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The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron

by Rebecca Keegan

With the release of Avatar in December 2009, James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci-fi and blockbuster filmmaking. It’s a distinction he’s long been building, through a directing career that...


Journey of a Thousand Miles

by Lang Lang & David Ritz

Journey of a Thousand Miles tells the remarkable story of a boy who sacrificed almost everything - family, financial security, childhood and his reputation in China's insular classical music world - to fulfil...


100 Reasons to Love Ryan Gosling

by Joanna Benecke

Actor. Director. Musician. Heartthrob. Feminist icon (sort of). There’s only one Ryan Gosling. Women want him. Men want to be him. Most Tumblr blogs are about him. No mere Hollywood pretty boy, he’s a model...


The Oprah Phenomenon

by Jennifer Harris

With a Foreword by Robert J. Thompson Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing...


Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life

by Stephen Shearer

With her commanding presence, legendary actress Patricia Neal (1926-2010) anchored such classic movies as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), A Face in the Crowd (1957), and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) ....


Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

by Jeffrey Spivak

Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years...


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...


Being Hal Ashby

by Nick Dawson

Hal Ashby set the standard for subsequent independent filmmakers by crafting unique, thoughtful, and challenging films that continue to influence new generations of directors. Initially finding success as an...


I Wonder as I Wander

by Ron Pen

Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) is considered to be one of our nation's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional Appalachian...


Warren Oates

by Susan Compo

Though he never quite reached the lead actor status he worked so relentlessly to achieve, Warren Oates (1928-1982) is known today as one of the most memorable and skilled character actors of the 1960s and 1970s....


Hedy Lamarr

by Ruth Barton

Hedy Lamarr's life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped...


Eyebags & Dimples: An Autobiography

by Bonnie Henna

In this beautifully written work, searing and unflinchingly honest, Bonnie makes a remarkable transition from actress to author with ease and flair. This shockingly naked account recounts how her depression...


Khabzela: The Life and Times of a South African

by Liz Mcgregor

The central question raised by this timely and compelling biography is why Fana Khaba, aka Khabzela, a popular South African DJ and youth icon who succumbed to AIDS, did not take anti-retroviral medication to...


The EveryGirl's Guide to Life

by Maria Menounos

Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets...


Whispering Jack & Peggy

by Eugene Schmidt

"Whispering" Jack Smith was a nationally famous radio broadcaster and vaudeville star. "Sweet" Peggy O'Neil was a stage and silent movie star. We sing the ballad about her every Saint Patrick's Day. Their paths...


Hope for Film: From the Frontline of the Independent Cinema Revolutions

by Ted Hope

An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City,...


The Road to Ambridge: My Life, Peggy and The Archers

by June Spencer

June Spencer may well be best known as matriarch Peggy Archer (now Woolley), of one of the UK's best known and longest running soap operas, but aged 90 now, she'd seen and done a lot before (and since) joining...


And Then Like My Dreams: A Memoir

by Margaret Rose Stringer

A celebration of the career of one of the most respected still photographers in the film industry of the 1970s and 1980s, this is the story of Charles “Chic” Stringer, written by his widow Margaret Rose....


Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda Music

by Michael Puente

When a tragic plane crash took the life of singer and actress Jenni Rivera on December 9, 2012, the world lost an artist whose talents transcended borders and even languages. One of this generation’s most...


Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography of the First Lady of Jazz, Updated Edition

by Stuart Nicholson

Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's...