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  • David Belascoby Lise-Lone Marker

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.95

    A pioneer of stage naturalism, David Belasco has come to be universally recognized as one of the first important directors in the history of the American stage. Lise-Lone Marker's book is a full-length stylistic analysis and re-evaluation of his scenic art. Based on a rich body of primary sources, among which are Belasco's promptbooks and papers,... more...

  • Federal Theatre, 1935-1939by Jane DeHart Mathews

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 51.00

    The WPA Theatre Project-conceived as a relief measure, a work program, and an artistic experiment-enjoyed a brief but lively existence. With skill and sensitivity Mrs. Mathews explores its turbulent history from its ambiguous origins in 1935 to its tragic demise in 1939. The book recreate: the atmosphere of the era, and conveys a vivid sense of the... more...

  • Kay Francisby Lynn Kear; John Rossman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    Kay Francis came of age in the Roaring Twenties and relished the era's hedonistic pursuits. Her career as an actress was launched at the same time, and before her death in 1968, she had appeared on many theater stages, in more than 60 films, on radio, in USO tours, as a model, and on television. The tall, stylish actress had a husky voice and dark... more...

  • Savage Detoursby Lisa Morton; Kent Adamson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This is the first book-length study of the career and life of Ann Savage, whose performance in Detour earned her a place in Time Magazine's list of the top 10 greatest movie villains. The biography covers her abused childhood and her career as a studio contract player, pin-up queen, B movie star, jetsetter and award-winning aviatrix. A complete... more...

  • Arbuckle and Keatonby James L. Neibaur

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    From 1917 to 1919, Joseph Schenck produced a series of Comique comedies starring master movie comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and featuring an apprentice, Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton. These films were initially deemed significant by modern archivists for representing the first movie appearances of Keaton, widely considered one... more...

  • Clint Eastwood - The Biography of Cinema's Greatest Ever Starby Douglas Thompson

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    Clint Eastwood is a true living legend. For over forty years he has dominated Hollywood and his success both in front of and behind the camera has assured his place in cinema history alongside such superstars as Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Robert De Niro..."Clint" reveals the man behind the myth.Bestselling author Douglas Thompson draws on exclusive... more...

  • Jack - The Biography of Jack Nicholsonby John Parker

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    He is Tinseltown's most indestructible sex symbol and hell raiser. In 1997, Jack Nicholson received an Oscar for his starring role in "As Good As It Gets". Known for his trademark shark's grin and sunglasses, Nicholson has been acting for the past 37 years, and has just celebrated 25 years since the classic "The Shining" was released; one of his most... more...

  • Robert De Niro - Portrait of a Legendby John Parker

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 7.28

    With his breath-taking breakthrough performance in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets in 1973 he forged an enormously fruitful collaboration - including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas - that, alongside his roles in the likes of The Godfather Part Two, The Deer Hunter and Once Upon a Time in America, reads like a list of the top Hollywood films... more...

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

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • 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...