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
Published price: £10.95
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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...
JEAN RENOIR: A Biography
PASCAL MÉRIGEAU    Book Number: 85962
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
TODAY: A History of Our World Through 60 Years
EDITED BY EDWARD STOURTON    Book Number: 89089
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With forewords by Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney, BBC Radio 4's Today programme is celebrated in this first ever book about the iconic programme with 60 world-changing stories as they were broadc...
LONG DRAWN OUT TRIP: A Memoir
GERALD SCARFE    Book Number: 88858
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The man famed for his venomous nib, the legendary cartoonist and designer tells his life story for the first time, encompassing sweeping social changes in the 1960s and beyond. For more than half ...
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...
DOUBLE ACT: A History of British Comedy Duos
ANDREW ROBERTS    Book Number: 89279
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From music hall and Variety of the 1920s and 30s came Will Collinson and Alfie Dean, Bud in a raccoon coat and old straw hat and Ches, dapper and deadpan, emphasising the words in a mellow croak. ...
DYLAN GOES ELECTRIC!
ELIJAH WALD    Book Number: 89281
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In 1965 on the evening of 25th July, Bob Dylan took to the stage at Newport Folk Festival in black jeans, black boots, and a black leather jacket, carrying a Fender Stratocaster in place of his fam...
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
KENNEY JONES    Book Number: 89303
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'The Small Faces were the most creative, The Faces were the most fun, The Who were the most exciting. These were electrifying days in music. We were all untried, untested. What was stopping us? N...
WHO IS THAT MAN? In Search of The Real Bob Dylan
DAVID DALTON    Book Number: 89328
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The real Bob Dylan is Bobby Zimmerman, yearning to escape Hibbing, Minnesota, or the Woody Guthrie wannabe playing Greenwich Village haunts. Was he the Folk Messiah, the seething amphetamine hipst...
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...
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