New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The artist's compass : the complete guide to building a life and a living in the performing arts

April 29, 2016
Moore, Rachel, 1964-
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xviii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
What does success look like to you? : assessing your goals and strengths as an artist -- The business of performing arts : how the industry works and how you can be a part of it -- Promoting brand "you" : projecting your voice and getting yourself heard -- Who can help? : establishing a network of support to guide the way -- Finding work : where to look, what to ask, and how to land the job -- How to be financially smart from the start : taxes, insurance, and other important survival smarts -- When things go wrong : how to prepare, where to go, what to do -- How to make a "life" (not just a living) as a performer : you are more than what you do for a living.
"In The Artist's Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it's like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she's learned about making one's own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore's own journey in the arts, The Artist's Compass teaches aspiring performers how to think like an entrepreneur to create their own brand and marketing platform to achieve personal and professional success. In an engaging, realistic, and authoritative voice, Moore combines her artistic and corporate experience to address the finer points of building a career in a challenging industry, teaching young performers how to achieve financial independence so that they might have creative independence"--Provided by publisher.

The essential Humphrey Bogart

April 28, 2016
Santas, Constantine.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The essential Mickey Rooney

April 28, 2016
Neibaur, James L., 1958-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xxi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

I'm proud of you : my friendship with Fred Rogers

April 28, 2016
Madigan, Tim, 1957-
Los Angeles : Ubuntu Press, ©2012.
183 pages ; 22 cm
A journalist discusses his friendship with the late children's TV programming host, describing how Rogers welcomed the author into his personal life and church, helping him to mend a long-standing dysfunctional relationship with his own father.

The illustrated history of Don Post Studios

April 27, 2016
Lambert, Lee, author
Glendale, California : Blacksparrow, Inc., [2015]
597 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Presented by Dr. Shocker.
The early years -- The 1960's, the golden age -- 12 months of monsters -- Monster daze -- The 1970's, the silver age -- The Halloween connection -- The 1980's, a close call -- The 1990's, the gorier, the merrier -- A monster kid's dream come true -- The 2000's, the final countdown.
"The book details the history of Don Post Studios from its inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. This was the company responsible for the creation of the rubber Halloween mask and it was at the forefront of the zMonster Kidy phenomenon of the 1960s and 70s. Don Post Studios was a leader in the Halloween Industry for over 7 decades and also dabbled in special effects work for the film industry from 1947 through 1988."--Publisher's description.

Her again : becoming Meryl Streep

April 26, 2016
Schulman, Michael, author.
New York : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishing, 2016.
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep -- the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three -- that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent.

On Broadway : from Rent to Revolution

April 26, 2016
Hodges, Drew.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
224 pages ; color illustrations ; 31 cm
A visual and oral history of the last twenty years of theater, containing a comprehensive collection of behind-the-scenes photos, comcept art, and posters, as well as personal anecdotes.

M.A.S.H. FAQ : everything left to know about the best care anywhere

April 26, 2016
Sherman, Dale.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.
xiv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: and then there was Korea -- It was in all the papers for a while: a brief history of Korea and the forgotten war -- He was drafted: how the mobile army surgical hospital became a reality -- An extra gallbladder a week: H. Richard Hornberger and the creation of a novel -- And fourteen others -- Not missing the last page: H. Richard Hornberger's Mash trilogy -- Boozing, cruising, and cutting up: the MASH goes to . book series -- Of course you know me: characters from MASH seen in book sequels -- This is mutiny: from book to movie and television -- Tonight's movie: the making of the Robert Altman film -- We can do stupid: the history of "suicide is painless" -- And introducing: the cast of Robert Altman's MASH -- Not a word I wrote: differences between scripts to screen -- Yankee doodle doctor: movies (and two tv shows) connected with MASH -- One of those traveling medicine shows: MASH onstage -- Put it over there by the television set: the five military sitcoms that influenced Mash -- If I can't get the girl: the creative team behind the series -- We tried to get Pat O'Brien: the main cast over the years -- The running of the nurses: the actresses in the opening credits -- Going AWOL: nine recurring characters that disappeared -- Reenlisted: minor characters that stuck it out -- I don't know your name, but- : thirty famous guest appearances -- Here for the duration: fans' favorite periods of MASH -- Mash means mobile! the various time slots -- You certainly came to the right place: filming locations -- Now that spring is here: MASH chronology -- Experimental surgery: ten episodes outside of the norm -- Just like the actual Korean War: the use of a laugh track -- The collapsible latrine: ten pranks of MASH -- In a rubber truck: the character arcs of the major characters -- Our movie tonight: movies shown in the mess tent -- After W*A*L*T*E*R: the spin-offs -- A lunch pail for munchkins: the merchandising of MASH -- Captain Tuttle: parodies, rip-offs, and homages -- Gentlemen, take my advice: could MASH be successful today? -- Earning that purple heart: awards -- Appendix: for your dining and dancing pleasure.

