Pitts, Michael R.

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PITTS, Michael R.

PITTS, Michael R. American, b. 1947. Genres: Film. Career: Ball State University, Muncie, IN, member of periodicals library staff, 1968-70; high school history teacher, New Castle, IN, 1970-72; Anderson Daily Bulletin, IN, city government reporter and entertainment editor, 1972-74; Madison County Council of Governments, Anderson, public relations director, 1974- 77; Anderson Herald, copy editor, reporter, and entertainment editor, 1977- 78; Franklin Life Insurance Co., insurance agent, 1978-79; Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., insurance agent, 1979-80; H&R Block, Anderson, tax preparer, 1981; freelance writer, 1981-; Anderson Public Library, genealogy librarian, 1991-. General Electric Cablevision, film reviewer, 1974-78; lecturer on film history and entertainment. Publications: Radio Soundtracks, 1976, 2nd ed., 1986; (with L.H. Harrison) Hollywood on Record: The Film Stars' Discography, 1978; Famous Movie Detectives, 1979, vol. II, 1991; Horror Film Stars, 1981, 3rd ed., 2002; (with R.H. Campbell) The Bible on Film: A Checklist 1897-1980, 1981; Hollywood and American History, 1984; Western Movies, 1986, 2nd ed., 1997; Kate Smith: A Bio-Bibliography, 1988;(with R.H. Hayes) Kate Smith on the Radio: A Log, 1929-47, 1992; Poverty Row Studios, 1929-1940, 1997; Charles Bronson, 1999; The Croon- ers, 2002; Famous Movie Detectives III, forthcoming. Contributor to film journals and history magazines. Author of liner notes for sound recordings. WITH J.R. PARISH: The Great Spy Pictures, 1974, vol. II, 1986; Film Directors: A Guide to Their American Films, 1974; Great Gangster Pictures, 1976, vol. II, 1987; The Great Western Pictures, 1976, vol. II, 1988; (and D.E. Stanke) The All-Americans, 1977; The Great Science Fiction Pictures, 1977, vol. II, 1990; Hollywood on Hollywood, 1978; The Great Detective Pictures, 1990; Hollywood Songsters, 1990, 2nd ed., 2002; The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures, 1992. Address: 512 North St, Chesterfield, IN 46017, U.S.A.

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