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Hollywood's Miracles of Movie Entertainment: Classic Films from a Golden Era
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
What do all Hollywood's marvelous classic movies have in common? To me, they're all miracles of entertainment. Here are 125 of the best vintage, brought together with full credits, background information and up-to-date reviews in a spellbinding book that also includes a piece on director Charles Vidor (Cover Girl, Gilda, Rhapsody, Love Me Or Leave Me, etc.) and a breakdown of The Wolf Man series.
CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
As usual, Reid gives all the info sought by movie-lovers. He not only covers well-known wide-screen movies like Auntie Mame, Pal Joey, Star Wars, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Comanche Station, Hombre, Manhattan, Man of the West, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Pal Joey, The Swan, 3 Faces of Eve, Bad Day at Black Rock, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Tony Rome; but also details 3-D's Inferno, Gorilla at Large, etc.
Send Your Brain To the Gym
By Don A. Singletary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Fun conversation. Historical oddities, quotes, witty subjects. Nothing to say? This book is the cure. Having fun with conversational facts that will amaze everyone. This is the perfect take-a-long book that is entertaining reading you'll long remember.
Hollywood's Classic Comedies: 200 Fun-Filled Films Rated & Reviewed
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
200 classic movie comedies are discussed and reviewed (with full cast and credit details) in this must-have book that will delight every vintage film fan. If you've never heard of Abbott & Costello, The 3 Stooges, or Laurel & Hardy, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, for fans of classic Hollywood comedies, this book will evoke lively memories and guide them to buy more comedy DVDs.
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.
Hollywood "B" Movies: A Treasury of Spills, Chills & Thrills
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,280. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
To moviegoers, the "B" was a movie of less appeal than the main feature. To a cinema manager, however, a "B" was any film at all with a running time less than 70 minutes. To the exchange, a "B" meant a feature that had to be sold to exhibitors at the cheapest price. This book extensively covers all three of these categories. Patrons did have favorites. Mysteries and series pictures were popular.
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.
Greg Dean, Step by Step to Stand-up Comedy
By Greg Dean
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,620. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011 by The Trashy Novel Corp. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
If you think you're funny, and you want others to think so too, this is the book for you! Greg Dean examines the fundamentals of being funny and offers advice on a range of topics, including: writing creative joke material rehearsing and performing routines coping with stage fright dealing with emcees who think they're funnier than you are getting experience and lots more. Essential
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.
A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling
By Bill Johnson
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A Story is a Promise offers new writers a way to study and understand how popular novels become so successful. For writers considering self-publishing, it offers techniques for revising a manuscript to achieve its full potential. This is the book agents recommend to their authors. The Spirit of Storytelling explores how the great storytellers create characters with deeply realized inner lives.
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.
Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic: Classic Movies from Cinema's Golden Age
By John Howard Reid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A book that examined all my favorite films! That aim proved impossible. I have so many! But I did manage to detail Alias Nick Beal, Arabian Nights, Band Wagon, Easy Living, Elephant Walk, Fabiola, Far Country, 5th Chair, 5000 Fingers of Dr T, Foreign Affair, Green Pastures, Heartbeat, Iron Horse, Love, Narrow Margin, October Man, Quiet Man, Quo Vadis, Rope, Tall T, Tall Target, and many more.
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.
Vermont Wild, Adventures of Vermont Fish & Game Wardens, Vol.1
By Megan Price
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,870. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Hilarious, true Vermont game warden encounters with lovesick moose, hungry bears, raucous raccoons, wily poachers, a nutty hunting dog and the most ingenious use of dynamite you’ll ever read! Anyone of any age who enjoys reading or listening to well-written outdoor stories will love this book.
Movie Mystery & Suspense
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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!
Bettors, Boxers, Wiseguys and Wannabes
By Jeff Haney
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,960. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
The premier columnist covering the sports and gaming scene in Las Vegas, Nevada, Haney writes with insight, wit and empathy. "Bettors, Boxers, Wiseguys and Wannabes" is a rich and varied collection of pieces previously published in newspapers, magazines and on major websites, with new introductions. It includes personality profiles, in-depth interviews, betting tutorials and commentary.
Great Cinema Detectives: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: A Detailed Survey of 164 Wide-Screen Movies
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
Why Your Last Diet Failed You and How This Book Won't Help You on Your Next One
By Charlie Hills
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,870. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This is the gripping, true story of how one man lost seventeen-thousand pounds in just one hundred and ninety-two short months and then gained it all back last Thanksgiving. No inspiring success stories here, folks: just the reality most of us face as lifelong dieters served with a side of humor. After all, next to Tylenol, laughter is the best medicine.