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.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the Emmy-nominated television show Inside the Actors Studio describes the host and author's experiences during noteworthy interviews, from Christopher Reeve's first appearance after his accident to Robert De Niro's and Martin Scorsese's disclosures about their co-development of the famous mirror scene. Reprint.
Featuring more than thirty percent new material, an updated study of the history of the Beatles' rise to success and the people who helped them develop their music, image, and style includes information on John's and Yoko's troubled marriage, the reconciliation between Paul and John just prior to John's murder, and the death of George Harrison. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Traces Folkway Records' efforts to capture auditory records of cultural and musical history, providing anecdotal stories about such events as recording sessions with folk musicians, civil rights sit-ins, and poetry readings by Langston Hughes.
Spanning the ninety-five-year history of Vanity Fair, a remarkable array of iconic portraits features three hundred full-color and black-and-white photographic images by such renowned photographers as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino of famed figures from the worlds of film, art, music, sports, business, and politics.
Offers a sweeping overview of the history of film that critically assesses one thousand movies, including old favorites, forgotten gems, and modern classics, with little-known facts, trivia, and ideas about what to see.
An updated edition of the film reference provides almost 1,500 entries on leading international actors and actresses, directors, and producers, along with critical essays, profiles, and film analyses.