Citizen Kane : a filmmaker's journey

April 25, 2016
Lebo, Harlan.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xvii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Citizen Kane : a recollection -- Asking for the impossible -- The beard and the contract -- The script -- The consequences of his actions -- RKO Production #281 -- A great deal of doing -- No visitors, please -- Giggling like schoolboys -- Cryptic notes and bigger hams -- Conflict -- Negotiating and placating -- Mr. Hearst -- Release -- Triumph -- Walking on the edge of a cliff -- Viewer's guide to Citizen Kane -- Cast and production credits -- Gregg Toland : "I broke the rules in 'Citizen Kane'" -- Bernard Herrmann : a conversation at the George Eastman House -- Citizen Kane : scene-by-scene guide -- The budget -- RKO soundstages.
"Using previously unpublished material from studio files and the Hearst organization, exclusive interviews with the last surviving members of the cast and crew, and what may be the only surviving copy of the "lost" final script of the film, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey recounts the making of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history."-- Provided by publisher.

Approval junkie : adventures in caring too much

April 18, 2016
Salie, Faith, 1971- author.
©2016
viii, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Faith accompli -- No bangs for the bucks -- Howler monkey -- Miss Aphrodite -- Extra vanilla -- I sing the body dysmorphic -- The best hand job ever -- The exorcism -- Face for radio -- Shrink rapt -- My summer fling with Bill O'Reilly (or, My fair and unbalanced lady) -- What I wore to my divorce -- JSAP -- The final truffle -- Ovary achiever : an approval junkie;s guide to fertility -- Wait, wait ... don't tell me about Batman's nipples -- Buy buy Hellmouth -- On the fringe : a cautionary tale -- Book marked -- My husband's dog is not my kids' brother -- Breastfeeding sucks -- A stamp of approval for my daughter.
"In this hilarious collection of essays, comedian Faith Salie reflects on the absurd hoops she's jumped through in order to win approval. From running in place in a darkened shower in Africa at 4 am to lose weight, to agreeing to an exorcism at the behest of her crazy ex-husband, to eating pig organs with Harrison Ford's son after her producers told her it would 'make good TV', Salie has done it all in the hopes of achieving positive reinforcement from colleagues, friends, and her aforementioned ex (or as she calls him, 'was-band'). With thoughtfulness and sarcasm, Salie reflects on why it is she tries so hard to please others, highlighting a phenomenon that many people-- especially women-- experience at home and in the work place. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is a humorous exploration into why it is that we so desperately try to please others at the expense of our own happiness"--Provided by publisher.

Don't go to jail! : Saul Goodman's guide to keeping the cuffs off

April 15, 2016
Goodman, Saul (Fictitious character), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
216 pages ; 22 cm
"Tie-in with AMC's much anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul!"-- Provided by publisher.

I know what I'm doing, and other lies I tell myself : dispatches from a life under construction

April 12, 2016
Kirkman, Jen, 1974- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
viii, 225 pages : 22 cm
"Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a 'friend with benefits' or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man"--Amazon.com.

Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power

April 12, 2016
Gabler, Neal, author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
viii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful ... talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment-from a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless. Neal Gabler examines Streisand's life and career through this prism of otherness-a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention-and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age.

