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Individual actors & performers books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Individual actors & performers category. Presented with a red border are the Individual actors & performers books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Like Brothers by Jay Duplass Like Brothers


Format: Hardback - Released: 20/02/2018

Close-Up Great Cinematic Performances Volume 1: America by Murray Pomerance Close-Up Great Cinematic Performances Volume 1: America

This two-volume set presents detailed interpretations of singular performances by several of the most compelling actors in cinema history. This volume focuses on American cinema, including case studies of key performances from actors like Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Whoopi Goldberg,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

American Zeus The Life of Alexander Pantages, Theater Mogul by Taso G. Lagos American Zeus The Life of Alexander Pantages, Theater Mogul

In 1929 he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 17 year-old dancer--a scandal that destroyed his empire and reduced him to a pariah. The day his grandest theater opened he lay sick in a jailhouse infirmary. His conviction was overturned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

The Two Lives of Justine Johnstone Follies Star and Research Scientist by Kathleen Vestuto The Two Lives of Justine Johnstone Follies Star and Research Scientist

As a Ziegfeld Follies girl and film actress, Justine Johnstone (1895-1982) was celebrated as the most beautiful woman in the world . Her career took an unexpected turn when she abruptly retired from acting at 31. For the remainder of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Brave by Rose McGowan Brave

&quote;My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same.&quote;...
Format: eBook - Released: 30/01/2018

Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend by John Fisher Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend

The first ever intimate portrait of Britain's best-loved, but little known, comedy entertainer. Fully authorised, and written by Cooper's friend and colleague John Fisher.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai by Mark Gallagher Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

In this fascinating study, Mark Gallagher explores the dynamics of media stardom in Hong Kong, mainland China and the East Asian region.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2017

Amitabh Bachchan by Sunny Singh Amitabh Bachchan

In this unique study of the star, Sunny Singh examines Amitabh Bachchan's film performances and his star persona, locating them in the context of cultural phenomena and global branding, and explores the reasons behind the longevity of his stardom.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

Coming Soon

Anna May Wong A Complete Guide to Her Film, Stage, Radio and Television Work by Anna May Wong A Complete Guide to Her Film, Stage, Radio and Television Work

A study of the career of the only Asian-American actress to have achieved stardom during Hollywood's Golden Age, this book provides a filmography including critical commentary as well as standard cast and technical credits, synopses, and newspaper and magazine reviews,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Little Book of Audrey Hepburn in the Movies by Timothy Knight Little Book of Audrey Hepburn in the Movies


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Martha Graham The Evolution of Her Dance Theory and Training by Marian Horosko Martha Graham The Evolution of Her Dance Theory and Training

A compilation of interviews with Martha Graham's family of dancers, teachers, choreographers and actors, which also includes biographical material about her life and influence as the creator of classic modern dance. The book features a syllabus of Graham's work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Liv Ullman Interviews by Robert Emmet Long Liv Ullman Interviews

Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) has played many roles over the course of her long life: actress, mother, activist, author, and director. Tracing her artistic evolution, Liv Ullmann: Interviews reveals how her acting and her personal life have shaped her filmmaking....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Ann Dvorak Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel by Christina Rice Ann Dvorak Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Possessing a unique beauty and refined acting skills, Ann Dvorak (1911-1979) found success in Hollywood at a time when many actors were still struggling to adapt to the era of talkies. Seemingly destined for A-list fame, critics touted her as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2018

Warren William Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood by John Stangeland Warren William Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood

Examines Warren William's life and career in detail, from his rural Minnesota roots through his service in World War I, his Broadway stage success, and his meteoric rise and gradual fall from Hollywood fame in the 1930s and 1940s. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

Bebe Daniels Hollywood's Good Little Bad Girl by Charles L. Epting Bebe Daniels Hollywood's Good Little Bad Girl

Largely overlooked today, actress Bebe Daniels had one of the most diverse and lengthy careers in show business. From her beginnings as a child on the vaudeville circuit to her resurgence as a radio and television star in postwar Britain,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

The Films of Oliver Reed by Susan D. Cowie The Films of Oliver Reed

This illustrated filmography thoroughly documents the career of Olive Reed, from the obscure 1958 Sonja Henie vehicle Hello London to the 2000 Academy Award winner Gladiator. Following a concise capsule biography, it chronologically lists all 96 of Reed's films. Each...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Last Man Standing Mort Sahl and the Birth of Modern Comedy by James Curtis Last Man Standing Mort Sahl and the Birth of Modern Comedy

