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Confessions of an Actor: Laurence Olivier an Autobiography/#07444
Confessions of an Actor
Laurence Olivier an Autobiography/#07444
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671417010
An autobiography by the English actor discusses his theatrical and film career and offers a candid account of his personal life, focusing on his relationship with actress Vivien Leigh
Lennon Legend: An Illustrated Life of John Lennon
Lennon Legend
An Illustrated Life of John Lennon
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811835170
An illustrated, interactive biography of the late Beatle considers his work as an artist, musician, and social activist while offering insight into his childhood, education, and personal perspectives; in a volume complemented by a live recording of "Imagine" as well as archival photographs.
The Dirt: Motley Crue
The Dirt
Motley Crue
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060392886
An incisive, thoroughly illustrated chronicle of the career of Motley Crue, one of rock music's most provocative and notorious bands, provides an insider's view of rock stardom, capturing the rebellion, sex, insanity, drug abuse, and rollicking fun of it all. 50,000 first printing.
Cast of Thousands
Cast of Thousands
Hardcover      ISBN: 0448122642
The celebrated author shares candid photographs of great and famous people she has known over the past eighty years and anecdotes about friends, admirers, and fawners and days and nights in the capitals of the world
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Brando
Songs My Mother Taught Me
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679410139
An honest, revealing self-portrait by the critically acclaimed, fiercely independent actor discusses his early life, career, world travels, social activism, and profiles of friends, lovers, and professional colleagues. 500,000 first printing.
Quentin Tarantino: The Cinema of Cool
Quentin Tarantino
The Cinema of Cool
Paperback      ISBN: 1557832277
Examines the personal life and the professional work and success of the director of "Pulp Fiction"
John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography
John Gielgud
The Authorized Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 1557835039
Sir John Guildud's acting career was among the most distinguished of his generation. In a lifetime that lasted nearly a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every acting honor given, including an Academy Award for his performance as Hobson the butler in the film Arthur. Now, in this insightful authorized biography, written with unprecedented access to Gielgud's diaries and personal letters, author Sheridan Morley traces not only the actor's career, but gives a refreshingly frank look into Gielgud the man, and how his professional success as an actor often came at the expense of his personal happiness.
John Wayne: American
John Wayne
American
Paperback      ISBN: 0803289707
"John Wayne remains a constant in American popular culture. Middle America grew up with him in the late 1920s and 1930s, went to war with him in the 1940s, matured with him in the 1950s, and kept the faith with him in the 1960s and 1970s. . . . In his person and in the persona he so carefully constructed, middle America saw itself, its past, and its future. John Wayne was his country’s alter ego." Thus begins John Wayne: American, a biography bursting with vitality and revealing the changing scene in Hollywood and America from the Great Depression through the Vietnam War. During a long movie career, John Wayne defined the role of the cowboy and soldier, the gruff man of decency, the hero who prevailed when the chips were down. But who was he, really? Here is the first substantive, serious view of a contradictory private and public figure.
Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner : A Sort of Love Story
Bunny Bunny
Gilda Radner : A Sort of Love Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1557832765
In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he "merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head," and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation.
Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
Tab Hunter Confidential
The Making of a Movie Star
Hardcover      ISBN: 1565124669
A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality.