A resource on classical music provides coverage of composers, works, musical terminology, and performers, along with recommended recordings and access to an interactive Web site that allows readers to listen to sample works, techniques, and performers discussed in the reference.
Examines the history of this film genre, from its origins in feature animation in the 1890s through the present day, with insight on the techniques used throughout the years, developments in technology, stills, photos, sketches, storyboards, and more. 17,500 first printing.
The story of the first and last interracial comedy team in show business is chronicled in a firsthand volume that unearths a largely forgotten chapter in the history of comedy.
Recounts the music industry's thirty-year struggle through the digital age, from the birth of the CD format to the emergence of Napster and the era of iTunes, offering insight into how the industry is suffering from infighting and a decline in CD purchasing.
The Emmy Award-winning comedian shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. 350,000 first printing.
The author chronicles his life, from his childhood and early studies in classical composition to his "docu-opera" achievements, and evaluates his professional relationships and the social movements that creatively inspired him.
Spanning the full career of the eminent musical dramatist, from the 1920s until his death in 1960, a comprehensive volume features the complete texts of more than 850 songs, including his notable work for the stage and screen with composers Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers—Show Boat, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and more. 20,000 first printing.
Journalist Kevin Conley takes readers inside one of the most fascinating and dangerous jobs in the world. With access to many of the legends of the field, including Uma Thurman's double for Kill Bill and the genius behind the Jason Bourne movies, Conley gives a passenger's-seat view of the stuntman's life: the history, the culture, and the tricks of the trade, showing how—and why—stuntmen do what they do. What's the greatest stunt ever performed? Why is the divorce rate among stuntmen so high? What's it like to go to work not knowing whether you'll come back? What's it like for your wife? What's the scariest trick a stuntman does? Conley delivers the answers in the form of vivid tales from his subjects' lives—and one from his own, when he subjects himself to the rite of passage known as the "full burn."—From publisher description.
A comprehensive portrait of the rock icon covers topics ranging from Lennon's traumatic childhood in the care of his aunt and the Beatles' unprecedented rise to the in-fighting during the Yoko years and his early death in 1980.
Collects laugh-out-loud amateur actor headshots and resumes that unintentionally reflected them in less-than-flattering ways, from a nerdy-looking actor who dressed in a cowboy hat and fur jacket to a woman who dressed in pink and held up a pink dog. Original. 100,000 first printing.