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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30 SECOND CINEMA: The 50 Most Important Ideas
PAMELA HUTCHINSON    Book Number: 89502
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Using just 300 words and one image to tell the story of the genres, techniques, directors and stars who have shaped cinema history, from gritty documentaries to global cinema, glossy musicals to So...
DC COMICS COVERGIRLS
LOUISE SIMONSON    Book Number: 90101
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'She craved the cold camaraderie of intrigue and raced the night to lure a killer? But the one thing she couldn't outrun was the warm whisper of love in her own back seat!' 'Desire Drives the Blac...
YOUR CALL
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 90220
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'What My Listeners Say and Why We Should Take Note' is the premise of this enjoyable memoir from an entertaining raconteur. A keen candidate on Strictly Come Dancing, presenter of Eggheads, Points...
MONTY PYTHON SPEAKS! Revised and Updated Edition
DAVID MORGAN    Book Number: 90823
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With their dead parrots, holy grails and spam, Monty Python revolutionised comedy for the rest of the world and ushered in a new brand of surrealist comedy - a stream-of-consciousness sketch show t...
FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN: A Hollywood Memoir
VICTORIA RISKIN    Book Number: 90771
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Fay Wray was most famous as the blonde in a diaphanous gown who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the 25 foot 60 tonne gorilla as he placed her, nestled in his 8 foot hand, on the ledge o...
INDIAN SUN: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar
OLIVER CRASKE    Book Number: 90865
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Ravi Shankar became a household name when the Beatles started promoting his music in 1968, but he was already a prominent figure in the American West Coast scene, with David Crosby of The Byrds pro...
PEAKY BLINDERS: The Real Story
CARL CHINN    Book Number: 88247
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The BBC TV series Peaky Blinders was a hit from its first showing in 2013. Transforming our perception of Birmingham of a century ago with swagger, glamour and extreme violence - not to mention a v...
MUSTN'T GRUMBLE: The Autobiography
TERRY WOGAN    Book Number: 91045
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The late Sir Terry Wogan's autobiography is not quite like others, peopled as it is with characters called Wilting Baz, Willie Gofar or Mrs Betty Bickerdike. Starting as a stooge for Jimmy Young, w...
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL
MICK WALL    Book Number: 91122
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"I never wanted to be a big star. I just wanted to be the biggest at what I do! Powerful, unstoppable, heavy - when that word still meant something good!" - Meat Loaf, as told to Mick Wall. Everyt...
WILD THING
PHILIP NORMAN    Book Number: 91132
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Sub-titled 'The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix', this first-rate analysis is an engaging memorial to a rock revolutionary. 'Arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock m...
POSITION OF PEGGY HARPER
LEONARD MERRICK    Book Number: 91167
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This long-neglected Edwardian classic, set in the shabby world of England's theatricals, populated by hack writers, drunken actors, pushy stage mothers and unscrupulous directors, is a tale full of...
HUSTLING HITLER: The Jewish Vaudevillian
WALTER SHAPIRO    Book Number: 90789
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Journalist Walter Shapiro always assumed that the stories about his great uncle Freeman Bernstein, particularly the one where he conned Hitler's war effort out of a valuable shipload of scrap metal...
WOMEN VS HOLLYWOOD:
HELEN O'HARA    Book Number: 91289
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Sub-titled 'The Fall and Rise of Women in Film', this fascinating polemic is a powerful and sobering page turner, peppered with humour. It is a call to arms from Empire magazine's Helen O'Hara who...
SECRET LIFE OF THE MOVIES
SIMON BREW    Book Number: 91503
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Hidden hints, motifs, references and background detail on the greatest movies, hidden within are plot clues, homages to other films and hidden details that expose on-set challenges, inside jokes an...
WONDERS: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show
JOHN WOOLF    Book Number: 91514
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Long underestimated in history, here are the details of extraordinary lives which turn our notions of Victorian prudery, propriety and voyeurism upside down. Dwarfs, giants, bearded ladies, Siames...
