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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
"She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95
This collection documents and examines political and protest theatre produced between the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and Obama?s election in 2008 by British and American artists responding to their own governments? actions and policies during this time. The plays take up topics such as the ongoing wars on terror, Blair?s support of U.S. policies, the flawed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre?s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski?s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany?s ?Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards?... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 14.95
This volume—Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd—exposes the best of the weirdest news, facts, and fun from all over the world. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print,... more...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 5.82
In the 60 years since Roman Holiday transformed the ex-ballerina into a superstar, Audrey Hepburn has inspired the kind of mass adoration usually reserved for deities. If anything, the cult of Hepburn has grown exponentially since her death in 1993. She is probably Hollywood s most beloved star, revered for her humanitarian work as well has her film... more...