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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MAN WHO SAVED BRITAIN
SIMON WINDER    Book Number: 74393
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Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, had found excitement and purpose in the War, and felt stifled by a traumatised Britain whose self-image as a great power had just been shattered. He invented a magical...
I WAS DOUGLAS ADAMS'S FLATMATE:
ANDREW MCGIBBON    Book Number: 74492
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I was Chet Baker's final tour manager, Will Carling's osteopath, Billie Holiday's stand-in at the Apollo in Harlem, Ernest Hemingway's La Secretaría, Les Dawson's gag writer, Tina Turner's White Da...
TEN BAD DATES WITH DE NIRO
RICHARD KELLY    Book Number: 75501
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Subtitled 'A Book of Alternative Movie Lists' here are Ten Most... Richly Deserved Oscars, Best Male Movie Outfits (pictured on page 101), 'Turkeys' that are actually terrific, Awful Wigs An Actor ...
LIFE OF GRAHAM
BOB MCCABE    Book Number: 75743
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The authorised biography of the Monty Python Graham Chapman who was the quiet, pipe-smoking, tweed-jacketed one who had actually qualified as a doctor. His calm demeanour belied his true anarchic ...
HELLO AGAIN: Nine Decades of Radio Voices
SIMON ELWES    Book Number: 77533
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A voice on the radio creates a whole world of the imagination, enclosing the listener in a world of combined discovery and reassurance. This fascinating book delves into radio archives to uncover t...
THE DOORS: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years
GREIL MARCUS    Book Number: 79020
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'Jim writes most of the lyrics.' Young sings about a dead crack baby 'You'll never go to school, you'll never get to fall in love, never get to be cool'. If those aren't rock 'n' roll, what is? A...
UNTOUCHABLE
RANDALL SULLIVAN    Book Number: 77566
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Sub-titled 'The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson', at a staggering 776 pages here is the definitive life of the most enigmatic superstar of modern times. Michael Jackson was the mo...
5-4-3-2-1 THUNDERBIRDS: 100 F.A.B. Postcards
GERRY ANDERSON    Book Number: 80117
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Thunderbirds blasted onto British TV on 30th September 1965 and the exciting adventures of International Rescue immediately became a huge success. This unique collection contains 100 quality postc...
UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light
CARLOS SANTANA    Book Number: 80471
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The intimate and long-awaited autobiography of a guitar legend. In 1967 in San Francisco, just a few weeks after the Summer of Love, a young Mexican guitarist played a blistering solo that announc...
UNFAITHFUL MUSIC AND DISAPPEARING INK
ELVIS COSTELLO    Book Number: 80353
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The son of a jazz trumpeter, Elvis Costello was never in any real doubt that his career would be that of a singer-songwriter and by the end of the 1970s he had achieved major hits with albums such ...
BRITISH THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS
JOHN EARL    Book Number: 80644
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From 1986-1995 the author was Director of The Theatres Trust, the body charged by Act of Parliament with 'the better protection of theatres.' This very attractive Shire handbook is packed with bot...
MARLENE: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography
CHARLOTTE CHANDLER    Book Number: 80712
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In the mid 1970s, biographer Charlotte Chandler spoke with Marlene Dietrich in her Paris apartment. The Hollywood icon's career was all but over, but her appearance and her celebrity and famous my...
LIFE AND TIMES OF THE REAL WINNIE-THE-POOH
SHIRLEY HARRISON    Book Number: 81084
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A permanent memorial to a national icon, we can visit the Farnell Factory in Acton where Pooh bear was 'born', and Harrods Toy Department in 1921 where he was bought over 90 years ago as a present ...
GREATEST ALBUMS YOU'LL NEVER HEAR
EDITED BY BRUNO MACDONALD    Book Number: 81192
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A Pink Floyd album with no instruments. A Sex Pistols record more incendiary than 'Never Mind the B*llocks'. A sci-fi rock opera by Weezer. Rock and roll history is littered with intriguing albu...
