Gay Author, Mike Pingel has taken his passion for 70s TV with his new book: The Brady Bunch: Super Groovy After All These Years through BearManor Publishing now available in stores & online at Amazon.com & BN.com
It was 40 years ago when The Brady Bunch family hit the airwaves and still today is seen around the world. The Brady Bunch was the story of a lady with three girls and a man with three boys who got married and lived under one roof and solved life’s problems within 24 minutes!
Currently TVLand is celebrating the shows 40th Anniversary with airing the series nightly and a special Happy 40th Brady! webpage where fans can watch free episodes and has interviews with some of the cast members.
The shows star, Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) has also just released her book “Love to Love the Bradys” a fun look back at The Brady Bunch Varity Hour to celebrate the shows 40 years!
Author Mike Pingel’s new book shares the history of the series, fun facts, Brady extended family tree and full episode guides.
The book includes new interviews with actors, Ann B. Davis, Susan Olsen, Robbie Rist, Geri Reischl and producers, Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd Schwartz, plus so much more. Plus foreword written by Dallas star & Brady Bunch fan Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”).
Mike Pingel has penned three books, Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels (BearManor); The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels (Alyson Books) & The Q Guide to Wonder Woman (Alyson books). He lives in Los Angeles and when not writing books he works as an actor, publicity and webmaster.
The Q Guide to Wonder Woman:
Take a “spin” back to the seventies with the hit TV show and superhero Wonder Woman which starred the beautiful Lynda Carter. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the show’s history and costume design. Also featuring new interviews and the first-ever series episode guide. The book includes the very first-ever complete Wonder Woman episode guide. It looks at all sixty episodes of the series. The guide uncovers little known episode tips, celebrity guest stars and Wonder Woman’s super toys!
The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels:
Pingel also released his second book, The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels which features new interview with shows stars Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Tanya Roberts (Roberts also has written the books foreword). The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels includes the history of the show, highlighted episode breakdowns hundreds of other facts on the series and interviews with guest stars. Now in stores
About the Author Mike Pingel:
Pingel started his 70s geekism with his love for all 70s TV but his most loved show was Charlie’s Angels. He became known as an Angelogist in the media and created
He was Farrah Fawcett’s personal assistant from 2005-2007.
He was with Kate, Farrah & Jaclyn when they did their appearance on the 2006 Emmy Awards show.
Pingel released his first book Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels in 2006. The featured forewords by Angels, Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd
CharliesAngels.com, which premiered on the internet in October 1996. The site was quickly picked as the site of the day by Yahoo! and WebTV. Since 1996, the site has kept fans updated on the current works of the actresses and all the information a Charlie’s Angels fan could want.
Pingel was called upon during preparation for the 2000 Charlie’s Angels movie as a consultant with producers Leonard Goldberg and Drew Barrymore and director McG. Pingel also auditioned for the boyfriend of Natalie (Cameron Diaz) played by Luke Wilson. Pingel can be viewed in the commentary section of Charlie’s Angels: The Complete First Season on DVD
Pingel is an avid collector of Charlie’s Angels memorabilia. His Angel collection one of the largest collections which includes rare items such as the original Harry’s Angels script, a Charlie’s Angels pinball machine, Charlie’s Angels dolls, dresses, make-up sets and much, much more. His collection includes over 2,000 cool angel items including the famous Farrah Fawcett “Red Swimsuit” poster.
He also has been a Hollywood publicist; he has worked with great stars as Farrah
Fawcett, Charlene Tilton, Pat Boone, Harlem Globetrotters, Della Reese, Alan Thick among others.
As an actor, he as been seen in Fawcett’s hit reality show, Chasing Farrah, Marc Anthony’s “Ahora Quien” music video, American Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysteries, A Few Good Men.
Raves for The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels:
“…book’s tone: outrageous, affectionate, and well aware that one absurd piece of pop culture can change the life of a gay man.” ~ by Scott Stiffler, EDGEBoston.com
“…a fun, funny, very readable book for the gay Charlie’s Angels fan in us all…” ~ Brent Hartinger, AfterElton.com
“…this guide is done with wit and glitzy style, its queer eye firmly fixed on entertaining as well as informing.” ~ Jerry L. Wheeler,OutFront Colorado
Raves for The Q Guide to Wonder Woman
“…the book is a must-have for devotees of Diana Prince and her Nazi-fighting alter ego.” ~GayListDaily.com
“The books work because they’re as fun and kitschy as the shows themselves.”
~ Joey DiGuglielmo, Washington Blade
Pingel’s website: www.mikepingel.com