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Entertainment & Performing Arts

  • Colley Cibberby Helene Koon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Colley Cibber changed the course of the English-speaking theater. One of the most complete theater men in the history of the stage, he fostered the change from drama as the handmaiden of literature to theater as an independent and lively art. In the process, Cibber became one of London's brightest stars, one of its most popular playwrights and, for... more...

  • The Merchant Prince of Poverty Rowby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Ben Hecht called him "White Fang," and director Charles Vidor took him to court for verbal abuse. The image of Harry Cohn as vulgarian is such a part of Hollywood lore that it is hard to believe there were other Harry Cohns: the only studio president who was also head of production; the ex-song plugger who scrutinized scripts and grilled writers at... more...

  • The Women of Country Musicby Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Women have been pivotal in the country music scene since its inception, as Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson make clear in The Women of Country Music . Their groundbreaking volume presents the best current scholarship and writing on female country musicians. Beginning with the 1920s career of teenage guitar picker Roba Stanley, the contributors... more...

  • In Capra's Shadowby Ian Scott

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Because screenwriter Robert Riskin spent most of his career collaborating with legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, Riskin's own unique contributions to film have been largely overshadowed. With five Academy Award nominations to his credit for such monumental films as Lady for a Day, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Here Comes... more...

  • Studio Affairsby Vincent Sherman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    As a young Jewish boy growing up in Vienna, Georgia, Abe Orovitz could never have predicted the twists and turns his life would take. Many years later, as retired film director with more than thirty movies to his credit, Vincent Sherman is no less surprised when he looks back on that life. In Studio Affairs he retraces his life with candor and... more...

  • Take It from the Big Mouthby Jean Maddern Pitrone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take... more...

  • Hal Wallisby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Hal Wallis might not be as well known as David O. Selznick or Samuel Goldwyn, but the films he produced -- Casablanca, Jezebel, Now Voyager, The Life of Emile Zola, Becket, True Grit, and many other classics (as well as scores of Elvis movies) -- have certainly endured. As producer of numerous films, Wallis made an indelible mark on the course... more...

  • Shades of Jamie Dornanby Jo Berry

    Gallery Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    From film and TV critic Jo Berry comes the unauthorized biography of model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan, starring as Christian Grey in the wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey film! Jamie Dornan is quickly becoming a megastar. The announcement of his lead role in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey caused a media frenzy and he has... more...

  • The Smart Oneby Kate Jackson

    Gallery Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Shades of Jamie Dornanby Jo Berry

    Orion Publishing Group 2015; Not Available

    Jamie Dornan is becoming a megastar. His announcement as lead role Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY caused a media frenzy and he has been hitting the headlines ever since. After Charlie Hunnam drastically stepped away from the role, the model-turned-actor Dornan was catapulted into the international spotlight.... more...