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Tom Lisanti is an award-winning author of nine books about Sixties Hollywood. He began writing professionally in 1998 with his first published article on actress Carol Lynley in Filmfax magazine. Since then he has interviewed many celebrities from the Sixties including Carol Lynley, Shelley Fabares, Pamela Tiffin, Peter Brown, Diane McBain, Linda Harrison, Aron Kincaid, Celeste Yarnall, Francine York, Irene Tsu, William Wellman, Jr., Mimsy Farmer, Bobbi Shaw, BarBara Luna, Donna Loren, and many more.

Look for book #10 Carol Lynley: Her Film & TV Career in Thrillers, Fantasy & Suspense from BearManor Media in 2020. It is a career retrospective on the actress highlighting her lady in peril roles with past and new interviews with Carol Lynley and people who worked with  or knew her.

In 2010 he co-wrote with former actress Gail Gerber her memoir Trippin’ with Terry Southern: What I Think I Remember, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for Best Memoir of 2010. In 2012, he appeared on Turner Classic Movies co-hosting with Ben Mankiewicz a week of 1960s beach movies and is featured in the documentary The Green Girl about actress Susan Oliver. He has been interviewed on a number of radio shows (WNYC’s SoundCheck; Lakeshore Public Radio’s A Look At the Arts with Tom Lounges; BBC; TV Confidential) and podcasts (Forgotten Films; Junot Files; NitrateVille; Ticklish Films) talking about his books and sixties movies of the drive-in kind.

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