|Patty Duke: A Bio-Bibliography|
|Stephen Eberly's book about Anna's career...|
Call Me Anna: The Official Patty Duke Webpage is lucky enough to have the author of this book,
Stephen Eberly, write about his interest in Patty Duke and how he came to write
Patty Duke: A Bio-Bibliography.
hooked! Over the next three years, I only missed one episode (Patty's Private Pygmalion)
- and remember - there were no VCRs, so you either saw it when it was broadcast, or you missed it. This
was a big time commitment for a young kid like me! I had a crush on PD (I actually preferred Cathy - she
was more like me) and of course, I wanted to be Ross. (I even wrote a script where the Lanes adopted
another boy - me of course - so that Ross wouldn't be lonely at home!!) I was already very interested in
TV, and started a scrapbook with TV Guide clippings of each episode, articles about Patty, etc., I continue
this collection to
this very day.
ABC for 2-3 years, because they canceled a lot of my favorite shows in 1966 - Ozzie and Harriet,
Donna Reed, Gidget,
number one fan (until I met you and David of NY) (I still find it hard to refer to her as Anna, since I've
called her Patty
for so many years)
James Robert Parish. I noticed some errors, wrote a tactful letter, he responded and we became friends.
recommended me to other authors who needed info, and over the years I have
contributed to and received
acknowledgments in over two dozen books.
years later, my friend Jim Parish was in charge of a Bio-Bibliography series at Greenwood Press, suggested
that I should do a book on my own, and he actually suggested Patty Duke, since he knew I had a lot of info at my fingertips. (Remember, this was pre-Internet). I wrote up an outline, it was accepted and the book
was published in 1988. Voila!!