Author Archive | Jim Beller

Radio interview today at 2:05pm ET on “The Michael Smerconish Show”

I’m going to do a radio interview today about JAWS, my JAWS Memorabilia Collection, and the book JAWS: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard around 2:05pm on “The Michael Smerconish Show“.

Find a station in your area.

Shark Week: “How JAWS Changed The World” tonight at 9pm E/P on Discovery

The Shark Week show “How JAWS Changed The World” is airing tonight at 9pm E/P on the Discovery Channel.

A part of my interview is in the promotional clip above!

Note: The name plate has me as an author, but we all know that Matt Taylor did the writing for our book.

JAWS article at

Robert Siegel from contacted me a few weeks ago about an article he was working on about the new JAWS blu-ray edition. His article hit the web today, read it here.

Universal has remastered, frame by frame, the entire film under the supervision of Steven Spielberg. The release promises to become one of the best selling Blu-rays of the year. Added are new extra features and a remastered soundtrack, with the music score taken directly from the 35mm music stems. For this column, I have a co-writer. His name is Mike Smith and has been a Jaws fanatic (and I mean that in the best way) since the film was released. He has also worked within the industry to help create the new documentary on the release, “The Shark is Still Working.” Also of great help was renowned Jaws memorabilia collector Jim Beller, who owns what might be the largest collection of movie memorabilia for a single film. My heartfelt thanks to both of them for helping to make this column as good as I hope you will find it. So sit back, and take a trip down the Jaws memory lane. Don’t forget, on many graphics you may left click to enlarge them and on selected graphics, a double left click will make very small print easy to read.

Interviewed for a story in today’s Boston Globe

Boston Globe

I was interviewed for a story which appeared in today’s Boston Globe about JAWS and next week’s JAWSfest on the Vineyard.

The article is behind a paywall at, subscribers can read it, or you can pay 99¢ for a 4-week pass.

Actually, found a link that is not behind the paywall, updated above!

I’ll be signing copies of “JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard” during JAWSfest The Tribute

Book Signing

JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard author Matt Taylor and I will be signing copies of the book during JAWSfest The Tribute.

Join us at the Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown on August 9th, 10th, and 11th from 11am to 12:30pm.

World renowned JAWS artist Paul McPhee will also be there signing copies of his JAWSfest prints.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get your JAWS book and prints signed. Books and Prints will be available on location at The JAWSTORE (also in the Daniel Fisher House). See you soon!