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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...


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...


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...


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...


Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

by Mike Farrell & Martin Sheen

The paperback edition of the national best-selling memoir from the M*A*S*H star.


Behind the Screen Door: Tales from the Hollywood Hills

by Richard Gregson

For more than twenty years, Englishman Richard Gregson was one of the most powerful film personalities in Hollywood and London. As the agent for Robert Redford, John Schlesinger, Alan Bates, Frederic Raphael...


With Barry Flanagan: Travels Through Time and Spain

by Richard McNeff

With Barry Flanagan is a vivid account of a friendship that evolved into a working relationship when Richard McNeff became ‘spontaneous fixer’ (Flanagan’s description) of the sculptor’s show held in June...


Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music

by John Lucas

Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him -...


Freak Out!: My Life With Frank Zappa

by Pauline Butcher

In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For three years,...


Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor

by Alexander Walker

Elizabeth Taylor is perhaps the most “public” of the great stars: an Oscar-winning actress who has lived her entire life in the glare of the spotlights. Much has been written about her; now, for the first...


I Never Had a Proper Job: A Life in the Theatre

by Barry Cassin

I Never Had A Proper Job is a charming memoir which covers many subjects: the Catholic Church’s power over society; corporal punishment in schools; poverty; war-time rationing; and the general innocence of...