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Excelsior, You Fathead!: The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd
Eugene B. Bergmann
1557836000
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Although the prolific, multitalented Shepherd (1921-1999) was an actor, author, emcee, recording artist and screenwriter (A Christmas Story), he's remembered by many as a late-night radio raconteur , who for 21 years on New York City's WOR-AM mixed heartland humor and hip, sardonic rants with memories of his Indiana youth. This prismatic portrait affirms Shepherd's position as one of the 20th century's great humorists. Railing against conformity, he forged a unique personal bond with his loyal listeners, who participated in his legendary literary prank by asking bookstores for the nonexistent novel I, Libertine (when Ian Ballantine had Shepherd and Theodore Sturgeon make the fake real, PW called it "the hoax that became a book"). Storyteller Shepherd's grand theme was life itself; Marshall McLuhan called...


Tim Allen
John F. Wukovits
0613121953
Mar 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-This series entry focuses on how the entertainer turned himself around after serving a jail term for selling cocaine and went on to be the star of the popular and long-running sitcom Home Improvement. Wukovits is evenhanded in dealing with Allen's problems and presents him as a sympathetic character. Stylistically, the book reads like a press release, which is not surprising given the fact that the author cites sources such as Time and People. Black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Especially striking is Allen's mug shot following his 1978 arrest. However, a number of the pictures are only tangentially related to the subject, such as the sort of toy soldiers he played with as a child and the actor Tom Hanks in the movie Punchline. The book includes a useful list of agencies that help people...


Grace Kelly : Icon of Style to Royal Bride (Philadelphia Museum of Art S.)
H. Kristina Haugland
0300116446
May 28, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most admired women in the world, Grace Kelly (1929–1982) is remembered for her beauty, poise, and style. Her “fairy-tale” wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 was one of the most celebrated of the century. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, this lovely book tells the story behind her wedding gown, cap, veil, shoes, and prayer book—all given by the new princess to the Philadelphia Museum of Art shortly after the ceremony. 
Philadelphia-born Grace Kelly rocketed to Hollywood stardom, becoming a major box-office draw and winning an Academy Award. She also was an icon of classic American style, which became known as the “Grace Kelly Look.” After examining the development of the star’s on- and off-screen style, the book focuses on her magnificent wedding...


On the Edge of Greatness: But No Cigar: An Autobiography of Radio and Television Performer, Joe Campbell
J. Pendleton Campbell
141342466X
October 2003
Hardcover
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Sarah Bernhardt : The Art of High Drama (Published in Association with the Jewish Museum, New York S.)
Carol Ockman, et al
0300109199
December 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923) was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater—she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style. This fascinating book examines the many sides and talents of Bernhardt, from her beginnings at the Comédie Française through her international stardom. Wonderfully illustrated, the book features an unprecedented collection of images relating to Bernhardt’s life, including paintings, posters, photographs, costumes, jewelry, stage designs, self-portraits, and sculptures.
Bernhardt orchestrated a brilliant sixty-year career as an actress and entrepreneur, becoming a revered patriotic...


Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild
David Stenn, David Stenn
0815410255
March 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Clara Bow, star of numerous silent films and early talkies, personified sex as fun, earning the sobriquet "The It Girl." Notoriety ended her career before she was 30. "In this sensitive biography, readers will find a vibrant woman to empathize with, as well as an engrossing history of early picture-making," praised PW. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Entertainmant Weekly, May 12, 2000
"Stenn's operatic chronicle of Bow's life never loses sight of the scared working-class girl trying to escape her past." Grade: A.

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Raise Your Hand if You Love Horses: Pat Parelli's Journey from Zero to Hero
Pat Parelli
0911647759
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This book chronicles the first fifty years of Pat Parelli's life. From a kid growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area suburbs watching television Westerns to becoming a young bronc rider, and from a typical horse trainer trying to make a living to an internationally renowned figure who has helped hundreds of thousands of people develop a partnership with horses, he has made a long and rewarding journey.

In his book, Pat describes the early experiences that shaped his life and reverently talks about the mentors who've influenced his thinking and helped him become a horseman. He details the struggles he's had to overcome on the long road to success, and explains how he created an unparalleled program to help other people accomplish their goals with horses. Along the way, he fondly portrays the special horses...


