New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

December 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Blue-collar Broadway : the craft and industry of American theater

December 17, 2014
White, Timothy R., 1976-
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2015.
275 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

The wizard of Oz.

December 17, 2014
©2014
174 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Subtitle from cover.
The eternal Oz / an essay by Richard Corliss -- Who was L. Frank Baum? -- Imagining Oz -- Sowing the seeds -- The Wizard of Oz -- Not exactly boffo -- Judy, Judy, Judy -- The class of '39 -- Long live the Wizard! -- Just one more.

The Simpsons family history : a celebration of television's favorite family

December 17, 2014
Groening, Matt.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
So you think you know the Simpsons? Well, think again! The Simpsons Family History unravels 25 years of Simpsons facts and fun and presents them in a never-before-seen chronological format. Travel through time with Matt Groening as he pulls back the curtain and reveals the events that turned this average family into a pop culture phenomenon. Discover the hopes and dreams of a young Homer and uncover the sensitive and driven girl Marge was before she married him. Marvel at the hidden moments you never knew you missed, as all the pieces of Simpsons history fall into place. Chock full of art taken directly from the source, this massive tome is a must for Simpsons fans and the perfect way to celebrate The Simpsons' 25th anniversary.

Zombies on film : the definitive story of undead cinema

December 16, 2014
Inguanzo, Ozzy, author.
New York : Universe Publishing, a division of Rizzoli International Publications, 2014.
221 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Includes index.

Gone with the wind : [the great American movie 75 years later]

December 16, 2014
Daly, Steve, 1962- author.
New York, New York : Life Books, an imprint of Time Home Entertainment Inc., [2014]
156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Subtitle taken from cover.
Introduction / by Molly Haskell -- Olivia de Havilland looks back -- It all began with a book -- Southern voices -- The rocky road to Tara -- Scarlett fever takes hold -- On plantation politics -- Scarlett and Rhett forever.

Homeland revealed

December 16, 2014
Hurwitz, Matt, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2014]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Creating Homeland. Meet the characters ; Filming Homeland -- Season one -- Season two -- Season three.
"Unpacks the complex show, delving into favorite characters, plot lines, and behind-the-scenes detail, while also examining how real-world technology and techniques inspire and inform [it]"--Amazon.com.

Streisand in the camera eye

December 16, 2014
Spada, James, author.
New York : Abrams, [2014]
287 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Streisand: In the Camera Eye is a collection of 170 of the most compelling photographs of Barbra Streisand, chosen for their rarity, beauty, and insight into Streisand's multifaceted life and career. The pictures, most of which have never been published before, document her many phases, from her early days on Broadway, including Funny Girl, to her hugely popular TV specials, to her work as an actress in films such as Hello, Dolly!, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born. Taken by some of the greatest names in photography--including Philippe Halsman, Francesco Scavullo, Douglas Kirkland, Bob Willoughby, and Cecil Beaton--the images also represent her fabled concerts, as well as personal moments away from the set and stage. Seven essays by Spada introduce the various periods of Streisand's adult life, and, along with substantial anecdotal and quote-filled captions, they combine with the spectacular photos to tell the whole story of one of the world's most popular and beloved stars.

Col. William N. Selig : the man who invented Hollywood

December 11, 2014
Erish, Andrew A., author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2012.
viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer. He traces Selig's career from his early work as a traveling magician in the Midwest, to his founding of the first movie studio in Los Angeles in 1909, to his landmark series of innovations that still influence the film industry. As Erish recounts the many accomplishments of the man who first recognized that Southern California is the perfect place for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that while others have been credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is actually the one who most deserves that honor.

Dressing for the dark : from the silver screen to the red carpet

December 11, 2014
Young, Kate.
New York : Assouline, 2014.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm

DJing for dummies

December 10, 2014
Steventon, John, 1975- author.
Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
xvi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2010.

The filthy truth

December 8, 2014
Clay, Andrew Dice, author.
New York : Touchstone book, published by Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xii, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Filled with no-holds-barred humor and honesty, [Clay's autobiography] sets the record straight and gives fans plenty of never-before-shared stories from his career and his friendships with Howard Stern, Sam Kinison, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Axl Rose, and countless others"--Amazon.com.

Harry Potter : the creature vault : the creatures and plants of the Harry Potter films

December 8, 2014
Revenson, Jody, author.
©2014
206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"An Insight Editions Book."

De Niro : a life

December 8, 2014
Levy, Shawn.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
600 pages, [16] unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by palpable awkwardness, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this compelling biography, Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restaurateur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry.--From publisher description.

