A brand new book from Steve Randisi, author and lifelong follower of Merv’s shows and work, has just been released. The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story covers the show’s extensive history, features vivid recaps of several “lost” episodes, and shares many fascinating stories from Merv’s life as a singing star and success as a media mogul.
Steve met Merv on several occasions and was a presenter at a 1985 telethon hosted by Merv.
The book, published by BearManor Media, is available on Amazon and other online retailers. We think it makes a great gift, especially fans of the show!
Steve Randisi is a longtime freelance writer who has contributed articles and celebrity interviews to such diverse publications as Filmfax, Outré, Classic Images, Films of the Golden Age, Scarlet Street, Remember, Autograph Collector, Cadence Magazine, and others. In addition to his own publications, Steve has made contributions to numerous books by other authors pertaining to veteran movie and TV performers.
In 2014, Steve penned the liner notes for the 12-disc anthology DVD release, The Merv Griffin Show, 1962-1986. This project served as the inspiration for his comprehensive new book. You can read more about it and order a copy here.