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  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006by Harris M. Lentz

    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...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2008by Harris M. Lentz

    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...

  • Ann Sothern: A Bio-Bibliographyby Margie Schultz

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 118.00

    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...

  • Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebookby Vicki Janik

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Alice Faye: A Bio-Bibliographyby Barry Rivadue

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Agnes von Waiblingen - Stammmutter der Staufer und Babenberger-Herzögeby Wilhelm Muschka

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 26.36

    Hauptbeschreibung Agnes von Waiblingen (1072-1143) war die einzig überlebende Tochter des Canossa-Kaisers Heinrich IV. Sie und ihr erster Gemahl Herzog Friedrich I. von Schwaben sind die Eltern des ersten staufischen Königs Konrad III. Über ihn wurde Agnes Stammmutter des wohl bedeutendsten mittelalterlichen Herrschergeschlechts der Staufer. Nach... more...