Performers' Television Credits,1948-2000, Vol. 3
David M. Inman
0786410418
July 2001
Library Binding
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From Library Journal
The result of 15 years' research, this is one of the most substantial databases available of broadcast TV credit information. Arranged alphabetically by performer, the entries list credits from 1948, when network TV broadcasting began in earnest, through the end of the 2001-2000 TV season. This work is similar in quality to another recent three-volume McFarland media reference, Harris M. Lentz's Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits (LJ 6/1/01. 2d ed.), but it is much larger in scope. Each entry offers an exhaustive television history of the performer, with additional birth and death information and a brief description of the performer's most famous works. Inman, a syndicated columnist with the Gannet News Service, can be credited with producing one of the finest media reference...


Anna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend
Graham Russell Gao Hodges
0312293194
January 3, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While Wong (1905-1961) has been called "the premier Asian-American actress," controversies surrounding her career have left her life and work largely unexamined. In this groundbreaking biography, Colgate University history professor Hodges reveals this captivating woman, offering readers a sense of the struggle her career represented. Although Wong was a third-generation Californian, she needed permits to re-enter the U.S. after her foreign tours. She could work in the movies, but only in Asian roles, replete with negative stereotypes. Even then, she was barred from roles involving marriage with non-Asians-even with white actors playing Asians. Off-screen romance wasn't much easier; a Chinese husband wouldn't accept her career, but marriage to a non-Asian violated anti-miscegenation laws. Still, Wong persevered,...


Performers' Television Credits,1948-2000, Vol. 1
David M. Inman
0786411724
July 2001
Library Binding
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From Library Journal
The result of 15 years' research, this is one of the most substantial databases available of broadcast TV credit information. Arranged alphabetically by performer, the entries list credits from 1948, when network TV broadcasting began in earnest, through the end of the 2001-2000 TV season. This work is similar in quality to another recent three-volume McFarland media reference, Harris M. Lentz's Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits (LJ 6/1/01. 2d ed.), but it is much larger in scope. Each entry offers an exhaustive television history of the performer, with additional birth and death information and a brief description of the performer's most famous works. Inman, a syndicated columnist with the Gannet News Service, can be credited with producing one of the finest media reference...


Irene Dunne : First Lady of Hollywood (Filmmakers Series)
Wes D. Gehring
0810848201
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first full-length biography of Irene Dunne, one of the most versatile actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1985, Dunne's acting highlights include five Best Actress Oscar nominations, occurring in almost as many different genres: the Western Cimarron (1931), two screwball comedies: Theodora Goes Wild (1936) and The Awful Truth (1937), the romantic comedy Love Affair (1939), and the populist I Remember Mama (1948).


The Sundance Kid : A Biography of Robert Redford
William Schoell
1589792971
July 25, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
1969 was Robert Redford's breakout year, when he starred with Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Since that time he was continuously successful, either as an actor or director. His concern for the environment, particularly in the American West, has made him an important spokesman for conservation, often lending his name to causes and charities that help support preservation and endangered species. This comprehensive biography is based on extensive interviews with friends and colleagues, as well as assistance provided by Redford himself.


Performers' Television Credits,1948-2000, Vol. 2
David M. Inman
0786411732
July 2001
Library Binding
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From Library Journal
The result of 15 years' research, this is one of the most substantial databases available of broadcast TV credit information. Arranged alphabetically by performer, the entries list credits from 1948, when network TV broadcasting began in earnest, through the end of the 2001-2000 TV season. This work is similar in quality to another recent three-volume McFarland media reference, Harris M. Lentz's Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits (LJ 6/1/01. 2d ed.), but it is much larger in scope. Each entry offers an exhaustive television history of the performer, with additional birth and death information and a brief description of the performer's most famous works. Inman, a syndicated columnist with the Gannet News Service, can be credited with producing one of the finest media reference...


Performers' Television Credits,1948¿2000: Volume 3
David M. Inman
0786411740
July 2001
Library Binding
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From Library Journal
The result of 15 years' research, this is one of the most substantial databases available of broadcast TV credit information. Arranged alphabetically by performer, the entries list credits from 1948, when network TV broadcasting began in earnest, through the end of the 2001-2000 TV season. This work is similar in quality to another recent three-volume McFarland media reference, Harris M. Lentz's Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits (LJ 6/1/01. 2d ed.), but it is much larger in scope. Each entry offers an exhaustive television history of the performer, with additional birth and death information and a brief description of the performer's most famous works. Inman, a syndicated columnist with the Gannet News Service, can be credited with producing one of the finest media reference...


