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  • The Passion of Montgomery Cliftby Amy Lawrence

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    From his 1948 film debut in Red River through such classics as The Heiress, A Place in the Sun , and From Here to Eternity , Montgomery Clift exemplified a new masculinity and?leading the way for a generation of actors, including Marlon Brando and James Dean?epitomized the new naturalistic style of acting. Clift?s impact was such that, both during... more...

  • Brando Unzippedby Darwin Porter

    Blood Moon Productions 2006; US$ 25.99

    That ongoing, barely under control drama known as Marlon Brando--Hollywood's Ultimate Bad Boy, Megastar, and Sexual Outlaw--with a special focus on his early rise to fame and his social and sexual associations with the A-list legends of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Brando Unzipped is the definitive gossip guide to the late, great actor's life --New York... more...

  • My Life in Piecesby Simon Callow

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre. In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions and events which have left their indelible mark on him. The story begins with Peter Pan – his first ever visit to the theatre – before transporting... more...

  • Andy Kaufmanby Florian Keller

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 58.50

    Taking as his starting point the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon, Florian Keller explores Andy Kaufman's career within a broader discussion of the ideology of the American Dream, grasping Kaufman's radical agenda beyond avant-garde theories of transgression. Presenting readings of Kaufman's most significant performances, Keller shows how he... more...

  • Auditionby Barbara Walters

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER The most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than fifty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination... more...

  • Martin Scorseseby Vincent LoBrutto

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Traces Scorsese's Italian-American heritage, his personal nature, his private relationships, and the reflection of these in his work. more...

  • John Gielgudby Sheridan Morley

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 30.00

    Sir John Gielgud's career as an actor was perhaps the most distinguished of any of his generation, and, in a lifetime that spanned almost a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every honor given, including an Academy Award. Now, in this wonderfully insightful biography, fully authorized and written... more...

  • Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarrby Stephen Michael Shearer; Robert Osborne

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 7.39

    The Surprising Story of Hedy Lamarr, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" As a teenage actress in 1920s Austria, performing on the stage and in film in light comedies and musicals, Hedy Kiesler, with her exotic beauty, was heralded across Europe by her mentor, Max Reinhardt. However, it was her nude scene, and surprising dramatic ability, in Ecstasy... more...

  • Dramaby John Lithgow

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    "A memoir as finely crafted as one of Lithgow?s performances." ?Steve Martin Emmy Award-winner John Lithgow presents a charming, witty, and revealing memoir about his family, his work, and his life in Drama ?an intimate story of insights and inspirational reflections from one of America?s most beloved actors. Lithgow pays tribute to his father,... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2007. Legendary I Love Lucy writer Bob Carroll died on January 27, followed three days later by I Dream of Jeannie creator Sidney Sheldon. Other notables who died include Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, novelists... more...