On December 22, 1953, Mort Sahl took the stage at San Francisco's hungry i and changed comedy forever. Before him, standup was about everything but hard news and politics. In his wake, a new generation of smart comics emerged. Here,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Women Labor Activists in the Movies Nine Depictions of Workplace Organizers, 1954-2005 by Jennifer L. Borda Women Labor Activists in the Movies Nine Depictions of Workplace Organizers, 1954-2005

Exploring films with female labor activists as main protagonists, this book illuminates issues of gender and class while depicting the challenges of working class women. Films covered include Salt of the Earth, Pajama Game, Union Maids, With Babies and Banners,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Theda Bara A Biography of the Silent Screen Vamp, with a Filmography by Ronald Genini Theda Bara A Biography of the Silent Screen Vamp, with a Filmography

Despite being a mediocre actress with less than classic beauty, Theda Bara was one of Hollywood's leading performers in the early years of cinema. Her success was primarily due to Fox Studio's publicity department; they created her image as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2018

My Days Happy and Otherwise by Marion Ross My Days Happy and Otherwise


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2018

Actors Turned Directors On Eliciting the Best Performance From an Actor & Other Secrets of Successful Directing by Jon Stevens Actors Turned Directors On Eliciting the Best Performance From an Actor & Other Secrets of Successful Directing


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom Witty quotes and wise words from a true icon by Hardie Grant Books Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom Witty quotes and wise words from a true icon

Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom has some of the best quotes from one of the most renowned actresses in classical Hollywood.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

Leading Lady Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker by Stephen Galloway Leading Lady Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker

When Sherry Lansing became the first woman ever to be named president of a major studio, the news ricocheted around the world. That was just the beginning of an extraordinary run that saw her head two studios, make hundreds of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

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Vivien Leigh Actress and Icon by Kate Dorney Vivien Leigh Actress and Icon

A collection of essays on the legendary actress that uses archival sources in the US and UK to re-examine her attitude to acting and the public perception of her work. -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Wayne And Ford by Nancy J. Schoenberger Wayne And Ford


Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

The Improv Handbook The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond by Tom (The Spontaneity Shop, UK) Salinsky, Deborah (Stand-up Comedian, UK) Frances-White The Improv Handbook The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond
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The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Improv Handbook The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond by Tom (The Spontaneity Shop, UK) Salinsky, Deborah (Stand-up Comedian, UK) Frances-White The Improv Handbook The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond
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The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Mel Brooks FAQ All That's Left to Know About the Outrageous Genius of Comedy by Dale Sherman Mel Brooks FAQ All That's Left to Know About the Outrageous Genius of Comedy

Everything you ever needed to know about comedy genius Mel Brooks in one, compact, volume
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Ocean Fell into the Drop: A Memoir by Terence Stamp Ocean Fell into the Drop: A Memoir

An entertaining and enlightening new memoir by legendary actor Terence Stamp, detailing his twin passions: acting and mysticism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Quintessential Jack The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen by Scott Edwards Quintessential Jack The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen

Drawing on years of research and dozens of interviews with his associates, this critical study of Jack Nicholson's oeuvre examines each of his film roles, as well as his screenwriting and directorial efforts. Personal insight is provided by Peter Fonda,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Hail to the Chin Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn Hail to the Chin Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

Dead Now Of Course by Phyllida Law Dead Now Of Course

'My future mother-in-law burst into tears when she heard her son was to marry an actress. There's still something disturbing, I grant you, about the word &quote;actress&quote;. If an MP or some other outstanding person plays fast and loose with...
Format: eBook - Released: 27/07/2017

Lucky Joe's Namesake The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson by Fred Bartenstein Lucky Joe's Namesake The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson (1938-2015), a native of rural East Tennessee, was a civil rights activist, self-educated scholar, founder/administrator of nationally important roots music enterprises, and was legendary for his colourful writing and opinions. Lucky Joe's Namesake brings us Wilson's life and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

Oscar's Favorite Actors The Winningest Stars (and More Who Should Be) by Roger Leslie Oscar's Favorite Actors The Winningest Stars (and More Who Should Be)

Just as the Academy Awards have an impact upon stars and their careers, their achievements influence the Academy and contribute to the rich history of the Oscars. With detailed discussion of their performances and Awards night results, this book describes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

John Wayne A Giant Shadow by Carolyn McGivern John Wayne A Giant Shadow


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/05/2017

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