A portrait of the film icon offers insights into his early years and family background, drawing on interviews with friends and colleagues to trace his artistic evolution and the apparent disconnect between his real and on-screen personalities.
Takes readers on a cultural and historical tour of how rock and roll was influenced and shaped by mystic, occult and supernatural traditions, from Elvis Presley and the British Invasion bands, to 1980s metal and modern hip-hop.
The legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on his seven decades in music, tracing his early years as a musical prodigy and work in Miles Davis' second quintet to his multigenre explorations and collaborations with fellow artists.
In a twenty-fifth anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with fellow actors and producers of the film.
The producer of such sitcoms as All in the Family, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, and The Facts of Life traces 50 years in show business and politics while discussing his wartime contributions and experiences as a family man.
A revelatory personal account by the Golden Globe-winning star of the hit show Sons of Anarchy describes his coming-of-age in New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, his early achievements in the East Village off-Broadway scene and his work with numerous fellow artists.
A celebration of 78rpm record subculture reveals the growing value of rare records and the determined efforts of their collectors and archivists, drawing on historical research and preserver interviews to explore the music of blues artists who have been lost to the modern world.
Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan presents a list of his favorite films of all-time, from All About Eve to Spirited Away, and offers anecdotes on the cultural impact, controversies, and history surrounding each.
Traces the World War II experiences of five legendary directors including John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.
Based on conversations between Sammy Davis Jr. and his daughter, this intimate portrait of Mr. Show Business recounts his adventures through the Rat Pack era and the extraordinary obstacles he overcame to become a huge legend and one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 20th century.
The Grammy Award-winning opera star describes her childhood in the segregated South, the community values and role models that shaped her ambitions, her meteoric rise at the Berlin Opera and the accomplishments that have established her as one of America's most decorated singing artists.
This behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic 1976 movie features interviews with cast and crew, notes from the screenwriter, and a discussion of the film's lasting impact on broadcast television and pop culture.