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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 16.00
Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received?for 1967?s I Call First , later renamed Who?s That Knocking at My Door ?creating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorsese?s most appreciative and perceptive commentators. Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of America?s most respected film critic?s... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 75.00
Jesters and fools have existed as important and consistent figures in nearly all cultures. Sometimes referred to as clowns, they are typological characters who have conventional roles in the arts, often using nonsense to subvert existing order. But fools are also a part of social and religious history, and they frequently play key roles in the rituals... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 64.00
This is the most definitive survey yet of Alice Faye's unique career in film, recording, broadcasting, and on stage. An annotated bibliography of book, magazine, and newspaper sources covers her life and career from 1933 through 1989. This volume also features a filmography, discography, detailed coverage of Faye's broadcasting and stage career, specialized... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 64.00
Ann Sothern was often quoted as saying she had played every venue in show business except fairs. For over 60 years, she has captivated audiences from the stage, on radio and television, in film, and as a recording artist. This book is the first full-length examination of Miss Sothern's life and career. In addition to individual chapters on each facet... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00
A companion volume to the author's Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases (2002), this reference work chronicles 298 cases of what can be broadly defined as "celebrity" homicides from the early twentieth century onward. Cases are drawn from the realms of film, theatre, music, dance and other... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2011. Notables who died include Andy Rooney, Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes commentator; Smokin' Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion; rapper Heavy D; Jane Russell, Hollywood pin-up of 1940s and '50s; and movie legend... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95
The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2012. Notables who died include actor Larry Hagman, astronaut Neil Armstrong, voice actor Jerry Nelson (The Count of Sesame Street), comedian Phyllis Diller, singer Whitney Houston, and actor George Lindsey. Obituaries of these... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2013; US$ 12.99
This wonderful book builds a mosaic of stories about fame and failure, love and loss, of public achievement and private concern. An immensely enjoyable read.' - Joseph O'Connor. Intimacy With Strangers offers a dazzlingly original, thought-provoking approach to celebrity interviewing. Ciaran Carty draws on his career involving many of the world's leading... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 49.95
The entertainment world lost a number of legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2006. The obituaries of over 1300 people are included, along with pictures of the vast majority. Losses include Godfather of Soul James Brown, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and former President of the United States... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95
The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2008. Notables who died include Heath Ledger, Barry Morse, Suzanne Pleshette, Bo Diddley, Tim Russert, Eartha Kitt, Beverly Garland and Isaac Hayes. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers,... more...