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- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 26.99
"Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
From veteran entertainment reporter Sam Kashner and biographer Nancy Schoenberger comes the definitive account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever told?the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Kashner has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor numerous times and is the only journalist given access to her extensive collection of personal letters... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 31.95
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...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
New York Times bestselling author Donald Spoto has already brilliantly explored the lives and careers of numerous Hollywood stars and entertainment icons?Grace Kelly, James Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe, to name but a few. In Possessed , his subject is the inimitable Joan Crawford, one of the most electrifying divas of the Golden... more...
- 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...
- Running Press 2011; US$ 30.00
Through her incomparable work on screen, stage, record, radio, and television, Judy Garland earned renown as ?The World?s Greatest Entertainer.? It was as a motion picture star though, that she first rose to international fame. From her feature film debut in 1936 through the aptly titled I Could Go on Singing in 1963, she lit up the screen with... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57
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 us to southern... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: ?I want to be you.? My stock reply is always: ?Then you have to take the whole package.? And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that ?whole package,? in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads... more...