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
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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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
Published price: £9.99
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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
Published price: $17.99
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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...
50 GREATEST WESTERNS
BARRY STONE    Book Number: 84499
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Bibliophile price: £3.25
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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
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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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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Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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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...
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...
GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN
PAULA BYRNE    Book Number: 85660
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
ESSENTIAL CHAPLIN: Perspectives on the Life & Art
RICHARD SCHICKEL    Book Number: 85816
Published price: £10.95
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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
Published price: £20
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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...
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
Published price: £16.99
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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
Published price: £18.99
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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...
TRANSFORMER: The Complete Lou Reed Story
VICTOR BOCKRIS    Book Number: 86277
Published price: £12.99
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Entertainment weekly said, "Blending informed biographical narrative with abundant quotes and a dishy conversational style, Bockris captures the many moods - and mood swings - of a true rock and ro...
HAYNES MARVEL VEHICLES: Owner's Workshop Manual
ALEX IRVINE    Book Number: 86227
Published price: £22.99
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The X-Jet or Blackbird is a high-altitude, high-speed reconnaissance and light combat aircraft, continuously modified over five decades of its service life. It was a successor to the destroyed Str...
NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965
ANNIE COHEN-SOLAL ET AL    Book Number: 86251
Published price: £28
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The former Editor of The New Yorker is one of the award-winning art and architecture critics who bring alive the influential critics and patrons, legendary galleries and artists themselves, from Po...
ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES: The Peckham Archives
ROD GREEN    Book Number: 86451
Published price: £20
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Lovely jubbly! No VAT on this book! Letters from Peckham Borough Council at the beginning describe 'The enclosed stuff was found by one of our operatives at the bottom of the waste disposal chute...
BOOK THIEF DVD
DIRECTED BY BRIAN PERCIVAL    Book Number: 86611
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Based on the bestselling book is the story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her in wartime Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted...
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN DVD
DIRECTED BY TIM BURTON    Book Number: 86615
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Based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, this was regarded as the quirky director Tim Burton's best film in over 20 years. The visionary director applies his wild imagination to this fantas...
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW DVD
DIRECTED BY JIM SHARMAN    Book Number: 86616
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Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Richard O'Brien star in this classic gender-bending time-warping experience. It is an 'erotic nightmare beyond any measure.' Do the Time Warp and sin...
BRING IT ON HOME: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond:
MARK BLAKE    Book Number: 86654
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Working as a bouncer in London's theatreland, the mountainous and moustachioed Peter Grant was a doorman at the club where Christine Keeler worked as a showgirl, and for a time he strong-armed for ...
MAKING A NOISE: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life,
JOHN TUSA    Book Number: 86664
Published price: £25
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Always outspoken, John Tusa is a Renaissance man who has had a huge influence on broadcasting, the arts, politics and even academic life in Britain. Tusa was only a single generation away from pro...
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