Offers a look at the background and filming of the 1950s backstage movie starring Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe, including its influence on popular culture, its impact on the audience, and its reflection of on-set romances.
A history of modern music is set against the backdrop of the events and cultural movements of the twentieth century, chronicling the evolution of mass culture, technological innovation, revolution, social experiments, and more in terms of the music of the era.
When a proposal to pull country music from the Nashville radio station WSM sparked public outcry in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station's effect on the city's character and self-image.
Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people, the author explores the complex human response to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments.
A study of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his musical development looks for the sources of power in Coltrane's music and examines his important influence and legacy in shaping the course of modern jazz music.
Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the seminal masterpiece of the Beat Generation, a visual record of the era features more than two hundred rare illustrations that chronicle the evolution of the Beat Generation from its underground origins to its worldwide acclaim in the works of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Cassady, and others. 50,000 first printing.
More than sixty of the photographer's notable portraits of the superstars of country music—in dramatic duotone reproductions—are accompanied by an oral history profile of each artist portrayed, including such legends as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Reba McIntyre, among others.
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.