Great News! My screenplay "Major League Stripper" which was inspired by the book "Fan Letters to a Stripper; A Patti Waggin Tale," has been ACCEPTED into the Beverly Hills Film Festival Screen Writing Competition. This is really an honor since it is difficult to get acceptance to these film fests. Getting into a prestigious one such as the BHFF is really exciting. We'll pass along any updates as the BHFF is still months away. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @bobbrillla.
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Bob Brill signed "Fan Letters to a Stripper; A Patti Waggin Tale," from Schiffer Publishing. Find out more about Bob Brill and his writings by going to www.bobbrillbooks.com
1. Above Schiffer former Marketing Director Stacey McNutt, Bob and Paula Brill
2. Above Schiffer CEO Pete Schiffer and Bob Brill
3. Above Schiffer Sales Director Joe who is the man who will make you laugh
Brill's company, Brill Productions is represented by The Robb Entertainment Company. "Fan Letters" was released by Schiffer Publishing in November, 2009.
"FAN LETTERS TO A STRIPPER: A Patti Waggin Tale"
Is "Fan Letters to a Stripper" BANNED in Ventura, CA? The Barnes & Noble in the city refused to allow Brill to hold a book signing citing the nature of the book's content.
Link to book soup video about Bob & Fan Letters click Here.
Just FYI: We sell the regular edition of the book on this web site for $49.99 and we will ship it for FREE. The Special Edition version only available here is $199 and limited to only 200. Again Shipping is FREE. Find them in the store.
Exotic World Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend: was another good event. We made some new friends as you will see by the photos below.
See more Exotic World Friends below for 2010
We told the Patti Waggin/Fan Letters story to National Correspondent Dan Raviv on the CBS Radio Network Program; CBS News Weekend Round Up. Click here for the link and we are at the end of the show if you want to slide ahead.
Lots of reviews on Amazon and Amazon UK all with 5 Star Ratings. We do appreciate those very much. Thank You.
Special Edition Books are ready to ship. Get yours today. They are $199, Free Shipping, limited to 200, signed by Bob, a signed item from Patti and a DVD of one of her performances and we'll even toss in a T-Shirt! Order today. If you have problems ordering from the site contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of the problem over the phone or via email.
ALSO WE HAVE BEGUN GETTING FAN SUBMISSIONS FROM THOSE WHO KNEW PATTI & DON. CHECK THEM OUT ON THE "ABOUT DON" OR "ABOUT PATTI" PAGES AT THE BOTTOM.
Don't forget to order your copy. These make great gifts for anyone. Comments from happy buyers. We had a great article written about the book in the Ojai Valley News on December 2nd.
"Hi! I received the book yesterday and I only have one word: WOW! I never dreamed of having such a beautiful and fascinating book about Patti...And to now have a book to read to finally learn a bit more about Patti. Thank you very much for this book! I can’t wait to read the other two!" -- Bert, Montreal
"I just wanted to say that I love the book and I'm very happy about it. Patti is one of my favorite burlesque queen but I knew practically nothing about her so I can't wait for the next one" -- Nathalie, Montreal
Our NORCAL Book Signing trip was a success. Four cities in Four days and lots of interviews on radio, TV and in newspapers.
We signed and sold books at the Hubba Hubba Burlesque Review in Oakland where we met some fine burlesquers and a good time was had by all. The good folks at KPAY Radio in Chico (Matt Ray & Christina Craven in the morning) were great and lively and a nice article appeared in the Chico Enterprise Record courtesy of Kyra Evans.
In Sacramento we spoke with Jeffrey Callison of California Public Radio for 15 minutes "live" on the air on"Insight" which was super. Here is the link although they provided the entire show and we are in middle right before comedian Louie Anderson. You'll have to check it out. We also had a fun interview with Mary Jane Popp of KAHI Radio in Auburn.
The Sacramento Bee and the Bakersfield Californian had nice items on our book and our tour as well as the ABC TV in Bakersfield (KBAK TV) gave us a two minute live interview on their morning show which was great fun as well.
The book stores included Barnes & Noble in Chico. Thanx to you all!
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More 2010 Exotic World Friends:
Legendary women of Burlesque including Big Fannie Annie and Candy Baby, Toni Wells, and newcomers as well as the bust cast of Immodesty Blaze which was one of the many being sold for Breast Cancer Research.
The Hollywood Collectibles Show in Burbank was great. Below you will see some photos from the event including former Munchkin Jerry Maren, former Monkee Davey Jones and Bob's favorite heart throb from the 1970's & 1980's, Deborah Van Valkenburgh who starred in TV's "Too Close for Comfort" and the cult classic film "The Warriors." All photo's are courtesy of Dave Rodriguez from Signatures.com who did a yeoman's job at the table this weekend. Old friend Scotty Schwartz dropped by to talk about his latest venture with Donruss and Panini Trading cards.
Deborah Van Valkenburgh signing autographs.
Bob talking Italian.
with old friend Bruce Luisi standing by and with potential book buyer.
Jerry Maren (left) and former and late Monkee Davey Jones (right).
ADVANCE COPY OF "Fan Letters to a Stripper: A Patti Waggin Tale" Arrives
Here I am with the brand new "FIRST" advance copy of the book. Sitting in my office where it all began feels really good. Thank you very much to all of you who were involved. Remember to check out the Special Edition, available here and at shows ONLY!
POST EXOTIC WORLD HALL OF FAME WEEKEND:
A great time was had by all and we want to thank everyone who took the time to stop by our booth and chat about Patti Waggin. Many of you showed interest in the book and we were very pleased at the number of younger performers and fans who were really enthused about Patti and the fact the book on her is coming out. Again we thank you.
Please note we also added an additional email you can reach us through and that is email@example.com.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JENIFFER LYONS who won the Patti Waggin poster which features the cover of our book.
MORE PHOTOS FROM BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME WEEKEND 2009
We handed out over 750 Patti Waggin Buttons and Pens and met lots of great folks who have now been introduced to PW.
We appeared on the Midnight Bookworm for one hour out of Las Vegas. Check out this show by clicking here. We also appeared on a local radio show in Amsterdam, NY and more are upcoming. Keep checking this site for updates.