The murder of Marilyn Monroe : case closed

December 4, 2014
Margolis, Jay.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2014.
xii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Machine generated contents note: 1.How Did Marilyn Monroe Really Die? -- 2.Marilyn's Close Friends Get Suspicious -- 3.Bobby Kennedy Brought Along One of His Two Long-time Personal Bodyguards to Sedate Marilyn in the Afternoon -- 4.A Surprise Evening Visit from Bobby Kennedy and Gangster Squad LAPD Partners Archie Case and James Ahern -- 5.Schaefer Ambulance Attendant James Edwin Hall Told the Truth -- 6.Hall, Liebowitz, Lawford, Newcomb, and Iannone Witnessed a Murder Not an Adrenaline Shot -- 7.The Soundman -- 8.Walt Schaefer's Involvement -- 9.Who the Hell Is Ken Hunter? -- 10.Famous Clients Were Commonplace at Schaefer Ambulance -- 11.The Men at Beverly and Western -- 12.The Santa Monica Hospital "Story" -- 13.Murray Leib and the Mysterious Car Washes -- 14.Detective Lynn Franklin Pulls Over a Very Drunk Peter Lawford -- 15.Detective Franklin Connects the Dots -- 16.Greenson's Motives for Killing His Patient -- 17.Does Greenson's Official Story Check Out? -- 18.Did Chief Parker Cover Up Bobby Kennedy's Tracks in Los Angeles? -- 19.Behind the Scenes at Marilyn Monroe's Funeral -- 20.Dr. Greenson Calls the Police to Say Marilyn Monroe Committed Suicide -- 21.The Greenson and Engelberg Agreement -- THE KENNEDY VERSION -- 22.Was Lawford's Call to Ebbins a Cry for Help or Just a Really Good Alibi? -- 23.Bill Asher Also Claims Lawford Phoned Him in a Panic -- 24.Dolores Naar Claims Dr. Greenson Gave Marilyn Sedatives -- CONCLUSION -- Postscript -- Timeline -- Autopsy Report.
Marilyn Monroe died under suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962. In The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed, renowned MM expert Jay Margolis and New York Times bestselling author Richard Buskin finally lay to rest more than fifty years of wild speculation and misguided assertions by actually naming the screen goddess's killer. At the same time, they use the testimony of eyewitnesses to describe exactly what took place inside her house on Fifth Helena Drive in Los Angeles's Brentwood neighborhood.

I only know who I am when I am somebody else : my life on the street, on the stage, and in the movies

November 24, 2014
Aiello, Danny, 1933- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A memoir"--Jacket.
The actor reminisces about his Hollywood years, tracing his brushes with the law, military service, long-time marriage, and contributions to such films as "Do the Right Thing," "The Godfather, Part II," and "Moonstruck."

Collected : living with the things you love

November 24, 2014
Karch, Fritz, author.
©2014
351 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"In Collected, expert collectors and decorating experts Fritz Karch and Rebecca Robertson present a tour of peculiar, elegant, and awe-inspiring collections from around the world. The book teaches readers the basic principles of the hunt while exploring the thoughtful and inventive ways that people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme. The featured collections range from dice and café au lait bowls to 19th century French sewing tools to sand from world travels--illustrating collections as expressions of personal style. From no frills ('The Modest') to ornate ('The Exceptionalist'), Karch and Robertson examine the selected collections according to personality type. The book showcases 16 different collecting personalities, each with its own chapter, featuring gorgeous photographs, vignettes showing how the objects are displayed, and a collecting lesson"--From publisher's description.

The greatest shows on earth : a history of the circus

November 21, 2014
Simon, Linda, 1946-
©2014
296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Behind the scenes

November 20, 2014
Dench, Judi, 1934-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xi, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK Company"--Title page verso.
"From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. Behind the Scenes is a candid blend of reminiscences and photos, many of them never-before-seen from her personal collection. It's a uniquely personal take on her life and brilliant career, showing her off-stage as well as on. Looking back, she provides her millions of fans with reflections and remembrances of those who have mattered to her most - her family, fellow actors, directors and writers - communicating them with the truth and insight that is the hallmark of her acting. Behind the Scenes takes up where her NY Times bestselling memoir and furthermore left off. Dame Judi looks back on the last few years to talk about her role as "M" in the Bond films, the joy of ensemble acting in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the chance to tell the story of the herioc woman at the center of Philomena, her joy in appearing with other great actresses in the MaterpieceTheatre Cranford and her return to the stage in Peter and Alice. Tireless in her desire to perfect her craft, she says "I simply want to go on acting. I suppose I could always be wheeled on stage if necessary. The great thing about acting is that it never ends.""-- Provided by publisher.

