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Famed movie actor Sanders (1906-1972) originally published this witty autobiography in 1960 (Putnam). Broadcaster and film historian Tony Thomas has filled in the rest of the George Sanders story by supplying an introduction and a lengthy epilogue, in addition to a complete filmography. With 16 page
Actor Richard Burton conquered British theater as Hamlet in 1953 at the Old Vic, and, after a series of theatrical triumphs launched a film career that earned him seven Academy Award nominations among other awards and tributes. This bio-bibliography captures the significant events of his multimedia performances in theater, film, television, radio, and recordings as well as the excitement of a tumultuous and rich life off-stage with Elizabeth Taylor. This is a comprehensive reference guide to Burton's international career, including his performances in 28 professional stage productions, 60 films, and many performances for television, radio and recordings. Additional features include a biography and a chronology of the important events of his life, and a comprehensive annotated bibliography that includes a list of magazine and newspaper articles that illustrate and disclose the notable moments of his life.
This is a portrait of Simone Signoret, the actress who died in 1985. In France, she was a national figure who symbolized political and intellectual courage as well as glamour. The book also looks at her 36-year marriage to Yves Montand.
Charles Maland focuses on the cultural sources of the on-and-off, love-hate affair between Chaplin and the American public that was perhaps the stormiest in American stardom.
This is the first book on enduring Hollywood star Eleanor Parker, long underrated despite three best actress Academy Award nominations (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955). Parker was a beauty as well as a versatile actress, and her achievements approach those of more publicized colleagues Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn. With Parker's blessing and her son Paul Clemens' cooperation, Doug McClelland has written one of the most thorough examinations of a film star's career. The book is valuable to librarians, academies, and film enthusiasts for its extensive documentation and analyses of all of Parker's work, for the bibliographies of her coverage in books and periodicals, for the portrait of a glamorous, creative era in filmmaking, and for the insights into the careers of Eleanor Parker's associates, many among the most heavily researched motion picture artists of cinema's Golden Age. The book contains a forward by noted screenwriter William Ludwig, who won an Academy Award for Parker's Interrupted Melody, and afterword by Marjorie Lawrence, the opera singer whom Parker portrayed in Interrupted Melody, and photos of Eleanor Parker that show her in many of her thousand faces.
Of the many books written about Will Rogers, none can have the immediacy, firsthand knowledge, and personal perspective of this account by his wife, Betty Blake Rogers. Her story is of Will Rogers, from wayward youth to international celebrity.Will was born in 1879 in the Cherokee nation of Indian Territory, near what is now Oologah, and died in 1935 with Wiley Post in an airplane crash in Alaska. The period witnessed the passing of the frontier and the arrival of the air age, and Will Rogers became a unique part and interpreter of it all. The book offers a 'unique insight' into the Oklahoma cowboy who became a worldwide celebrity. Betty Rogers understood Will as no one else could, and her book amplifies the importance of a homegrown philosopher who captured the spirit of the American experience. Cowboy, showman, homespun pundit-Will left his mark in many ways, each of which is carefully developed in the book's twenty-two chapters. Most notable, however, is Mrs. Rogers's treatment of her husband's character. Behind the facade lay a complex man who, despite his lack of formal education, had a grasp of modern psychology and world politics. Equally at home with cowboys and presidents, Will accepted both as human beings engaged in the larger arena of life, whether in the wide open spaces of Oklahoma or the confines of Washington....For those who would know Will Rogers in a familiar way, there is no better book than this reprint. Arizona and the West. The best of all the books on the best of all the homespun philosophers as seen through the eyes of his wife. Midwest Book Review. Folksy, detailed and loving, it offers a timeless glimpse at a real American hero of his time-and ours. American Way.
I was never a child. I never was coddled, or liked, or understood by my family. I never felt I belonged. Thus begins this autobiography.
These plays are the most original work in the field in recent years. They constitute a signal contribution to contemporary verse drama. Rich with a wide range of dramatic mood and characterization, from witty repartee to solemn high-drama, they are new evidence of a major American poet. Originally published in 1962. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.