." His biographies for adults include JOAN CRAWFORD and THE RAT PACK (written with Lawrence
Quirk) and MARTINI MAN: The Life of Dean Martin. His biographies for young adults include MYSTERY AND TERROR:
The Life of Edgar Allan Poe, REMARKABLE JOURNEYS The Life of Jules Verne, MASTER OF WEIRD FICTION: The Life
of H.P. Lovecraft, HEARTBREAKER: The Life of Dorothy Dandridge, I CAN DO ANYTHING: The Sammy Davis Jr. Story
and MAGIC MAN: The Life and Films of Steven Spielberg. His play Joe and Janice premiered at the American
Theater of Actors in 2000.
Click here to go to his official web site, WILLIAM SCHOELL ONLINE.