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Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design
This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers and filmmakers of the twentieth century. Saul Bass created some of the most compelling images of American postwar visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to inclide film titles, he went on to transform the genre. Edited, compiled and designed by Saul's daughter Jennifer, this book includes a wealth of illustrations, many never published before. Hardcover, 425 pp. $84.00.
Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood
From the beginning, Myrna Loy's screen image conjured mystery, a sense of something with-held. "Who is she?" was a question posed in the first fan magazine article published about her in 1925. This first biography of the wry and sophisticated actress offers an unprecendented picture of her life and extrodinary movie career, which spanned six decades. Hardcover, 411 pp. $38.95.
Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them
Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Lengella's myriad encounters with some of the past century's most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage. Hardcover, 356 pp. $28.99.
Beloved actress Diane Keaton writes a touching, unforgettable memoir abot her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also mett, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, alwas-thinking Dorothy Hall. Hardcover, 266 pp. $30.00.
Mary Pickford: Canada's Silent Siren, America's Sweetheart
Peggy Dymond Leavey
An enlightening biography of one Canada's greatest stars, who completely shook up Hollywood. Born Gladys Louise Smith in 1892, Pickford was raised in Toronto and began her acting career on stage. She eventually moved to the screen and revolutionized acting methodology, as well as the business of acting. Along with Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin she co-founded United Artists in 1919, turning the studio system on its head. Softcover, 222 pp. $19.99.
Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down
This brings alive the trail-blazing period of theatre and frilm from 1956-64 through the vibrant energy and exploits of the vibrant energy and exploits of a revolutionary generation of stars who bulldozed over austerity Britain and paved the way for the swinging 60s. Stories of Albert Finney, Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Michael Caine and more illustrate this raucous and uproarious book. Softcover, 426 pp. $22.00.
In this brilliant and touchingly personal autobiography, Roger Ebert shares his life stories, all told with candour and charm. The opening line, "I was born inside the movie of my life." is fulfilled on every page until the very end. A life as big and cinematic as any of the big screen epics while at the same time as detailed and finely rendered as a sketch drawn by a master painter. He really is the consummate story teller who takes the reader through time and to the many locations where he has experienced the best and worst in life. This is a must read. Signed copies available. Hardcover. $29.99.
Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark
In her nearly quarter century as film critic for The New Yorker, Pauline Kael became the most widely read, the most influential, the most powerful, and, often enough, the most provocative critic in America. Much lauded biographer Brian Kellow examines her success as well as her battles, her fights with fellow critics, and other aspects of her life and career. Hardcover, 410 pp. $32.50.
Learning to Live Out Loud
An intimate memoir by three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie. One of Hollywood's most gifted and respected actresses. Hardcover, 359 pp. $27.99.
Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman
In the hands of this seasoned biographer, the evolution of one of the century's most controversial and succesfull women becomes nothing less than a great, enthralling, American life. Hardcover, 580 pp. $35.00.
Sean Connery: The Measure of a Man
An unschooled no-hoper from the tenements of Edinburgh, Sean Connery went on to become a star and his generation's definition of masculinity. Spirited, argumentative and sardonically celebratory, this biography shows what can happen to a man when the image he creates take over his life. Softcover, 342 pp. $19.99.
Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart
This long overdue biography appraises each of Bogart's films with an unfailing critical eye, weaving in lively accounts of behind the scenes fun and friendships, including, of course, the grat love story of Bogart and Bacall. What emerges in these pages is the portrait of a great Hollywood life. Hardcover, 290 pp. $26.95.
Spencer Tracy: A Biography
From his boyhood in Milwaukee, to his Broadway succes, to his distinguished film career and his famous relationships and habits, Spencer Tracy comes to life in this thrilling and exhaustively researched biography. Hardcover, 980 pp. $46.00.
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
With a sharp eye and her trademark self-deprecating humour, Carol Burnett tells the story of her rise in show business and the people she met along the way, from such Hollywood greats as Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, and Cary Grant, to the family, cast and audience members who motivated her. The anecdotes range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. Throughout these reminiscences, a portrait emerges of a totally down-to-earth, richly talented, and amusingly spunky woman whose life and career are moving, insightful, and ultimately inspiring. Hardcover, 267 pp. $29.95.
Drama: An Actor's Education
In this witty and intelligent memoir, John Lithgow shares the story of his life with honesty and humour. From his childhood travelling across the States, performing in his father's Shakespeare company, his education in England, and his breakthrough success on Broadway, to his final days with his beloved father.This memoir is not to be missed. Hardcover, 320 pp. $28.99.
Bruce Jay Friedman
Whether he's fist fighting with Norman Mailer, explaining to Richard Pryor why there are so few Jewish junkies, or cavorting with the likes of Natalie Wood, Mario Puzo, Kurt Vonnegut, and more, Bruce Jay Friedman tells the tale of his amazing life and career with charm and wit. Hardcover, 290 pp. $29.95.
An Improvised Life: A Memoir
This is a revealing look into the creative mind of one of the craft's best practioners on stage or screen. Arrkin reveals not only insights about himself, but also truths for the rest of us abour work, relationships, and sens of self. Softcover, 201 pp. $19.50.
My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business
Dick Van Dyke
One of television and hollywood's best loved stars shares his life and stories in this wonderful memoir. Every ounce of Dick Van Dyke's charm and joy pours through the pages. Hardcover, 287 pp. $28.95.
Lives and Letters
The incomparable New Yorker writer and critic Robert Gottlieb shines a light on some of the most iconic figures of the 19th and 20th century including Mae West, Harry Houdini, Elia Kazan, Charles Dickens and Judy Garland. Through witty and insightful profiles as well as letters written to and from these stars, Gottlieb brings all of them to life. Hardcover, 420 pp. $34.50.
In this candid autobiography, Judi Dench reflects on her life and career, detailing not only the highs, but the lows as well. Here she reveals her personality in its many facets, and above all her affection for those who have influenced her the most. Fans will be delighted by her effervescing sense of humour and her irrepressible zest for acting. Hardcover, 268 pp. $39.95.
In this unique collection, Audrey's beloved companion, Rob Wolders, and sons, Sean and Luca, blend the Audrey they knew, with the Audrey the world knew. They chose the images in Audrey 100 for their beauty and artistry, as well as their representation of the Audrey beyond the movie screen. Extended captions convey the stories behind the photographs. Hardcover, 189 pp. $48.00.
Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr
Stephen Michael Shearer
This in-depth and meticulously researched biography, written with the cooperation of members of Hedy's family, intimate friends, and colleagues, separates the truths from the rumours, the facts from the fables, to reveal the life and character of one of classic Hollywood's most beautiful and remarkable women. Hardcover, 464 pp. $34.50.
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