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  • The Peter Lawford Storyby Patricia Lawford Stewart; Ted Schwarz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our... more...

  • Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of Kentuckyby Marilyn Casto

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the early nineteenth century. Most towns, even quite small ones, constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of local pride and symbols of culture. These theaters often hosted amateur performances, providing a forum for talent and a focus for community social life.... more...

  • Here Comes The Showboat!by Betty Bryant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "I was born at the tail end of a unique and delightful era and raised on one of the last showboats to struggle for survival against the devastating crunch of progress.... Our showboat's express purpose was carrying entertainment to hundreds of thousands of river-bottom farmers along our water-bordered frontier." -- from the book Betty Bryant was... more...

  • Take It from the Big Mouthby Jean Maddern Pitrone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take... more...

  • From Mae to Madonnaby June Sochen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Entertainers were the first group of successful women to capture the public eye, taking to the stage in vaudeville and film and redefining their place in society. June Sochen introduces the white, African American, and Latina women who danced on Broadway, fell on bananas in silent films, and wisecracked in smoky clubs, as well as the modern icons... more...

  • The Theatre in Early Kentuckyby Jr. West T. Hill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This comprehensive study shows that the stage was active in Kentucky long before the first professional troupe toured in 1815. During the period covered, 1790--1820, Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville became the major theatrical centers in the West. Performances on Kentucky stages far outnumbered those in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Nashville,... more...

  • Renegade at Heartby Lorenzo Lamas; Jeff Lenburg

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    Meet the real Lorenzo Lamas. Lorenzo Lamas has played many roles over the course of his roller coaster career. Star of two major television shows, five-time husband, and reality show star, Lamas has been tabloid fodder for decades. Fans can easily believe they have seen every side of Lamas. But the truth is far more interesting-and surprising. Son... more...

  • Robert Downey Jr.by Ben Falk

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 7.28

    The Comeback Kid will be the first biography of Robert Downey Jr. A Detailed and authoritative account of the life, career, stardom and controversy of Robert Downey JR one of Hollywood?s most popular, and gifted, actors of recent times. A behind-the-scenes look on the making of his most famous and infamous movies, talking to the people closest to... more...

  • It Happened on Broadwayby Myrna Katz Frommer; Harvey Frommer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans?including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld?deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes. more...

  • Robert Downey Jr. from Brat to Iconby Erin E. MacDonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Robert Downey Jr. may be best known as Iron Man, but his career as an actor stretches back to the 1970s and features several Oscar-quality roles. He has worked with a wide range of innovative directors from Oliver Stone and Robert Altman to Richard Linklater and Shane Black, and has played punk kids, detectives, journalists and even a serial killer.... more...