Books tagged: movie stars

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A Death In Beverly Hills
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 137,970. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When the wife and three year old step-daughter of fading movie star, Tom Travis, disappeared, a massive, fruitless, search was launched. Three months later, the body of Travis's wife was discovered in a shallow grave only a few miles from where Tom had been riding his dune buggy on the day she vanished. Travis is on trial for capital murder. But did he do it?
Angel Heirs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,830. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Two young people meet as they are about to commit suicide. Angelina, a high school senior, broken by intense grief, believes that she is a real angel. Gerald Sparks, the most famous young actor on the planet, has chronic heart failure wants to go out in a blaze of glory. They journey across the landscape of their past until they are forced to face up to the real cause of their demise: themselves.
Silent Scream: a Groovy Mystery Caper
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Old secrets, a Hollywood legend and murder.... It's 1960. Nora Bates, a silent-film star known as "Lil' Screamer", is publishing her memoirs loaded with old Hollywood's dirty little secrets, unless someone freeze-frames her in a final silent scream.
New Light on Movie Bests
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Everyone loves Best Movies' lists. But this book is much more than just a list of 400 great movies. Many are examined in exhaustive detail: "The Third Man", "Shepherd of the Hills", "The General", "Gilda", "Tales of Manhattan", "The Big Clock", "Anna Karenina", "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "China Seas", "Duck Soup", "Thin Man" films, "Cat People", "Old Dark House", "Trouble with Harry", etc.
My Brother's Keeper
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,330. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hollywood, 1950 -- A World War II P-51 Ace battles the police, movie makers, the mob, a former starlet ex-girlfriend, a nosy reporter and paranoid patients to find out who murdered his older brother, a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. His search will lead into the darker corners of his brother's patient files and private life he never knew existed.
WESTERNS: A Guide to the Best (and Worst) Western Movies on DVD
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A feast for western movie fans, this book looks at over 400 of the 2,000 DVDs on sale. In addition to detailed reviews of classics (The Big Country, Broken Arrow, The Searchers, Stagecoach, Shane, etc., the author focuses on William Boyd (the entire 66 Hopalong Cassidy series), John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Buck Jones and Alan Ladd. Finally, some of Hollywood's worst westerns are examined.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Unlike other books on this topic, Reid's account includes more than just the main winners. Most books, even those that claim to be complete, exclude those films associated with honorary award winners such as Judy Garland's Babes in Arms, Mickey Rooney's Hold That Kiss and Judge Hardy's Children, Edgar Bergen's Goldwyn Follies, Shirley Temple's Baby Take a Bow, Charles Chaplin's The Circus, etc.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
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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.
Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In the golden years of cinema, Hollywood's Christmas presents to world-wide movie fans were always three or four spectacular musicals. In those days, musicals easily rated as the most popular movie genre. They were eagerly anticipated not only by the carriage trade but working-class audiences as well. This book provides a guide to over 150 of these crowd-pleasing, star-studded musical delights.
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.