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  • Federal Theatre, 1935-1939by Jane DeHart Mathews

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 51.00 US$ 40.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Clint Eastwood Westernsby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...