New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I've got this round : more tales of debauchery

February 22, 2018
Hart, Mamrie, 1983- author.
©2018
viii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The Poc-oh-no's -- Starr-spangled manners -- That's so-noma -- Long-lasting friendsips -- Singled out -- I think I Cannes -- Moulin rouge -- Amster-dayum -- Pure cunt'ry -- Sliding into my DMs -- Pros and cons -- Backstreet's whack, all right! -- Pity party -- Get online, fellas! -- Just the (unsolicited) tips -- Get a clue! -- Love at first fight -- Somebody rockin' knockin' da boots -- Weirdest day -- The Irish hello -- Frasierween.
"When Mamrie simultaneously enters her 30s and finds herself single for the first time since college, the world is suddenly full of possibilities. Emboldened by the cool confidence that comes with the end of one's 20s plus the newfound independence of an attachment-free lifestyle, Mamrie commits herself to living life with even more spirit, adventure, and heart than before. Mamrie dives into new experiences at full-tilt and seeks out once-in-a-lifetime opportunities (like meeting the Dixie Chicks), bucket-list goals (like visiting the Moulin Rouge), and madcap adventures (like going anchors-away on a Backstreet Boys cruise)--all while diving back into the dating world for the first time in a decade."-- Provided by publisher.

All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire

February 21, 2018
Abrams, Jonathan P. D., 1984- author.
©2018
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
An argument of dissent -- Like a novel -- Character research -- Build a city -- A real rom-com -- No one was ever safe -- The bastard child of HBO -- Kids don’t vote -- Turn the camera back -- We opened the conversation.
"The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation. Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

Is this guy for real? : the unbelievable Andy Kaufman.

February 12, 2018
Brown, Box, author, artist.
©2018
256 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman's resume was impressive. A popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he's ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in.

Race in American film : voices and visions that shaped a nation

February 9, 2018
©2017
3 volumes (l, 1026 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Volume 1. A-F -- Volume 2. G-O -- Volume 3. P-Z.

Brave : cult member, runaway, captive, starlet, victim, sex symbol, justice seeker

February 6, 2018
McGowan, Rose, 1973- author.
©2018
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Child of God -- American girl -- Runaway thinker -- Brutality -- Captivity -- It begins -- Death of self -- Circus life -- Televised life -- Destruction -- Ashes to ashes -- Phoenix rise -- Cult of thought -- We are brave -- P.S.
In Hollywood McGowan was continually on display, and stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. She escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. She was supposed to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. This is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto: an expose about an entertainment industry built on systemic misogyny.--Adapted from book jacket.

Rebel : my life outside the lines

February 5, 2018
Nolte, Nick, author.
2018
vii, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Younger brother -- A date with humble pie -- Zero point -- Corn-fed -- Football -- Little theatre -- Rich man -- A quiet place -- Something to see -- Under fire -- Down and out -- Family -- Turning of the tide -- Against type -- Fathers and mothers -- H, GHB, and the PCH -- Sophie -- Graves condition.
"Legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest. Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice..."--Dust jacket.

Girl on pointe : Chloe's guide to taking on the world

February 1, 2018
Lukasiak, Chloe, 2001- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Back to the future -- The girl from Mars -- Me, myself & my family -- Because my sister has to have her own chapter -- Discovering dance -- Dance Moms: part 1 -- What I know about bullies -- Sticking with your dreams -- What I love (and don't love) about social media -- In search of (self) acceptance -- The need to compete -- The right shoes -- Doing scary stuff (AKA Adventures in acting) -- Dance Moms: part 2 -- My unglamorous glamorous life -- Friendships -- Life-changing showers (and other ways to find your calm) -- Time to celebrate? -- Kindness is a superpower -- Taking on the world -- Epilogue: Everything happens for a reason -- Wait, there's more.
This full-color, heavily designed book featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves.

The art of Coco

January 29, 2018
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2017]
160 pages (2 folded) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm
Presents concept and digital art, including character sketches and storyboards, for the Disney Pixar film Coco along with commentary from the film's production team.

Seduced by Mrs. Robinson : how the Graduate became the touchstone of a generation

January 25, 2018
Gray, Beverly, author.
©2017
xix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The book -- The deal -- The script -- The cast -- The shoot -- Post-production -- The release -- Benjamin Braddock comes down to earth -- Getting in over his head -- Chillin' -- The beast defanged -- Going to Scarborough Fair -- Untying the knot -- The hoopla -- Fan voices -- Hollywood hullabaloo -- Speaking of sequels -- Pop! goes the culture.
"An exploration of The Graduate's influence on filmmaking and how the movie both reflected and changed a generation's views of sex, work, and marriage"-- Provided by publisher.

