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Leaving Home: A Hollywood Blacklisted Writer's Years Abroad

by Anne Edwards

In this new memoir, Anne Edwards—bestselling author of biographies on Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Mitchell, and Ronald Reagan—turns the spotlight on herself, chronicling her 20-year exile from the...


The Richard Burton Diaries

by Richard Burton & Chris Williams

Irresistibly magnetic on stage, mesmerizing in movies, seven times an Academy Award nominee, Richard Burton rose from humble beginnings in Wales to become Hollywood's most highly paid actor and one of England's...


Lucille Ball FAQ: Everything Left to Know About America's Favorite Redhead

by Barry Monush & James Sheridan

(Applause Books). Although countless books and articles have been written about Lucille Ball, most people know only the surface details of her personal life and some basic facts about her popular television...


Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: Selected Writings of Groucho Marx An Updated and Expanded Edition

by Robert S. Bader

(Applause Books). Groucho Marx was a comic genius who starred on stage and in film, radio, and television. But he was also a gifted writer the author of a play, two screenplays, seven books, and over 100 articles...


Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from "The Fantasticks" to "Law and Order"

by John Anthony Gilvey

(Applause Books). Today the late actor Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) is best remembered as the world-weary New York City Detective Lennie Briscoe from the Emmy Award-winning NBC television series Law and Order ....


George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star Revised and Updated Edition

by Kimberly Potts

(Applause Books). He's famous for twice being People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, for his penchant for practical jokes and his vow never to remarry, as well as for his Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated acting...


Luck or Something Like It

by Kenny Rogers

A remarkable story of a boy who couldn't stop singing, and a man who knew how to hold 'em

For more than half a century, Kenny Rogers has been recording some of the most revered and beloved music in America and...


Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

by Bob Kealing

On September 19, 1973, Gram Parsons became yet another rock-and-roll casualty in an era of excess, a time when young men wore their dangerous habits like badges of honor. Unfortunately, his many musical accomplishments...


Marilyn Revealed: The Ambitious Life of an American Icon

by Ted Schwarz

What made Norma Jean special was the quality she discovered when, bored with being a teenage bride with a husband in the Merchant Marine during World War II, she took her first and most enduring lover, the camera....


Candy Barr: The Small-Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the Queen of Las Vegas Burlesque

by Ted Schwarz

Candy Barr was a notorious burlesque dancer, commanding as much as $2,000 a week in 1950s Vegas. But growing up as Juanita, her troubled story began when her sister sold her virginity for a dollar. She ran away,...


Gary Cooper: American Hero

by Jeffrey Mayers

A definitive biography of film legend Gary Cooper


Bonnie Raitt: Still in the Nick of Time

by Mark Bego

This book is the definitive biography of the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and political activist whose career rose rapidly in the 1970's, stalled in the 1980's, and resurged in the 1990's.


Lennon in America: 1971-1980, Based in Part on the Lost Lennon Diaries

by Geoffery Giuliano

John Lennon was a legend in his own time. Deprived of life at a young age, Lennon has become a symbol of the '60s and '70s peace movement. But what do we really know about him as a person?


Bette Midler: Still Divine

by Mark Bego

This biography of the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated redhead covers Bette's life and career from her childhood on Hawaii, her New York nightclub years, and her current career in Hollywood.


John Wayne: My Father

by Aissa Wayne & Steve Delsohn

The daughter of John Wayne and his third wife, Pilar, Aissa delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. John Wayne: My Father reports Wayne's life faithfully and compassionately,...


Matthau: A Life

by Rob Edelman & Audrey Kupferberg

Based on dozens of interviews and extensive research, this book covers the breadth of Walter Matthau's often-complicated personal life and multi-faceted career.


Maria Callas: The Woman behind the Legend

by Arianna Huffington

Legendary soprano Maria Callas, whose singing was as sensational as her life, is the subject of this biography by author and columnist Huffington. Huffington tells of Callas' transformation from a shy, chubby...


I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

by Tony Danza

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest...


Nica's Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness

by David Kastin

The first biography of the legendary Rothschild heiress who reigned as New York’s “Jazz Baroness.” It’s a misty night in 1950s New York. A silver Rolls-Royce screeches to a stop at the neon-lit doorway...


Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

by Yunte Huang

Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book: “An ingenious and absorbing book. . . . It will permanently change the...