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Zebra's Rock and Me
By William Byron Hillman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
(5.00 from 1 review)
A crazy casting call, a twelve-hour wait and a whole bunch of patience was all it took to land a major role in a multi-million dollar studio film. The nineteen-week production and working side-by-side with Rock Hudson, Ernie Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Tony Bill and Jim Brown, turned out to be only part of the exciting journey.
These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards: A Film-Lover's Guide to the Best of the Rest
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,020. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A most interesting book, These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards details 142 marvelous films that thrilled audiences and critics, with a special supplement on director Henry Hathaway and his movies. JHR was the first critic to make people aware of Hathaway's importance. At first, only the French critics agreed with John, but now Hathaway is recognized as one of the great masters of the cinema.
More Movie Musicals: 100 Best Films plus 20 "B" Pix
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,840. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Musicals detailed range from best-loved movies like An American in Paris, Great Caruso and South Pacific to such personal favorites as Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, Deep In My Heart, Emperor Waltz, Footlight Parade, Fra Diavolo, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Party, Kiss, Lillian Russell, Make Mine Music, One Night With You, Roman Scandals, Rose Marie, State Fair, Whoopee! and You Can't Have Everything.
Tiger Blood! 7 Secrets to Charlie Sheen's Marketing Genius
By Alexis Abbey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011 by Campfire Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This is a book about marketing and branding. Charlie Sheen has substantially increased the value of his own currency. People are watching him. Whether or not people like what he says or does is not important at all. He has a lot of value because he is a shining light in the darkness. People are attracted to that. Wherever he goes and whatever he does, people will follow.
Memorable Films of the Forties
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book not only captures headliners like Laura, Casablanca, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St Louis, Yankee Doodle Dandy, All About Eve, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 3 Musketeers, Picture of Dorian Gray and The Paleface, but also focuses on popular pix like Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Egg and I, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, Cobra Woman, Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers, Caught, Glass Key, Dallas.
Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
If you're just starting a cowboy movie DVD collection or are a seasoned fan of all things Western, this book is an absolute must. More than 160 films are examined in detail. All-time greats mingle with B-movie gems starring legendary heroes like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd. In his reviews, Reid lists the entire cast plus release dates and all essential info: directors, writers, songs, etc.
Your Colossal Main Feature Plus Full Supporting Program: Over 175 Classic Hollywood Movies Examined
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,730. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Many colossal main features are reviewed in this book. But until recently, such movies were not enough to satisfy patrons. They also wanted a supporting film, shorts and cartoons. So here are detailed not only main attractions like High Noon, Jezebel, Merry Widow, Zorro, A Star Is Born, Rio Rita, Great Waltz, but lesser movies that audiences also demanded. Many of these are now available on DVD.
Movie Mystery & Suspense
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This detailed book covers many legendary movies, including The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Big Carnival, Angel Face, The High Wall, Johnny Allegro, House of Strangers, Union Station, O.S.S., Real Glory, Phantom Creeps, His Kind of Woman, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death and My Name Is Julia Ross. Surprises include bonus monographs on director Robert Siodmak and producer/director Otto Preminger!
Great Cinema Detectives: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
One of John Howard Reid's most informative and interesting books, this is an invaluable guide not only for film buffs, but for all admirers of cinema entertainments, whether they be movie fans or DVD collectors. True, you may not agree with some of JHR's comments, but that is the beauty of these books. They give readers something to think about. And you may be alerted to buy DVDs of many movies.
CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: A Detailed Survey of 164 Wide-Screen Movies
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Crammed full of facts on each selected film, including actors and their characters, synopses and reviews, plus lots of fascinating background information, "CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge" is a truly massive book, detailing over 160 movies originally released in that wide-screen process. This book is an absolute must-have for the classic movie fan who watches TCM or enjoys vintage DVDs.
POPULAR PICTURES of the Hollywood 1940s
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
John Howard Reid's latest offering is every bit as idiosyncratic as his previous books in this series, and equally compulsive reading for film buffs. The present book provides a wealth of information. Reid finds much to admire in the films he writes about. He is a full-fledged movie buff, but not a drooling one. More than 130 films are featured in this surprising book. Film criticism at its best!
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Informative, comprehensive and entertaining, all 141 movies are detailed and reviewed in John Howard Reid's inimitable style, with complete cast and crew personnel, production and release dates, alternate titles, dubbing, footage and running times. Each film also has a Synopsis, a viewer's guide, and comprehensive reviews. This is a wonderful book for all who love Hollywood's wide-screen movies.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Cinema: Classic Films of Horror, Sci-Fi & the Supernatural
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
John Howard Reid's books get bigger, better and more informative. This 2011 e-book release is a must for all who are interested in movies of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the supernatural. Many books deal with these subjects, but most are just glossy picture books. JHR delves into all of the films' actors, directors, producers, technical staff, etc., and offers extensive reviews as well.
A Story Almost Told
By Rick Karlsruher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
1 star(4.91 from 33 reviews)
Everyone's life is a story. Mine became more of one than I ever imagined possible. All I wanted to do was get my movie made. How did I know this dream would take me across three continents? How could I know I'd become part of an IRS sting? I never expected a baby-faced conman would destroy my life nor did I expect to see aparthied in South Africa or be arrested in New Orleans and much more.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In the days when cinema audiences insisted that movie programs include two features, plus shorts, a newsreel, trailers and a cartoon, the supporting feature was known as a "B". On many occasions, the unheralded "B" movie turned out to be more entertaining than the "A" attraction. Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, like John Wayne, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, got their start in "B" movies.
More Tales From Behind The Concierge Desk
By Jack Appleford
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011 by The Trashy Novel Corp. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Join Mr. Appleford as he tries to satisfy the sensibilities of his most trying guests in Beverly Hills. From Walking the dog, To driving like a bat out of hell to the Palisades you are going to love this sneak peek into the life of a Concierge in a boutique hotel in Los Angeles. All stories are brand new and not included in "101 Dirty Hot Hotel Stories" Check out our blog for current stories
Oprah Down Under
By Brian Lawrenson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Oprah Winfrey’s visit to Australia in December 2010 was designed to be the most dramatic ending to the 25th Year of the her Oprah Winfrey Show. Backed by a production team of over 150 professionals and bringing an invited group of 302 of her most loyal and deserving fans, her visit to Australia was a HUGE success. This is the story of what Oprah and her audience did while she was in Austrailia.
La petite robe noire
By Françoise Sagan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: French. Published: December 3, 2010 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Dans ce Carnet, on trouvera, parfois sur le ton de la confidence – Sagan raconte comment elle a vécu la mode depuis son enfance –, parfois avec plus de distance le point de vue de F. Sagan sur la mode, ses tendances, certains couturiers (un très beau portrait d’Yves Saint Laurent), et bien sûr Peggy Roche – « obsédée par l’élégance » – avec qui elle vécut de longues années.
Cerebus ~ Under the Aardvarkian Spell
By Carma Chan
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The victorious muse that spawned an entire industry of self-published comic books now blazes a trail for independent comic book movies.
The Dixie Chics
By Janice Daugharty
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Where did the Dixie Chics disappear to for a while, and why did they disappear? Who decides who get to be little and big in entertainment? Here's what this author thinks...