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The Uncannily Strange and Brief Life of Amedeo Modigliani

by Velibor Colic & Celia Hawkesworth

The life of the painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was chaotic and tragically brief. Consisting of a series of vignettes, mostly set in the painter's studio and peopled by his lover Jeanne Hébuterne (who...


The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72

by Molly Peacock

An inspirational tour de force that proves it's never too late to be who you might have been.


Joss Whedon

by Cynthia Burkhead & David Lavery

No recent television creator has generated more critical, scholarly, and popular discussion or acquired as devoted a cult following as Joss Whedon (b. 1964). No fewer than thirty books concerned with his work...


The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions, and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor

by Ellis Amburn

Ellis Amburn's magnificent biography of the Academy Award®-winning actress and legendary beauty captures the unparalleled Elizabeth in all her tragedy and splendor—her tumultuous loves, her doomed affections,...


The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

by Maria Augusta Trapp & Maria A. Trapp

With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children,...


Walt before Mickey

by Timothy S. Susanin & Diane Disney Miller

For ten years before the creation of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney struggled with, failed at, and eventually mastered the art and business of animation. Most biographies of his career begin in 1928, when Steamboat...


Frank Capra

by Joseph McBride

Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life). A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the right thing,...


de Toth on de Toth

by Anthony Slide

This book provides a fascinating survey of the career of one of Hollywood's great mavericks. In his memoir Fragments, Andre de Toth took his readers on a roller coaster ride through his life. He gave scant mention...


Carlos Acosta: The Reluctant Dancer: The Reluctant Dancer

by Margaret Willis

This is about a Cuban boy, who roamed the streets barefoot when he should have been in school, stole fruit from neighbours' orchards, was always hungry and wanted nothing more than to be a football star, just...


Haywire

by Brooke Hayward

From the moment of its publication in 1977, Haywire was a national sensation and a #1 bestseller, a celebrated Hollywood memoir of a glittering family and the stunning darkness that lurked just beneath the surface....


Conversations with Scorsese

by Richard Schickel

Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director.

With Richard Schickel...


Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home

by Caitlin Shetterly

Newlywed Caitlin Shetterly and her husband, Dan Davis, two hardworking freelancers, began their lives together in 2008 by pursuing a lifelong, shared dream of leaving Maine and going West. At first, California...


Arthur Penn

by Nat Segaloff

Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent...


Sirk on Sirk

by Jon Halliday

Douglas Sirk is one of the most neglected directors in American cinema. This book aims to rectify that and, through a survey of his career, to re-establish Sirk as one of the great stylists of Hollywood cinema....


Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering

by Meredith Baxter

“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’”...


Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influence

by Katharine Cockin

In this essay collection, established experts and new researchers, reassess the performances and cultural significance of Ellen Terry, her daughter Edith Craig (1869-1947) and her son Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966),...


Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from "The Fantasticks" to "Law and Order"

by John Anthony Gilvey

(Applause Books). Today the late actor Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) is best remembered as the world-weary New York City Detective Lennie Briscoe from the Emmy Award-winning NBC television series Law and Order ....


Searching for John Ford

by Joseph McBride

John Ford's classic films--such as Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers--have earned him worldwide admiration as America's foremost filmmaker, a director...


Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps

by Chris Jericho

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling A Lion's Tale documents Chris Jericho's meteoric rise to wrestling glory in the WWE.

A Lion's Tale gave readers a portrait of Jericho as a young...


And Furthermore

by Judi Dench

I can hardly believe that it is more than half a century since I first stepped on to the stage of the Old Vic Theatre and into a way of life that has brought me the most rewarding professional relationships...