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Glamour. Intrigue. The Golden Era of Hollywood movies and television. They just don't make entertainment like they used to!


Anatomy of a Rising Star ~ Steve Ihnat Gone Too Soon




I Am Mister Ed ... Allan Rocky Lane Revealed

“You know me ... love 'em and leave 'em. Especially when they leave me first.”
~ Mister Ed, voiced by Allan "Rocky" Lane

Allan Lane has been a mystery almost as long as he's been seen on screen. Some know him as the never officially recognized voice of TV's famous talking horse, Mister Ed. Others remember him as Red Ryder, the comic book Western hero come-to-life at the Saturday afternoon matinee. And even more remember him as Rocky Lane, yet another Western good guy, and a name which became synonymous with his own.

I Am Mister Ed ... Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed relates the life story of a man who has been called "the mystery cowboy."  His life has been clouded with many unknowns--until now.

Allan Lane had an earlier movie career, before he became a fast-riding cowboy. He began in films in 1929, often playing suave and debonair gentlemen that women could not resist. Over the years he worked with such leading ladies as Barbara Stanwyck, Loretta Young, and Joan Fontaine. Then there was Allan Lane the businessman. At a young age he became something of a vagabond, moving from place-to-place, often living on his own in a boarding house. This was how he ultimately made his way in the world. Allan Lane owned a successful photography agency when he was only twenty-four. Years later, when his Hollywood career was fading, he would return to what he knew best...his business background.

In I Am Mister Ed... Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed, Linda Alexander finally exposes the full scope of this enigmatic man and his complicated life.

I Am Mister Ed ... Allan "Rocky" Lane debuts officially on July 4, 2014! Pre-order your copy now through the publisher website at:

BearManor Media, publisher:






 For Press and interviews ...
William Scherer, Press Agent

Linda Alexander has written since she was a kid. Growing up starry-eyed amid the '70s entertainment scene, she began writing about well-known movie and TV stars, soon figuring out how to work that fascinating detail into biographies and novels. Since the early ‘80s, she's written for magazines, newspapers, and websites. Credits include Soap Opera Update, Spotlight, Baton Rouge Advocate, Washington Times, and an appearance on The Oprah Show. With seven books on the market—five biographies, two dark, sexy suspense novels—and another few due this year, characters live large in her head 24/7, forever talking to her. She always talks back, and conversations are always entertaining. She has been an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, with a popular course, “Getting Into Character: How To Develop Your People.” Writers from beginning to experienced learned how to listen, respond to, and trust, the voices in their heads.


Linda has made her biggest mark in writing biographies on classic Hollywood stars. On July 4, 2014, I Am Mister Ed: Allan “Rocky” Lane Revealed debuts from publisher, BearManor Media. Allan was a well-established B-movie cowboy actor in the ‘40s & ‘50s, as well as the man who voiced TV’s infamous talking horse, Mister Ed. In 2011, BearManor Media, brought out A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story. Jack co-starred in the ‘50s – ‘60s, long-running and still popular TV western, Maverick. In 2008, she published the life story of Golden Era movie star, Robert Taylor, titled Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism. This book is expected to be re-released through BearManor Media soon.


Linda Alexander is available for interviews. For booking, please contact William Scherer, Press Agent, MBSTIA, Inc.: william@mbstia.com .


 A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story ... available from Amazon or the publisher, BearManor Media: bit.ly/1nAHlEQ


Accomplishments: I've written professionally for nearly 30 years: The Washington Times, Soap Opera Update, Spotlight Magazine, and many other publications. Books on the market:

I Am Mister Ed ... Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed--a horse is a horse, of course, of course. That is, unless he's really a man who's also been a matinee idol and movie cowboy. Sorry to burst bubbles but Mister Ed, the horse, really WASN'T talking.

A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story--biography of actor, politician, & bon vivant Jack Kelly, co-star of TV's "Maverick" from 1957 - 1962, with many other TV, film, & stage credits to his name. Women still sigh over him....

Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism--biography of arguably the most handsome man to ever grace the movie screen--and the story of the Golden Era of film. Soon to be re-released, this time with pictures.

