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  • Heath Ledger - His Beautiful Life and Mysterious Deathby John McShane

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 5.99

    Young, cocksure, handsome and absurdly talented, Australian actor Heath Ledger shot to prominence with his first Hollywood film "10 Things I Hate About You": and a star was born. With huge charisma and smouldering looks lighting up the screen in a series of subsequent films, Heath was soon established as Hollywood A-list, dating a series of beauties... more...

  • The Clint Eastwood Westernsby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.00

    This book looks at the film and television genre that made Clint Eastwood a star: westerns. The author discusses in detail the production, impact, influences, and successes (both critical and commercial) of each of Eastwood?s films. Neibaur also examines the continued success and influence of his films on the western film genre. more...

  • Thomas Abthorpe Cooperby F. Arant Maginnes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95

    This is the biography of Thomas Abthorpe Cooper, the first star of the American stage. Cooper was the chief transitional figure between the British and American stage and contributed greatly to the development of American theatre. For the 30 years after 1797, Cooper performed in the major cities and toured to every state in the Union. This work covers... more...

  • Alma Rubens, Silent Snowbirdby Alma Rubens; Gary D. Rhodes; Alexander Webb

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    Dark-eyed and distant Alma Rubens was one of the first female stars of the early feature film industry in the 1910s. She was a major star by 1920, but before the decade was over her screen career was marked and marred by cocaine abuse. She died in 1931 at age 33--a Hollywood beauty, a casualty of Hollywood "snow," yet much more. As an actress... more...

  • Shirley Boothby David C. Tucker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    An Oscar-winning Best Actress for her tour-de-force role in Come Back, Little Sheba, Shirley Booth would ultimately win every major acting award that could be bestowed on an actress. Awarded three Tony Awards, two Emmys, and a Golden Globe, Booth was described by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival as "The World's Best Actress." Yet... more...

  • The Rainman's Third Cureby Peter Coyote

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 25.99

    "The rainman gave me two cures And he said, Just jump right in.? The one was Texas Medicine And the other was railroad gin. And like a fool I mixed them And they strangled up my mind Now people just get uglier And I have no sense of time.? --Bob Dylan, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again? The guiding metaphor in Peter Coyote?s... more...

  • The Big Screen Comedies of Mel Brooksby Robert Alan Crick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Mel Brooks is often regarded as one of Hollywood's funniest men, thanks to such highly successful films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. His films do have a tendency to turn out much like the jokes that comprise them--hit-or-miss, one minute shoot-the-moon brilliant and the next minute well short of laughs. This work provides... more...

  • The Business of Broadwayby Mitch Weiss; Perri Gaffney

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York?s Broadway theatre scene has long been viewed as the top of the heap? in the world theatre community. Taking lessons from the very best, this innovative guide delves into the business side of the renowned industry to explain just how its system functions. For anyone interested in pursuing a career on Broadway, or who wants to grow a theatre... more...

  • Elicited Metaphor Analysis in Educational Discourseby Wan Wan; Graham Low

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This study aims at identifying the types of metaphor produced by first-year college students of an English-teaching and a Spanish-teaching program in Chile on their role as professional educators and students of pedagogy. A questionnaire was administered to a total of 56 student-teachers at a Chilean university. The participants’ responses were... more...

  • The Theatre of Empireby Douglas S Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on the years between 1750 and 1860, this study follows the creation and perpetuation of an imperial culture, from the London metropole to the Great Plains. more...