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- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 45.00
In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star. In this engaging collection, copublished with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2007; US$ 15.99
Actor and singer Clary, born in France before the Nazi occupation, tells the story of his survival of the concentration camps, and the years that followed World War II, which included a successful show-business career (he was Corporal Louis Lebeau on the television show Hogan's Heroes) and nationwide talks on the Holocaust. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 23.99
1969 was Robert Redford's breakout year, when he starred with Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Since that time he was continuously successful, either as an actor or director. His concern for the environment, particularly in the American West, has made him an important spokesman for conservation, often lending his name to causes and... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 37.99
This is the first full-length biography of Irene Dunne, one of the most versatile actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1985, Dunne's acting highlights include five Best Actress Oscar nominations, occurring in almost as many different genres: the Western Cimarron (1931), two screwball comedies: Theodora... more...
- Seal Press 2013; US$ 16.00
Some tall girls grow up to have perfect posture and are later seen gracing the pages of magazines. Some are natural athletes with toned legs that mask their overlarge feet. Then there are other tall girls: the ones who are always tripping over themselves; who never look normal in any size of clothing; who literally don?t fit in. Comedian Margot... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Based on exclusive interviews, this book includes never-before published material from those associated with Elizabeth Montgomery's remarkable life before, during, and after Bewitched . It also explores her political activism: her advocacy for AIDS research, the peace movement, and her controversial participation as narrator of the feature film... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 1997; US$ 17.99
Jackie Chan: Inside the Dragon is the first biography of this international star. Drawn from one-on-one interviews with Chan himself and the actors, actresses, directors, and other stuntmen who've worked with him, fans will finish this book knowing all the details behind Chan's life and films. more...
- Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 16.95
?Addictively readable . . . Someday, when fewer people know Richard Pryor?s name, Furious Cool will be the best defense against the worst sort of forgetting--the kind that involves who we are now, who we loved once, and why.? ? Esquire Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 29.95
"Ida Lupino (1918-1995) was more than a gorgeous image of film noir in the forties and fifties who starred in classics such as They Drive By Night, High Sierra, and Road House. Lupino also evolved into one of Hollywood's earliest female directors whose work was described by Martin Scorsese as ""resilient, with a remarkable empathy for the fragile... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 30.00
In the 1931 film Dracula , Bela Lugosi set the standard for horror film villainy. Though many actors have donned the cape since that first production, remnants of Hungarian-born Lugosi's portrayal continue to surface in popular culture -- from highly prized memorabilia to a character on Sesame Street . After a decade of trying vainly to broaden... more...