Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato

Thursday, September 29, 2016


I'm not impressed with how pretty you are; but how petty you're not.
I'm not impressed with how much money you have; but how much money you give away.
I'm not impressed with your accomplishments; but what you accomplish for others.
I'm not impressed with how much you talk and what you say; but how much you listen.
Show me the generosity of your heart, your mind, your soul, and your pocket - and I will show you just how happy, healthy and truly successful you will be.
Show me integrity, nobility, compassion and true affection, without they're being anything in the world in it for you - and I will give you the world.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Marvel producer Kevin Feige knows what he's talking about

Marvel producer Kevin Feige knows what he's talking about:
As he told Deadline Hollywood early in 2016, the best one-line guide for any big or small-screen adaptation, remake, re-do, reboot of any original feature film, television show, stage play, or comic book is as follows:
"We’ve always said if there’s any ‘secret’ it’s respect the source material, understand the source material and then, any adaptation you make from the source material should be done only to enhance whatever the original pure spirit of the source material was."

Friday, July 22, 2016

Herbie J Pilato will be at VROMAN'S Bookstore, Sunday, July 24th

Herbie J Pilato will be reading a selection from his new book, DASHING, DARING AND DEBONAIR, this Sunday, July 24 from 2 to 4 PM at the historic VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE in Pasadena, CA for a wonderful FREE event presented in tandem with the heralded Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) organization, and a list of distinguished writers.

Please see below for details, and hope to see you there.


‘IWOSC Reads Its Own’ — Open to the public, everyone is invited!

Twice a year IWOSC holds a special FREE event — “IWOSC Reads its Own” — a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works – from poems to true stores to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes.

An assortment of IWOSC’s talented member writers will read short excerpts from their work. Their selections may be published, unpublished, or works in progress. We’ll be regaled with their wit, have our emotions stirred, or be plunged into deep thought, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

Sunday, July 24 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Our readers include: Anna Nicholas, Herbie J Pilato, Lee Wilson, Linda Neal, George Wassil, Lisa-Catherine Cohen, Stephanie Balikos, Patrick DeVuono, Wanda Maureen Miller, Vibiana Chamberlain, Flo Selfman, G.L. Helm, Bo Kim, Davia Rivka and Barri Clark.


Join us and bring friends and family. In fact, why not make a day of it? There’s so much to do and see in Pasadena!

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, California 91101


Plenty of parking in back of Vroman’s and on Colorado and neighboring streets.

More information: info@iwosc.org, (310) 773-8075

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's GOLD Friday! The ideal time to buy books by Herbie J Pilato!

It's GOLD Friday, Everybody!


ALL my books are available wherever JOYFUL books are sold!  

On my blog!  Barnes & Noble!  Amazon.com!  Larry Edmunds​!    

However you want to work it out!

Merry Holidays, Everybody!

And READ someone Happy!






Monday, June 22, 2015

Updated Press for Herbie J Pilato

Full-Scale Fran Lewis “Twitch Upon A Star” Review

What Up Hollywood – with Cindy Williams and Herbie J Pilato

VIDEO:  Cindy Williams/Larry Edmunds Book Signing – hosted by Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato on “By the Book” radio show

VIDEO:  Herbie J Pilato on “Reel Hollywood – with Ben & Reba” (cue @25:57)

Profile about Herbie J Pilato at “The Story Reading Ape” Blog

Herbie J Pilato on “The Price of Business” – with Kevin Price

VIDEO:  30-Minute TV Interview with Herbie J Pilato

TV Grapevine’s Sammi Turano names “Twitch”/”Essential” as “Favorites”

“Twitch” in the “Spotlight”!

“Essential” reading for “Bewitched fans

“Forces of Geek” website excerpts THE ESSENTIAL ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY


Herbie J Pilato’s Tribute to Elizabeth Montgomery (on LinkedIn)

Fran Lewis’s profile of Elizabeth Montgomery – featuring Herbie J Pilato’s books

Herbie J Pilato’s 6-Minute TWITCH/Montgomery TV Interview

CCN Sunrise and The Hollywood Times Interviewed Herbie J Pilato

General Classic “Twitch” & “Gidgets” Article

Who Is Herbie J Pilato?

I am Caine – Herbie J Pilato: The Interview

The Industrious Light and Magic of Herbie J Pilato

An Interview with Herbie J Pilato

Indie Wire - Celebrating the Charms of Bewitched – 50 Years Later

Yahoo!  - How Samantha Got Her Nose Twitch

Author Profiles Bewitched Star in New "Be-Twitched" Biography

Book Pleasures interview with Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato Forms New Nonprofit about Classic TV

Herbie J Pilato’s New “Gidgets” Book Celebrates Classic TV Women

It’s Been 20 Years Since Beloved “Bewitched” Star Died

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Please vote for The Classic TV Preservation Society in the Wells Fargo essay contest

Hello Everyone -

Please click on the link below and vote for my essay about The Classic TV Preservation Society in the Wells Fargo grant contest.

Please do also share this request with anyone on your email list, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, or any other social media site. 

Thanks so very much for your support!

Kindest always,

Herbie J Pilato
Founder, The Classic TV Preservation Society