Radio
Writing for Soaps
Writing for Soaps
Paperback      ISBN: 0713661216

Soap opera has become the most popular form of radio and television drama and now constitutes the biggest market for modern day dramatists. For the new writer, as well as those experienced in other genres, this book reveals how Soap works. As well as covering the specifics of Soap writing, Chris Curry guides the writer through the uniquely collaborative process from storylining to finished script.

'A clear, honest, practical and funny guide to soap writing' - Valerie Windsor.

Ya-YA Girls of '60s French Pop
Ya-YA Girls of '60s French Pop
Paperback      ISBN: 193623971x

Ye-Ye is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France and many other countries, as says Susan Sontag, with its particular "camp" style throughout the 1960s.

Ye-Ye pop had secondary explosions in the 1970s and 1990s in Japan and Europe through the likes of Lio (who provides this book's foreword), and in the United States through singers like April March, whose Ye-Ye number "Chick Habit" was heard in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof.

Interest in Ye-Ye revived again recently during the fifth season of the mega-popular television series Mad Men, when Don Draper's young, sexy wife sang the Ye-Ye number "Zou Bisou Bisou," originally made famous in the 1960s by blonde actress Gillian Hills.

The most famous Ye-Ye practitioners include the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock star Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, beautiful actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Francoise Hardy.

This collection by French pop music expert Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe includes many interviews with the original singers and producers, visual excerpts of record covers, both 45s and LPs, and remarkable excerpts from a children's fan diary of the period.

Ye-Ye means "Yeah Yeah" and many music lovers are ready for an immersion in this beloved but little-known genre.

"This lavishly illustrated compendium is like a passport to another time and place...a window into an era in which one could switch on the TV & see Bridget Bardot singing about Harley Davidson motorcycles while wearing thigh-high boots and a black leather mini-skirt. This book may well be the Bible of Ye-Ye ."

--Boyd Rice
Zenith(r) Radio: The Early Years 1919-1935
Zenith(r) Radio
The Early Years 1919-1935
Paperback      ISBN: 0764303678

Zenith's "The Quality Goes in Before the Name Goes On" is one of the most recognized, and well earned, corporate mottos in America. Founded by two Navy radiomen in 1919, luck and the infusion of capital from a wealthy adventurer and car salesman started the Zenith Radio Corporation on a journey that would propell it to the top of the United States electronics manufacturing industry. The rise was an interesting one, the cast of high profile. With access to the Zenith corporate archives and their discovery of the long sealed files of one of Zenith's founders, the authors present for the first time the documented story of Zenith radio and company from 1919 through 1935. Professors Cones and Bryant draw on their long experience as radio enthusiasts and writers for both the popular and scholarly press to tell the fascinating story of Zenith's impact on early radio history. They present a wealth of never before published photographs, documents, and information, as well as color portraits of many Zenith radios of the era. Complimenting the story is an illustrated catalog of nearly every Chicago Radio Laboratory and Zenith radio model produced between 1919 and 1935 and a database of valuable information which covers every radio produced by the company, along with a rarity and price guide.