Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato

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 Their selections may be published, unpublished, or works in progress.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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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


Friday, May 11, 2012


Herbie J Pilato was born October 9th to Herbie Pompeii and Frances Turri Pilato in Rochester, New York on Erie Street across from where now stands the city's famous Frontier Field, home of the popular Rochester Red Wings baseball team.  A entertainment enthusiast his entire life, Herbie J starting dancing to Chubby Checker's The Twist when he was all but three-years-old, and made his theatrical stage debut at 6 playing Judas in an elementary school production of The Last Supper (at Rochester's renown St. Peter and Paul's School).

From there he went on to appear in other school productions of You're A Good Man, Charlie (playing Snoopy), Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (as Rudolph).  And after graduating from Aquinas Insitute of Rochester, Herbie J received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Nazareth College of Pittsford, New York, and became a Visiting Student in TV and film at U.C.L.A.

He went on to appear in lead roles for other stage productions, including Leonard Melfi's Birdbath,  Christopher Fry's A Phoenix Too Frequent, and Pfieffer's People.  From 1984-1985, Herbie J served his Internship in Television at NBC-TV in Burbank, California, and went on to make appearances on TV shows like Highway to Heaven, The Golden Girls, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.

In 1992, Dell Publishing published Herbie J's first book, The Bewitched Book, which was followed by The Kung Fu Book of Caine and The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom (both published by Tuttle in the mid-90s), Bewitched Forever (Tapestry Press, 2005), and The Bionic Book, Life Story - The Book of Life Goes On, and NBC & ME: My Life As A Page In A Book (all recently released by BearManor Media).  Herbie J has also been published in magazines like Sci-Fi Entertainment, Sci-Fi Universe, Starlog, Retro Vision, Remember and Classic TV, while he served as the website editor for PAXTV.com, and MoviePlace.com.  His recent books include Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery, The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide To Her Magical Performances, and Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door: Television's Iconic Women from the 50s, 60s and 70s, all three of which were published by Taylor Trade/Rowman & Littlefield.

Into this mix, Herbie J started appearing on TV documentaries, such as A&E Biography of Elizabeth Montgomery and Lee Majors, as well as Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story (which became the 7th highest rated True Hollywood Story in E!'s history).  He then started serving as a consultant and producer on shows like David Carradine: The E! True Hollywood Story, TLC's Behind the Fame specials (on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues), Bravo's hit five-part series, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, and the TV Guide Network's 100 Greatest Television Moments, and the Syfy Channel's short-lived Sciography series.  Herbie J has also served as a cultural commentator and consulting producer for the DVD releases of Bewitched, Kung Fu, CHiPs and The Six Million Dollar Man., and presently serves as a Contributing Editor to Larry Brody's prestigious site, www.TVWriter.net.

In 2010, he founded The Classic TV Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization that seeks to close the gap between popular culture and education (which see www.classictvps.blogspot.com),  He is also the President & CEO Television, Ink. (a television, film and literary production company geared toward family-oriented projects (www.televisionink.blogspot.com), and presides over the consulting firm, Pop-Culture Consultants (www.pop-cultureconsultants.blogspot.com).