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Confessions of a Scream Queen
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
In Confessions of a Scream Queen, writer Matt Beckoff interviews fifteen legendary 'Ladies of Horror.' Spanning over nine decades of cinema, Confessions is filled with entertaining and informative recollections and personal insights about Hollywood's best-loved horror films.
Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies, From Nickelodeons to Youtube
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 134,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre-cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the internet.
A Star Is Born and Born Again: Variations on a Hollywood Archetype
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Ben Ohmart. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This comprehensive, deftly written book examines the visual and thematic connections between the four most famous American films to deal with the movie industry and the making of a star.
Van Gogh's Ear Volume 9
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,820. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Founded by Ian Ayres, Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art is an annual anthology series devoted to publishing powerful works by major voices and innovative new talents from around the globe. The goal of Van Gogh’s Ear is to make each volume a real eye-opener that stirs people’s emotions and ignites their imaginations. Experimental work is warmly embraced. Taboos extremely encouraged.
The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,930. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
The true-life memoir of a child star. In 1973, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna in the EMI/Theatre Projects movie of 'Swallows & Amazons'. Made before the advent of CGI or digital technology, the young actors lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure, with all of its camaraderie and thrills, on location in the British Lake District.
Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movie Industry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,570. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
"Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movies Industry" is an insider look at the world of criticism, celebrity interviews, and movies. Ever wanted to know how a professional critic goes about his or her job? "Film Critic" alternates between hilarious and serious, offering something for writers and movie fans alike!
Socialite - Make Your Life Fabulous and Enjoy What Life Has to Offer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Aauvi House Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Public relations, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
There is something great about A-list living and Socialite, the twelfth book of a twenty-one book series (The Insiders' Lifestyle Guides), is the first step to achieving a high society life. Ever wonder how to become a jet setting celebrant? From: how to act around the wealthy, to your clothes, to your manners, to your speech, to your grooming, and more. Trading your life for a limousine.
The Someone You're Not: True Stories of Sports, Celebrity, Politics & Pornography
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,970. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by The Sager Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Bestselling author Mike Sager’s fourth collection showcases his deftly-written journalism at its best and most mature, a riveting marriage of crime reportage and you-are-there literary anthropology. The centerpiece examines the rise and fall of football's RoboQB, Todd Marinovich. Also: Paris Hilton, Dana White, Vetville, Bobby Jindal, Ugly, Pete Carroll, an innocent man jailed for 29 years, more.
Queens Of Comedy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
They are comedy legends: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, and Joan Rivers! Cinderella had a glass slipper, but comics have clown shoes that leave footprints on our fannies and handprints on our hearts. Queens of Comedy includes Dr. Sue’s personal interviews with great stars, show business advice, comedy secrets, and insights into humor and gender.
Diary of a Lollipop in a Peanut Factory
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
…The story of an unexpected life… Take the train into the station. Step on the platform. Walk to Broadway and open the curtain into the backstage world of New York City—Join designer Jane Elissa as she meets sports, entertainment, and fashion celebrities while raising money to wipe out Leukemia.
The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 129,740. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Bettie Youngs Book Publishers. Categories: 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
The Coparazzi
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
In 1989 Patrolmen Vincent Casale was transferred to his dream assignment, The NYPD Movie Unit. The Unit was implemented to protect and assist the motion picture industry while they filmed on the streets of New York. Casale found himself smack in the middle. Lights! Camera! Action! Movie Stars! But were the stars in his eyes too bright?
A Disney Childhood (Comic Books to Sailing Ships)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a child within the Disney Studio family, Cathy's life was anything but ordinary. Her dad, George Sherman, served as Disney's Head of Publications from the late '50s to '74. When Disney foreign reps visted, they would meet this “typical American family,” for hospitality and a tour of Disneyland. Mr. Sherman died at 45 throwing the family into a mix of grief, courage and adventure.
The Twilight Effect
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
"the twilight effect" explores the fan frenzy that surrounds Stephenie Meyer's popular Twilight book series. Much has been written about the author, the actors and the studio involved in this franchise, but little has been revealed about it's fans. This is my story and the stories of a hundred others who were swept away in the fan frantic madness the is...The Twilight Saga.
California Mystique
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Daughters and Sons of The Golden State. Famous and infamous.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc.
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This handbook reviews 178 movies, dating from 1918 to 1934, now available on DVD. They showcase stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, etc.
Hollywood Gold: Famous Films of the Forties & Fifties
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,020. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.