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Audrey Hepburn

by Barry Paris

The most ambitious and personal account ever written about Hollywood's most gracious star-Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris is a "moving portrayal" (The New York Times Book Review) that truly captures the woman...


Last of the Summer Wine - From the Director's Chair

by Alan Bell

Roy Clarke's Last of the Summer Wine was the longest running TV comedy series in the world, largely due to the passion, dedication and creativity of its producer/director - ALAN J W BELL. It has been broadcast...


Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

by William J. Mann

"[An] excellent new work . . . One can only put down Hello, Gorgeous  with renewed appreciation for Barbra’s single-mindedness, and with some glimpse of her inner struggle." —Liz Smith, syndicated columnist...


Goldwyn: A Biography

by A. Berg

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers...


Fosse

by Sam Wasson

The authoritative and endlessly revealing biography of renowned dancer, choreographer, screenwriter, and director Bob Fosse, written by a bestselling pop culture historian.


Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother

by Carolyn Quinn

Hers is the show business saga you think you already know--but you ain't seen nothin' yet. Rose Thompson Hovick, mother of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical history as "The Stage Mother...


Disney's World

by Leonard Mosley

Documents the stunning accomplishments of Disney's imaginative genius. It is not a flattering portrait. Library Journal


A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940

by Victoria Wilson

“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American...


Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking

by Barbara Tepa Lupack & Michael Martin

In the early 1900s, so-called race filmmakers set out to produce black-oriented pictures to counteract the racist caricatures that had dominated cinema from its inception. Richard E. Norman, a southern-born...


If You Like Quentin Tarantino...: Here Are Over 200 Films, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love

by Katherine Rife

(If You Like). If You Like Quentin Tarantino... draws on over 60 years of cinema history to crack the Tarantino code and teach readers to be confidently conversant in the language of the grindhouse and the drive-in....


Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry

by Bruce Pegg

Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws on dozens of interviews done by the author himself and voluminous public records to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure....


Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

by Christina Rice

Possessing a unique beauty and refined acting skills, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) found success in Hollywood at a time when many actors were still struggling to adapt to the era of talkies. Seemingly destined for...


Nicholson: A Biography

by Marc Eliot

THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS—AND LIVES—IN HOLLYWOOD.

 

For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations...


What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life

by Jane Scovell, Tim Conway & Carol Burnett

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his roles on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian....


Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect, Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs, and Other Great Shows

by Rebecca Eaton

The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programs

For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton...


I Am Always With You

by Philip Temple

Based on real events in Germany, this vividly told and deeply moving novel tells of one woman's love for a fellow artist, her struggle to survive the war and her desperation to keep alive the spirit of creativity....


Battle Lines: Australian Artists at War

by Scott Bevan

For as long as Australians have been serving in wars, the victories and losses, battles and faces have been recorded by artists. What is it like to be an artist in war? How does the experience of war change...


I Am the Voice Left from Rehab

by James Freud

The life of a rock star to the brink of death and back - and there again - the most shockingly honest account of alcoholism you will ever read. 'I have performed for royalty, dined with Superman, stood on a...


Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise Of Keith Urban

by Jeff Apter

The unauthorised biography of Australia's most successful country music star, Keith Urban. Keith Urban - suburban loner, gifted guitarist, drug addict, platinum-plated superstar - has squeezed a lot of living...


Johnny Carson

by Henry Bushkin

An endlessly dishy and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.