The Unpromised Land--historical, international nonfiction.


Out-of-print, novels to be re-released:

Until Next Time--novel of dark romantic suspense (won Florida Freelance Writer's award)

Weekends In New England--novel of dark romantic suspense

Dorothy From Kansas Meets the Wizard of X-- caring, human look into lives of adult film stars ... NOT pornographic


Wrote & produced public reading of two satirical stage plays, readings given by professional soap actors with proceeds donated to charity.

Public presentations on mixed race genealogy -- "Bridging the Color Line," Writing, "Getting Into Character, How To Develop Your People," & all those Hollywood stars!

Photography has placed in the Top 3 in many regional art shows.

My ultimate achievements: two grown sons--one served as a Marine in Operation Desert Storm, has since toured the US & is pursuing a degree in Turf Management in Pittsburgh; the other, in Arizona, going to school with his degree to be in Hotel Management.

THEY are my true accomplishments ... gifts from God!


I Am Mister Ed ... Allan 'Rocky' Lane Revealed by Linda Alexander
A horse is a horse, of course, of course ... unless he's really a man....


A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story by Linda Alexander
Jack Kelly was a child performer, son of New York model, Nan Kelly, brother of actress, Nancy Kelly, brother-in-law of actor Edmond O'Brien and cinematographer Fred Jackman, Jr. On TV, from 1957 until 1962, he was James Garner's brother on the show, Maverick....

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Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism by Linda Alexander
Glamour. Intrigue. The Golden Era of Hollywood. They just don't make movies like they used to!...


The Unpromised Land by Linda Alexander
They believed in Jesus, were betrayed by family, rejected by Israel, tormented by court trials, and reported on by international media. ...

Barnes & Noble.comLederer Messianic Jewish Webstore 

Weekends In New England by Linda Alexander
Love, romance, innocence, intrigue, danger, and lust. Life is complicated, and love even more so. Life, and love, can be hazardous to a lady's health. Especially if she's fallen in love with a married pop star....

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Until Next Time by Linda Alexander
Perry Conners, Arizona tycoon and soon-to-be politician, can't sleep or make love anymore, and he's losing all sense of reality. Is it the Devil's fault?...

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Dorothy From Kansas Meets the Wizard of X by Linda Alexander
Sexuality is very misunderstood.What if the tornado dropped Dorothy not into Oz, but onto the shooting set of an X-rated film? Eric Edwards makes sex films. Period... Sex-on-command. Sex-for-hire.... So begins the story of Eric Edwards, Mr. Everyman of X-rated films, an adult film industry icon since 1969. Yet Eric Edwards is also a regular guy who deals with the same ordinary problems as...

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Short Stories

Charlotte Behrens
 by Linda Alexander
Charlotte Behrens really lived. She was an up-&-coming stage actress in the late 1800s when she died under mysterious circumstances. This story tells of how, in the year 2002, I came to "know" Charlot...

In The Hands of the Law
 by Linda Alexander
Prologue to an unpublished true-crime faction ... a story with names and certain facts changed. Copyright 1999, Linda Alexander, no reprints or use without author's permission NOTE: Mild Pro...

Looking For Mr. Golfball
 by Linda Alexander
Early thirties DWF dance teacher needs a man to play golf. Needn't be family oriented or heterosexual. Must play decent golf. No long term commitment!...

How Taylor Hicks Made it Possible For Adam Lambert to Win American Idol
 by Linda Alexander
American Idol isn't interested in anything out of the ordinary ... or at least it wasn't 'til Taylor Hicks won....

To Speak Her Name: Margie Hart, Ace Stripper
 by Linda Alexander
Imagine -- a stripper becoming the wife of a Los Angeles City Councilman, a well-respected politician. Hmmm.... Life is so very intriguing, and we can't invent the stories that have already been live...

Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, and Communism
 by Linda Alexander
Hollywood and politics -- we think the mix is new, but it's happened since the first "movie star" hit the silver screen. Photos: On left -- Robert Taylor. On right -- my dad. In my child's ...

