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Vanity Fair's Hollywood
Vanity Fair's Hollywood
Hardcover      ISBN: 067089141x
A lavishly illustrated tribute to a century's worth of tinsel town stars, glamor, and scandal features intimate photography, classic essays, and humorous archive caricatures. 20,000 first printing.
Ralph Richardson: An Actor's Life
Ralph Richardson
An Actor's Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557833001
Portrays the life of Ralph Richardson, examines the development of his career as an actor, and discusses his performances on the stage and in films
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
Alfred Hitchcock
A Life in Darkness and Light
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 006039322x
A portrait of the iconic filmmaker traces his six-decade career and numerous works, noting his role in the establishment of industry standards and the characteristics most associated with his persona while offering insight into his private, professional, and family life. 26,000 first printing.
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Paperback      ISBN: 0609805533
The author of Katherine Hepburn presents a painstakingly researched, thoroughly documented, searching account of the life, loves, career, and death of Marilyn Monroe, including an examination of her relationship with John F. Kennedy. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
A Monk Swimming: A Memoir
A Monk Swimming
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0786884142
The actor-brother of Frank McCourt offers an entertaining, witty memoir of life in New York City during the freewheeling 1960s, detailing his quest for fame and fortune, family life, battle with alcoholism, and reunion with his long-estranged father. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
The Unkindest Cut: How a Hatchet-Man Critic Made His Own $7,000 Movie and Put It All on His Credit Card
The Unkindest Cut
How a Hatchet-Man Critic Made His Own $7,000 Movie and Put It All on His Credit Card
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786860901
A film critic and columnist offers a hilarious account of the art of low-budget moviemaking, from conning capital out of investors through his mastery of the essential skills of writing, directing, scoring, casting, and marketing.
Woody Allen: A Life In Film
Woody Allen
A Life In Film
Paperback      ISBN: 1566636027
Woody Allen is a private person who talks about his work infrequently. So it was unprecedented when he recently spoke to the camera about the entire range of his work in an interview with Richard Schickel. Woody talked about how he makes films, why he does it, the roots of this passion in his early life, and his current thinking about the state of his art.
Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters
The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 189322435x
Drawing on Hughes's personal diary entries and letters, the author presents an intimate look at the life, personal nature, and work of the private and eccentric billionaire businessman.
On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
On Sunset Boulevard
The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786861940
Examines the life and work of the noted Hollywood director
Joel & Ethan Coen
Joel & Ethan Coen
Paperback      ISBN: 0879109637
An analysis of the Coen oeuvre through O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy escapade. As Ethan Coen says: "We grew up in America, and we tell American stories in American settings within American frames of reference. Perhaps our way of reflecting our system is more comprehensible to non-Americans because they already see the system as something alien." Well illustrated.