Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment and Showbiz biographies of stars, musicals, theatre and theatrical managers and actors and actresses on stage and off. Fascinating lives!

 

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BLUE TOUCH PAPER: A Memoir
DAVID HARE    Book Number: 84199
Published price: $27.95
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Playwright David Hare wanted to reform society from the very beginning. Applying to Cambridge in the hope of being taught by the socialist thinker Raymond Williams, he found that Williams never tur...
WEST OF SUNSET
STEWART O'NAN    Book Number: 84529
Published price: £8.99
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A dazzling, intimate novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Hollywood years. In 1937, Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long behind him. In poor health, with his wife con...
MICHAEL JACKSON: Life, Death, Legacy DVD
FIREFLY ENTERTAINMENT    Book Number: 85132
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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The King of Pop was due to play in London shortly before his untimely death in 2009. He is still much missed, but his music and legacy lives on. This special 75 minute colour DVD is a profile of ...
VANITY FAIR DIARIES 1983-1992
TINA BROWN    Book Number: 85241
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Vanity Fair represented the last word in literary prestige, social glamour and visual ravishment. It was published by Condé Montrose Nast (1872-1942), the dashing Casanova and publishing entrepren...
STAR WARS - A NEW HOPE
ALEXANDRA BRACKEN    Book Number: 84985
Published price: $17.99
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Princess Leia has spent her time on the Senate fighting the Emperor, and when she realises how little she has achieved she finally joins the Rebellion, eager to outwit the forces of darkness. But ...
STAR WARS ALIENS: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Volume I
LANDRY D. WALKER    Book Number: 84986
Published price: $12.99
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'Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens' was one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated films ever, premiering in 2015, ten years after the previous instalment ('Revenge of the Sith') and the first...
STAR WARS - RETURN OF THE JEDI
TOM ANGLEBERGER    Book Number: 84987
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A roller-coaster retelling of the blockbuster film, this speed-of-light story starts in Jabba's Palace with Luke Skywalker's return to Tatouine to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of the Dark Side...
BEING ELVIS: A Lonely Life
RAY CONNOLLY    Book Number: 85017
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This insight into the life of the most iconic rock figure of them all shows that sadly Elvis's use of amphetamines can be traced right back to the mid-fifties. Well-known journalist and screenwrite...
DEATH OF A PIRATE: British Radio
ADRIAN JOHNS    Book Number: 85025
Published price: £15.99
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The story starts in 1966 with a confrontation that ended in manslaughter between two pirate radio station owners, the weapon being a twelve-bore shotgun. Pirate radio was a signature phenomenon of...
RED MAN'S BONES: George Catlin, Artist and Showman
BENITA EISLER    Book Number: 85042
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George Catlin (1796-1872) has been described as 'the first artist of the West' as no white man before him lived among and painted the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. An unsuccessful ...
LIFE OF P. T. BARNUM
P. T. BARNUM    Book Number: 85364
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'I am 'a showman' by profession, and all the gildings shall make nothing else of me.' Meet the greatest entertainer of the 19th century. In 1934, desperate to create a better life for his family,...
50 GREATEST WESTERNS
BARRY STONE    Book Number: 84499
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Saddle up and ride alongside The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Westworld (1973), The Great Train Robbery (1903), Wagon Master (1950), Rio Bravo (1959), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), A Fistful of...
GERED MANKOWITZ ROCK AND ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY
GERED MANKOWITZ    Book Number: 85280
Published price: £20
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Reputations were made quickly in the frenetic pop world of the sixties, and the 18-year-old Gered Mankowitz became an iconic photographer when he spent two years documenting the Rolling Stones in 1...
DOCTOR WHO - A History of The Universe In 100 Objects
JAMES GOSS & STEVE TRIBE    Book Number: 85058
Published price: £20
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There is no greater voyage than across the universe. From a Time Lord's sonic screwdriver and Excalibur, to the Moon and a DVD, a 100 objects from the Who-niverse are rounded up in this brilliant c...
