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Individual actors & performers books

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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: 20/04/2018

The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia

Harold Lloyd, born in 1893, became one of the greatest comic actors in America. This title includes entries on noteworthy persons, recurring themes, crucial elements of Lloyd's life, his prime co-stars and co-workers, the films that made him a legend,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2018

Filming If.... by David Wood Filming If....

This book contains David's memories of taking part in the film, the personalities involved, the day to day challenges, excitements and fun, and the reception given to the film, including winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2018

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

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

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


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2018

Gale Storm A Biography and Career Record by David C. Tucker Gale Storm A Biography and Career Record

This extensively researched survey of Gale Storm's life and career, featuring interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, offers previously unpublished details of her upbringing, personal joys and challenges, and later years out of the Hollywood spotlight. This is a well-rounded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2018

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: 30/04/2018

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014 by Harris M., III Lentz Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014
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Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2014 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2018

Like Brothers by Jay Duplass Like Brothers


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2018

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: 12/05/2018

Sterling Hayden's Wars by Lee Mandel Sterling Hayden's Wars

A master sailor when he was barely in his twenties, Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) became an overnight film star despite having no training in acting. This volume details the life and career of this important hollywood actor.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2018

Exploring Television Acting by Tom (University of York, UK) Cantrell Exploring Television Acting
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The first collection of its kind to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives, this book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television. Featuring eleven chapters by internationally distinguished researchers and actor trainers, this collection examines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/05/2018

Mother American Night My Life in Crazy Times by John Perry Barlow Mother American Night My Life in Crazy Times


Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2018

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: 08/06/2018

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Becoming John Wayne The Early Westerns of a Screen Icon, 1930-1939 by Larry Powell Becoming John Wayne The Early Westerns of a Screen Icon, 1930-1939

Explores the early westerns of John Wayne, from his first starring role in the 1930 epic The Big Trail through his breakthrough role as the Ringo Kid in John Ford's 1939 classic Stagecoach. This book argues that it was during...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Incomparable Hildegarde The Sexuality, Style and Image of an Entertainment Icon by Monica Storme Gallamore The Incomparable Hildegarde The Sexuality, Style and Image of an Entertainment Icon

The Incomparable Hildegarde, lived a long life full of glamour and excitement. Her career started in Milwaukee silent movie theatres, then the Vaudeville stage, and singing and playing piano in the cabarets of Paris and London. This biography, the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

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

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: 30/10/2017

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

Hamlet Lives in Hollywood John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen by Murray Pomerance, Steven Rybin Hamlet Lives in Hollywood John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen
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This book, a collection of fifteen original essays on the film performances and stardom of John Barrymore, redresses the lack of scholarship on Barrymore by offering a range of varied perspectives on the actor s work.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

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

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