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  • Errol Flynnby Thomas McNulty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. Included is analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a survey... more...

  • Federal Theatre, 1935-1939by Jane DeHart Mathews

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • The Films of Agnes Mooreheadby Axel Nissen

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    In The Films of Agnes Moorehead , Axel Nissen looks at Agnes Moorehead?s sixty-three feature films between 1941 and 1973. Each film is profiled, with particular emphasis placed on the films that merit closer attention: Citizen Kane , The Magnificent Ambersons , Mrs. Parkington , Dark Passage , All That Heaven Allows , The Left... more...

  • The Films of Jean Sebergby Michael Coates-Smith; Garry McGee

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

    Here is the first comprehensive examination of the international film career of Iowa-born actress Jean Seberg (1938-1979). Bursting onto the scene as star of Otto Preminger's controversial Saint Joan (1957), the 19-year-old Seberg encountered great difficulty recovering from the devastating criticism of her performance. The turnaround came in 1959... 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...

  • Great Producersby Iris Dorbian

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Up close and personal with Broadway?s brightest lights of the past, present, and future. * Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes * Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler, Papp, Merrick, Ziegfeld, more! Broadway?s most esteemed visionaries tell all?how they got started in the business, how they chose projects,... more...

  • Guruby Jeff Griggs

    Ivan R. Dee 2005; US$ 23.99

    A legend of improvisational theater, Del Close is best known for discovering and cultivating the talents of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and countless other comedy giants. Jeff Griggs was a student of Close's at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago when he was asked to help the aging mentor (often in ill health) by driving him around... more...

  • Hannah Arendt: Verborgene Tradition - Unzeitgemäße Aktualität?by Heinrich Böll Stiftung

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 91.00

    Hannah Arendt ist längst von einer umstrittenen Denkerin zu einer Klassikerin der modernen politischen Theorie geworden. In unnachahmlicher Weise hat sie den Bruch des deutschen philosophischen Denkens in den 20er Jahren in ihren weiteren intellektuellen Lebensweg aufgenommen und in eine politische Theorie des 20. Jahrhunderts übertragen ? eine Theorie,... more...

  • Happy Trailsby Howard Kazanjian; Chris Enss

    TwoDot 2005; US$ 23.99

    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ruled the West from the silver screen as the King of Cowboys and and Queen of the West. Off screen, this husband and wife duo raised a family and lived the "Code of the West." Now, in this new book, the Rogers family shares their memories of Roy, Dale, and Trigger, along with their other sidekicks and more than a hundred... 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...