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.
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.
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.
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 National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love
Provides an informative guide to these low-budget and relatively unpredictable cult classics through movie critic reviews of some of the most revered science fiction, western, and midnight movies ever produced. Original.
Highlighted by full-color photography, a bilingual celebration of the contributions of Hispanics to the entertainment world profiles one hundred of the most famous celebrities, chronicling the life stories of icons ranging from Jennifer Lopez to Celia Cruz.
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.
A volume of critical interpretations of significant modern films features the writer's scholarly and cultural observations about such works as Brokeback Mountain, World Trade Center, and Troy, accompanied by his insights into the theater and literature, from Euripides to Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex. By the author of The Lost. 25,000 first printing.
The author explains how late-night programming plays its own role in shaping public perception of government and the political process in this exploration of what Americans have found so funny about our political institutions and the people who inhabit them.