Lisanti, Thomas 1961-

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LISANTI, Thomas 1961-


Born May 11, 1961, in Astoria, NY; son of Vincent and Joan (Casamento) Lisanti. Ethnicity: "Italian-American." Education: Hofstra University, B.A., 1983.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, McFarland and Co., Inc., P.O. Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640. E-mail—[email protected]


New York Public Library, New York, NY, manager of photographic services and permissions, 1991—.


Authors Guild, Authors League of America.


Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema: Interviews with Twenty Actresses from Biker, Beach, and Elvis Movies, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2001.

(With Louis Paul) Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2002.

Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2003.

Surf Movies: A Beach Party Filmography, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), in press.

Contributor to magazines, including In Theatre, Film-fax, Films of the Golden Age, Femme Fatales, and Outre.


Thomas Lisanti told CA: "The unsung actresses and actors of the 1960s have always held a fascination for me. Being a fan of the B-movies from that period (beach, Elvis, biker, and hippie films), I thought interviewing the actresses and actors who worked in them and found only fleeting fame would have interesting stories to share. It seems the public and the critics agrees."