Author: pammunter

  • Fading Fame

    Fading Fame

    Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age in Hollywood is a collection of ten short stories and two short plays about the troubled lives and subsequent choices made by strong and talented women who survived #MeToo, but have aged out of the profession they love. Each copes in a different way, some better than others, […]

  • As Alone As I Want To Be

    As Alone As I Want To Be

    Pam Munter has opted for an unexpected and eventful life. Born in a time when women were expected to be wives and mothers, she has done that and has also been a professor, a musician, a disk jockey, a jazz/cabaret singer, a bandleader, an actor, a clinical psychologist and a writer. Hers is a memoir […]

  • Essays, Short Stories, Reviews

    Essays, Short Stories, Reviews

        Conversations On The Empty Bench A place to collectively grieve and honor those who have died. “Nana,” an essay Nana, It has been more than 65 years since you died. It wasn’t a surprise because I knew about all those strokes you’d been having. At 12, I wasn’t prepared for the unremitting grief. […]

  • Tribute to Noel Neill: A Celebration of Her Life

    Metropolis, Illinois November 5, 2016 She wasn’t always Lois Lane. Noel arrived in Los Angeles from Minneapolis with her mother in 1938 and earned her living as a nightclub singer. She was 17 years old. Bing Crosby heard her and hired her for his club in Del Mar. It was a great time to be […]

  • Critics


    WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT… “HOOKED ON HOLLYWOOD” – the show “With much of the same upbeat spirit as her previous performance, a tribute to Doris Day, Munter demonstrated again that she is a gal with a smooth approach to the melody and polished feeling for the lyric…easy to like as a performer.”- Elizabeth Ahlfors, […]

  • A Torch You Can’t Lose

    A Torch You Can’t Lose

    His music was everywhere when I was growing up, on the radio, on television, in movies and in my record collection. It seems as though I have always carried Frank Sinatra inside my brain. In spite of being normal in almost every other way, I admit that I have always wished I could actually BE […]

  • Sentimental Journey

    Sentimental Journey

    This album emerged from several incarnations of my cabaret show, “Sentimental Journey: Celebrating Doris Day.” Along with the show, it is offered as a very personal tribute to the person who influenced and inspired me during my childhood and adolescence. It is easy to forget that she has not made a movie in over 45 […]

  • When Teens Were Keen

    When Teens Were Keen

    When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and the Teen Agers of Monogram They were arguably the most talented song and dance troupe ever to come out of Hollywood in the 1940s. In three short years, from 1946 to 1948, this team of five veteran musical performers – Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills […]

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    Buy Now Personal Growth and Other Adventures Here is an autobiography that only a clinical psychologist can write. Dr Munter’s story shows how she became a person with an impatience for passivity, taking risk after risk, each in its own way bigger than the last, weaving all the elements into a life lived authentically and […]

  • Brief Bio

    Brief Bio

    Pam Munter has authored several books including When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and The Teen Agers of Monogram, Almost Famous, and Fading Fame. She’s a retired clinical psychologist, former performer and film historian. Her essays, book reviews and short stories have appeared in more than 150 publications including Cold Creek Review, The Rumpus, The […]