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  • Gareth Malone?s Guide to Classical Music: The Perfect Introduction to Classical Musicby Gareth Malone

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? In this funny, evocative, personal eBook, previously published as ?Music for the People: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music?, Gareth takes us on a journey of musical discovery that explains and entertains in equal measure. more...

  • Stan Without Ollieby Ted Okuda; James L. Neibaur

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    Long before his momentous teaming with Oliver Hardy, comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965) was a motion picture star in his own right. From his film debut in Nuts in May (1917) through his final solo starring effort Should Tall Men Marry? (1928), Laurel headlined dozens of short comedies for a variety of producers and production companies, often playing... more...

  • Marilyn Revealedby Ted Schwarz

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2008; US$ 25.99

    What made Norma Jean special was the quality she discovered when, bored with being a teenage bride with a husband in the Merchant Marine during World War II, she took her first and most enduring lover, the camera. At the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe died a Hollywood movie star and an American legend. Her rise to fame, however, had very little to do with... more...

  • Ingrid Bergmanby David Smit

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Smit studies the woman behind her public image as a natural, wholesome, even saintly person, an image carefully crafted by Bergman's first producer David O. Selznick. Bergman hid behind that image to live her life on her own terms. That life included three difficult marriages, numerous lovers, and a major scandal that stained her reputation but... more...

  • Making It on Broadwayby David Wienir; Jodie Langel; Jason Alexander

    Allworth Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book offers stories to entertain and astonish theater... more...

  • The Films of Victor Matureby James McKay

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    With his rugged features and earthy sex appeal, Victor Mature ushered in a new breed of postwar Hollywood actor, far removed from the debonair matinee idols of the 1930s. Following success as an upbeat leading man in the early 1940s Fox musicals, opposite the likes of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, he went on deliver two of his most powerful performances... more...

  • Harpo Marx as Tricksterby Charlene Fix

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    The author invites readers to spend time in the pleasure of Harpo's cinematic company while comparing him to tricksters from folklore, myth and legend. The book demonstrates how Harpo, the sweetest, wildest, most magical Marx brother, accomplishes the archetypal trickster's work. Thirteen chapters then examine Harpo's trickster persona... more...

  • Betty Garrett and Other Songsby Betty Garrett; Ron Rapoport

    Madison Books 1999; US$ 19.99

    "Betty Garrett's memoir is a tale of grace under pressure. It's a lovely, moving song of survival."? Studs Terkel more...

  • Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy Kingby Diana Serra Cary

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    A revealing biography of the little-known private life of this famous child star whose family set the style for many other 'stage' parents who found fame and fortune through their child's stardom. It is also the rare instance when one major child star (Baby Peggy) employs her own hard-won insight in exploring the career and family woes of the most... more...

  • Smile When the Raindrops Fallby Brian Anthony; Andy Edmonds

    Scarecrow Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    Details the life of Charley Chase?a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy. more...