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Richard Widmark

Author : Kim R. Holston
ISBN : 0313264805
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This first-ever book on actor Richard Widmark focuses on the life of the durable leading man whose career has spanned four decades. Respecting his subject's reputation for privacy, Holston directs his study toward the professional events in Widmark's life, providing complete credits for work in radio, on stage, on film, and in television. Also included are a biographical sketch, a listing of works available on video, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography of works about Widmark.

Ann Sothern A Bio Bibliography

Author : Margie Schultz
ISBN : 9780313368134
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ann Sothern was often quoted as saying she had played every venue in show business except fairs. For over 60 years, she has captivated audiences from the stage, on radio and television, in film, and as a recording artist. This book is the first full-length examination of Miss Sothern's life and career. In addition to individual chapters on each facet of her life, the book features an extensive annotated bibliography of articles by and about Miss Sothern. The book includes a filmography and discography, as well as comprehensive lists of Miss Sothern's stage, radio, and television appearances. Schultz has done a magnificent job of documenting Ann Sothern's career. Classic Images Ann Sothern was often quoted as saying she had played every venue in show business except fairs. Ann Sothern: A Bio-Bibliography is proof that her statement was not far from wrong. For over 60 years, she has captivated audiences from the stage, on radio and television, in film, and as a recording artist. This book is the first full-length examination of Miss Sothern's life and career. In addition to individual chapters on each facet of her life, the book features an extensive annotated bibliography of articles by and about Miss Sothern. The book includes a filmography and discography, as well as comprehensive lists of Miss Sothern's stage, radio, and television appearances. Ann Sothern: A Bio-Bibliography is the first full-length examination of Miss Sothern's life and career. In addition to individual chapters on each facet of her career, the book features an extensive annotated bibliography of articles by and about Miss Sothern. The book includes a filmography and discography, as well as comprehensive lists of Miss Sothern's stage, radio, and television appearances. It is the first source to include a complete episode guide for Miss Sothern's television series, Private Secretary, The Ann Sothern Show, The Lucy Show, and My Mother the Car. An appendix lists products which were endorsed by Miss Sothern or which used her likeness in promotion. The book utilizes sixteen photographs, including four from Miss Sothern's personal collection, which she donated to the Ketchum Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho. A great library reference source, this book will be of interest to film scholars and fans of Miss Sothern.

Jayne Mansfield

Author : Jocelyn Faris
ISBN : 9780313285448
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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People today remember Jayne Mansfield as a famous Hollywood movie star. However, she starred in only three American movies before moving to low-budget European films. She was a master of publicity who appeared in newspapers across the nation almost daily. Through her frequent exposure in the media, she gave the public the false impression that she was a major movie star. This book explores her stormy love life and gives annotated entries for all her performances.

Ginger Rogers

Author : Jocelyn Faris
ISBN : 0313291772
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ginger Rogers had a versatile and successful career as a dancer, singer, comedienne, and Academy Award winning dramatic actress. Here is a detailed guide to her many accomplishments in the entertainment world. Though she is remembered chiefly as the dance partner of Fred Astaire, her work spanned a number of media and she was one of the most famous actresses in the United States. Faris provides detailed information on all of her performances.

David Niven

Author : Karin J. Fowler
ISBN : 0313280444
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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David Niven was a respected actor who performed in almost all media. His forty-year career included work in classic films, to which he brought a touch of charm and humor while working with major stars. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958 and had success as both a performer and a writer. This book presents a detailed record of Niven's spectacular career, along with a biographical overview of his eventful life.

John Ford

Author : Bill Levy
ISBN : 0313275149
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Ford (1894-1973) is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. He is the only person to win four Academy Awards for Direction, and he was also honored by receiving virtually every other cinematic award for his work as a director. This reference book provides researchers an opportunity to locate quickly and conveniently a vast body of information about John Ford. The heart of the volume is a detailed filmography, which includes individual entries for 184 motion pictures with which Ford was involved. The entries provide plot summaries, critical commentaries, cast and credit information, and excerpts from reviews. Also of importance is the book's enormous annotated bibliography, which cites more than 1000 works. The opening biography examines Ford as a person, as a director, and as a cinematic influence and provides a background for the entries that comprise the bulk of the volume. Additional sections include a chronology; a list of Ford's unrealized projects; his radio, television, and theater credits; his awards and honors; and special collections and archives.

Boris Karloff

Author : Beverley Bare Buehrer
ISBN : 031327715X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This reference provides a comprehensive record of the life and career of Boris Karloff, and provides full documentation for his performances in film, stage, radio, and television.

Harold Lloyd

Author : Annette M. D'Agostino
ISBN : UOM:39015032617295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the most significant contributors to the early years of the motion picture industry, Harold Lloyd was also a shrewd businessman and became the wealthiest man in Hollywood at the peak of his career. This book overviews Lloyd's life and achievements and provides detailed information on his work in film, radio, and television. The film chapter describes all of Lloyd's feature films, shorts, cameo roles, and newsreels.

Oliver Smith

Author : Thomas J. Mikotowicz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005131516
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This reference provides a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater. Narrative sections of the volume discuss Smith's career and life. Additional chapters document and analyze Smith's scenography from 1941 to the present, with special emphasis on exemplary productions and on his role in the development of American scene design. Chapters on ballet, musicals, plays, operas, and movie musicals contain entries for particular productions. Each entry explores the significance of a particular production. An appendix lists productions in chronological order and provides entry numbers to assist the reader in locating information in the book. An annotated bibliography of works by and about Smith provides additional information, and an index provides a means of accessing topics alphabetically. This bio-bibliography is a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater.

George Sidney

Author : Eric Monder
ISBN : UOM:39015032237862
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces and documents the career of George Sidney, one of the most significant Hollywood studio directors.

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