Judy Garland : The Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Legend
Scott Schechter
0815412053
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It's hard to imagine that there could ever be a more obsessive detailing of Garland's life than this day-by-day listing that brings new meaning to the word minutiae. There seems to be no detail too small or insignificant to escape Schechter's forensic-like attention to all things Judy (1922 1969). A $15.97 receipt from Lord & Taylor for a new hat (December 12, 1968) merits the same amount of space as the night (March 30, 1955) a camera crew was set up in her hospital room (the day after giving birth to her son) to record her Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech for A Star Is Born (she wound up losing to Grace Kelly). Given that this is a quotidian chronology, some entries are banal (numerous dates just note checks Garland wrote that day), but as anyone who has ever read a Garland bio knows, she didn't lead a dull...


Robert Shaw: More Than a Life
Karen Carmean, Georg Gaston
1568330219
May 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
A gripping biography of the actor best known for his role in Jaws.


The Complete Actors' Television Credits, 1948-1988, Vol. 2
James Robert Parish
081082258X
January 1990
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This work--Volume 1 ( LJ 5/1/90) contains the credits for male actors--updates and enlarges Parish's Actors' Television Credits , which, with three supplements, covers the years 1950-85 (Scarecrow, 1973-86). Arrangement is alphabetical by actress's name. TV credits are listed chronologically; where available, titles of specific episodes are furnished. This is the sole access; no cross-indexing is provided. The term "Complete" appears to refer to the credits for the 1,739 actresses included; however, there are omissions. The authors cite TV Guide as the principal source of data but state that other sources, such as network files, were culled. For specialized collections.- Roy Liebman, California State Univ., Los AngelesCopyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


Blacks in Film and Television: A Pan-African Bibliography of Films, Filmmakers, and Performers, Vol. 27
John A. Gray
031327486X
September 1990
Hardcover
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Review
“Gray's new work follows his Blacks in Classical Music and his Black Theatre and Performance: a Pan-African Bibliography. As one reads through the introduction, it is evident that Gray has worked diligently in creating this extensive bibliography. The title is misleading, however, in that only the first 99 pages deal with African sources of information. The next 16 pages cover European cinema and the remaining 382 pages of text are concerned strictly with the African-American film experience. The book contains useful artist, subject, and author indexes to the more than 6,000 entries in this bibliography. An appendix provides helpful lists of film resources, archives, and associations. Many of the 977 items included in Marshall Hyatt's The Afro-American Cinematic Experience can be found repeated in Gray's book. If Hyatt is...


The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook
Allison J. Waldman
0806522186
November 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
This is the book Streisand-loving Linda Richman should have written--if only she were a real person and not a character on Saturday Night Live's "Coffee Talk" skit. Since Waldman, the real author, seems to share Linda's almost-religious devotion to all things Barbra, we can assume it was a labor of love for her to compile this collection of lists, quotes, and commentary on Streisand's albums, movies, men, and more. If you like mushrooms, you'll like mushroom soup, and if you like Streisand, you'll like this book. There's not a lot more you can say about it, except to note that Waldman approaches her job with remarkable attention to detail (witness the lists of songs cut from Streisand albums and movies) and with a sense of humor (see the column-long list of quotes about "The Nose"). Barbra fanatics turn up in all...


The Complete Actors' Television Credits, 1948- 1988: Actors, Vol. 1
James Robert Parish
0810822040
June 1989
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This work--Volume 1 ( LJ 5/1/90) contains the credits for male actors--updates and enlarges Parish's Actors' Television Credits , which, with three supplements, covers the years 1950-85 (Scarecrow, 1973-86). Arrangement is alphabetical by actress's name. TV credits are listed chronologically; where available, titles of specific episodes are furnished. This is the sole access; no cross-indexing is provided. The term "Complete" appears to refer to the credits for the 1,739 actresses included; however, there are omissions. The authors cite TV Guide as the principal source of data but state that other sources, such as network files, were culled. For specialized collections.- Roy Liebman, California State Univ., Los AngelesCopyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Beyond the Notes : Journeys with Chamber Music
Susan Tomes
1843830450
April 2004
Hardcover
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Michael Church, Independent
Susan Tomes is a superb chamber player; now we know that she's a superb writer too. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

BBC Music Magazine
...reveals [Tomes'] talents as a writer,... as natural and compelling a communicator in words as she is in music. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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