Raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, E.J.'s lifelong interest in all things movie-related led to the publication of his first book "Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites", a collection of sixteen driving tours of over 500 Movieland sites. The book was featured on the American Movie Classics (AMC) television program "Behind the Screen" with E.J. taking host John Burke to a number of sites with colorful history in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. More touring and address information followed with the publication of "The Movieland Directory", the basis for this site. Before and since that publication, E.J.'s list of Movieland addresses has been a continuous work in progress. Just since the directory's August 2004 release, E.J. has added over 10,000 entries to this important Movieland reference work! E.J.'s next work, "The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine", details the rise of Mannix and Strickling as they kept out of the public eye the myriad problems caused by their stars as MGM grew during Hollywood's so-called Golden Age from the 1920's to the 1950's. "Carole Landis: A Tragic Life in Hollywood" explored the life of the beautiful 1940's-era actress whose life typified movie studio mistreatment of women in Hollywood. E.J. recently completed a biography of silent screen legend Wallace Reid, Hollywood's biggest star for much of the decade before his untimely death in 1923. Reid's tragic death helped lead to the creation of the Hays Office, movie censorship, and a studio system that endured for decades. E.J. and Barbara, his wife of nearly 30 years, live outside Chicago with their three children Abigail, Teddy, and Colin. E.J. holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Fairfield University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. When not researching and writing on Movieland history, he operates a commercial finance business.