Leave It To Beaver Collectible Magazines, Nonfiction


And Jerry Mathers as “The Beaver”, Jerry Mather’s Autobiography. 272 pages of Jerry’s life. Book reviewed as: Baseball…Apple pie…and “The Beaver.” As Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, Jerry Mathers is the icon of an era that holds a special place in all our hearts–whether we’re old enough to remember it in prime time or fell in love with it in reruns. Now, in his warm and revealing autobiography, he presents his own history–as a child actor as well as in the years following his role as “The Beav.” Featuring funny and warm reminiscences from both his real and TV families, Mathers reveals intimate details about his childhood; living life as America’s favorite kid…his struggle with dyslexia…his most embarrassing moments on the set…his relationships with cast members: Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, and Ken Osmond…those Vietnam rumors…and more.


The World According to Beaver, a non-fiction book as a guide and history of Leave it To Beaver. ISBN 0-553-34095-6, copyright 1984, by Irwyn Applebaum.


Call Me Lumpy : My Leave It to Beaver Days and Other Wild Hollywood Life. The autobiography of Frank Bank (Lumpy) and his philandering days.


Off all authors, Richard Deacon (Lumpy’s father, Mr. Rutherford) published a book on Microwave cooking in the early 80’s.


Various “Where are they now” books. A lot of these editions cover Jerry Mathers.


More books, on TV shows of that period also cover Leave It To Beaver


TV Trivia books, several different ones which include Leave It To Beaver


This March, 1980 issue of Trivia Unlimited was published by the United States Trivia Association of Lincoln, Nebraska. This issue is part of Volume 2, and is the Number 4 issue. Other features included in this issue were a World War II quiz, the World’s Largest Trivia Contest (Stevens Point, WI), Pot Pourri, Picture This (My Little Margie), Jock Jive, Super Quiz, Music, Music, Music, Audio and Video, Movie Trifles, The Beginning and the End (Movie Debuts and Finales of various actors), and Odds and Ends. Answers to the quizzes were included on the last page. The Trivia Unlimited magazine was pubished 59 times between 1979 and 1984. Each issue featured a different cover with trivial information featured about the cover. Some other issues were Baseball, Superman, Star Trek and Radio to mention a few.


Where the Girls Are, Book that covers popular TV stereotypes, with a page on June Cleaver


TV Moms, has Florence Henderson – Brady Bunch Shirley Jones – Partridge Family Marion Ross – Happy Days Jane Wyatt – Father Knows Best Ester Rolle – Good Times and Barbara Billingsley – Leave It To Beaver