About Tom

Tom Lisanti is an award-winning author/film historian specializing in1960s/1970s film and television. He began writing professionally in 1998. His newest book is Ryan’s Hope: An Oral History of Daytime’s Groundbreaking Soap from Citadel Press/Kensington Books released in October 2023. Look for his next book, Dueling Harlows: The Race to Bring the Actress’ Life to the Silver Screen from McFarland & Company in late spring 2024.

In 2010, Tom 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. He recently appeared on The Playboy Murders, co-hosted with Ben Mankiewicz a week of 1960s beach movies on TCM, and is featured in the documentary The Green Girl. He has been interviewed on a number of YouTube Programs (The Locher Room, the Michael Fairman Channel, Soaps.com, The Jim Masters Show); radio shows (WNYC’s SoundCheck; BBC; Television Confidential); and podcasts (The San Francisco Experience, Forgotten Films; Junot Files; NitrateVille; Ticklish Films) talking about his books.

Tom also writes for magazines including Cinema Retro, Cinema of the ’70s, Films of the Golden Age; and Scary Monsters.

Follow Tom on Facebook, Twitter (X), Instagram, and Threads. He resides in New York.