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- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 30.00
Clint Eastwood is one of the world?s most popular action stars,who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including The Changeling, this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV?s Rawhide to Gran Torino showing... more...
- Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.00
From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor?s life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the past seven decades. Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend -- the first new biography to be published following her death -- strips away the... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 24.95
A feisty tribute to Katherine Hepburn. Us- ing the long, singular life of the American icon as a foundation, Karbo teases out lessons we can learn from the actresss life on the universal themes of love, marriage, work, conquering fear, the rewards and hazards of saying what you mean, the benefits of frugality, individuality, honour, aging and... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.76
Suicide? Or murder? Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, apparently a suicide, shocked the world. A Hollywood star, a global icon, why would she have killed herself? Yet the coroner's report stated her death was due to a massive overdose of 47 Nembutal capsules. But what about the discrepancies between the official report and the scene of her death?... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 55.00
The first widely available biography of this important black Victorian-age actor, 'Ira Aldridge: The Vagabond Years, 1833-1852' details the early life and career of this New York-born thespian. Exhaustively researched and accessibly written, this volume covers the latter 19 years of the life of one of the most significant theatrical figures... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
American film favorite Thelma Todd was much more than the beautiful blonde of the 1930s who played opposite Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Todd's tragic death transformed her into an icon of Hollywood mystery: The photograph of the 29-year-old actress slumped in her luxurious Lincoln Phaeton shocked fans in 1935. How did... more...
- John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99
The star of some of the best and most unconventional American films in recent history, Johnny Depp has also been a source of media fascination since the 90s. His film roles have always been idiosyncratic, earning him international respect and adoration—from Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco to his Oscar-nominated turns as Captain... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 30.00
Alice Faye's sweet demeanor, sultry glances, and velvety voice were her signatures. Her haunting rendition of "You'll Never Know" has never been surpassed by any other singer. Fans adored her in such films as Alexander's Ragtime Band, Rose of Washington Square, Tin Pan Alley, Week End in Havana, and Hello, Frisco, Hello. In the 1930s and 1940s she... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 8.74
Not only is Johnny Depp a huge star, but his unconventional choice of movie roles has made him a fascinating and mysterious character. With appearances in both children and adult films such as Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Public Enemies, Depp has a mass market cross- generational appeal. From his debut in Nightmare on... more...