The Story of Orson Welles
Paperback ISBN: 0679772839
A stunning portrait of the life and career of Orson Welles describes his early success in the worlds of radio, theater, and film; the boredom and self-destructive impulses that led to his rapid decline; and his colorful personal life. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
About John Ford...
Paperback ISBN: 0859650146
The career of John Ford, considered by some to be America’s greatest film director, spanned nearly half a century. With masterpieces like Stagecoach, The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Searchers, he was one of the world’s most popular filmmakers and one of the most universally admired. About John Ford is a critical interpretation and a personal tribute. Lindsay Anderson’s comprehensive survey of Ford’s work has the authority of a writer who was himself a distinguished filmmaker, and the portrait that emerges has the vividness and warmth of friendship. “About John Ford leaves no room for challenge.” — David Robinson, The Times (London)
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
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.
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
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.