The bizarre world of reality television

January 24, 2018
Lenig, Stuart, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2017]
ix, 332 pages ; 26 cm
Transformation: self-improvement, home improvement, and makeovers -- Competition and talent programming: chefs, singers, survivors, and every man for himself -- Friends, family, and frenemies: personal lives of people -- Finding the one(s): dating, matchmakers, and hooking up -- International reality television: America's reach -- Conclusion: reality's future.

Misty Copeland : principal ballerina

January 23, 2018
Staley, Erin, author.
New York : Enslow Publishing, 2018.
128 pages ; 24 cm.
A ballerina is born -- Becoming a "Bun Head" -- A dream in the making -- Taking her place on stage -- Representing the American dancer -- The talent and will to open doors -- She did it! -- Misty Copeland out loud.
Misty Copeland is probably the most famous ballerina in the world. She didn't begin dancing until age thirteen, but she quickly surpassed all her peers to be declared a prodigy. Her hard work and talent have landed her the career of a lifetime. Through engaging text and quotes from the dancer, readers will learn about Copeland's life, hardships, and accomplishments. Full-color photos from throughout Copeland's life will give readers insight into the dancer's personal life and career. The glossary helps readers learn new vocabulary, while Further Reading encourages deeper exploration into the world of dance.

Single state of mind

January 22, 2018
Dorfman, Andi, author.
©2018
282 pages ; 22 cm
"Andi Dorfman, star of ABC's The Bachelorette, became a New York Times bestseller with IT'S NOT OKAY, her story of searching for love on national TV. In her new book, readers can follow her adventures as a still-single gal living in NYC--it's Sex and the City for the reality TV generation"-- Provided by publisher.

Pixar : a pop-up celebration

January 18, 2018
Reinhart, Matthew, author.
©2017
[10] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Cover title.
Toy story (1995) -- A bug's life (1998) -- Toy story 2 (1999) -- Pixar shorts (1984-97) -- Monster's Inc. (2001) -- Finding Nemo (2003) -- The Incredibles (2004) -- Cars (2006) -- Pixar shorts (2001-06) -- Ratatouille (2007) -- Wall-E (2008) -- Up (2009) -- Toy story 3 (2010) -- Pixar shorts (2008-2010) -- Cars 2 (2011) -- Brave (2012) -- Monsters University (2013) -- Inside out (2015) -- Pixar shorts (2006-2013) -- The good dinosaur (2015) -- Finding Dory (2016) -- Cars 2 (2017) -- Coco (2017) -- Pixar shorts (2014-2017).
"Featuring five spreads with over 30 pop-ups from New York Times best-selling author, artist, and pop-up master Matthew Reinhart, this breathtaking work of art revisits Pixar's impressive history. Like each Pixar movie, each pop contains Easter eggs to other Disney Pixar films. Disney Pixar: A Pop-Up Celebration is a vibrant tribute to the beloved canon of Disney Pixar films and characters" -- Google Books.

Bruce Lee : the authorized visual history

January 18, 2018
Kerridge, Steve, author.
©2018
224 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
"Bruce Lee was a man of action in all aspects of his life. Before he made a name for himself in Seattle in the USA he had appeared in nearly 20 Hong Kong movies. He wrote poetry and philosophy as well as film ideas, scripts and notes on martial arts and cha-cha dancing. This book shows Bruce Lee's life in photographs, all sourced from the extensive family archives. Bruce Lee was a prolific photographer and took thousands of photographs, from time spent with family and on set to intensive training and martial arts demonstrations. This book gathers hundreds of great images, from classic, iconic poses to the extremely rare and never before published."--Back cover.

Michael Curtiz : a life in film

January 18, 2018
Rode, Alan K., 1954- author.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
xix, 681 pages ; 24 cm.
In the first biography of Michael Curtiz, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work of one of the film industry's most complex figures. He begins by exploring the director's early life and career in his native Hungary, revealing how Curtiz shaped the earliest days of silent cinema in Europe as he acted in, produced, and directed scores of films before immigrating to the United States in 1926. In Hollywood, Curtiz earned a reputation for his explosive tantrums, his difficulty communicating in English, and his disregard for the well-being of others. However, few directors elicited more memorable portrayals from their casts, and ten different actors delivered Oscar-nominated performances under his direction.

