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- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 60.00
This volume follows the evolution of one of the Hollywood's longest running thematic concerns. From the silent era to the present, Sacred Profanity: Spirituality at the Movies examines the rich diversity of films with spiritual themes?films that reflect our own fascination with the divine and supernatural, while evoking the specific times in which... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
Censorship has been an ongoing issue from the early days of filmmaking. One hundred years of film censorship, encompassing the entire 20th century, are chronicled in this work. The freewheeling nature of films in the early decades was profoundly affected by Prohibition, the Depression and the formation of the Legion of Decency--culminating in a new... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 29.95
From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O'Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being rescued from the gallows by Charles Laughton ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame , 1939), falling in love with Walter Pidgeon against a coal-blackened... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
This new biography contains excerpts from interviews and articles by and about Curtis all the way from his teens in the Bronx to his death at 85 in 2010. Many of these are little known and provide insights into his complex relationship with fame, family and females, the three obsessions of his life. The book also documents his many struggles with substance... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 13.99
This bumper collection of Irish humour covers topics such as Absenteeism and Zoos and everything in between. It would be disappointing should such a large collection not include the best of famous Irish wits such as Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, but the emphasis is very much on contemporary Irish humour from the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Dylan... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
"Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 9.99
?Golf has given me an understanding of the futility of life? Aubrey Eban ?There can be little doubt that one of Job?s chief trials was that his wife insisted on playing golf with him? P. G. Wodehouse ?Ken Brown doesn?t need a watch to time himself on a golf course. He needs a calendar? Bud Eglinton With hundreds of funny one-liners that?ll have... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2008; US$ 9.99
?He dribbles a lot and the opposition don?t like it ? you can see it all over their faces.? Ron Atkinson When you?re done explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this goal-scoring collection of footy wise-cracks. No matter if your team win, lose or draw, Football... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 4.99
In chapters entitled ?The Hell of Healthy Food?,?Why you Shouldn?t Diet?, ?The Light-hearted Side of Weight?, ?Daft Diets?, and ?Food Philosophy?, Aubrey Malone has collected a hilarious compendium of witticisms on the greatness of grub, from thought-provoking reflections to laugh-out-loud observations. This handy, pocket-sized book is a must-have... more...