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The Medium and the Magician: Orson Welles, the Radio Years, 1934-1952

by Paul Heyer

Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and...


Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

by Savannah Knoop

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers...


The World in an Orange: Creating Theatre with Barney Simon

by Irene Stephanou, Leila Henriques & Lionel Abrahams

Barney Simon (1932–1995) was the legendary artistic director, writer, and co-creator ofthe Market Theatre in Johannesburg, one of the most influential and distinguished theatres in South Africa and the world....


Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

by Toba Singer

Written records of Alonso's work are scarce, yet Toba Singer's quest to spotlight his seminal role in the development of the modern ballet canon yields key material: pre-blockade tapes from Lincoln Center, Spanish-language...


Nice to Meet You

by Jessie J

One of the most inspiring talents to emerge from British pop culture, Jessie J's message is loud and clear: be strong, be determined and never shy away from Who You Are. This edition has been designed for use...


Tulisa

by Sean Smith

Tulisa Contostavlos is the most remarkable new star in the country today. She was an eleven-year-old schoolgirl when her Uncle Byron offered her £20 to be the singer in a new band with son Dappy and his friend...


Alesha

by Sean Smith

Alesha Dixon has one of the most incredible stories of any star, yet she remains an enigma. Behind the fabulous smile and signature laugh is a private woman whose childhood was blighted by domestic violence,...


True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera

by Mark Hernandez, Lotfi Mansouri & Carol Burnett

Everything about opera is larger than life, but the bigger the art form, the bigger the potential for disaster. When things go wrong at the opera house, they really go wrong. No one has a greater or more intimate...


Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music, 1930-1967

by Don Rayno

In this second volume of Rayno’s magisterial treatment of the life and music of this remarkable maestro, Whiteman’s career during the second half of his life is explored in the fullest detail, as Whiteman...


Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance...


Divine Dancer: A Biography of Ruth St. Denis

by Suzanne Shelton

A biography of dancer and choreographer Ruth St. Denis. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

by Alma Guillermoprieto

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary);...


Robert Altman

by Mitchell Zuckoff

Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography.  After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a...


Lee Marvin: Point Blank

by Dwayne Epstein

The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his...


Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr.

by Burt Boyar

Sammy Davis, Jr. will forever be remembered as one of America's finest entertainers. An all–around performer who could sing, dance, and act, Davis broke racial barriers in the entertainment world and became...


Lucky Me: My Life With--and Without--My Mom, Shirley MacLaine

by Sachi Parker

Sachi Parker opens up about her unconventional childhood and shares stories from her past as the only child of famed actress Shirley MacLaine.

Shirley MacLaine has graced Hollywood with her talent for decades....


Hitmaker: The Man and His Music

by Tommy Mottola & Cal Fussman

Much has been written about Tommy Mottola, one of the most powerful, visionary, and successful executives in the history of the music industry. He discovered, developed and launched the careers of many superstars,...


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...