LEMMY: White Line Fever
LEMMY KILMISTER & J. GARZA    Book Number: 91440
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'Few could claim with any conviction to have had more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Motörhead's lead singer.' - Sunday Times. Lemmy was one of the last rock gods standi...
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
JOHN HARRIS    Book Number: 91442
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'The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece' this is a 'beautifully illustrated, compellingly written' (Mojo) concise study that sidesteps the usual mythology and retelling how of how 'The Dark Side ...
CONTENDER: The Story of Marlon Brando
WILLIAM MANN    Book Number: 91332
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Marlon Brando's most famous line, "I coulda been a contender", was uttered in the film On the Waterfront, one of several successes that brought Brando fame and the reputation for being an actor who...
DC COMICS SUPER HERO COLLECTION: Catwoman Figurine
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS    Book Number: 91648
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Shown in classic pose with left hand on hip, right hand holding a long black whip, Catwoman wears a tight black latex, figure hugging cat suit, has a beautifully painted face complete with cats? ey...
JAWS THE MOVIE 500 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE
BLOCKBUSTER    Book Number: 91650
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The terrifying jaws open, the teeth are sharp, the naked female swimmer on the water's surface is unaware. Retro jigsaw puzzle in high quality, plastic case inspired and designed after Blockbuster...
TICK OF TWO CLOCKS: A Tale of Moving On
JOAN BAKEWELL    Book Number: 91804
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At 88 years old, broadcaster and Labour peer Joan Bakewell shows little sign of slowing down her work rate, yet she has had to confront her age in another way - downsizing. Her account of ditching...
MARVEL YEAR BY YEAR: A Visual History Updated and Expanded
EDITED BY CEFN RIDOUT    Book Number: 89832
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Super heavyweight and slipcased and with shimmering luminescence like a gateway to another world (to coin a phrase by Dr Strange), here is a century-spanning voyage through eight tumultuous decades...
WISDOM OF PICARD
EDITED BY CHIP CARTER    Book Number: 91504
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Star Trek Captain, explorer, diplomat, archaeologist and vintner Captain Jean-Luc Picard is a true Renaissance man of the 24th century. Discover his sage advice, insights and wisdom from the deck ...
THE GIRL: Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch
MICHELLE MORGAN    Book Number: 91663
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The film The Seven Year Itch precipitated Marilyn into her stratospheric status as a sex symbol, but according to this author, a lifelong Marilyn fan, it was also paradoxically the film that gave M...
BALLET IN LEICESTER SQUARE
IVOR GUEST    Book Number: 91707
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A rare find, we have the 1992 Dance Books of Cecil Court Covent Garden publication which is sub-titled 'The Alhambra and the Empire 1860-1916.' More than half a century separated the golden age of...
DE NIRO: A Life
SHAWN LEVY    Book Number: 91710
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Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation. With performances in Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter and Raging Bull he dazzled moviegoers ...
GIANT: Making of a Legendary American Film
DON GRAHAM    Book Number: 91714
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Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and Edna Ferber, this is a brilliant study of a classic American film. Giant was an epic film of fame and materialism based around the discovery ...
HANDSOME JOHNNY: The Life and Death of Johnny Rosselli
LEE SERVER    Book Number: 91716
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'No one knew more about the mob, Hollywood, and Las Vegas than Johnny Rosselli.' Gentleman gangster, Hollywood producer, CIA assassin, Johnny Rosselli was at the centre of the 20th century's darke...
HOLLYWOOD DOUBLE AGENT
JONATHAN GILL    Book Number: 91720
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Sub-titled 'The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy', here the Golden Age of Hollywood is the background to this story of a remarkable career. Boris Morros was a major fig...
JOHN WAYNE CODE: Wit, Wisdom and Timeless Advice
JAMES ELLIS & KAYTIE NORMAN    Book Number: 91724
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During his 72 years and more than 150 films, John Wayne imparted a seemingly endless amount of advice, wisdom and good old-fashioned common sense to his audiences. That wealth of knowledge has bee...
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