LAST SUPPERS: A Collection of Final Meals Through the Years
CAROLINE WEST & MARK LATTER    Book Number: 80870
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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...
ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN
JOHN BYRNE COOKE    Book Number: 80905
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The author was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her death. A performing musician, photographer and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show, and record it for posterity. Here is ...
A CURIOUS CAREER
LYNN BARBER    Book Number: 81087
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The queen bee of the celebrity interview, the Demon Barber herself, Lynn Barber has, by her own admission, always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. She grew up in Twickenham but the fun...
OLIVIER
PHILIP ZIEGLER    Book Number: 81220
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A glittering theatrical life, here are the tensions, triumphs and backstage bitchery, bringing alive on the page Laurence Olivier's magnetic theatrical presence. Simon Callow said, 'Ziegler is an ...
MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE ROLLING STONES
EDITED BY SEAN EGAN    Book Number: 81409
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Still recording in the studio and selling out the world's biggest venues on tour, the Rolling Stones show little sign of calling it a day halfway through the band's sixth decade and with all four c...
BOYS IN THE TREES: A Memoir
CARLY SIMON    Book Number: 81541
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'You're So Vain' began as a ballad with Richard Perry which she worked on, a new song called 'Ballad of a Vain Man' about a man who owned a yacht, a private jet, a hat that comes over one eye, and ...
CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A Brief Life
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 81754
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At the end of the 19th century Kennington, the area just south of the Thames, was a shabby, down-at-heel place that was markedly different from the powerful, energetic and wealthy part of the city ...
GREAT SHAKESPEARE ACTORS: Burbage to Branagh
STANLEY WELLS    Book Number: 81775
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'Our greatest authority on Shakespeare's life and work' makes a great companion on an encyclopaedic tour of life devoted to the theatre. Informed by a living sense of what actors do, who they are ...
100 GREAT HOME MOVIE TECHNIQUES
CHRIS KENWORTHY    Book Number: 81878
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You will need a digital video camera, of course, as well as some props, some enthusiastic 'actors' and a computer with editing software, but you'll find everything you need to know about making you...
KICKING & DREAMING: A Story of Heart
A & N WILSON & CHARLES CROSS    Book Number: 81952
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If you have never heard their rendition of 'A Stairway to Heaven' on YouTube, go see. It has Robert Plant and the rest of Led Zeppelin in tears, it is so beautiful. As the only sisters in rock wh...
SISTERS OF THE EXTREME
C. PALMER & M. HOROWITZ    Book Number: 81967
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Grace Slick sang about the white rabbit and we all knew exactly what she was talking about - 'Feed your head'. This highly unusual book is about women and their experiences on drugs - Charlotte Br...
PARKER'S CARS: 50 Years of the Best Bloomin' Motors
AARON GOLD    Book Number: 82033
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If you remember Thunderbirds, you remember Lady Penelope's glamorous cars and, at her request, her loyal and wise driver Parker is here to take us through 50 years of his favourite makes. From the ...
GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography
ROB JOVANOVIC    Book Number: 82203
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As Wham!, George and his friend Andrew Ridgley were to become the most successful pop duo of the 1980s. Both sons of immigrant fathers they burst onto the scene projecting an image of healthy, tan...
ABSOLUTE PANDEMONIUM
BRIAN BLESSED    Book Number: 82084
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Not only is Blessed an actor who has performed with top stars, he is also a mountaineer who, at the age of 57, came within a few hundred feet of the summit of Everest without using oxygen. But Bles...
AIRPORT: Twentieth Century in Pictures
AMMONITE PRESS    Book Number: 82178
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Celebrities from all walks of life are snapped by the press every time they visit an airport, and this collection of photographs lets us spy on who was where and when. The first official Air Port o...
SINATRA: Behind the Legend
J. RANDY TARABORRELLI    Book Number: 82314
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From the women he loved including Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow and Marilyn Monroe, to his ties to the Rat Pack, and from his mob connections to his friendship with the Kennedys, Frank Sin...
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