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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ted Okuda  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Ted Okuda on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Okuda lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian. His articles and interviews have appeared ina variety of media-themed publications.

Published Works

  • The Jerry Lewis Films , McFarland & Company , 1994 - written with James L. Neibaur
  • The Columbia Comedy Shorts: Two-Reel Hollywood Film Comedies, 1933-1958 , McFarland & Company , 1998 - written with Edward Watz
  • The Monogram Checklist, McFarland & Company , 1999
  • The Golden Age of Chicago Children's Television , Lake Claremont Press, 2004 - written with Jack Mulqueen
  • Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay , iUniverse, Inc, 2005
  • Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie , Lake Claremont Press, 2007 - written with Mark Yurkiw, reprinted Southern Illinois University Press, 2016
  • The Soundies Book, iUniverse, Inc. , 2007 - written with Scott MacGillivray
  • Stan Without Ollie: The Stan Laurel Solo Films, 1917-1927, McFarland, 2012 - written with James L. Neibaur

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Jerry Lewis films :
ISBN: 0899509614. OCLC Number:

McFarland,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©1995.

The Columbia comedy shorts :
ISBN: 0786405775. OCLC Number:

McFarland,. Jefferson, N.C. :. 1998.

The Monogram checklist :
ISBN: 0786407506. OCLC Number:

McFarland,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©1987.

The golden age of Chicago children's television /
ISBN: 1893121178. OCLC Number:

Lake Claremont Press,. Chicago, Ill. :. 2004.

Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay :
ISBN: 0595365981. OCLC Number:

iUniverse,. New York :. ©2005.

Chicago TV horror movie shows :
ISBN: 1893121135. OCLC Number:

Lake Claremont Press,. Chicago :. 2007.

The soundies book :
ISBN: 0595420605. OCLC Number:

iUniverse,. New York :. ©2007.

Stan without Ollie :
ISBN: 0786447818. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2012.

"Long before his momentous teaming with Oliver Hardy, comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965) was a motion picture star in his own right. From his film debut in Nuts in May (1917) through his final solo starring effort Should Tall Men Marry? (1928), Laurel headlined dozens of short comedies for a variety of producers and production companies, often playing characters far removed from the meek, dimwitted "Stanley" persona that we know and love. This is a film-by-film look at the pictures Stan made as a solo artist, as well as those he wrote and directed for other stars, shows his development as a movie comedian and filmmaker. Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, a longtime friend and admirer of Stan Laurel, provides an affectionate and eloquent foreword. Included are several rare photographs and production stills."--Provided by publisher.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Okuda is available for entertaining and informative talks, programs, and special events throughout the Chicago area.