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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95
Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her generation, and one of the only women ever to have... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 9.95
Originally published as Jack Nicholson: Face to Face in 1975, Jack Nicholson: The Early Years is the first book written about the enigmatic star and the only one to have Nicholson's participation. In 1975 Nicholson was just becoming a household name in spite of having already starred in, written or produced 25 films including classics such as Easy... more...
- Madison Books 1993; US$ 20.99
Hattie McDaniel was the first black to ever win an Oscar. She was also the first black woman to ever sing on American radio. In this fresh assessment of her life and career, Carlton Jackson tells the inside story of her working relationships, her personal life, and the many obstacles she faced as a black performer in the white world of show business... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 174.99
This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 64.99
This irreverent guide to the theatrical season presents a comprehensive discussion of forty-six shows-including Broadway and non-Broadway productions-and features not only dates and names but also the stories behind the statistics. Suskin has provided a unique and detailed record of the season's memorable moments, high points, and low points. Written... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99
The A to Z of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over... more...
- Algonquin Books 2006; US$ 15.95
Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star. It seems almost preordained. The open smile says,... more...
- Blood Moon Productions 2012; US$ 19.99
As an insight into the American experience of celebrity death on the 50th anniversary of the murder of the Love Goddess, biographer Darwin Porter has compiled, after decades of research, an intriguing roundup of the conspiracies and dark secrets behind Hollywood?s most notorious mystery: Who Killed Marilyn? This relentless page-turner, a lip-smacking... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 67.99
In The Silent Films of Harry Langdon (1923-1928) , film historian James Neibaur examines Langdon's strange, fascinating work during the silent era, when he made landmark films that were often ahead of their time. Extensively reviewing the comedian's silent screen work film by film, Neibaur makes the case that Langdon should be accorded the same... more...