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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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
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN VICTORIA: The Royal Opinion
IAN LLOYD    Book Number: 89271
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A compelling series of vignettes on 30 famous Victorians such as Barnum, the Greatest Showman, who failed to impress Queen Victoria, how the Queen was taught to use the telephone by Alexander Graha...
CINEMATIC LEGACY OF FRANK SINATRA
DAVID WILLS    Book Number: 89275
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In a film career spanning more than five decades, Frank Sinatra proved to be a roulette wheel of constantly spinning talent, the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen. The legacy of his work st...
NOT THE WHOLE STORY: A Memoir
ANGELA HUTH    Book Number: 89371
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In 1943, at the age of five, Angela Huth decided that she wanted to be a writer. She and her mother Bridget had decamped to California just before the outbreak of war but her film director father H...
DEAD STRAIGHT GUIDE TO LED ZEPPELIN
NIGEL WILLIAMSON    Book Number: 89026
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In 1968 Robert Plant made his way down to Jimmy Page's houseboat with a view to becoming the lead singer of the New Yardbirds, soon to be rebranded as Led Zeppelin. They bonded over favourite recor...
JE T'AIME: The Legendary Love Story
VERONIQUE MORTAIGNE    Book Number: 89028
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When the young Jane Birkin met film star Serge Gainsbourg in 1968, he had recently divorced from Brigitte Bardot and was contemptuous of the debutante who was presented to him as his co-star. Jane...
THE WHO: I Was There
RICHARD HOUGHTON    Book Number: 89036
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More than any other band that emerged in the 1960s, The Who is associated with live performance, and these accounts of over 300 gigs by people who were there is an unusual take on the band's colour...
DEAR DUDLEY: Life and Laughter
BARBRA PASKIN    Book Number: 89392
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When Dudley Moore was ill with the neurological disease PSP, his friend and biographer Barbra Paskin asked hundreds of friends and admirers to contact him with a cheerful message. This memoir is he...
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...
WAGING HEAVY PEACE
NEIL YOUNG    Book Number: 89632
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Southern Man has a fantastic music and song writing career spanning 40 years and 34 studio albums of rock and roll, folk and country. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield and his solo care...
MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS HIDDEN TREASURES
ADRIAN BESLEY    Book Number: 89695
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Slipcased first edition containing envelopes packed with hidden treasures, 16 items in facsimile documents of original sketches together with all crossings out and amendments in handwriting reprodu...
STEVE MCQUEEN FULL-THROTTLE COOL
DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN    Book Number: 89885
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An actor, motorcycle and automobile racer, and all-round petrol head, Hollywood's sexiest leading actor Steve McQueen rose from hardscrabble circumstances to become one of the most famous movie sta...
TWO RIDERS WERE APPROACHING:
MICK WALL    Book Number: 89979
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The UK's best known rock writer draws upon his own interviews and extensive research to produce an inimitable, novelistic portrait of the Guitar God. Jimmy was a down-at-heel guitarist in New York...
THE ARCHERS: Year of Food and Farming
KERI DAVIES    Book Number: 89784
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'What's for tea, Clarrie love?' From the fabled kitchens of Ambridge come the recipes and gossip that fuel the nation's favourite village from BBC Radio 4. Whether it's Susan's spicy chilli con c...
BEING DAVID ARCHER
TIMOTHY BENTINCK    Book Number: 89786
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A self-deprecating dual biography of character and actor, juxtaposing the simple life of farmer David Archer with the rollercoaster ups and downs of being an actor. When Tim Bentinck landed the pa...
ALISON JACKSON: STERN FOTOGRAFIE
EDITED BY JOHANNES ERLER    Book Number: 89711
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A Princess Diana lookalike stares straight out of the picture and gives us the finger, Prince Charles sits at an easel measuring up a fig-leafed Camilla for his watercolour, while with impeccable d...
CAVERN CLUB: Rise of the Beatles and Merseybeat
SPENCER LEIGH    Book Number: 90095
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A companion to Best of the Beatles and by the respected music journalist and BBC Radio Merseyside broadcaster Spencer Leigh, with a little help from Sir Paul McCartney who provides the Foreword, th...
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...
JOY OF BIG KNICKERS:
KATE GARRAWAY    Book Number: 90114
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Why do we not talk about how important big knickers are? Will the menopause be a nightmare? How do we make love last? Kate Garraway, TV and radio presenter, turned 50 and questioned everything: 'F...
MARVEL EXPANDING UNIVERSE WALL CHART
UNIVERSE PUBLISHING    Book Number: 90130
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This pictorial panorama of more than 300 Marvel Comics characters extends to a full, mind-boggling 12 feet, featuring the work of the finest comic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The revers...
MR MOJO: A Biography of Jim Morrison
DYLAN JONES    Book Number: 90131
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Who was the real Jim Morrison? Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27, having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalised among the rock 'n' roll deit...
ROCK STARS CARS
DAVID ROBERTS    Book Number: 90140
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We absolutely love this one! Simply put, here are 127 mostly colour shots of the world's biggest names in music from the 50s to the present day with cars they have either owned, borrowed, wrecked o...
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...
THERE'S SOMETHING I'VE BEEN DYING TO TELL YOU: 7 CDs
LYNDA BELLINGHAM    Book Number: 90276
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The much-loved actress, famous from the Ah! Bisto adverts was a tremendously gifted storyteller. She brings a rich collection of tales of love, loss and laughter, often laugh-out-loud funny as she...
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