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Scott Allen Nollen

1319 16th Street
Harlan, Iowa, United States


Scott Allen Nollen is an Iowa native educated (BA, MA) at the University of Iowa in Film and Broadcasting & United States and European History. He is the author and editor of over 40 books on the history of film, literature and music, including (from McFarland/ THREE BAD MEN: JOHN FORD, JOHN WAYNE, WARD BOND (2013; foreword by Michael A. Hoey), PAUL ROBESON: FILM PIONEER (2010), ABBOTT & COSTELLO ON THE HOME FRONT (2009; foreword by Chris Costello), WARNERS WISEGUYS: EDWARD G. ROBINSON, JAMES CAGNEY AND HUMPHREY BOGART (2007), LOUIS ARMSTRONG: THE LIFE, MUSIC AND SCREEN CAREER (2004), JETHRO TULL: A HISTORY OF THE BAND (2002; foreword by Ian Anderson), THE BOYS: THE CINEMATIC WORLD OF LAUREL AND HARDY (2001/1989), ROBIN HOOD: A CINEMATIC HISTORY (1999), SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AT THE CINEMA (2005/1996; foreword by Nicholas Meyer), ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: LIFE, LITERATURE AND THE SILVER SCREEN (1994) and BORIS KARLOFF: A CRITICAL ACCOUNT... (1991; foreword by Ray Bradbury); (from Luminary/Midnight Marquee Press/ THE CINEMA OF SINATRA: THE ACTOR, ON SCREEN AND IN SONG (2003), BORIS KARLOFF: A GENTLEMAN'S LIFE (1999/revised edition 2005; foreword by Sara Jane Karloff), PETER CUSHING (2004; coauthor), PETER LORRE (2000; coauthor) and VINCENT PRICE (1998, coauthor); and (from Warner Bros./Rhino Records) the hardcover book accompanying the 6CD box set FRANK SINATRA IN HOLLYWOOD (2002; coauthor). He spent 10 years as Audiovisual Archivist with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/National Archives and currently is self-employed. He works as a freelance editor and has operated Classic Film Collections, his own mail-order movie memorabilia business, since 1982. He recently finished the book GLENDA FARRELL: HOLLYWOOD'S "HARD-BOILED DAME" for Midnight Marquee.

Interests: motion picture history; music/jazz history; Victorian literature; African-American history; British Isles/Scottish history; World War I & World War II eras; classic Hollywood movie memorabilia

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Peter Lorre (Midnight Marquee Actors Series)
  • Boris Karloff: A Critical Account of His Screen, Stage, Radio, Television and Recording Work
  • Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life
  • Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (6CD box set)
  • Abbott and Costello on the Home Front: A Critical Study of the Wartime Films
  • Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music and Screen Career
  • Robin Hood: A Cinematic History of the English Outlaw and His Scottish Counterparts
  • Robert Louis Stevenson: Life, Literature and the Silver Screen
  • Warners Wiseguys: All 112 Films That Robinson, Cagney and Bogart Made for the Studio
  • Glenda Farrell: Hollywood\'s \"Hard-boiled Dame\"
  • Jethro Tull: A History of the Band (1968-2001)
  • The Cinema of Sinatra: The Actor, on Screen and in Song
  • Vincent Price (Midnight Marquee Actors Series)
  • Paul Robeson: Film Pioneer
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema
  • The Boys: The Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy
  • Peter Cushing (Midnight Marquee Actors Series)
  • THREE BAD MEN: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond