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1. Excelsior, You Fathead!

Jean Shepherd (1921-1999), master humorist, is best known for his creation A Christmas Story, the popular movie about the child who wants a BB gun for Christmas and nearly... more info
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The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 496 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314666)

2. Quentin Tarantino

At the beginning of 1992, no one had heard of Quentin Tarantino. By mid-1995, Quentinmania was in high gear, and he was being hailed as the hip new Oscar-toting messiah of... more info
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The Cinema of Cool. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.1x9.3 inches. 214 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314216)

3. Bob Hope

Lawrence J. Quirk delves into every personal and professional aspect of Bob Hope's long, complex and dramatic life; rising by sheer dint of will to great wealth and fame.... more info
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The Road Well-Traveled. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 328 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314440)

4. Paul Scofield

Garry O'Connor, highly respected for his theatrical biographies, presents a richly drawn, fully dimensional portrait of the great actor Paul Scofield. He interviewed the intensely... more info
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An Actor for All Seasons. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 384 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314512)

5. John Gielgud

Sir John Guildud's acting career was among the most distinguished of his generation. In a lifetime that lasted nearly a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions... more info
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The Authorized Biography. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 528 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314626)

6. James Stewart

This startling, intimate biography of James Stewart frankly reveals with new facts and discovers a fully dimensional view of this revered figure and consummate American icon.... more info
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Behind the Scenes of a Wonderful Life. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.75 inches. 342 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314362)

7. George Clooney

He's famous for being named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, his penchant for practical jokes, and his vow never to remarry, as well as his Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated... more info
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The Last Great Movie Star. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 300 pages. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. (HL.00314767)

8. Joel & Ethan Coen

An analysis of the Coen oeuvre through O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking... more info
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Limelight. With Softcover. 6.5x8.5 inches. 313 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332508)

9. Michael Gambon - A Life in Acting

This is the first book devoted to the actor who has created a judicious blend of high-definition performances on the British stage and a wide range of award-winning television... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.25x8.5 inches. 232 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314695)

10. He Ran All the Way

This definitive biography, superbly reseached and compellingly written about the original film rebel, is as exciting as the best of Garfield's films. In a sense, Garfield... more info
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The Life of John Garfield. Limelight. With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 354 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332487)

11. And the Show Goes On

From Booklist: Actor-director-producer Leonard has a real gift for storytelling that he displays to the fullest in a breezy, readable memoir of his life in show business. more info
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Limelight. With Hardcover. 6.2x9.3 inches. 227 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332422)

12. Harpo Speaks!

This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator,... more info
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Limelight. 5.5x8 inches. 482 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332486)

13. Billy Wilder in Hollywood

A double delight: a richly entertaining biography of both screenwriter-director Wilder and his milieu - Hollywood... a fascinating montage of a man whose talents and quirks,... more info
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Limelight. 5.4x8.25 inches. 396 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332433)

14. My Dinner of Herbs

A star of two well-remembered television series, The FBI and 77 Sunset Strip, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. looks back on the many different roads he has traveled in his lifetime and... more info
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Limelight. With Hardcover. 6.25x9 inches. 214 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332544)

15. The Graham Greene Film Reader

An anthology of reviews, essays, interviews & film stories by this legendary writer. more info
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Reviews, Essays, Interviews & Film Stories. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.5x9.3 inches. 748 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314187)

16. Rage and Glory

George C. Scott (1927-1999) born in Wise, Virginia, created some of the 20th century's most memorable performances on stage and screen - the cunning prosecutor in Anatomy... more info
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The Volatile Life and Career of George C. Scott. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 430 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314719)

17. Voices and Silences

As this book explores the upbringing of James Earl Jones so does it discover his beginnings as an actor. As Jones delves deeply into his memory, so we venture deep into the... more info
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Limelight. With Softcover. 6x9.2 inches. 421 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332665)
 
 
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