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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 24.95
Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99
While the Three Stooges were the longest active and most productive comedy team in Hollywood, their artistic height coincided with the years Curly was with them, and this is his definitive biography. From 1932 to 1946 Curly was the zaniest of the Stooges, becoming famous for his high-pitched voice, his ?nyuk-nyuk-nyuk? and ?why, soitenly,? and his... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 12.66
Hauptbeschreibung Alles beginnt im Dunkeln: Wenn das fiebrige Kind zum Chaplin-Schauen aufs Sofa umgebettet wird, wenn der Dreizehnjährige sich auf dem Schulhof in die Quintanerin verliebt, die Geraldine Chaplin ähnlich sieht, wenn der 22-jährige Filmstudent im Dunkel des "Encore" zum ersten Mal Chaplins "Lichter der Großstadt" sieht ..."Meine Reise... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 2005; US$ 23.99
A legend of improvisational theater, Del Close is best known for discovering and cultivating the talents of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and countless other comedy giants. Jeff Griggs was a student of Close's at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago when he was asked to help the aging mentor (often in ill health) by driving him around... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 45.00
An entertaining record of a life and a time Ed Lowry joined the vaudeville circuit in 1910 at the age of fourteen. He never achieved stardom equal to the likes of Fred Allen, Jack Benny, George Burns, Buster Keaton, or Eddie Cantor, and he never considered himself an “artiste.” Instead, he saw himself as a hoofer and comic... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2008; US$ 37.50
Far from the glittering lights of Broadway, in a city known more for its horse racing than its artistic endeavors, an annual festival in Louisville, Kentucky, has transformed the landscape of the American theater. The Actors Theatre of Louisville—the Tony Award–winning state theater of Kentucky—in 1976 successfully created what... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 60.00
Penumbra Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by Lou Bellamy as a venue for African American voices within the Twin Cities theatre scene and has stood at the intersection of art, culture, politics, and local community engagement ever since. Based on interviews with actors, directors, playwrights, and critics, this book offers a multifaceted view of... more...
- Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 49.99
The memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there from the very beginning. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99
This is a collection of scholarly essays that focuses on particular phases of Chaplin?s career through various critical lenses, in order to highlight the understated, and often overlooked, complexity of Chaplin?s filmmaking, and to provide insight into both the extensive range and the limits of the critical leverage of a broad array of interpretive... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00
This paper aims to study the applications of Metaphorical Pattern Analysis (MPA) to contrastive analysis and translation by researching the differences in the metaphorical mappings instantiated by the English words ‘crisis’ and ‘recession’ and their translation equivalents in Spanish crisis and recesión . Since no translation... more...