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  • Ball of Fireby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, ?queen of the B-pluses.? But on the small screen she was a superstar?arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy?s genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life. ... more...

  • Somebodyby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, ?queen of the B-pluses.? But on the small screen she was a superstar?arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy?s genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life. ... more...

  • Stardust Lostby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In Stardust Lost , Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters.... more...

  • Tough Without a Gunby Stefan Kanfer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Humphrey Bogart: it?s hard to think of anyone who?s had the same lasting impact on the culture of movies. Though he died at the young age of fifty-seven more than half a century ago, his influence among actors and filmmakers, and his enduring appeal for film lovers around the world, remains as strong as ever. What is it about Bogart, with his unconventional... more...

  • Somebodyby Stefan Kanfer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.12

    Marlon Brando will never cease to fascinate us: for his triumphs as an actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris), as well as his disasters; for the power of the screen portrayals he gave, and for his turbulent, tumultuous personal life. Seamlessly intertwining the man and the work, Kanfer takes us through Brando's troubled childhood,... more...

  • Tough Without a Gunby Stefan Kanfer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A Humphrey Bogart comes along only once in a century: someone who isn't conventionally handsome or particularly versatile, but who can convince an audience that whatever character he's playing is of great importance, because he represents something vital about themselves and their time. He honed his craft for years in the theatre only becoming a... more...

  • The Essential Grouchoby Stefan Kanfer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.50

    No, Groucho is not my real name, I'm just breaking it in for a friend.' Presenting the greatest and most hilarious examples of Groucho, one of the most influential and well-loved figures in the long and glittering history of comedy. From early scripts to complete screenplays, from magazine funnies to fascinating personal correspondence, via books,... more...

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