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  • Ida Lupinoby William Donati

    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 Immortal Countby Arthur Lennig

    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...

  • The Kwagh-hir Theaterby Iyorwuese Hagher

    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...

  • Company of Heroesby Harry Jr. Carey

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Funny, insightful, and brutally honest. Offers an intimate look at the work of Hollywood director John Ford through the observant eyes of actor Harry Carey, Jr. more...

  • Tarzan, My Fatherby Johnny Weissmuller; William Reed; W. Craig Reed

    ECW Press 2002; US$ 11.95

    A portrait of the most beloved Tarzan and a tale of Hollywood at its legendary peak. An authoritative insight into the life of the man most film fans consider the "one and only" Tarzan ? Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller ? this book offers an intimate look at Weissmuller's early life, middle years, and later decline, through... more...

  • I’m Walking As Straight As I Canby Geri Jewell; Ted Nichelsen

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri, on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life. The book?s title ? I?m Walking As Straight As I Can ? has a double meaning, referring... more...

  • The House That Hugh Laurie Builtby Paul Challen

    ECW Press 2007; US$ 10.95

    At the centre of the critically acclaimed Fox drama House, British actor Hugh Laurie has become the focus of fans across North America, Britain, and Australia. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, honoured by the Queen with an Order of the British Empire, and one of People?s Sexiest Men Alive, Laurie has become an icon.But... more...

  • Mary Pickfordby Christel Schmidt

    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...

  • Becoming Tom Thumbby Eric D. Lehman

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    The definitive biography of an iconic American entertainer more...

  • Metalepsis in Popular Cultureby Karin Kukkonen; Sonja Klimek

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Metalepsis refers to the crossing of boundaries between fiction and reality in narratives. This volume provides a systematic overview of metalepsis, its types and effects, in popular culture. The contributions discuss popular fiction, fan fiction, pop lyrics, comics, films, animated cartoons, music videos, live performances and TV series... more...