Working in Beverly Hills from the mid-80s until the mid-90s, Billy Ingram was a designer on some of the most successful film trailers and movie posters of all time for Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, New Line — all the majors — as well as Academy Award campaigns for stars like Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, among others.
Posters include The Prince of Tides, Moonstruck, The Bodyguard, Juice, and the Star Trek, Bond, Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, and Rocky franchises.
Launched in 1994, Ingram’s innovative web site TVparty! quickly became one of the internet’s hottest spots for entertainment and information, attracting millions of users a month, the very first to broadcast clips of TV shows online.
Released in 2002, the best-selling book in its category, TVparty: Television’s Untold Tales garnered rave reviews from around the world. That led to writing and starring in a series for VH1, Super Secret TV Formulas, then two series on Bravo — 100 Funniest Movies, Great Things about the Holidays, along with The Christmas Special Christmas Special.
Produced, art directed, and conducted & transcribed hundreds of interviews to craft the storyline for Beyond Our Wildest Dreams, an oral history of Las Vegas in the 1970s. Also produced the Eisner Award nominated book Dear John: The Alex Toth Doodle Book.
Having written a biweekly column covering downtown and East LA's Punk scene for three years starting in 1980, this formed the basis for Ingram’s 2013 memoir Punk.
In 2015, Ingram wrote and produced Hamburger², a book (mostly) about his hometown Greensboro, NC. Currently he writes a monthly column and features for O.Henry magazine while maintaining TVparty! on the net, now in its 26th year.
"A twisted walk
down memory lane!"
- Sharon Edry, TV Guide
Five Sites - Interviews and articles... are must reads."
too good to be true. Put together by Billy Ingram, TVparty.com
has gossip, scandal, sex, singing, dancing, action, drama and celebrities
with their 'original parts'"
"An ingenious tribute that elevates the TV past to artlike
proportions. Site guru Billy Ingram has compiled features both over-the-top
and museum worthy, blissful nostalgia for those born in the '40s or the
"Every decade expresses its kooky collective unconscious
on the tube, celebrated affectionately at Billy Ingram's TVparty.
Ingram provides a hilarious glimpse into the American pop
is hands down the best site on the Web for classic TV."
large, easy to digest collection of facts and photos of
some of the great and not-so-great television shows of days gone by."
Seen recently in: Sunday London Times, LA Weekly, The Toronto Star, Delaware Record, Dallas Morning News, The Hammonton Gazette, Chicago Sun-Times, Rock Hill Herald, The Salt Lake Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Birmingham News, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, News 8 Austin, WDBJ-TV 7, CNN, WOKR-TV NewsSource 13 Rochester, CNBC, TVLand, Star 1047, 1075KZL, WGN radio (Chicago), WABC radio (New York), WABC-TV, WGN-Radio, WGN-TV Morning News, Nettalk Interactive, Wild Web TV show, Michael Dresser Show, VH1, Bravo, and many, many others.
a box of bedside bonbons, TVParty! is too rich for gobbling at
one sitting. A bonus CD-ROM offers children's shows and toy commercials,
and rare celebrity outtakes, including one from the imperious, queenly
Jonathan Harris, who played Dr. Smith from Lost in Space."
packed with a lot of really great stuff. It's fabulous! It's full of
unbelievable stories and great pictures and really good things and it's
it. There's never anything good on TV. So read a book. In fact, read
this book. Massively entertaining tribute to The Great Timewaster. Ingram's
approach is at times reverential (he loves his electronic teat) but
he never hesitates to dig into Hollywood's dirt in the name of a good
"TVparty! lives up to its name; reading it is like sitting with people chatting late at night about some show they loved long ago."