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Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector

by Lesley L. Coffin & Marya E. Gates

Lew Ayres (1908-1996) became known to the public when he portrayed the leading character in the epic war film All Quiet on the Western Front. The role made him a household name, introduced him to his closest...


Sissieretta Jones: "The Greatest Singer of Her Race," 1868-1933

by Maureen D. Lee

A biography of a distinguished African American musical pioneer.


Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery

by Herbie J. Pilato

Based on exclusive interviews, this book includes never-before published material from those associated with Elizabeth Montgomery's remarkable life before, during, and after Bewitched. It also explores her political...


Billy Bragg

by Andrew Collins

He was a punk. He was a soldier. He was a flag-waver for both the Labour Party and the miners. He is Billy Bragg, best known as a passionate protest folk singer and a tireless promoter of political and humanitarian...


SAHB Story: The Tale of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

by Martin Kielty

When Alex Harvey died in 1982 he left behind a legacy and a passion which survives to this day - truly cult status. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) were the biggest-grossing mid-70s live act in the UK;...


Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub

by Rosa Lowinger & Ofelia Fox

At Tropicana you could play the roulette wheel, dance to the latest mambo or rumba, or simply ogle the parading goddesses of the flesh. It was the brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, and Nat “King”...


Andrei Tarkovsky: The Collector of Dreams

by Layla Alexander-Garrett

The Sacrifice is Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece. The film was shot in Sweden, during the summer of 1985, while Tarkovsky was in exile; it turned out to be his final testament. Day after day, while the...


The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life

by Michael Bolton

After four decades in the music industry, Michael Bolton has become one the most successful musicians of our time. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is his backstage pass into his life lived thus far-into the venues, busses,...


The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story

by Betty White & Tom Sullivan

The story of a dog, and the extraordinary difference

she made in every life she touched.

 

After sixty years in show business, Betty White has earned her reputation as an American icon. She may be a bona...


Lois Marshall: A Biography

by James Neufeld

Soprano Lois Marshall (1925-1997) became a household name across Canada during her 34-year career. This first-ever biography recounts her dazzling career and paints an intimate portrait of the woman, her childhood...


Much Love, Jac

by Jacki Weaver

The irrepressibly entertaining Jacki Weaver writes generously and wittily on her life, her loves and her passions.


It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive

by Evan Handler

What if you were supposed to die, but you didn’t? And what if, years later, your precious second chance didn’t turn out anything like you thought it would? That’s the journey Evan Handler experiences,...


Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors

by Evan Handler

Based on Evan Handler’s hit off-Broadway play (called by The New York Times “laceratingly funny and self-revealing”), Time on Fire is a remarkable memoir of illness and survival, love and hope—shot through...


His Way: An Unauthorized Biography Of Frank Sinatra

by Kitty Kelley

This is the book Frank Sinatra failed to stop,  the unauthorized biography of one of the most  elusive public figures of our time. Celebrated  journalist Kitty Kelley spent three years researching  government...


Dancing in the Light

by Shirley Maclaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her  most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken,  controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley  MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating  personal...


Sally Potter

by Catherine Fowler

This survey of Sally Potters work documents and explores her cinematic development from the feminist reworking of Puccinis opera La Boheme in Thriller to the provocative contemplation of romantic relationships...


Lonnie Donegan and the Birth of British Rock & Roll

by Patrick Humphries

When Lonnie Donegan first burst onto the scene early in 1956, his energetic brand of skiffle galvanised a generation and transformed the face of music. Before Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones,...


Confessions of a (Struggling) Actress

by Jo Bloggs

QUESTION: Jo, what advice do you have for my daughter who wants to pursue an acting career? ANSWER: She'll need perseverance and determination, but if she's got what it takes she'll get there. Tell her to give...


Sketches In Pen And Ink

by Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell, artist, sister of Virginia Woolf, wife of Clive Bell and lover of Duncan Grant, is one of the most fascinating and modern figures of the Bloomsbury set, but unlike most of them she rarely put pen...


Gwen Raverat

by Frances Spalding

'The best of these Darwins is that they are cut out of rock - three taps is enough to convince one how immense is their solidarity.' So wrote Virginia Woolf affectionately of Gwen Raverat, the granddaughter...