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The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons
By Sophie Neville
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,930. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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
By Laremy Legel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,570. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
"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
By Collin Miles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Aauvi House Publishing Group. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Public relations
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
By Mike Sager
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,970. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by The Sager Group. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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
By Susan Horowitz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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
By Jane Elissa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
…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
By Sharrie Williams
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
The Coparazzi
By Vincent Casale
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: 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)
By Cathy Freeman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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
By B.L. Hewitt
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: 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
By Jack Adler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Daughters and Sons of The Golden State. Famous and infamous.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
By John Howard Reid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
"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
By John Howard Reid
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.
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
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
By John Howard Reid
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
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.
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.