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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
"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...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
Among 2010's many notable losses in the performing arts are actors Tony Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Gary Coleman and Peter Graves, rock star Ronnie James Dio, and television personality, actor and athlete Don Meredith. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated... more...
- 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
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...
- 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...
- 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...