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- Algonquin Books 2006; US$ 14.95
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...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99
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...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 34.99
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 2006; US$ 10.99
Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95
In the first full-length study devoted to John Lowin, Wooding provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of one of the greatest actors of seventeenth-century England. She examines his involvement in the Jacobean/Caroline world as citizen, performer, and manager of King's Men's Company, and contextualizes his life and career within... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 34.99
This book describes how the Tiv people of Nigeria use their indigenous theater to fight against British colonialism and oppression by dominant groups in Nigeria. It celebrates the power of the theater to give voice to the voiceless and to become a catalyst for positive change. more...