The vixen diaries

January 17, 2018
Steffans, Karrine, 1978-
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
xiv, 192 pages ; 21 cm
Includes new bonus chapter material for 2008.
The hip-hop star discloses intimate details about her star-studded lifestyle, from her interactions with fellow celebrities who helped or hindered her career to rumors of her relationship with Bobby Brown.

1001 movies you must see before you die

January 11, 2018
Hauppage, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., [2017]
960 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
"A Quintessence book."
Preface -- Introduction -- Film Index and Checklist -- 1900 -- 1910 -- 1920 -- 1930 -- 1940 -- 1950 -- 1960 -- 1970 -- 1980 -- 1990 -- 2000 -- 2010 -- Contributors -- Genre Index -- Director Index -- Picture Acknowledgments.
"This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history, "--Amazon.com.

Ink & paint : the women of Walt Disney's animation

January 11, 2018
Johnson, Mindy, author.
©2017
384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 34 cm
Includes "What I Know About Girls" by Walt Disney, Parents magazine from January 1949.
Foreword -- "What I know about girls" / Walt Disney -- Beginnings -- An invisible history -- Celluloid beginnings -- The women of Walt's world -- 1920s -- Kingswell beginnings -- Hyperion horizons -- 1930s -- Hyperion heydays -- Assembly line approach -- World of ink & paint -- The fairest one of all -- Feature film expansion -- 1940s -- Burbank beginnings -- The war years -- Rebuilding -- 1950s -- Animating classics -- Wide-screen horizons -- Xerographic beginnings -- 1960s -- Triumphs & loss -- 1970s -- Transitions & training -- 1980s -- Low points & redemption ; Computers & characters -- Digital frontiers -- Preservation -- Retaining the artistry -- Artists.
"In her latest landmark book... author Mindy Johnson pulls back the celluloid curtain on the nearly vanished world of ink pens, paintbrushes, pigments and tea... meet the pioneering women who brought hand-rendered animated stories to vibrant, multicolored life at Walt Disney Studios and beyond. Extensively researched with the full support of the entire Walt Disney Studios archival resources, plus a multitude of private collections, firsthand accounts, newly discovered materials, and production documentation, as well as never-before-seen photography and artwork, this essential volume redefines the collective history of animation."--Inside front jacket flap.

Sense of occasion

January 11, 2018
Prince, Harold, 1928- author.
©2017
xiii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In this fast-moving, candid, conversational, and entertaining memoir, Harold Prince, the most honored director in the history of the American theater (22 Tony Awards and counting), looks back over his 70-year (and counting!) career. Featuring original material from Contradictions: Notes on Twenty-Six Years in the Theatre, Prince provides a fresh, new perspective on his writing from the vantage point of today. Sense of Occasion gives an insider's recollection of the making of such landmark musicals as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Evita, and Phantom of the Opera, with Prince's perceptive comments about his mentor George Abbott and his many celebrated collaborators, including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Boris Aronson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Zero Mostel, Carol Burnett, and Joel Grey. As well as detailing his titanic successes that changed the form and content of the American musical theater, Prince even-handedly reflects on the shows that didn't work, most memorably and painfully Merrily We Roll Along . Throughout, he offers insights into the way business is conducted on Broadway, drawing sharp contrasts between past and present. This thoughtful, complete account of one of the most legendary and long-lived careers in theater history, written by the man who lived it, is an essential work of personal and professional recollection." -- provided by publisher.

