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Me: Stories of My Life
Me
Stories of My Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679400516
Photographs from Hepburn's personal collection highlight the candid memoirs of the life, long career, friendships, and loves of the legendary Hollywood actress
Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning
Climbing the Mountain
My Search for Meaning
Paperback      ISBN: 068486584x
With the simple power and astonishing candor that made his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, a number one international bestseller, Kirk Douglas now shares his quest for spirituality and Jewish identity -- and his heroic fight to overcome crippling injuries and a devastating stroke. On February 13, 1991, at the age of seventy-four, Kirk Douglas, star of such major motion-picture classics as Champion, Spartacus, and Paths of Glory, was in a helicopter crash, in which two people died and he himself sustained severe back injuries. As he lay in the hospital recovering, he kept wondering: Why had two younger men died while he, who had already lived his life fully, survived? The question drove this son of a Russian-Jewish ragman to a search for his roots and on a long journey of self-discovery -- a quest not only for the meaning of life and his own relationship with God, but for his own identity as a Jew. Through the study of the Bible, Kirk Douglas found a new spirituality and purpose. His newfound faith deeply enriched his relationship with his own children and taught him -- a man who had always been famously demanding and impatient -- to listen to others and, above all, to hear his own inner voice. Told with warmth, wit, much humor, and deep passion, Climbing the Mountain is inspirational in the very best sense of the word.
Something Like an Autobiography
Something Like an Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0394714393
The distinguished filmmaker chronicles his life from his birth in 1910 to the worldwide success in 1951 of his film "Rashomon" and provides a provocative account of the Japanese film industry
And the Show Goes on: Broadway and Hollywood Adventures
And the Show Goes on
Broadway and Hollywood Adventures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879101849
From Booklist: Actor-director-producer Leonard has a real gift for storytelling that he displays to the fullest in a breezy, readable memoir of his life in show business. Starting out as an actor in 1930s New York in such forgotten hit plays as Hotel Alimony, Fly Away Home, and Kiss the Boys Goodbye, Leonard had the foresight and financial need to leap first to radio and movies, then to television, in which he created or produced such rerun perennials as Make Room for Daddy, The Andy Griffith Show, and the controversial (for its time) I Spy. Along the way, Leonard met lots and lots of fascinating people--John Garfield, Jack Benny, Danny Thomas, Carl Reiner, and Bill Cosby, to mention a few of the dozens about whom Leonard has a funny story or three to tell. Some of these stories are well known, such as those of the closeness of the writers, actors, and staff of The Dick Van Dyke Show; others are not, such as those of Leonard's various, sometimes dangerous, adventures around the world while filming I Spy. -Jack Helbig
The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
The Dark Side of Genius
The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316807230
Drawing on the author's personal relationship with the enigmatic director, interviews, and rich archival materials, this full biography traces the complex patterns of Hitchcock's art and their links with his family background, education, and apprenticeship in Germany
Marilyn
Marilyn
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805000607
Offering new information about, and strong new insights into, the complex and tragic life of Marilyn Monroe, this biography features photographs of the world-famous movie star taken during the last two months of her life
Garbo
Garbo
Paperback      ISBN: 081664182x
Four Films of Woody Allen
Four Films of Woody Allen
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0394712293
The complete screenplays of Woody Allen's four most recent movies--"Annie Hall," "Interiors," "Manhattan," and "Stardust Memories"--are accompanied by stills from each
Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx
Groucho
The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx
Paperback      ISBN: 0375702075
A candid portrait of the century's most memorable comedian traces Groucho Marx's rise to stardom; his famous ego; his relationships with wives, mistresses, and children; and much more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah
Bloody Sam
The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah
Hardcover      ISBN: 155611236x
Extensive interviews and research mark a detailed look at the volatile life and brilliant films of legendary director Sam Peckinpah, who has changed the face of modern cinema and influenced a generation of directors