More About the Author
Eddie Lucas is a baby-boomer, writer, educator, and vintage TV historian. His first book, Close-Ups: Conversations with Our TV Favorites (Bear Manor Media, 2007) received a five-star rating from Sitcoms Online and was named "BEST TV BOOK OF 2008" by Classic Images Magazine.
Lucas, a member of the Florida's Writer Association, and a 1983 graduate of the University of Central Florida, has completed extensive courses in Radio and Television Broadcasting and Journalism, in addition to spending thousands of hours reading articles, interviews, and books on the history and background of television--researching its actors, writers, and producers, as well as episode titles, special guest stars, and original air dates.
In March, 1978, Lucas purchased one of the first VCR's on the market at a cost of $1,200 in order to record the series finale of The Carol Burnett Show. Thus began a 1,500 plus video collection at a time when blank tapes cost $25 each. Nevertheless, Lucas remained undeterred and amassed a collection of sitcoms, dramas, and specials that remain in his collection today.
His love of television and those who were part of its illustrious history prompted Lucas to write his first book in 2006. Lucas recently completed the second in a series called Living Room Legends: Chat's with TV's Famous Faces. Some of the celebrities featured in this edition are Jim Nabors, Donna Douglas, Phyllis Diller, and Pat Priest. The book will soon be available on Kindle and Nook through Serendipity Media Group. The author recently embarked on another edition, and is now in the process of interviewing more "Living Room Legends".