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  • An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas; Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich... more...

  • American Dreamerby Sr. Robert Halmi; Isabella Rossellini; Patrick Stewart

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    This autobiography of one of history?s most revered television producers, the recently deceased Robert Halmi, traces a dreamer's path from Nazi resistance to America, where he became a photographer for Life and Sports Illustrated before earning over 400 Emmy nominations for his movies and miniseries. His story features a Who?s Who of Hollywood.... more...

  • The Smoking Gunby Doug Richardson

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    What do you know, really? Sure. Having enough talent to act, direct, or write a screenplay is one set of skills. But navigating both the main streets and back alleys of Hollywood cannot be done with GPS. Ride shotgun with screenwriting and producing veteran Doug Richardson as he skillfully - yet so amusingly - lives, dies, survives, and thrives in... more...

  • The Middle Ages on Televisionby Meriem Pagès; Karolyn Kinane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    The 21st century has seen a resurgence of popular interest in the Middle Ages. Television in particular has presented a wide and diverse array of "medieval" offerings. Yet there exists little scholarship on television medievalism. This collection fills the gap with 10 new essays focusing on the depiction of the Middle Ages in popular culture... more...

  • African Appropriationsby Matthias Krings

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters,... more...

  • Getting Out Aliveby Roger Mosey

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    Delinquent presenters, controversial executive pay-offs, the Jimmy Savile scandal… The BBC is one of the most successful broadcasters in the world, but its programme triumphs are often accompanied by management crises and high-profile resignations. One of the most respected figures in the broadcasting industry, Roger Mosey has taken senior roles at... more...

  • Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Dayby Richard Lindsay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In spite of restrictive Hollywood censorship regulations, filmmakers throughout history have pushed the boundaries of sex and violence when making religious films. In this unrivaled text, author and educator Richard Lindsay analyzes the relationship between bible-based epics and "camp"?films with overwrought acting, casts of thousands, and exotic... more...

  • Black Hollywood: From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Moviesby Kimberly Fain

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Moving through cinematic history decade by decade since 1910, this important volume explores the appropriation, exploitation, and agency of black performers in Hollywood by looking at the black actors, directors, and producers who have shaped the image of African American males in film. To determine how these archetypes differentiate African American... more...

  • Hollywood's Second Sexby Aubrey Malone

    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...

  • Kid Stakesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll, in which a chance encounter brings Olive and Emma, Roo and Barney, into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen year journey of seasonal love and argument. Kid Stakes introduces the fun-loving Nancy, who has left the scene by the seventeenth summer, adding a new poignancy to the story. more...