STAR WARS VILE VILLAINS: DK Ultimate Sticker Collection
DK     Book Number: 85520
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An official Star Wars Disney huge colourful softback packed with lightsabre action and Darth Vader defeating the emperor. Vader passes away and joins Obi-Wan and Yoda by becoming a Force ghost. T...
LIVES OF JOHN LENNON
ALBERT GOLDMAN    Book Number: 85557
Published price: £19.99
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Look beyond the legends of Lennon to the man behind the music. After six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this collation of the many faces of John Lennon looks extraordinarily deeply in...
KEITH MOON STOLE MY LIPSTICK
Judith Wills    Book Number: 85741
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Sub-titled 'The Swinging '60s, The Glam '70s and Me', Judith Wills sang with Freddie Mercury, got high with Jim Morrison, had a strange encounter with David Bowie, babysat Kate Beckinsale, accompan...
BEING WAGNER: The Triumph of the Will
SIMON CALLOW    Book Number: 85652
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Described in The Times as 'not simply a terrific actor who happens to write - you could as well call him a terrific writer who happens to act", Simon Callow plunges the reader headlong into Richard...
GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN
PAULA BYRNE    Book Number: 85660
Published price: £20
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A marvellous re-issue of Dr Byrne's 2002 book with a new foreword and extra chapter looking at a distinctive look at Jane Austen in Hollywood and a number of film adaptations from A.A. Milne to Whi...
ALFRED HITCHCOCK: A Brief Life
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 85798
Published price: $26.95
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Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would...
ESSENTIAL CHAPLIN: Perspectives on the Life & Art
RICHARD SCHICKEL    Book Number: 85816
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"That indomitable spirit is an integral part of the make-up of the screen Charlie Chaplin" Churchill wrote. At age 28, Charlie Chaplin was a millionaire and one of the world's most famous personal...
WEAR & TEAR: The Threads of my Life
TRACY TYNAN    Book Number: 85836
Published price: $26
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A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes. Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in swinging London and New York in the 1950's and 60s, privy to her parents' glamorous parties and famous friends - ...
YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW: My Life
SOPHIA LOREN    Book Number: 85840
Published price: $17
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Mambo! In her first memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, ic...
LIFE OF LOU REED
MICK WALL    Book Number: 86015
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Our favourite rock writer and biographer Mick Wall was a lifelong Lou Reed and Velvet Underground fan and here he brings us the story of the most misunderstood genius in rock. Lou Reed wrote songs...
MORE LIVES THAN ONE
FERGUS BYRNE    Book Number: 86019
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Sub-titled 'The Extraordinary Life of Felix Dennis', when he died in 2014, Dennis was a multi-millionaire. Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, a true maverick, Felix left Harrow Col...
FARE THEE WELL:
JOEL SELVIN & PAMELA TURLEY    Book Number: 85955
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After the shock death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, "Deadhead" fans reluctantly realised that it was the end of the road for the eclectic band with its roots in the Bay culture of the mid-sixties. Few k...
JEAN RENOIR: A Biography
PASCAL MÉRIGEAU    Book Number: 85962
Published price: £25
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Hailed by his friend and contemporary Orson Welles as "very probably the greatest of all directors", Jean Renoir was the son of the Impressionist painter and grew up in turn-of-the-century artistic...
MAJESTIC HOLLYWOOD: The Greatest Films of 1939
MARK A. VIEIRA    Book Number: 85965
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From Son of Frankenstein in January to The Hunchback of Notre Dame in December, 1939 was a year of magnificent escapism as the shadow of war loomed and then became a reality, though serious themes ...
WHAT I LEARNT: What My Listeners Say
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 86119
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Attracting more than seven million listeners, taking more than 25,000 calls, and presenting his show on Radio 2 since 2003, Jeremy Vine is a British radio host whose programme consists of news, vie...
CLASSIC TRACKS: DAVID BOWIE: 1970-1980
CHRIS WELCH    Book Number: 86041
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All the Songs, All the Stories. David Bowie reinvented himself numerous times and this fact-packed little fan-book tells the stories of all the great albums of the seventies. Starting out as a cha...
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