Archive for January, 2011

Where can you buy Lost Boys of the Bronx / Ducky Boys Story?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It has come to my attention that I am not as obvious as I thought I was about where to buy Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang. So let me fix that right now.

First, you can buy a personalized copy of the book at: http://Lantern-Media.com/signedbooks It may even cost less than the online bookstores too since their prices fluctuate based on the market.   Paperback costs $15, while the hardcover costs $20.

Most, if not all the online bookstores carry it:
Amazon.com
carries the paperback, hardcover, and Kindle versions
Barnes and Noble Online
also carries the paperback, hardcover and Nook versions
Borders
carries the paperback and hardcover versions
Authorhouse
(my publisher) carries the paperback, hardcover, and e-book version

I am also finding that more and more physical Barnes and Noble bookstores are carrying versions of the book. The next time you go into one, please ask your local B&N to carry Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang (ISBN: 9781452020549 for the paperback which is more likely to be carried)

Current Barnes and Nobles who have carried Lost Boys of the Bronx are:
call before going to check current availability

Barnes & Noble – Central Plaza (paperback)
2614 Central Park Avenue,Yonkers, NY 10710,914-771-6400

Barnes & Noble – Danbury Square (paperback)
15 Backus Ave, Danbury, CT 06810, 203-730-2733

Barnes & Noble – 86th & Lexington (paperback)
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028, 212-369-2180

Barnes & Noble – Union Square (paperback)
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810

Barnes & Noble – Bay Plaza / Co-op City (hardcover)
290 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10475, 718-862-3945

Tribute to the Wanderers – Originally published Winter 2006 issue of Back in the Bronx

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Note: This article was written for Back in the Bronx magazine in Winter 2006. New information came in and some of the details in the story have changed in the years between this article and the publishing of Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang. I chose to leave it the way it was originally published.


A Bronx Tribute to “The Wanderers”

By James Hannon of Lantern-Media.com

A native Bronxite’s tale of how Hollywood came to the Bronx, and how the resulting movie influenced his life.

Published in Back in the Bronx Magazine, Winter 2006 issue, Vol XIV, Issue L1

Click here to see the original published article



In 1979, a movie by the name of The Wanderers came out. It was based off the book by Richard Price and starred a then-unknown actor named Ken Wahl. It also had a tremendous supporting cast that is too big to list here.

My sister’s boyfriend Louie really sold me on this movie a year or so earlier by telling me they were filming it near the Dollar Savings Bank on the Grand Concourse & Fordham Road, and that they had a bunch of old cars lining the surrounding streets and they were filming. This was a big deal to me, so I was definitely looking forward to it coming out.So, when it finally came out, I was horrified to find out that it had a rating of “R”. I was only 12 years old and five long years away from being eligible to see this movie. Ratings actually meant something back then, and I couldn’t imagine any kid’s parents letting them see “R” movies. I was crushed that I couldn’t see it.

My 19 yr old sister and Louie went to see it and told me that it was great, and that it opened with a shot of the RKO Fordham movie theatre and Alexander’s Department Store, and had aLOT of other Bronx locations! I thought my neighborhood was about as far from Hollywood as you could get, but this movie was filmed in my neighborhood — And I couldn’t see it!

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