You ain't heard nothin' yet : interviews with stars from Hollywood's golden era

January 11, 2018
Bawden, James, interviewer, editor.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction : How to talk to a movie star -- A comedy giant. Buster Keaton -- The leading men. Anthony Dexter ; Henry Fonda ; Victor Mature ; Walter Pidgeon ; Robert Preston ; James Stewart ; Cornel Wilde ; Robert Young -- The leading ladies. Bette Davis ; Yvonne De Carlo ; Janet Leigh ; Joan Leslie ; Patricia Neal ; Maureen O'Sullivan ; Jane Russell ; Jean Simmons ; Alexis Smith ; Elizabeth Taylor : my seven minutes alone with Elizabeth Taylor ; Esther Williams ; Jane Wyatt -- Child stars and how they grew. Bonita Granville ; Johnny Sheffield ; Anne Shirley -- Famous monsters of filmland. John Carradine ; Lon Chaney Jr. ; Boris Karloff ; Anthony Perkins ; Vincent Price -- Unforgettable heavies. Ernest Borgnine ; Victor Buono ; Jack Elam ; Lee Marvin -- Great character actors. Richard Farnsworth ; Hurd Hatfield ; John Houseman ; Raymond Massey ; Reginald Owen ; Jay Robinson ; Rod Steiger.
Journalists James Bawden and Ron Miller spent their careers interviewing the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age. They visited Lee Marvin at home and politely admired his fishing trophies, chatted with Janet Leigh while a young Jamie Lee Curtis played, and even made Elizabeth Taylor laugh out loud. In You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet, Bawden and Miller return with a new collection of rare interviews with iconic film stars including Henry Fonda, Esther Williams, Buster Keaton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, and many more. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes and incredible behind-the-scenes stories. For instance, Bette Davis reflects that she and Katharine Hepburn were both considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara but neither was "gorgeous enough" for the part; Janet Leigh analyzes the famous shower scene in Psycho (1960), which was shot in seven days and gave the actress nightmares for years; and Jimmy Stewart describes Alfred Hitchcock as a "strange, roly-poly man, interested only in blondes and murder." Popular horror film stars from Lon Chaney Jr. to Boris Karloff and Vincent Price are also featured in a special "movie monsters" section. With first-person accounts of Hollywood life from some of the most distinguished luminaries in the history of American cinema, this entertaining book will delight classic movie fans.

Improv nation : how we made a great American art

January 8, 2018
Wasson, Sam, author.
©2017
xiii, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Hi, how are you? -- We the Jews: 1940-1968 -- We the punks: 1969-1984 -- We the nerds: 1984- -- Goodnight, everyone.
A history of the uniquely American art form of improv, from its beginnings during the McCarthy Era through the rise of such institutions as Second City, the Groundlings, and the Upright Citizens Brigade and such performers as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Bill Murray.

The last black unicorn

January 8, 2018
Haddish, Tiffany, 1979- author.
©2017
278 pages ; 24 cm
Invitation -- Mascots and Bar Mitzvahs: high school years -- Laugh Factory Comedy Camp -- Family and foster care -- Titus the boyfriend -- The pimp gets pimped -- Roscoe the handicapped angel -- How I got (restarted) in comedy -- Dating -- The ex-husband -- The long road to comedy success -- Tiffany's true Hollywood stories -- She ready.
Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles and felt she never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive-- and finally realized she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy. The obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way, but she got there. Here she tells of how she was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

Balancing acts : behind the scenes at London's National Theatre

January 2, 2018
Hytner, Nicholas, author.
©2017
vi, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Part one: Set-up -- National identity: 2001 -- Imaginary forces: 2002 -- A really good time: 2003 -- Part two: New things -- Ourselves and each other: new plays -- A way of looking at things: Alan Bennett -- Knowing nothing: movies -- Part three: Old things -- A reason to do it: Shakespeare -- The original production: staging the classics -- The age and body of the time: more Shakespeare -- Part four: Show business -- On the bandwagon: musicals -- What they best like: entertainment -- One night only: packing them in -- Prologue.
The former director of London's National Theatre presents a candid, behind-the-scenes memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the world's most celebrated actors.

The mother of Black Hollywood : a memoir

December 27, 2017
Lewis, Jenifer, 1957- author.
©2017
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Career overview": pages 313-320.
black-ish to greenish -- Shoulders back, titties first -- Don't tell Mama -- Dick diva -- Love versus Dreamgirls -- "Ma'am, are you a delegate?" -- A doll named "Killer" -- Hollywood not swinging -- Kinloch -- "It ain't that kind of call, motherfucker" -- Dismissing the diva -- Kicking down doors -- Jackie's back! -- Mother Courage -- On the back of a two-humped camel.
The star of "Black-ish" traces her journey from poverty to fame, sharing insights into her battles with undiagnosed mental illness and sex addiction while citing the support of loving friends and her philosophy about self-acceptance that enabled her success.

Growing up Fisher : musings, memories, and misadventures

December 27, 2017
Fisher, Joely, 1967- author.
©2017
308 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The road is my middle name -- The fishbowl -- Hail Connie full of grace -- Oh my papa -- Les animaux: it's a zoo in here -- Mother...daughter...sister...Fisher -- 243 Delfern -- Always a soubrette, never an ingénue -- I'm not a lesbian...but I play with one on TV -- The courtship of Eddie's daughter -- The apple doesn't fall apart very far from the tree -- Leading lady plays house -- Blind trust -- Come fly with me -- #CarrieOn -- Home -- After thoughts.
A memoir by the half-sister of the late Carrie Fisher describes their upbringing in Hollywood, her personal struggles with identity, her experiences as a mother to five children, and how she became motivated to pursue a creative life in the wake of Carrie's death.

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