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  • Ira Aldridge: The Vagabond Years, 1833-1852by Bernth Lindfors

    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...

  • The Life and Death of Thelma Toddby William Donati

    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...

  • The Secret World of Johnny Deppby Nigel Goodall

    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...

  • Alice Fayeby Jane Lenz Elder

    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...

  • A Rose for Mrs. Miniverby Michael Troyan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 24.95

    " In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the many myths that even today veil her life. The true origins of her birth, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her career struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are revealed for the first time. Garson combined an everywoman quality with grace, charm, and refinement. She won... more...

  • Why You Crying?by George Lopez; Armen Keteyian

    Touchstone 2004; Not Available

    In this eagerly awaited autobiography, comedian and prime-time television star George Lopez tells the heartbreaking yet humorous story of his inspirational rise from dead-end kid in the Valley to giving a command performance before the president of the United States. It is a rare story that touches us so deeply with its humor, sadness, and powerful... more...

  • Frankie Muniz Boy Geniusby Nancy Krulik

    Gallery Books 2001; Not Available

    Meet Frankie Muniz! He's the star of Malcolm in the Middle, one of the hottest shows on TV today. Frankie's fifteen, funny, and now he's famous. Here, for every fan who can't get enough of Frankie, is everything you need to know about him: how he broke into show business, what his hobbies are, where to find Frankie fan clubs on the Web, and whether... more...

  • Embodying Differenceby Linda Saborio

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 39.99

    Embodying Difference offers a fresh perspective on the current theoretical debates about the role of Latinas in today's multicultural society and globalization's impact on cultural attitudes toward femininity. Saborío's interdisciplinary approach links feminist and gender discourse, cultural studies, and theatrical performances as a means of exploring... more...

  • The Anatomy of Harpo Marxby Wayne Koestenbaum

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    The Anatomy of Harpo Marx is a luxuriant, detailed play-by-play account of Harpo Marx?s physical movements as captured on screen. Wayne Koestenbaum guides us through the thirteen Marx Brothers films, from The Cocoanuts in 1929 to Love Happy in 1950, to focus on Harpo?s chief and yet heretofore unexplored attribute?his profound and contradictory... more...

  • Pioneer Performancesby Matthew Rebhorn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 64.99

    The Wild West was popular with American audiences long before the appearance of the Hollywood western. From 1829 to 1881, playgoers throughout the nation applauded frontier dramas that celebrated conventional American values like rugged individualism and the ideology of Manifest Destiny. Yet, as Pioneer Performances shows, a more subversive cultural... more...