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The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 129,740. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Bettie Youngs Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
A fascinating and inspiring story of secrecy, ambition, and luck; a tale both epic and intimate, alive with the clash, the hustle, the music, and dance of American enterprise. “A richly told story of a forty-year, white-hot love triangle that fans the flames of a major worldwide conglomerate.” —Neil Shulman, Associate Producer,Doc Hollywood “Salacious! Engrossing! Destined for film!”—New York Post
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
All Reid's books are interesting and useful. This one deals with an impressive range of movie landmarks, including credits, reviews and interesting background details on films like Algiers, Anna and the King of Siam, Bells of St Mary's, Best Years of Our Lives, Blood and Sand, Blossoms in the Dust, Citizen Kane, Cover Girl, Dinner at Eight, etc. Reid's notes on the films are totally fascinating.
Hollywood Gold: Famous Films of the Forties & Fifties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book's real meat lies in its extensive cast and camera credits plus background information and reviews on all 160 titles from Adventures of Mark Twain through to You Were Never Lovelier. Most enjoyable of many extras are the inside comments on Ghost of Frankenstein, Humoresque, The Killers, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Nightmare Alley, Niagara, The Thin Man, We're Not Married, Malaya, etc.
These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards: A Film-Lover's Guide to the Best of the Rest
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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
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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.
Great Cinema Detectives: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir
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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
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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.
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
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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
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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.
Timeline of America: Sound Bytes from the Consumer Culture
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,410. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Timeline is a capsule history of the things that have defined us. It is a lot more than a pop culture trivia book, although no simpler phrase describes it. The chapters are divided into ten timelines that tell the story of America’s development: events, comforts, cars, toys, movies, television, music, nerds, sports, and gossip. Nostalgic stories and an extensive trivia quiz are also included!