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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. Original Story By

Here is the original story of a true original, the celebrated and internationally renowned director, playwright and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, whose creative genius continues... more info
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A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 448 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314474)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. Ridiculous!

From his first unscripted appearance on an Off-Broadway stage in the revolutionary 1960s to the frontpage news of his death from AIDS in 1987 at age 44, Charles Ludlam embodied... more info
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The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9.25 inches. 500 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314689)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. Art Carney

A clear and well-written portrait of a superb performer and a wonderful human being, with emphasis on the word 'human.' - The New York Times Book Review He was one of the... more info
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A Biography. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 238 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314545)

11. Guinness

This superbly illustrated survey, published to celebrate Sir Alec Guinness's 75th birthday, is a full pictorial record of his career on stage and screen from the 1930s to... more info
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Applause Books. With Hardcover. 8.8x10.8 inches. 170 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314098)

12. Bronx to Broadway

As a boy growing up in the East Bronx, Harold Thau dreamed the American Dream. In Bronx to Broadway, he pays homage to that experience which carried him from a sea of tenements... more info
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A Life in Show Business. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 216 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314561)

13. 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)

14. William Shakespeare

Garry O'Connor's biography creates a vivd impression of Shakespeare's family life, his marriage and sexuality, the intimate details of his background, and his relationships... more info
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A Popular Life. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 382 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314483)

15. Jacob Adler

Jacob Adler, with his performances in the Yiddish King Lear, Uriel Acosta and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, became first a megastar of the exploding Yiddish theatre,... more info
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A Life on the Stage - A Memoir. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 432 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314475)

16. 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)

17. Harold Prince and the American Musical Theatre

Here is a complete look at the outstanding career of Harold Prince, the most honored and influential producer/director in the history of postwar American musical theatre.... more info
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Expanded Edition. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 288 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314675)

18. I Got the Show Right Here

[A] highly entertaining showbiz memoir . . . The shows were fantastic. - The Washington Post We laughed and we cried at Cy Feuer's wonderfully warm, brash, and colorful memoir... more info
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The Amazing True Story of How an Obscure Brooklyn Horn Player Became the Last Great Broadway Showman. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9.13 inches. 294 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314706)

19. My Life with Noël Coward

This is the definitive memoir of the private Noel Coward by the only man with the compassionate insight and first-hand experience to write it. Graham Payn, star of many of... more info
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Hardcover Book. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.3x9.5 inches. 404 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314189)

20. Keaton

...the definitive life. I don't think it will ever be superseded ... It is scholarly yet readable, the fullest, most objective and factually detailed book on virtually every... more info
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The Man Who Wouldn't Lie Down. Limelight. 6x9 inches. 340 pages. Published by Limelight Editions. (HL.00332513)

21. 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)

22. An Actor and His Time - Paperback

John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his... more info
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Applause Books. 5.5x8.7 inches. 250 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314361)

23. 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)

24. 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)
 
 
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