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Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery Paperback – Oct 6 2014

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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (Oct. 6 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1630760250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1630760250
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.8 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #828,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Elizabeth Montgomery's life is beautifully portrayed by author Herbie Pilato in [this] loving new biography. (FrontiersLA)

[A] comprehensive and touching biography of Montgomery's life. . . . Fans of classic television or of well-written biographies should seek this out . . . an insightful read about an amazing woman! (Journeys in Classic Film)

. . . [T]ells you all about Bewitched, the magical 1960s-and-'70s sitcom, and other triumphs enjoyed by the talented and beautiful Montgomery. (Village Voice)

Twitch Upon a Star is an engrossing look at a strong-willed actress whose career spanned five decades. It will satisfy Elizabeth Montgomery's 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)

[A] blockbuster new book. (The National Enquirer)

Life's journey is never simple. Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery is a biography from Herbie J. Pilato [in which] he tells the Bewitched star's story . . . forming friendships, romances, enemies, and everything in between. An advocate with her own problems, [Montgomery’s] story is one of [an individual] 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)

. . . [A] love letter . . . No matter how big your twitch itch, this book will scratch it. (Ventura County Star)

. . . [I]t's like meeting [Elizabeth Montgomery] all over again for the very first time. . . . If you've ever enjoyed an episode of Bewitched, come meet her for yourself. (BookSteve's Library Blog)

This biography covers it all. . . . Fans will love the three sections of photos and Pilato's respectful, yet truthful, portrait of the woman who will forever be remembered for as the beautiful witch Samantha Stephens. (SheKnows Book Lounge)

Twitch Upon a Star is based on Pilato's exclusive interviews prior to Montgomery's 1995 death. . . . The book follows her career before, during, and after Bewitched, and goes behind the scenes chronicling her political activism [and] reveals behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the show and Montgomery's life. (Long Beach Press-Telegram)

About the Author

Herbie J Pilato is a writer, producer, actor, songwriter, and entertainment executive. The author of several media tie-in books (including Glamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Door, NBC & Me, The Bionic Book, and many more), Pilato has also produced for the A&E, Bravo, TLC, Syfy, and TV Guide channels, as well as Sony, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, and other television networks and film studios. He now has several TV shows, books, and films in development and resides in Burbank, California, where he established Television, Ink. (a production company geared toward family entertainment) and The Classic TV Preservation Society (a nonprofit organization that seeks to close the gap between popular culture and education).

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2.0 out of 5 starsHerbie, Please Don't Write ANY More Biographies - or You'll be Turned into a TOAD!
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