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Peggy to her Playwrights

by Colin Chambers & Peggy Ramsay

Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) was the foremost play agent of her time. Her list of clients shows her to have been at the centre of British playwriting for several generations from the late 1950s on.

To her remarkable...


Black Sunset

by Clancy Sigal

For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde, and a gun ...

Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'Raymond Chandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later be the inspiration...


Robin

by Dave Itzkoff

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

From his rapid-fire stand-up...


Sterling Hayden’s Wars

by Lee Mandel

A master sailor when he was barely in his twenties, Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) became an overnight film star despite having no training in acting. After starring in two major films, he quit Hollywood and trained...


Stories Tell What Can't be Told

by E. Reid Gilbert

Stories Tell What Can't be Told: My Story is a collection of stories in the life journey of E. Reid Gilbert, after finishing high school, leaving home and matriculating in several colleges, where he earned...


Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince

This is history’s first comprehensive, unauthorized overview of the greatest mother-daughter act in showbiz history, Debbie Reynolds (“hard as nails and with more balls than any five guys I know”) and...


The Electric Woman

by Tessa Fontaine

Tessa Fontaine’s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery—through her time on the road with the last traveling...


Don't Stop Believin'

by Jonathan Cain

From One of the Greatest Bands in History Comes a Reminder to Never Give Up Hope. In this long-awaited memoir, complete with color photographs, songwriter and keyboardist Jonathan Cain takes us on an odyssey...


Reasons to be Graeae: A Work In Progress

by Jenny Sealey

Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, placing D/deaf and disabled actors centre stage and challenging preconceptions.

A Work in Progress contains the full script of Reasons to be Cheerful, a brief...


Me and Mr Welles

by Dorian Bond

In late autumn 1968, callow youth Dorian Bond was charged with travelling to Yugoslavia to deliver cigars and film stock to legendary Hollywood director Orson Welles. The pair soon struck up an unlikely friendship,...


Let Your Love Flow

by David Bellamy, Howard Bellamy & Michael Kosser

“THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S GREATEST INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADORS” 

 

This book is about two Florida cowboys who journeyed from country poverty to worldwide musical stardom because they had the...


Giant

by Don Graham

A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology.

Featuring James...


'Dearest Squirrel…'

by John Osborne, Pamela Lane & Peter Whitebrook

A completely fresh insight into the mind of one of the UK’s greatest playwrights, the letters between John Osborne and his first wife, actress Pamela Lane, are also a love letter to a now defunct system of...


Failing Up

by Leslie Odom, Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White...


Pryor Convictions

by Todd Gold, Richard Pryor & Tig Notaro

Finally back in print, Richard Pryor's 1995 smash hit Pryor Convictions? follows Pryor's life from his upbringing in a brothel in Peoria, Illinois, where he was sexually assaulted by a man in his neighborhood,...


The Young Duke

by Chris Enss & Howard Kazanjian

By the time Stagecoach made John Wayne a silver-screen star in 1939, the thirty-one-year-old was already a veteran of more than sixty films, having twirled six-guns and foiled cattle rustlers in B Westerns for...


Rock Monster

by Kristin Casey

Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman’s life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing,...


Whatever It Takes

by Christopher Ward, Stephen Stohn & Martin Gero

  • Stohn has over forty years of experience in the entertainment world as a creator, a lawyer, and a producer
  • Stohn has been involved with Degrassi since its inception
  • Degrassi is the longest running fictional...


Black Sheep

by Gabriel Hershman

Once hailed by John Osborne as ‘the greatest actor since Brando’, latterly known as a ruined genius whose unpredictable , hellraising behaviour was legendary, Nicol Williamson always went his own way. Openly...


On Choreography and Making Dance Theatre

by Mark Bruce

There are many skills one needs to produce a piece of dance. Bruce describes the basic foundation or ingredients of his version of Dance Theatre as: Movement, Drama, Sound and Vision. A choreographer has to...