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Leo Gorcey's Fractured World by Jim Manago
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
This is a book celebrating the overlooked contributions to filmdom made by Leo Gorcey, a truly enigmatic man, whose life ended prematurely in 1969. Brandy offers thoughts about her dad as well as her unpublished graduate school thesis which unravels his “Split Personality.”
Jo Collins 1965 Playboy Playmate of the Year by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Actress/model Jo Collins made small appearances in surfer/beach movies in the mid 1960s. Her popularity rested largely on her appearances as Playboy's 1964 December Playmate of the Month and 1965 Playmate of the Year. Jo's intense romance with baseball pitcher Bo Belinsky began when the two met in Hawaii during the winter of 1966-1967. They dated frequently and were later married for a short time.
From Ethiopia to Utopia: A Remarkable Journey in Music and in Love by Jean-Paul Vignon
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 43,130. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
If you wonder what it was like to be born in the land of Sheba, to live as a child in Beirut during WWII, or as a young actor in Paris during the French New Wave, or as a singer in New York City’s Mad Men era, Jean-Paul Vignon transports you to all of those places and moments in his unforgettable memoir, FROM ETHIOPIA TO UTOPIA: A Remarkable Journey in Music and in Love.
Hollywood Snapshots: The Forgotten Interviews by Michael B. Druxman
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,970. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Subjects of the magazine interviews include Claire Trevor, Jack Oakie, Paul Henreid, Ann Miller, John Carradine, Howard Keel, Mary Pickford, Gale Sondergaard, David Janssen, Yvonne DeCarlo, and several members of The Little Rascals/Our Gang films.
Shirley Temple Biography: The ‘Perfect Life’ of the Child Star Shirley Temple During the Great Depression by Chris Dicker
Series: Biography Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
You are about to discover the astonishing and quite unusual success of Shirley Temple during the harsh times the United States has ever known - The Great Depression of the 1930s. While people struggle for survival, food, shelter, and money, Shirley Temple rocked the entertainment industry and prevented many of the film companies like Twentieth Century Fox from bankruptcy...
Pathe' Film Studio Fire New York City December 10, 1929 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
Norine Byrnes, Catherine Porter and Jola Springs were three young women who died unnecessarily when a fire erupted on the set at Pathe' studios in Manhattan. Motion pictures were transitioning from silent to sound in late 1929. Pathe' had covered a huge arc light with drapery that ignited around 9:30 a.m. Dancers were getting ready to perform in a cabaret scene. Eddie Elkins Orchestra was playing.
Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man by Mark Searby
Price: $5.67 USD. Words: 220,470. Language: British English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man is a retrospective look at the vast career of an iconic actor. This book offers an extensive look at the movies of the legendary Hollywood actor and includes over fifty exclusive interviews with those who have worked closely with Al Pacino. Giving a unique insight to a film icon who continues to dazzle, inspire and awe audiences the world over.
Surveillance by Ray Derby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
I watched through the rearview mirror as the bright orb, the size of a basketball, streaked toward us, then passed a few feet over our vehicle and shot up into the dark sky and disappeared.
Mr Ron And His Remarkable Flying Machine by Lindsay Johannsen
Series: Far From The Urban Sprawl ... tall tales and ripping yarns from The Land Of OZ. Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography(4.00 from 1 review)
It was 1973. "Look at this!" I said, showing my bride a picture in a magazine. "What IS it?" she asked. "It's an elemental flying machine," I replied. "I'm going to buy one." (And here I quote the BBC's famous Goons: "Are you mad?" / "I have a certificate." / "But it will mean certain death!" / "…it is, um, a Death Certificate.") …and yet! Here I am, many adventures later, still alive and writing.
Геленджик. Книга 2. Чудо Пицундской Сосны. Gelendzik. Book 2. In Russian. by Elena Pankey
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,770. Language: Russian. Published: January 19, 2017 and represented by Elena Pankey. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Fun stories about Gelendzik 1950-1990. Книга о событиях курортного Черноморского городка и удивительной девочке, любившей всех вокруг себя. Она жила, как Пицундская сосенка, на сухой, соленый, ветреной скале, преодолевая все препятствия на пути к счастью. Девочка верила, что чудеса, прекрасные превращения и радость у неё впереди.
George Clayton Johnson: Fictioneer from Ocean's Eleven, Through the Twilight Zone, to Logan's Run by Vivien Kooper
Price: $9.95 $3.00 USD. (70% off until June 20!) Words: 45,730. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
A giant from the Golden Age of Television, George shares invaluable wisdom, insights, and tricks of the trade in this enlightening, instructive, and delightful account of his life as a Fictioneer.
My Brother Elvis: The Final Years by David E. Stanley
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
In My Brother Elvis, David Stanley shares his harrowing experiences while on the road as a 16 year old bodyguard to the King of Rock n' Roll. The final 5 years of Elvis Presley's life were filled with his greatest triumphs and his toughest tribulations, as the iconic star fought a war with addiction he would tragically lose at the age of 42.
To Make Matters Worse by Danny Marianino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Danny Marianino's constant quest to find a comfortable place to poop as a youngster will have you in tears as you laugh and groan with him in this enlightening look into the enigmatic author and musician's childhood. Readers of his previous books will enjoy returning to Danny's unique voice as he takes you through his trials and tribulations as a rambunctious youth with a seemingly spastic colon.
Once a Pulp Man: The Secret Life of Judson P. Philips as Hugh Pentecost by Audrey Parente
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Once a popular mystery writer, Judson P. Philips rose through the ranks of pulp fiction magazines, achieving success as Hugh Pentecost. Years later, he established a summer stock theater that launched several careers. Despite personal success and professional achievement, Philips maintained he was a failure. Audrey Parente examines the complicated life and career of a complex artist.
The Tao of Kevin Spacey by Michael Carson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
He's been called the greatest actor of his generation. But Kevin Spacey is more than just an Academy Award winning icon and visionary behind House of Cards, the runaway hit Netflix original drama. Kevin Spacey is also an inspiring advocate for talent, a tireless proponent for the arts, and an undeniable man of mystery who keeps the tabloids buzzing.
The Tragic Secret Life of Jayne Mansfield by Raymond Strait
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,540. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Having spent ten years as Jayne Mansfield's press secretary, Raymond Strait knows intimately both the public image and the private person that were Jayne Mansfield. Sitting through hundreds of hours of interviews and private conversations -- not only with Jayne but also with her husbands, her lovers, and her children -- gave Ray the opportunity to present a revealing portrait of the woman.
P. S. I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball's Palm Springs by Eric G. Meeks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,320. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz visited Palm Springs as young lovers. Once married, they built a home here, raised a family and constructed a hotel. Until Desi broke her heart here and all Lucy had was her love for the desert. This is how it happened...
The Queens of Comedy: Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Chelsea Handler by Ian Fineman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
They've been called the most innovative and irreverent performers of their time. But Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Amy Poehler are much more than a gang of girls who know how to tell jokes. They are also comedy pioneers blazing trails alongside (and ahead of) most of their legendary peers in a male-dominated business.
The Unauthorized True Story Behind The Ghostbusters Reboot by Ian Fineman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
For the first time ever, go behind the scenes of the long road to reboot with bestselling author Ian Fineman’s bombshell-loaded and refreshingly brisk recount of never-before-told tales of pre-production woes and other major revelations regarding the new all-female remake of Ghostbusters. A must read for fans of the iconic film and its lasting legacy!