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- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79
Vincente Minnelli, Hollywood's Dark Dreamer is the first full-length biography of Vincente Minnelli, one of the most legendary and influential directors in the twentieth century, encompassing his life, his art, and his artistry. Minnelli started out as a set and costume designer in New York, where he first notably applied his aesthetic principles... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 8.99
'Biographies only tend to be definitive until the next one comes along, but there's no danger of Coldstream's erudite, moving analysis ever being superseded' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. As an actor Dirk Bogarde was a Rank contract artist and matinee idol who became a giant of the intellectual cinema, working on films such as Death in Venice, The Servant... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
If you think you know who Sadie Frost is, then think again. This fascinating autobiography follows Sadie's extraordinary life, from her humble roots in 1960s Camden to her middle-class adult life, via her two high-profile marriages and living out her life in the media spotlight. In this candid book, Sadie tells her whole life story in her own unique... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79
"One of the finest and most accurate records of the making of the film that I have ever read. I just wished I could remember what actually went on then." --Terry Jones "If anyone can remember more about making the Life of Brian than me, it's Kim ?Howard' Johnson. He came, he saw, he got into costume. While the rest of us were fighting to upstage... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
Andre de Toth's remarkable, eccentric and utterly compelling memoir opens amidst the enchanted cafe society of pre-war Budapest. With a novelist's sense of time and place he propels the reader through a series of snap-shots from his fantastically eventful life, from Vienna, Paris and London to Hollywood - where he encountered many of the legendary... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 24.95
? Sullivan has nearly 100% name recognition among people 40 and older ? In a survey of the fifty most influential programs in the U.S., TV Guide ranked The Ed Sullivan Show #10 ? Show still appears on PBS and on cable stations across the country ? Sixty million baby boomers grew up watching The Ed Sullivan Show For more than twenty years,... more...
- Howard Books 2012; US$ 17.99
Country music celebrity Two Foot Fred shares his story of living with dwarfism, overcoming odds, and finding peace and success with a positive attitude. Despite his physical limitations from birth?a form of dwarfism known as diastrophic dysplasia, a cleft palate, clubfeet, and scoliosis?Fred Gill rose above his circumstances to graduate college... more...
- Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99
Born in 1824 in Sulby, Isle of Man, Arthur Caley eventually grew to 7?11?, and was probably the tallest man in the world during his life. He left the Island to seek his fortune and eventually found his way to Paris where he was a popular figure in the salons. The story might have ended there after his death in 1852, if it weren?t for the fact that... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79
The first biography of the great black actor, activist, athlete--and tragic victim of the blacklist Imagine an actor as familiar to audiences as Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman are today--who is then virtually deleted from public memory. Such is the story of Canada Lee. Among the most respected black actors of the forties and a tireless civil... more...
- NewSouth 2011; US$ 26.95
Things were never quite the same once Aunty Jack roared onto our television screens in the 1970s, threatening to rip our bloody arms off. In this funny and moving memoir, Grahame Bond celebrates and at times curses his most famous creation and tells of how he found an imaginary family of other brilliant writers, actors, musicians... more...