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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LAST SUPPERS: A Collection of Final Meals Through the Years
CAROLINE WEST & MARK LATTER    Book Number: 80870
Published price: £9.99
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The authors state, 'We all have our favourite foods, both good and bad, but have you ever thought what you would ask for if you only had one final meal before shuffling off this mortal coil?' They...
HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STILLS
JOEL FINLER    Book Number: 81949
Published price: £19.99
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A former actor himself, director Elia Kazan is shown in a superb series of black and white stills on set, reflecting his remarkable collaboration with such young actors as Marlon Brando on A Street...
ELVIS ALL SHOOK UP
ROY BLOUNT    Book Number: 82611
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From the Introduction, 'Elvis had a lot to do with creating a generation, but he wasn't part of it. He was a generation unto himself, not a beatnik, not a hippie. He was sort of the opposite of the...
ANCHORED IN LOVE: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash
JOHN CARTER CASH    Book Number: 82461
Published price: £7.99
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June Carter was an American music legend, a 'Country Girl', part of the renowned Carter Family whose mix of folk and blue grass thrilled the country. Eventually, June married another music legend, ...
ORIGINAL ROCKERS
RICHARD KING    Book Number: 82511
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'Once the door to Revolver was opened in the morning, the alarm had been turned off and the lights turned on, any other interpretation of everyday life was hard to imagine. Instead time was told by...
BATMAN v SUPERMAN: Batman Vehicle Model Kit
DC COMICS    Book Number: 82881
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From the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. film, help Batman protect Gotham City and the world from all threats. Build both the Batmobile and the Batwing vehicles from the expertly d...
BLUE TOUCH PAPER: A Memoir
DAVID HARE    Book Number: 82896
Published price: £20
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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...
GHOSTBUSTERS BUILD BOX: Model Fun Book Box Set
CENTUM BOOKS    Book Number: 82910
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Take ECTO-1 for a spin or hang out with Slimer, the globs of ectoplasm, Terror Dogs and a giant marshmallow man along the way. Complete the ghostly grid, rewrite the end-of-the-world battle with a...
CHRONICLE OF OPERA: Revised Edition
MICHAEL RAEBURN    Book Number: 82571
Published price: $34.95
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Shakespeare wrote: 'If music be the food of love, play on...' and the art of opera has been playing on our stages and later, on recording devices since 1589 with great aplomb and acclaim. The Chron...
CALL THE MIDLIFE: TFI Friday, Top Gear...
CHRIS EVANS    Book Number: 82671
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Heard of the midlife crisis? Chirpy Liverpudlian Chris Evans has turned 50 and now looks to educate us in the lessons he has learnt in the last few years. The presenter and broadcaster writes openl...
GETCHA ROCKS OFF: Life and Death on the Rock 'n' Roll Road
MICK WALL    Book Number: 82688
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Kerrang magazine's star writer and with his weekly show, Monsters of Rock, on Sky TV, Mick Wall bestrode the world of 1980s music journalism like the colossi of rock of whom he wrote. Like a few ot...
DICK VAN DYKE SHOW DVD
DICK VAN DYKE & M. TYLER MOORE    Book Number: 82846
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Mary Tyler Moore stars as Dick van Dyke's lovely wife and is the perfect foil to his comedy style in this charming 1930s situation comedy. He is the challenged Dad and head writer of 'The Alan Bra...
DOCTOR WHO COLOURING BOOK
J. NEWMAN GRAY, L. TENG CHEW    Book Number: 82975
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With dedication page, and published by Puffin Books and BBC Children's Books, here is the Tardis, Cybermen, Daleks, the Ood, the weeping angels, Doctors past and present plus their assistants, robo...
HOW TO BUILD A GREAT SCREENPLAY
DAVID HOWARD    Book Number: 83020
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Story arc, plotting and sub plotting, characterisation, coincidence, classical versus revolutionary screenplay structure, tone, style and atmosphere, the use of time on screen, drama and tension an...
ON FURTHER REFLECTION: 60 Years of Writing
JONATHAN MILLER    Book Number: 83181
Published price: $28.95
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Now 83 and showing little sign of slowing down, actor, doctor, director, broadcaster, TV personality and all-round polymath Sir Jonathan Miller is best at writing about them. This volume draws toge...
