New Biography on "Bewitched" Star!

New Biography on "Bewitched" Star!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

REVIEWS




“…all about Bewitched, the magical 1960s-and-'70s sitcom, and other triumphs enjoyed by the talented and beautiful Montgomery.”
                                                        -          The Village Voice

"Life's journey is never simple. Twitch Upon A Star...is a biography from Herbie J Pilato as he tells the Bewitched star's life story that spanned much of Hollywood, forming friendships, romances, enemies, and everything in between. An advocate with her own problems, her story is one of who tried to make a difference with her stardom. Twitch Upon A Star is a strongly recommended addition to Hollywood and television history biography collections...highly recommended."

 -          Midwest Book Review


“No matter how big your twitch-itch, this book will scratch it!”

 -          Ventura County Star

 

“Fans of classic television or of well-written biographies should seek this out… Herbie J Pilato presents a comprehensive and touching biography of Montgomery's life…the book focuses on a beautiful, gracious woman who made people smile and understand it was okay to be quirky….
        …an insightful read about an amazing woman!”

-          Journeys in Classic Film

 

“…an engrossing look at a strong-willed actress whose career spanned five decades.  It will satisfy Elizabeth Montgomery fans, as well as Bewitched buffs interested in learning more about that series’ leading lady – and even how the famous twitch was invented.”

-          Classic Film and TV Café

 

"Elizabeth Montgomery's life is beautifully portrayed by author Herbie Pilato
          in this loving new biography......a marvelous book filled with great stories and inside info
          from  the beloved star."

-          Frontiers, LA.com

 

“…blockbuster book!”

-          The National Enquirer


“…a fine biography of a fine lady”
                     -          Peter Ackerman, son of Harry Ackerman, Bewitched executive producer

 

“…my (new) favorite book…”

 -          Salvadore SeBasco, The Inside View Show

 

"Heavily researched, expertly executed, and handled with reverence, Twitch Upon A Star is a magical revelation about one of the most popular and endearing performers of all time. It's clear that Herbie J Pilato not only knows what he's talking about, but that he also cares very deeply about his subject, from a personal, yet objective perspective...No two ways about it, this book is a class act about a classic actress."

-          Danny Gold, film and television producer

 


"I encourage everyone to read Pilato's astounding, loving, riveting, eye-opening book."

-          Lydia Cornell, star of classic TV's Too Close For Comfort,
                                              comedienne, and women and child's advocate

 

 
                      "The way Herbie J Pilato tells it, Elizabeth Montgomery just didn't have guts, she had balls. She was kind to those she felt deserved it but had no qualms about setting others straight. Who'd'a thunk that sweet little Samantha had such chutzpah?"

 -          Larry Brody, TV writer and producer
                                        (Baretta, Diagnosis: Murder, The Fall Guy, and more)



“Intricately revealing, well written and hard to put down, Herbie J Pilato’s Twitch Upon a Star captures the essence and life of Elizabeth Montgomery. He leads readers on an intriguing journey into the loves, politics and performances of this multi-talented actor - a very magical journey, yet based in the real emotion of love.  I heartily recommend this well rounded read for fans, friends and all who value the life of a gifted, complex and bewitching woman.

 
-          Kathy Garver, film, TV and stage star (Cissy on the classic Family Affair TV series);
                 author, The Family Affair Cookbook and Surviving Cissy; speaker.
 

 
Twitch Upon A Star is astounding.  Herbie J Pilato does a wonderful job of mixing
hard info with his personal relationship with Elizabeth Montgomery.  His approach makes
the book very unique. This is one of the best biographies I've read in years. It is a real classic…a brilliant work.  In fact…a masterpiece!”

 -          Rick Lertzman, media historian, and author, Codename: Dr. Feelgood

 


“…wonderful book…terrific author”

-          Shannon Devereau Sanford, WTBQ Radio, New York

 
 

“Not only has Bewitched’s Samantha Stephens influenced hundreds of female TV characters and the actresses who portrayed them, but Elizabeth Montgomery’s lasting influence on Hollywood and society has been far greater than the TV series that made her a legend. Herbie J Pilato, one of the great students of classic TV, spins a compelling narrative that brings to life a magical TV series and it’s even more magical star.  It’s a true Hollywood story, and more than any book I’ve read Twitch Upon a Star goes behind-the-scenes to capture a fascinating period in history when television was coming of age.”

-          Jack Myers, media ecologist, author and producer

 


"Much more than just a celebrity biography Twitch Upon A Star relays a spiritual quest that can speak to anyone.  Retelling the story and work of a life can activate an awareness of the beauty and purpose in our own unfoldment.  Pilato accomplishes this masterfully and magically, uncovering such depth and absorbing reflection with authenticity and vigorous charm to reveal Elizabeth Montgomery's journey as a true cultural treasure.  This book is magnificent!"


-          Thomas Warfield, performing artist, founder of PeaceArt International

 

 

 

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