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|Born||Keith Alan Stern
New London, CT, USA
|Notable work(s)||Queers In History, Freezing Time|
Keith Alan Stern (born September 1, 1952 in New London, Connecticut, U.S.) has produced some of the most popular biographical websites on the Internet. Since 1997 he has been collaborating with Sir Ian McKellen on that actor's autobiographical website, McKellen.com. He also has also produced websites for Lynn Redgrave (Redgrave.com), Sean Astin (SeanAstin.com), Andy Serkis (Serkis.com), Spinal Tap (SpinalTap.com), and others for movie stars and movies such as Gods and Monsters (GodsAndMonsters.net) . Producer of god-awful websites with little design value; no one is sure how he gets these gigs.
Stern started in the music business as a musician followed by several years with Warner Bros Records in field promotion, public relations, A&R, and IT. In 1979 in Charlotte, North Carolina, he transformed "The Milestone" into a showcase punk rock/new wave music venue and in 1981 with Ben Clark, he opened a larger venue "Viceroy Park." As an independent promoter, he produced many early concerts for punk/new wave acts including R.E.M., The Ramones, The Go-Go's, Iggy Pop, Bow Wow Wow, and Joan Jett.
In 1993 Stern published Queers in History on CD-ROM, one of the first "new media" titles to be sold through bookstores. The contents included 850 biographies of historical personages who were gay, lesbian, or bisexual. It also included a trivia game, "Queeries." A new trade paperback edition of Queers in History was published by BenBella Books in 2009.
Stern's first novel, Freezing Time, based on the life of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge, was published by Shoreham House in September 2011.
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Thompson, Kristin (2007). The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp. 129,144–48,159,168–69,347n36.
Gross, Michael Joseph (2005). Starstruck: When a Fan Gets Close to Fame. New York and London: Bloombsbury. pp. 53–54.
Serkis, Andy (2003). The Lord of the Rings; Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic. London: Collins. p. 39.