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  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014by Harris M. Lentz III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    Among 2014's many notable losses in the performing arts were actors Robin Williams, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, folk music icon Pete Seeger, Jazz pianist Horace Silver, rock singer Joe Cocker and co-host of National Public Radio's "Car Talk," Tom Magliozzi. Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012by Harris M. Lentz

    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...

  • Intimacy With Strangersby Ciaran Carty

    The Lilliput Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

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

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 26.71

    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...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011by Harris M Lentz

    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...

  • My Life in Piecesby Simon Callow

    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... 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, 2010by Harris M. Lentz

    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...

  • In the Frameby Helen Mirren

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress--and the recipient of many awards, transferring between stage, cinema and television--for over 40 years. Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and a bohemian outlook, she has never ceased to be out of the public eye, with legions of admiring fans all over the world.... more...

  • Show Business Homicidesby David K. Frasier

    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...