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Starlet: Biographies, Filmographies, TV Credits and Photos of 54 Famous and Not So Famous Leading Ladies of the Sixties

Posted: 21/12/2012

Young actresses—starlets—publicized as future stars, were signed up by the hundreds in the 50s and 60s. These low-paid trainees were given minor roles to test out for stardom. A few made it. From the now-forgotten Joan O’Brien and Anne Helm to superstars Natalie Wood and Jane Fo...

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The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family

Posted: 21/12/2012

" Click here to view images from the book The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family documents the history of America's acting dynasty in words and pictures with never-before-seen photos from the Barrymore collection. Including beautiful portraits from John and Dolores's honeymoon, film stills, and...

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A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses

Posted: 21/12/2012

Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were already an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame we...

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Hollywood Bad Boys : Loud, Fast, and Out of Control

Posted: 21/12/2012

The sometimes astounding, often deplorable, and frequently shocking exploits of Hollywood's most notorious leading menOffstage, some of movies' and television's most popular leading men have often led private lives filled with overindulgences and troublesome exploits. Most of these irregular acti...

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Marx Brothers Encyclopedia

Posted: 21/12/2012

A complete guide to this famous comedy family which reviews the history of their careers. It includes full details on all the Marx brothers' feature films from "Duck Soup" to "Love Happy", as well as their stage shows, guest appearances and televison productions.

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Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir

Posted: 21/12/2012

The emerging genre of film noir in the late 1940s was the dark, real-world underside of Hollywood's Golden Age, and it was noir that gave us the femme fatale--the first tough, independent icon in American popular culture. At a time when American was supposed to be all post-war peaches and sunshin...

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Here We Go Again: My Life In Television

Posted: 21/12/2012

A MEMOIR OF BETTY WHITE’S FIRST FIVE DECADES ON TELEVISION—AS IRREVERENT AND IRRESISTIBLE AS THE BELOVED ACTRESS HERSELF BETTY WHITE first appeared on television in 1949 and has gone on to have one of the most amazing careers in TV history, starring in shows such as Life with Elizab...

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Classic Hollywood Stars: Portraits & Quotes

Posted: 21/12/2012

This fresh new book exposes the most famous Hollywood entertainers of the 1920s to 1960s. These "Classic" performers are remembered for epic careers as actors, musicians, singers, and comedians. Here they appear in postcard portraits with personal quotes that help define their characters. 180 of ...

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Dean and Me: (A Love Story)

Posted: 21/12/2012

They were the unlikeliest of pairs—a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and m...

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John Wayne: There Rode a Legend

Posted: 21/12/2012

Once in a lifetime there may come to an author the opportunity to produce a book as distinguished as this acclaimed tribute to the Duke—a man as large as the American West he so loved. It is the first book ever to have the complete cooperation of the late Michael Wayne and is a classic produ...

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