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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wife of the Life of the Partyby Lita Grey Chaplin; Jeffrey Vance

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    The memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there from the very beginning. more...

  • What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?by Joseph McBride

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed... more...

  • Programming Theater Historyby Herbert Blau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    ?One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about and consumed theater.? ? Elin Diamond, from the Introduction... more...

  • The Tricky Partby Martin Moran

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    At the age of 12 Martin Moran was involved in a sexual relationship with an older man, a counsellor from a Catholic boy's camp. Thirty years later, he set out to find and confront his abuser. The Tricky Part is the story of the man Martin Moran became, and the ambiguous relationship with his abuser that would mark his life. Growing up in an ordinary... 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...

  • Clint Eastwood's Americaby Sam B. Girgus

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    The steady rise of Clint Eastwood’s career parallels a pressing desire in American society over the past five decades for a figure and story of purpose, meaning, and redemption. Eastwood has not only told and filmed that story, he has come to embody it for many in his public image and film persona. Eastwood responds to a national yearning for... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 70.00

    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...

  • 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...