Last Train to Memphis
The Rise of Elvis Presley
Hardcover ISBN: 0316332208
A fresh portrait of Elvis Presley, based on hundreds of interviews and a decade of research, emerges in the first volume of a two-part biography of the King, covering Elvis's life up to his Army induction. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 0316352942
The distinguished playwright and memoirist recounts the intrusion of congressional and other witch-hunters, Red-baiters, and ideologues into her and Dashiell Hammett's lives in the 1950s and the losses and discomforts suffered. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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.
The Scarlet Letter
Paperback ISBN: 1557832439
Leslie Fiedler pronounced it the first American tragedy. F.O. Mathiessen considered it the "Puritan Faust." Until now, it appeared that Nathaniel Hawthorne's haunting drama of judgement, alienation, and redemption would be forever confined to the page. Now comes the stage version to do it justice. DeMaiolo's brooding choruses of superstition and doubt hover like the furies hungry for vengeance on the "voluptuous Oriental" woman whose fate would commingle with every life in Salem. The audience joins the chorus as they weigh the American contract of freedom against the fine print of convention and taboo. Performance rights available from Applause.
My Movie Business
Paperback ISBN: 0345441303
The author of The World According to Garp and Hotel New Hampshire offers a candid portrayal of his thirteen-year effort to turn Cider House Rules into a successful film, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the filmmaking process. Reprint.
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A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
Paperback ISBN: 1557834679
The director, screenwriter, and playwright provides a look into his world, introducing the wide array of stars he has met over the years and revealing the hardship and joy that comes with a life in show business.