SHAKESPEARE AND THE COUNTESS:
CHRIS LAOUTARIS    Book Number: 83192
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Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by the Telegraph and Observer, Shakespeare Institute lecturer Chris Laoutaris gives us a remarkable new perspective on the life and fortunes of William Shakespea...
FLYING FILM STARS: The Directory of Aircraft
MARK ASHLEY    Book Number: 83245
Published price: £30
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From 1939 to 1945 British cinema became literally part of the British war effort against Nazi Germany and its Axis partners. The British film industry pioneered the format known as the drama-docum...
SUN AND THE MOON AND THE ROLLING STONES
RICH COHEN    Book Number: 83299
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The drugs and the girlfriends and the rows and the endless reunions and of course, the music. Cohen's fresh and galvanising consideration of the Rolling Stones rock band will define once and forev...
NATURAL MYSTICS: Marley, Tosh and Wailer
COLIN GRANT    Book Number: 83035
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'Get Up, Stand Up', 'I Shot the Sheriff' and 'Stir It Up' are three songs that have come to define an era. This engrossing triple biography follows The Wailers and the undisputed kings of reggae, ...
BEING ELVIS: A Lonely Life
RAY CONNOLLY    Book Number: 82665
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Elvis's manager, Colonel Parker, has often been credited with pushing Elvis beyond reasonable limits in order to line his own pockets, and this book includes some shocking data on the range of pres...
HISTORY OF FILM: Second Edition
DAVID PARKINSON    Book Number: 83075
Published price: $21.95
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The most modern of all the arts, cinema is fittingly the most dependent on science and technology. It was born out of the 19th century predilection for machinery, movement, optical illusion and pu...
READING DANCE: A Gathering Of Memoirs, Reportage, Criticism
EDITED BY ROBERT GOTTLIEB    Book Number: 83081
Published price: $45
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Body language is key in human communication and a skill that expresses this language is most certainly dance, with each genre using the tool that is the body in unique ways to express feeling and s...
SHAKESPEARE IN TEN ACTS
GORDON MCMULLAN & Z. WILCOX    Book Number: 83485
Published price: £25
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A lavish British Library publication celebrating Shakespeare's story, a tale of sea-changes and show-stopping successes. From the very first production of Hamlet to a digital-age remix, the book e...
IDOLS: Female CD
ANNE SHELTON, JUDY GARLAND    Book Number: 83703
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The five divine divas are Anne Shelton, Judy Garland, Sophie Tucker, June Christy and Lita Roza, each superbly gifted in her own right. These five outstanding voices were acclaimed by millions and...
SITTING IN THE BACK ROW CD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 83711
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Here are themes and love song tunes (no vocals) from the movies like As Time Goes By (Casablanca), Where do I Begin? (theme from Love Story), Everything I Do I Do It For You (Robin Hood), Can You F...
I'M YOUR MAN: The Life of Leonard Cohen
SYLVIE SIMMONS    Book Number: 82919
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The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen, a man of spirituality, emotion and intelligence, has been one of the most important and influential ...
I AM BRIAN WILSON: The Genius Behind the Beach Boys
BRIAN WILSON & BEN GREENMAN    Book Number: 83736
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The album Pet Sounds is one of the most popular and enjoyable in musical history, so enduring that the band toured it for its 50th anniversary, together with a giant Giraffe, in 2016. The long-awa...
BUT SERIOUSLY: An Autobiography
JOHN MCENROE    Book Number: 84017
Published price: £20
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With a reputation as one of the bad boys of tennis, John McEnroe's cry of 'You cannot be serious!' is part of tennis history, mimicked worldwide. This is the follow on and update to his first book ...
PRINCE: Purple Reign
MICK WALL    Book Number: 84030
Published price: £20
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In the wake of Prince's premature death in 2016, music biographer Mick Wall turns his attention to the rock giant with a uniquely flamboyant style and barrier-breaking sound. The hit biopic Purple...
GIRL IN THE SPOTTY DRESS
PAT STEWART & VERONICA CLARK    Book Number: 83970
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When Pat Stewart posed on the railings of Blackpool promenade on a blustery day, little did she know that the resulting photograph would become an iconic image of the 20th century and follow her th...
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