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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WHO IS DRACULA'S FATHER?
JOHN SUTHERLAND    Book Number: 87731
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Written by an eminent scholar in the field of Victorian fiction, the book also includes 'Dracula Digested' by the Parliamentary sketch writer for the Guardian, John Crace. For 120 years, Bram Stok...
THE CROWN: The Inside History
ROBERT LACEY    Book Number: 87897
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The official book to accompany the BAFTA Award-winning Netflix drama is extensively researched with additional material and beautifully reproduced photographs both from the series and from real roy...
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...
AVA: A Life in the Movies
KENDRA BEAN & A. UZAROWSKI    Book Number: 87850
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The audience watched as the mysterious brunette, draped in mink, emerged from a train carriage. She was beautiful alright, there was no question about it. But she was also mysterious, with an air ...
CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
CLAIRE CATER    Book Number: 87853
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Grown ups can creatively colour in Bullet Man Battles the Fiendish Fiddler, Jungle Comic, The Flame, Thunder King of the Congo, Exotic Romances, and the heart rending story of a girl hopelessly in ...
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....
NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971
DAVID HEPWORTH    Book Number: 87860
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Sub-titled 'The Year That Rock Exploded', this was indeed a golden year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, The Rolling...
BOB DYLAN: Mr Tambourine Man
ENCORE BOOKS    Book Number: 87784
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It was in July 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival that the newly electrified Bob Dylan had plugged in and turned away a large part of his folk based following. Relive songs like 'It's All Over Now, ...
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...
GETCHA ROCKS OFF
MICK WALL    Book Number: 87805
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Sub-titled 'Life and Death on the Rock 'n' Roll Road', here is Ozzy the clown, Axl the lunatic, and Lemmy the hustler. Hanging out with rock stars, trying to steal their chicks, or throwing up ove...
THE KINKS: Fifty Years on the Road
BLITZ BOOKS    Book Number: 87812
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Ray Davies of The Kinks was the chief songwriter in the band, and the core of the group along with his younger brother Dave. The pair were at each others' throats for a good chunk of The Kinks's c...
MATTERS OF VITAL INTEREST
ERIC LERNER    Book Number: 87821
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Sub-titled 'A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen', the unmistakable and experienced face of the entertainer graces the front cover of this book wearing his trilby, holding a cane and sat besi...
TINA TURNER: My Love Story
TINA TURNER & DEBORAH DAVIS    Book Number: 87825
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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...
TIPPI: A Memoir
TIPPI HENDREN & L. HARRISON    Book Number: 87836
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Actress and activist for animal rights, Tippi Hedren appeared in over 35 TV projects and more than 45 films, including the starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie, and Roar. She ...
WHOLE LOTTA LED ZEPPELIN
JON BREAN    Book Number: 87844
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The illustrated history of the heaviest band of all time, amazing songwriters, four of the greatest musicians who bridged heavy metal and rock in their own relentless groove, here is Jimmy Page, on...
COMPLETE PEANUTS 1955-1958 GIFT BOX SET
CHARLES M. SCHULZ    Book Number: 87767
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The last Peanuts strip cartoon appeared on February 14th 2000, the day after Charles M. Schulz died having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn and lett...
CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN
ALLAN JONES    Book Number: 87700
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Editor of Melody Maker from 1984-97, Allan Jones's experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s shows a gilded time for the music press. Hilarious and powerful, here are his encounters wit...
MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS:
LUKE DEMPSEY    Book Number: 88377
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The influence of Python on TV and comedy can rightly be compared to that of The Beatles on music - 51 years since first broadcast it remains one of the most popular, enduring, oft-quoted and inspir...
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...
I LOVED HER IN THE MOVIES
ROBERT J. WAGNER & S. EYMAN    Book Number: 87809
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In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, actor Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. Du...
JOHN WAYNE: A Photographic Celebration
MARC MOMPOINT    Book Number: 87810
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One of the few conservative Republicans in Hollywood during his time, John Wayne was a controversial figure, meticulous about his image, believing that his status as a patriotic icon was a responsi...
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...
PATTI SMITH: American Artist
FRANK STEFANKO    Book Number: 88447
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PATTI SMITH: American Artist
NO WAY BUT THIS: In Search of Paul Robeson
JEFF SPARROW    Book Number: 88094
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The son of an escaped slave, Paul Robeson became a global African-American figure as a sportsman, scholar, actor who played Othello three times and above all as a singer with a voice of extraordina...
AMERICA'S MISTRESS: The Life and Times of Eartha Kitt
JOHN L. WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88576
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Orson Welles called Eartha Kitt 'The most fascinating woman in the world'. This intriguing book reveals the trail she blazed in America life and the price she paid. Eartha Kitt was an incandescen...
BEING JOHN LENNON: A Restless Life
RAY CONNOLLY    Book Number: 88579
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Swerving dead-hero worship, for Connolly, it is John Lennon's insecurities that are ultimately most revealing, rooted in an unsettled childhood in Liverpool's post-war suburbs. With quiet expertis...
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,...
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