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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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...
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...
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...
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...
TRANSFORMER: The Complete Lou Reed Story
VICTOR BOCKRIS    Book Number: 86277
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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...
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...
MAKING A NOISE: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life,
JOHN TUSA    Book Number: 86664
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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...
WISH YOU WERE HERE
LYNN RUSSELL    Book Number: 87162
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Sub-titled 'The Lives, Loves and Friendships of the Butlin's Girls', here are the stories of seven girls who worked as Redcoats from the 1950s to the 1970s. From pranks and feuds to falling in lov...
ART OF THE JUNGLE BOOK
ELLEN WOLFF    Book Number: 87397
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Based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director John Favreau's innovative, visually stunning Disney adaptation put a new spin on the classic tale. They used state-of-the-art CGI and motion-ca...
COURTROOM ART: In the Dock with the Rich and Famous
DANIEL SCOTT    Book Number: 87645
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Charles Manson, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, O. J. Simpson, Woody Allen v. Mia Farrow, Neil and Christine Hamilton, Jeffrey Archer, Princess Anne, Michael Jackson, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Amy Winehouse, Joss S...
SLOWHAND: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
PHILIP NORMAN    Book Number: 87595
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Philip Norman has penned bestselling biographies of the greatest in the history of rock music, so when he turns his hand to Eric Clapton, the unrivalled master of rock's most essential tool - the s...
ONLY GIRL
ROBIN GREEN    Book Number: 87685
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Voted Observer Book of the Year, this raucous and vividly dishy memoir is written by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the 60s, a female Almost Famous, during the sex and ...
LET ME PLAY THE LION TOO: How to be an Actor
MICHAEL PENNINGTON    Book Number: 87715
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Recently a triumphant King Lear in New York, Michael Pennington has been a leading actor for 50 years in the RSC and English Shakespeare Company and played leading roles plus solo shows on Shakespe...
YOUNG SOUL REBELS: A Personal History of Northern Soul
STUART COSGROVE    Book Number: 87962
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A rollercoaster journey into the heart of a secret society and the iconic clubs The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca, the infamous Bootleggers, and the DJs and crate-d...
MARILYN IN MANHATTAN: Her Year of Joy
ELIZABETH WINDER    Book Number: 87858
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In 1954, Marilyn Monroe left Hollywood behind and along with it a failed marriage and a frustrating career. She needed a break from the scrutiny and insanity of Los Angeles. She needed Manhattan....
BOWIE: Starchild
MICHAEL O'NEILL    Book Number: 87785
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With his distinctive one brown one blue eye, chameleon and caricature-changing creations, David Bowie's music is loved by many and known as the soundtrack to the world of changes. That was heralde...
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Glory Days - 50 Years of Dreaming
ENCORE BOOKS    Book Number: 87793
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'I want it all' is what Bruce Springsteen once said. Here is an artist whose musical output can switch, seemingly effortlessly, from the gung-ho R&B swing of classic rock albums like 'Born to Run'...
GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography 1963-2016
ROB JOVANOVIC    Book Number: 87804
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'I've always been pretty self-analytical and my songs have always been like that. But then I am probably a lot of things I wouldn't have been had I not become famous.' - George Michael. From the f...
TINA TURNER: My Love Story
TINA TURNER & DEBORAH DAVIS    Book Number: 87825
Published price: $28
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One of the very best musical shows ever in the West End of London is Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on which the superstar herself had great control and input. Her book is an explosive and inspirin...
STAYING ALIVE: The Disco Inferno of the Bee Gees
SIMON SPENCE    Book Number: 87834
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For UK audiences, The Bee Gees were those drippy 60s harmony-singing brothers whose hits such as their 1967 number one Massachusetts and 1968 I Gotta Get A Message to You, were difficult to dislodg...
A WILD LIFE
MARTIN HUGHES-GAMES    Book Number: 88383
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Many of us will know Martin as part of the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch team, but before he began presenting he had for over three decades been a cameraman on some of the finest wildlife docum...
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music
BLAIR TINDALL    Book Number: 88445
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Journalist and first oboe Blair Tindall takes you on a no-holds-barred tour of what really goes on both back-stage and in the orchestra pit! From her acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Hall to the...
BOYS IN THE TREES: A Memoir
CARLY SIMON    Book Number: 88581
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Rock star, poet, feminist icon, seductress, survivor, Carly Simon's life and career is one of the last great untold stories of popular music. Her lyrics, sung in that instantly recognisable husky,...
DR FINLAY - SERIES 2 DVD
Unknown    Book Number: 88339
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Series two. Set in the 1940s, John Finlay returns from war service and finds a small town medical practice which is run down. His new life paves the way for a new National Health Service and the ...
MARVEL AGE OF COMICS 1961-1978 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
ROY THOMAS    Book Number: 88649
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"A veritable Bible chronicling Marvel's incredible odyssey" - Le Figaro. Amazing Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Dr Droom, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil, The Man In The Ant Hill are now h...
LIFE OF P. T. BARNUM
P. T. BARNUM    Book Number: 88786
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Barnum was the greatest American impresario, a canny businessman and founder of the renowned Barnum & Bailey Circus and who finally became a politician. In 1834, desperate to create a better life ...
STAR WARS ARCHIVES 1999 - 2005
PAUL DUNCAN    Book Number: 88653
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From the moment Star Wars burst onto the screen in 1977, audiences have been in equal parts fascinated and appalled by the half-man/half-machine hybrid Darth Vader. In 1999, creator George Lucas be...
ABSOLUTELY: A Memoir
JOANNA LUMLEY    Book Number: 89157
Published price: £20
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Lumley's absolutely fabulous collection of personal photographs tell the story of her whole roller coaster life in showbusiness. Starting as a fashion model, Lumley was desperate to be an actor, bu...
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A QUIZ
MICHAEL MULLIGAN    Book Number: 89176
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Do you know your Sixties chart toppers from your Seventies hits? Can you identify whether a song is a pop power ballad or punk tune? Are you familiar with remixes and collaborations? Now That's Wha...
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