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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.
Memorable Films of the Forties
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
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.
CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: A Detailed Survey of 164 Wide-Screen Movies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
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.
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Richard Kirby's personal look back at fifty years of time travel is built around his quest to obtain a signed photograph from every living female companion.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
Great Cinema Detectives: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
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.
The Encyclopedia of Feature Players of Hollywood, Volume 3
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 196,320. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Volume 3 of 3. Learn from the feature players of Hollywood what it was like to work on films during its Golden Era. Enjoy their often humorous and exciting stories as they lived out their lives and careers behind and in front of the camera.
Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
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.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Cinema: Classic Films of Horror, Sci-Fi & the Supernatural
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
Movie Mystery & Suspense
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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!
More Movie Musicals: 100 Best Films plus 20 "B" Pix
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,840. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Music » Musicals
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.
Your Colossal Main Feature Plus Full Supporting Program: Over 175 Classic Hollywood Movies Examined
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,730. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.
POPULAR PICTURES of the Hollywood 1940s
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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!

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