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- Aurum Press 2011; US$ 13.11
Margaret Rutherford was without a doubt one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses. But behind the kindly, serene front Rutherford presented to the world lay a life of trauma and repeated nervous breakdown -- the legacy of the legacy of family tragedy that saw her father murder her grandfather during a bout of mental illness and her depressive mother... more...
- Aurum Press 2011; US$ 20.47
The first life of the man who was Lord Peter Wimsey, Bertie Wooster and starred in I?m Alright, Jack! With the death of Ian Carmichael in 2010 one of the last links was lost with the golden age of British cinema. Carmichael starred alongside Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers in the Boulting brothers? classic satirical comedies I?m Alright, Jack! Private?s... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 6.99
The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who , and the youngest actor ever to play the role, Matt Smith has taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the newcomer. It covers the early years of the aspiring youth footballer, who switched to studying... more...
- John Blake 2010; US$ 15.99
Jimmy Jones is the guv'nor of comedy. He was the first adult comedian to break big in the UK. His uncompromising act made him a hero to hundreds of thousands of blue collar Londoners. He became known for his catchphrase "kin 'ell!" and established himself as an underground legend?in the process attracting everyone from rock's royalty to real Royalty.... more...
- University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 150.00
This book examines responses in print and on stage of five Spanish humorists to Hollywood cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s. After detailing their viewing habits and film-making experiences in the USA and Spain, I devise and apply a method for the analysis of the influence of screen on stage that draws on the disciplines of film and theatre studies.... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.66
Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed (On Sunset Boulevard - the story of Billy WIlder) biographer Ed Sikov has... more...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 14.95
This volumeUncle John’s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Oddexposes the best of the weirdest news, facts, and fun from all over the world. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00
Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) rose from the ranks of chorus girl to become one of Hollywood's most talented leading women-and America's highest paid woman in the mid-1940s. Shuttled among foster homes as a child, she took a number of low-wage jobs while she determinedly made the connections that landed her in successful Broadway productions. Stanwyck... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 25.95
But who was Donna Reed? Perhaps no celebrity of her symbolic importance is so little known. Moving from the backroads of Iowa to the mansions of Bel Air, Jay Fultz goes in search of the woman behind the image. In Search of Donna Reed reveals a woman whose intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 42.95
The middle years of the nineteenth century were a time of dynamic artistic and social changes in America. Now, Melodramatic Formations is the first study to trace these changes in popular stage melodrama's production, dramatic form, and audience reception. Bruce McConachie shows how the theatrical mutability that characterized the years 1820 to... more...