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The Ghoul Scrapbook (Ohio) Paperback – October, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Ohio
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers; y First edition edition (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886228221
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886228221
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #718,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A compendium of foolish, funny Ghoulash." -- DetroitÊFreeÊPress

"An untidy, zany collection." -- TheÊPlainÊDealer

"Boffo-socko! . . . Perfect for the fan of late night TV, monster movies, or Cleveland celebrities." -- TheÊAllianceÊReview

"Kitschy. . . . Pure homegrown stuff." -- TheÊBeaconÊJournal

"The Ghoul is one of the few to stand the test of time." -- SundayÊTimesÊ(Detroit)

About the Author

Ron "The Ghoul" Sweed was the protŽgŽ of Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson, the man who started the late-night craze in this part of the country. Sweed continues to star as The Ghoul on television and radio, and is still in great demand for public appearances.

Mike "No Nickname Yet" Olszewski is a veteran television and radio reporter and a local broadcast-history buff.

Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 20, 1999
Talk about hilarious. Picked up a copy of the Ghoul Scrapbook at a book signing in Southgate Michigan a few months back. Did this ever bring back the memories. Now if we could only get him back onto Detroit television....
Ghoul fans will love this book. The pics, the memories and the boffo visual effects are all on the pages of this most-excellent publicaton!
Can't wait for a follow-up with even more "stuff". The Ghoul lives on!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James M. Miller on October 8, 2001
Growing up in Cleveland, I havn't thought of him in years (and am surprised he is still doing his show!) While I havn't read this book yet, just the thought of the old Sat nights watching the Ghoul making fun of some bad B movies was a treat! I plan on getting this book and good or bad, the memories it brought back are priceless! I had all but forgotten him and the other guys, Holuhan and Big Chuck. Don't rememeber that Ghoulardi guy....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 21, 1999
This is about as close as your going to get to feeling Ghoul Power on paper. Its difficult enough to explain the show...just watch it. But now its in book form and the pictures are great. Brings back memories, and sharing them with friends who now watch the show. I have noticed that a few "bad" reveiws seem to generate from south of Cleveland (i.e. Summit county). Be warned...a cheep imitation tries to pass himself off as better then our king and leader. You've been warned.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pepper65@nls.net on November 22, 1998
This book is well put together, very informative.. It really brought back some good memories too. A great book well done, by two great people!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 12, 1999
I bought 2 copies of this book -- one for my husband and one for a good male friend who both went nuts on Christmas Eve when they opened their gifts and found the Ghoul under the tree! They both said it was a trip down memory lane and the book reminded them of favorite Ghoul antics they had forgotten about. Their next question was: when's he putting out a best series on video? Well, Ron?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "bunnydreamland" on January 20, 2003
Upon finding that The Ghoul had decided to share his "memoreez"
with us fellow mortals, I lept to order a copy at once, shocked that the fearless leader of good taste had decided to publish a
(S)crapbook! Ya mean, he was still out there - not content to rest on his Ghoulish laurels - dishing up more insanity for the veteran & the uninitiated alike? Unbelieveable. How considerate!
Having lived in the SF Bay Area, and not having seen The Ghoul since the 70's, I found myself gripping my mocha at a table in the local bookstore, bursting out laughing hysterically many times as I devoured the delighful details of his career-in-pix.
The Ghoul is outrageous, clever, topical, satirical, wild, over-the-top and loves to generate reaction - any reaction is fine, thank you, ovadey!!
The photos stem from the myriad scope of his activities, and give an excellent representation of his humorous "bent" on things. As I sat in that bookstore, even though I realized people were staring at me occasionally, I could not help laughing uncontrollably at the outlandish histrionics of Our King. We need his humor & we need it now, and he has gladly given of himself once again in fine fashion at a time his comedy is so needed to lighten us up a little.
Let's hope against hope The Ghoul continues to publish his files for our enrichment, and thank him for letting us see the results of his resolve to Keep It Coming for well over THIRTY YEARS now!
Yay Ron - Wonderful Job - Well Done - Keep Us Laughing!!!
Hey Hey HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Terry
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1998
The book was very upbeat and fun. I'm glad I bought it!! Every page was a stroll down memory lane. This book definatly put a smile on my face :)
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