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Freddie Francis: The Straight Story from Moby Dick to Glory, a Memoir

by Freddie Francis & Tony Dalton

Freddie Francis was regarded as one of the great cinematographers of the last half of the 20th century. He won Academy awards for Sons and Lovers and Glory. This is Francis’ memoir in which he recalls working...


Guru: My Days with Del Close

by Jeff Griggs

A legend of improvisational theater, Del Close is best known for discovering and cultivating the talents of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and countless other comedy giants. Jeff Griggs...


Those Glamorous Gabors: Bombshells from Budapest

by Darwin Porter

Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda Gabor transferred their glittery dreams and gold-digging ambitions from the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood. There, more effectively than any army, these Bombshells...


Images: My Life in Film

by Ingmar Bergman, Marianne Ruuth & Woody Allen

Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned forty years as he produced more than fifty films, many of which are considered classics. When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them....


The True History of the Elephant Man: The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick

by Peter Ford & Michael Howell

Due to horrible physical deformities, he spent much of his life as a fair-ground freak. He was hounded, persecuted, and starving, until his fortune changed and he was rescued, housed, and fed by the distinguished...


Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential

by Michelle Morgan

For the first time in paperback, this valuable biography by the president of Marilyn Monroe’s UK fan club contains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material on Marilyn Monroe, covering all...


Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life

by Robyn Karney

With 177 superb photographs, Audrey Hepburn is a sumptuous celebration of Hepburn as a beloved fashion icon and actress. Karney tells the story of Hepburn’s life, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland,...


Cary Grant: Dark Angel

by Geoffrey Wansell

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was...


Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

by Mark Bego

A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego’s definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording...


Chaplin: A Life

by Stephen Weissman

“Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema,” wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short...


Rock and Roll Busker

by Graham Forbes

A busker is a wee guy (or woman) who plays on the streets for tips. In bands, to busk, means to bluff your way through a song that you haven't rehearsed with whomever you happen to be standing beside on a stage....


Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hol

by Greg Merritt

Part biography, part true-crime narrative, this painstakingly researched book chronicles the improbable rise and stunning fall of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle from his early big screen success to his involvement...


Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

by Joan Howard Maurer & Michael Jackson

While the Three Stooges were the longest active and most productive comedy team in Hollywood, their artistic height coincided with the years Curly was with them, and this is his definitive biography. From 1932...


Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad

by Ronald L. Davis

Throughout the 1940s, Zachary Scott (1914-1965) was the model for sophisticated, debonair villains in American film. His best-known roles include a mysterious criminal in The Mask of Dimitrios and the indolent...


The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe: The Shocking True Story

by Keith Badman

In his illuminating, fascinating book, Keith Badman finally uncovers the truth about the icon’s last years.

It was a tough time – one in which the star’s increasingly erratic behaviour and dependence on...


Chic Murray's Funnyosities

by Robbie Grigor

My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded.' 'I used to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box.' 'Do you know...


Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

by Kendra Bean

In-depth research and new interviews are paired with rare and never-before-published photographs by Leigh’s “official” photographer Angus McBean.


How I Didn't Become a Beatle: Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s

by Brian J Hudson

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Liverpool was an exciting place to be a university student. For Yorkshire-born Brian Hudson, schooled in the south of England, it was a joy to be back in the north, and on Merseyside...


Stravinsky and His World

by Tamara Levitz

Stravinsky and His World brings together an international roster of scholars to explore fresh perspectives on the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. Situating Stravinsky in new intellectual and musical contexts,...


Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star

by Fred Stoller & Ray Romano

"I don't know why Fred was never a regular on a show.  Maybe because he's annoying . . . just kidding!"--Ray Romano Fred Stoller has played the annoying schnook in just about every sitcom you've seen on TV-Friends,...