Martin Grams, Jr.
Martin Grams, Jr. is a Pulitzer-nominated American pop culture historian who has written extensively on radio, television and motion-pictures. Under the guidelines of his profession he provided audio commentary for commercial releases of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, written hundreds of articles for magazines and scholarly journals, provided commentary for filmed documentaries and has delivered lectures at various institutions including ARSC, SPERDVAC, REPS and the Library of Congress. This website features a catalog of his books, including news of his latest projects.
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LATEST NEWS BELOW
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Martin recently had the honor of speaking at the Library of Congress, where he talked about the need for preservation and the lengths to which independent researchers will go to gather the materials needed for books such as the ones Martin writes.
MARTIN'S COFFEE SHOP
Martin has been on a crusade to open his own coffee shop. Not just any coffee shop, but one that benefits the community. After five years of planning, the lease contract is signed and the contractors broke ground. If you want to help support Martin's American Dream, please consider purchasing a book (or two, or three) to help fund his endeavor. And in advance, a sincere thank you!
INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES
Get ready for unlimited thrills and chills as all six classic Inner Sanctum Mysteries come to Blu-ray for the first time ever. Based on the popular radio shows of the 1940's, this collectible set is a must-own for every classic mystery and horror fan.
You'll have a hauntingly good time with horror icon Lon Chaney, Jr., as he gives timeless performances in six spooky feature-length films from 1943 to 1945.
Among the tantalizing bonus features are three audio commentaries with historical perspectives, including one from Martin Grams, Jr.
TWILIGHT ZONE Bluray
Now available on Bluray! All 156 episodes of Rod Serling's classic television series in one special box set. This collection includes all five seasons with such guest stars as Art Carney, Burgess Meredith, Cliff Robertson, Dennis Hopper, Bill Bixby, Leonard Nimoy, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Jack Klugman, Robert Redford, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Telly Savalas, William Shatner and many more. Martin was among the historians to provide audio commentary.
Best Book of the Year
Martin's book, The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic, won "Best Book of the Year Award." Congrats!
Sportscaster Bob Costas and USA Today journalist Christine Brennan were spotted at a celebrity signing to have actor James Darren sign a copy of Martin's book on the history of The Time Tunnel, the television program.
CAUGHT IN PROVIDENCE
A nationally-syndicated television program, Caught in Providence, recently featured a professor who confessed he was reading one of Martin's books and planned to use Martin's book as the groundwork for a course he is teaching. You can view the YOUTUBE video here.
SVENGOOLIE on ME-TV
One of Martin's books, I Led Three Lives, was recently featured on Svengoolie during a recent screening of It Came From Outer Space on ME-TV. Svengoolie's program airs every Saturday night and is worth checking out! Thank you, Mr. Svengoolie.
Martin's book about The Lone Ranger was accepted for a Pulitzer nomination for 2022 in the General Non-Fiction category.
Way to go, Martin! What an honor!