Review Fix chats with author Tony Anthony, who discusses his book, “Anthony’s In-Memoriams From The World of Entertainment The Arts & More “People Known And Unknown; People Known And Now Forgotten.”
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Anthony’s In-Memoriams From The World of Entertainment The Arts & More “People Known And Unknown; People Known And Now Forgotten.” Volume 1 January, of each day, of a 12 Month Franchise with over 2,600 Legends.
“A TIMELESS DOCU-NARRATIVE A TREASURE FOR THE COLLECTOR” Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Audrey Hepburn, Telly Savalas, Heath Ledger, Peggy Lee, Jean Simmons, David Bowie, Sir John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Ava Gardner, Donna Reed, Johnny Carson, Mahalia Jackson, Pete Seeger, Hedy Lamarr, Rod McKuen, Edward G. Robinson, Shelley Winters, Sonny Bono, Johnny “Tarzan” Weissmuller, Yvonne DeCarlo,Rod Taylor, Virginia Mayo and Alan Ladd. And over 180 More Legends. “A TIMELESS DOCU-NARRATIVE A TREASURE FOR THE COLLECTOR.”
Review Fix: What was your inspiration behind this project?
Tony Anthony: Having worked all my life in the entertainment world I have always been a patron of the arts as an actor, writer and producer. From the start, I studied and learned from the legends and periphery contributors of all forms of the art world along with interesting personalities from different professors to enhance my talent and motor for all my super objectives. As I got older, it wasn’t only the people of the past I had studied and embraced, but also all the personalities who had always been there and suddenly were all gone. And I was, and am, upset how quickly one is forgotten. How do people from different generations find out and learn about the legends and personalities from the past? Yes, they can go on the internet and get a sketch, one by one. Or they can buy a biography of certain ones, or sometimes a journalist will write a small paragraph tribute to someone. But most of the time, newspapers, social media and newscasts will mention with one or two lines that Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Marlon Brando, Johnny Carson, and even in 2019, Burt Reynolds and Doris Day, died on a certain day. And That’s it!! And this is my inspiration behind Anthony’s In-Memoriams From The World Of Entertainment. The Arts & More. “People Known and Unknown; People Known and Now Forgotten” Volume 1 January, which is the premiere edition of a 12 volume Franchise of each day of the month of January, which contains over 240 In-Memoriams and is in worldwide distribution through Amazon/KDP.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Anthony: With thousands and thousands of hours, countless days, that turns into months, that turns into yeas. And through it all, to try and always keep it at a main objective to be unique, selective, enlighten, give historical perspective and entertain.” And most important, not to be too long and overburden. And that is very difficult with the vast amount of material from the past to the present that is out there. If you can find what you’re looking for?
Review Fix: What’s next?
Anthony: I am working on the additional 11 volumes of the In-Memoriams which contain over 2,300 entries. For 2020: I am finishing and preparing Anthony’s In-Memoriams Volume 2 February for distribution which
contains over 240 entries. Which will give us 2 volumes in worldwide distribution with over 480 entries.
This is an example from Volume 2 February 1:
Anthony: 1891: Mary Shelley, best known as author of her Gothic novel “Frankenstein” which has enjoyed a life
of over 200 years
1966: Hedda Hopper, powerful, controversial gossip columnist of Hollywood’s Golden Age
1966: “Buster” Keaton, actor, comedian, stunt performer, writer, director, producer, ranked by the
American Film Institute as the 21st greatest male star (filmmaker) of classic Hollywood Cinema
2007: Gian Carlo Menotti, award winning Italian-American composer, librettist and director
2010: David Brown, award winning writer, producer of stage and film
2010: Don Cornelius, African-American D.J., TV producer, best known for the 37 year running
of “Soul Train”
2010: Angelo Dundee, boxing trainer and corner man for many world champions including
2014: Maximilian Shell, award winning Austrian born Swiss actor, writer, director, producer for
stage, film and televisions