Has He Made It Through The Rain?
 by Linda Alexander
American Idol has gripped the world. Taylor Hicks has captured many of our votes. Why? Copyright Linda Alexander, 2006. No reproduction without permission of the author....


Getting Older
 by Linda Alexander
This is the beauty of God's plan for our lives.... ...

The Way It Is
 by Linda Alexander
Life goes on....

I Don't Know
 by Linda Alexander
How Do I Tell You?...

Ms. Simile Skeltonics
 by Linda Alexander
John Skelton, ca. 1460-1529, has inspired me. The term is "Skeltonics."...

Paved Street, III
 by Linda Alexander
The progression of life. It goes on and on. When I wrote this, I didn't yet have children. I do now -- & I've found that this story poem is true to course....

Man in the Box
 by Linda Alexander
The musician and listener have a strangely intimate relationship....

The Younger Years
 by Linda Alexander
Childhood . . . most often, I'm so glad it's behind me....


Handsome Jay Hammer of Guiding Light
 by Linda Alexander
Written from an interview done in summer, 1991, at the Guiding Light Studios in New York City. Copyright Linda Alexander/Linda Janus-Napier. No reprints without permission. ...

Robert Taylor: Still A Star
 by Linda Alexander
Published 11/1994, Classic Images, No. 233...

Rob Everett ... The Man Behind The Star
 by Linda Alexander
Published 1993 -- "Celebrity News" ... article very dated now but no less eye-opening Copyright Linda Janus-Napier/Linda Alexander...

Taylor & Stanwyck: The First Meeting
 by Linda Alexander
Much has been written about how legendary actors Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck first met. What is known for sure--they were married for over eleven years, considered one of Hollywood’s most stabl...

Michael Cole -- Pete Cochran from The Mod Squad
 by Linda Alexander
This interview was done in the early 1990s, answering my wildest dreams, even as a professional reporter. Updated to some degree. Photo & article copyright Linda Alexander. No reprint without permissi...

Puckett: A Surprising Contrast
 by Linda Alexander
Young Girl. Woman, Woman. This Girl's a Woman Now ... all songs from the sixties attributed to the resonatingly-deep, flawless tenor voice that belongs to Gary Puckett. These days, Puckett keeps busy...

Taylor Hicks Interview
 by Linda Alexander
2006 Winner of Fox TV's "American Idol," Taylor Hicks ... copyright June 2007, published in the Frederick News Post [Frederick, MD] - no reprints w/o permission of the author...


Let's Talk: Mister Ed, TV's Maverick, & Movie Star Robert Taylor
 by Linda Alexander
Talk. Information. Lots of laugh and almost as many surprise details about movie and TV stars, Allan "Rocky" Lane from "Mister Ed," Jack Kelly from "Maverick," and Robert Taylor from Hollywood's Gold...

Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism: AD Top Books!
 by Linda Alexander
Biography of Golden Era movie star repeated in Author's Den "Today's Top Books" during 1st weekend of official sales...

e-book Available: Reluctant Witness, Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism
 by Linda Alexander
Out in print in May, "Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism" is now available in e-book!...

Biography - Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood & Communism
 by Linda Alexander
copyright October 2007 -- ROBERT TAYLOR BOOK SOLD & TO BE ON THE MARKET FOR SPRING 2008!!...

Robert Taylor Scholarship Announced!
 by Linda Alexander
Robert Taylor, film hearthrob and matinee idol of Hollywood's yesteryear, is being honored in his home town of Beatrice, Nebraska with a scholarship created in his name....

Award-Winning Photographer's Work to Grace Cover of New Book Set In Boston
 by Linda Alexander
Immediate Release For More Information, contact: Diana Hignutt, Behler Publications Marketing Director: toll free: 866-684-5355, or by e-mail at: diana@behlerpublcations.com ...

Linda Alexander Signs New Book Contract!
 by Linda Alexander
Multi-Genre Author Linda Alexander rounds out her published books, adding a 2nd fiction title to 3 previously published books!...


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