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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...


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...


A Genius for Failure

by Paul O'Keeffe

* Haydon's first attempt at suicide ended when the low calibre bullet fired from his pistol fractured his skull but failed to penetrate his brain.

* His second attempt also failed: a deep slash across his throat...


Duncan Grant

by Frances Spalding

The life of the painter and designer Duncan Grant spanned great changes in society and art, from Edwardian Britain to the 1970s, from Alma-Tadema to Gilbert and George. This authoritive biography combines an...


Phiz

by Valerie Lester

'Phiz' - Hablot Knight Browne - was the great illustrator of Dickens' fiction. For over twenty-three years they worked together, and Phiz's drawings brought to life a galaxy of much-loved characters, from Mr...


Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story

by Diane Diekman

One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville's music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed...


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

by Joseph Mai

For well over a decade, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have produced highly original and ethically charged films that immerse their audiences in an intense and embodied viewing experience. Their work has consistently...


A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler

by Victoria Sturtevant

In this study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet...


Mike Leigh

by Sean O'Sullivan

In this much needed examination of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan reclaims the British director as a practicing theorist--a filmmaker deeply invested in cinema's formal, conceptual, and narrative dimensions. In...


D.A. Pennebaker

by Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of...


Dario Argento

by L. Andrew Cooper

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror, as well as his influence...