Good Night, Whatever You Are!: My Journey with Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul

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  • 260 Pages
  • Softcover
  • 150+ Illustrations
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  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Publisher: Dinoship



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Released by Dinship in 2006, this book went out-of-print almost immediately as the small first (and only) print run was snatched-up by throngs of Zacherley fans. Today, copies sell for $750-$1,000 on websites like and eBay. We have a limited number of copies of this book available. Copies are in brand-new condition, and shrinkwrapped. Due to the nature of this item, purchases are non-returnable.

Good Night, Whatever You Are! is the first-ever in-depth look at the life and career of one of the great icons of 1950s-60s TV - Zacherley!

Zacherley was television's first great 'horror host,' a pop culture phenomenon as important as Davy Crockett, Elvis or hula hoops. To a whole generation, he was the Cool Ghoul, host of Shock Theater, a veritable Lenny Bruce in monster drag.

With an Introduction by Pat Boone and over 100 photos - many never seen before - Good Night, Whatever You Are! is an affectionate memoir of a lost era of local television, when teenagers could make an impact on local broadcasting, and when classic monsters was as cool as rock 'n roll.

Learn how John Zacherle became an institution, and trace his later career as an FM radio deejay, a guest on Saturday Night Live and star of TV commercials. Written with the complete cooperation of Zack himself, Goodnight, Whatever You Are! completes Zacherley's journey from late-nigh shaman to living, er..., undead legend, chronicling his triumphs, his lost years, and his 21st century rediscovery and redemption.

Author Richard Scrivani is the host of Front Row, a popular syndicated program on genre films, and co-producer of the film Dr. Horror's Erotic House of Idiots. He has written for such film magazines as Monsters From the Vault and Cult Movies, and has known John Zacherle since 1965. He lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey and this is his first book.

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  • ISBN: 1933384034
  • EAN: 9781933384030
  • Not available for international delivery

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