Grand opera : the story of the Met

November 20, 2014
Affron, Charles, author.
©2014
xviii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A matter of boxes, 1883-1884 : bel canto -- Cultural capital, 1884-1903 : the German seasons and French opera -- Opera wars, 1903-1908 : Parsifal, Salome, and the Manhattan Opera Company -- Modernity, 1908-1929 : Puccini -- Hard times, 1929-1940 : Wagner -- Strains of war, 1940-1950 : the conductor's opera -- Stage business, 1950-1966 : Verdi -- In transit, 1966-1975 : American opera -- Maestro Assoluto, 1975-1990 : twentieth-century European opera and the Baroque -- Patronage and Perestroika, 1990-2006 : American opera (redux) and Slavic opera -- In the age of new media, 2006-2013.

Star Wars : the blueprints : inside the production archives

November 20, 2014
Rinzler, J. W.
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, c2013.
336 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm.
Preface / Norman Reynolds -- Foreword / Gavin Bocquet -- Introduction / J. W. Rinzler -- Episode IV: A New Hope -- Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back -- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi -- Episode I: Introduction : Episodes I, II, II The prequel trilogy : The Phantom Menace -- Episode II: Attack of the Clones -- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year

November 20, 2014
Cohen, Andy, 1968-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
343 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
As a TV producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog.

Princess Mononoke : the first story

November 18, 2014
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- author.
©1993
101 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
"The original story created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 that was later released as an animated film. This initial version of the tale offers a new and differnt perspective from the final version presented in the film."--Jacket.
"First published in Japan by Studio Ghibili Inc."--Colophon.
"After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat-- a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage..."--Jacket.

Styling the stars : lost treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox archive

November 17, 2014
Cartwright, Angela, 1952- author.
©2014
304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm.
Revered for their indisputable sense of style, classic Hollywood films continue to inspire today's fashions. But the carefully crafted appearances of the timeless characters personified by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup, and costume design. In Hollywood's trendsetting world of glamour and glitz, continuity photographs ensured that these wardrobe elements remained consistent throughout the filming process. Now, decades later, these shots provide a striking record of the evolution of Hollywood fashion from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Written by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Maureen O'Hara, this collection of candid rarities offers a glimpse into the details of prepping Hollywood's most iconic personalities, plus revelatory stories about Twentieth Century Fox classics. Here readers find images of Shirley Temple as she runs a brush through her trademark curls, Marilyn Monroe as she's fitted for an elegant evening gown, Cary Grant as he suits up for a swim, and Paul Newman donning a six-shooter. The result is a stunning collector's volume of film and fashion photography, as well as an invaluable compendium of movie history.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow : my life

November 14, 2014
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
xiv, 332 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Translation of: Ieri, oggi, domani. (First letter of Italian title Ieri is an "i".)
Includes index.
Toothpick -- The fairy-tale factory -- The ideal man -- Who's that piccerella? -- Mambo -- Cary's roses -- A mother well worth an Oscar -- La dolce vita -- Marriages -- Stars -- Comings and goings -- Seventeen days -- The Mona Lisa smile -- Going home -- Voices.
"In her first memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother. In her acting career spanning more than six decades, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. The luminous Italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy--and back to Hollywood. In Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Loren shares vivid memories of work, love, and family with winning candor. Born in 1934 and growing up in World War II Italy, Loren's life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, when she lived in her grandparents' house with her single mother and sister, and endured near starvation. She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, The Pride and the Passion, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, who would vie with her mentor, friend, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband. Loren also reveals her long-held desire to become a mother, the disappointments she suffered, the ultimate joy of having two sons, and her happiness as a mother and grandmother. From trying times to triumphant ones, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, beginning each chapter with a letter, photograph, or object that prompts her memories. In Loren's own words, this is a collection of 'unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures.' Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is as elegant, entrancing, and memorable as Sophia Loren herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Inside HBO's Game of thrones : seasons 3 and 4

November 14, 2014
Taylor, C. A., author.
©2014.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
In the writer's room -- Planning for a season -- Finding Westeros -- Writing the theme -- Creating the title sequence -- Creating Valyrian -- Season III. Part one: Beyond the wall -- Part two: Wars in Westeros -- Part three: The mother of dragons -- Part four: The red wedding -- Season IV. Part five: Resetting the game -- Part six: On the road -- Part seven: Becoming a queen -- Part eight: A different war -- Epilogue.

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