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  • Mr Strangelove: Peter Sellersby Ed Sikov

    Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 19.08

    Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed biographer Ed Sikov has spoken to many who knew and worked with Sellers,... more...

  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...

  • Cara Delevingne -The Most Beautiful Girl in the Worldby Abi Smith

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    Hailed as the new Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne has fast become one of the most influential supermodels on the planet. Known for her irreverent style and kooky sense of humour, it is her wild side that makes her a constant source of fascination the world over. In this, the first unauthorised biography of the British beauty, Abi Smith reveals Cara?s... more...

  • Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legendby Robert Ross

    Titan Books 2011; US$ 9.32

    Mike Myers thinks he was ďa genius?, while John Cleese regards him as ďa true cultural icon?. He was an architect of British comedy, paving the way for Monty Python, and then became a major Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks? Young Frankenstein. A writer, director, performer and true pioneer of his art, he died aged only 48.... more...

  • Actresses as Working Womenby Tracy C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession. more...

  • Bringing Down the Houseby Olivia Turnbull

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britain’s regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain’s... more...

  • Ray Winstoneby Nigel Goodall

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled.... more...

  • Hugh Laurieby Anthony Bunko

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due... more...

  • Mr Strangeloveby Ed Sikov

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.28

    The well-regarded and latest biography of one of the comedy world's finest. more...

  • Fantasies of Empireby Joseph Donohue

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 32.50

    In the London summer of 1894, members of the National Vigilance Society, led by the well-known social reformer Laura Ormiston Chant, confronted the Empire Theatre of Varieties, Leicester Square, and its brilliant manager George Edwardes as he applied for a routine license renewal. On grounds that the Empire?s promenade was the nightly resort of prostitutes,... more...