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If you’re still seeking a unique gift for a diehard movie buff, or just want to treat yourself, might I suggest our sale packages of Film Fan Monthly and Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy? If you get your orders in by this Thursday morning, December 20th, we’ll get them in the mail that day. Since we use First Class and priority mail, many locations will receive those orders by December 24th. (Orders after the 20th will be sent out starting December 26th.)

For the uninitiated, Film Fan Monthly, or FFM, is the magazine for old-movie buffs that I edited from 1966 to 1975. We’ve just added a number of back issues we haven’t offered in years, featuring interviews, profiles, rare photos and filmographies, plus a number of regular features including film-book reviews. Cover subjects range from Fay Wray to Roddy McDowall, and you can save money if you order a complete set. For more info, click HERE.

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy is my latest labor of love, a reincarnation of my first fanzine with lengthy interviews and research pieces on areas of film history that pique my curiosity. Every issue features rarely-seen memorabilia and movie stills, as well. We’re up to 30 issues of Movie Crazy now, and if you’ve never seen a copy I hope you’ll be intrigued, especially during our holiday sale: 40% off when you buy packs of 5 or 10 issues. Click HERE.

We still accept checks via snail mail, but we’re set up for PayPal for immediate service. For the Movie Crazy sale there is a link that enables you to send an e-mail so we can send you back a customized PayPal invoice.

I also have copies on hand of a book that’s close to my heart: The Great American Broadcast, a survey of the golden age of radio. Researching this volume gave me the chance to explore the history of this medium, from its earliest days through its golden age in the 1930s and ’40s, and on to its denouement in the ‘50s. If you’d like the book inscribed, just send that information along with your order.

As for Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, the eBook versions are available instantly for Kindle and the Nook. Having had a good experience with Kindle Fire, we recently investigated using the Guide on the Nook device and were similarly impressed, especially with the Search function. It’s faster than the Kindle, but that may be because we were using a high-end Nook for our test. Kudos to the Table of Contents in the Nook edition: there are more choices for our special sections, a bit more information. The Nook for PC app also has a speedy search and useful Table of Contents features.

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