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  • 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...

  • Dance of the Vampires and Six Other Playsby Bole Butake

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 34.95

    This crowning collection brings together seven of Bole Butakeís finest plays since 1984, namely: Dance of the Vampires; Family Saga; Lake God; Betrothal Without Libation; And Palm Wine Will Flow; The Rape of Michelle; and Shoes. More than an academic, Butake has distinguished himself as a playwright, unearthing and foregrounding the ills, travails... more...

  • Chaplinby Stephen Weissman

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    ?Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema,? wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short his father?s flourishing career, and his beloved mother first lost her voice, then her mind, to syphilis. How did this poor, lonely child, committed... more...

  • Great Producersby Iris Dorbian

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Cary Grantby Geoffrey Wansell

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby , The Philadelphia Story , and North by Northwest , were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive... more...

  • Ivy League Stripperby Heidi Mattson

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Heidi Mattson successfully united sex and scholarship to realize a '90s version of the American Dream by becoming a smart, sassy, self-confident stripper while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Intelligent and ambitious, she grew up more...

  • Call Me Lumpyby Bank Bank; Gibu Twyman

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1997; US$ 20.99

    Frank Bank's story is a sometimes wild, sometimes bawdy, often poignant, always funny account of a real-life Louie Louie who led a nation to California-dreamin'. more...

  • Norm & Ahmedby Alex Buzo

    Currency Press 1999; US$ 17.99

    These plays portray a society at the cusp of reform. The writing reflects a deep sense of the need for change, and awareness of the ground beginning to give way beneath the feet. The plays are: Alan Hopgood's Private Yuk Objects, a rich portrait of Australia in the mid-60s centred around Australia's participation in the Vietnam war; and This... more...

  • The Films of Agnes Mooreheadby Axel Nissen

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    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...