Tim Burton : essays on the films

April 11, 2016
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
x, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Movies and the Art of Humanity / Johnson Cheu -- Outsider Characters and Other Oddities: "Why Spend Your Life Making Someone Else's Dreams?". Ed Wood Comes Out and Makes His Own Dreams in a Fluffy Pink Angora Sweater / Gael Sweeney -- An Odd Quest Continued: The Heroes of Tim Burton / Rachel S. McCoppin -- Mixed Assortment: The Typical and Atypical Body in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Elizabeth Leigh Scherman -- Corporeal Mediation and Visibility in Sleepy Hollow / Lori Parks -- Capitalism and Its Discontents: Gender, Property and Nature in Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow and Corpse Bride / Susan M. Bernardo -- The Nature of Adaptations Becoming the Stories: Indefinite Play in Big Fish / Lisa K. Perdigao -- Mixing Man and Monkey in Planet of the Apes / Kimiko Akita and Rick Kenney -- "A Stranger in a Sea of Familiar Faces": Self-Referentiality, Bodily Hauntings and Materializing Identity in Dark Shadows / Lance Norman -- "Attend the Tale": Burton's Transformation of Sweeney Todd from Stage Epic to Screen Intimacy / Brian D. Holcomb -- Navigating the Risks of Re-Adaptation: Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory After Dahl and Stuart / Pamela Krayenbuhl -- The Kids Aren't Alright: Childhood Liminality and the Monstrous-Cute in Burton's Roald Dahl Adaptations / Sarah Downes -- Technology, Artistry and Stardom Converging Worlds: Neo-Victorianism in the Stop-Motion Films / Kara M. Manning -- The Use of German Expressionism and American Exceptionalism / Peter C. Kunze -- "I'm Not Finished": Gender Transgression and Star Persona in Edward Scissorhands / Deborah Mellamphy.
"Since his early days at Disney, Tim Burton has possessed a unique talent and vision. Though his name has become synonymous with the macabre and the odd, Burton's films often reveal and champion the flawed human in us all"-- Provided by publisher.

National geographic The angry birds movie : Red's big adventure

April 7, 2016
Barcus, Christy Ullrich, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2016.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"This movie-tie in book will feature specially selected scenes from the movie's story world, which will move the reader through the narrative. In addition to the main story, the book will introduce readers to a variety of non-fiction elements that correspond to the movie's story world. This latest entry in the National Geographic Angry Birds series will take you on an amazing journey with Red, the leader of the Angry Birds flock, along with Matilda, Chuck, Bomb, Terence, and the mysterious Mighty Eagle. Featuring The Angry Birds Movie (2016) story world, this book is filled with all the fun facts and information Red and the flock need to embark on their big adventure. From identifying wildlife to navigating by the stars to building a shelter and setting traps (for any roaming Piggies), this book will be sure to educate and entertain"-- Provided by publisher.

Golden Girls forever

April 6, 2016
Colucci, Jim, author.
New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"An unauthorized look behind the lanai"--Cover.
"The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more."--Provided by publisher.

Orson Welles. Volume 2, Hello Americans

April 5, 2016
Callow, Simon, 1949-
New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
xviii, 513 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Second volume of biography. First volume published in 1996 as Orson Welles: the road to Xanadu.

Think big : overcoming obstacles with optimism

April 5, 2016
Arnold, Jennifer, 1974- author.
New York : Howard Books, 2016.
xvii, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Bestselling authors and stars of TLC's The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives. On the way to becoming a preeminent neonatologist and a successful entrepreneur--as well as parents and television stars--these two have faced prejudice, medical scares, and the uncertainty of life with special needs children. And even though they have dealt with fear, depression, hopelessness, and the urge to give up, they have found a way to persevere. Now they share their wisdom and encouragement for everyone who is facing their own challenges. Drawn from their most popular speaking presentation, Think Big is the inspirational guide for dreaming big, setting goals, and the steps you need to take to get there. Each section includes heartwarming anecdotes full of grace, humor, and wit plus a never-before-seen look inside their personal and professional lives. They have plenty of stories to tell and their unique approach to encountering life's greatest difficulties will inspire a call to action in all of us"-- Provided by publisher.

The Carol Burnett show companion : So glad we had this time

April 1, 2016
Hyatt, Wesley, author.
Albany, Georgia : BearManor Media, [2016]
xii, 530 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"You're probably still laughing. If you have seen The Carol Burnett Show, you remember the unbridled hilarity of the sketches performed by Carol, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke, Lyle Waggoner, and frequent guest stars Cass Elliot, Bernadette Peters, Paul Lynde, Eydie Gorme, Jim Nabors, Mel Torme, and Nancy Wilson. Discover the complete history of The Carol Burnett Show, from its origins as a potential series through later DVD releases. All 11 seasons and 276 episodes will enlighten, entertain, and bring back memories of the series' from 1967 to 1978."--Page [4] of cover.

Junk : digging through America's love affair with stuff

March 29, 2016
Stewart, Alison, 1966- author.
©2016
xx, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Batman v Superman, dawn of justice : the art of the film

March 28, 2016
Aperlo, Peter, author.
London : Titan Books, 2016.
190 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 31 cm

Orson Welles : one-man band

March 28, 2016
Callow, Simon, 1949-
New York, NY : Viking, c2015.
xxiii, 466 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Third volume of biography. Second volume published as Orson Welles : hello Americans in 2006.

The Rocky Horror picture show FAQ : everything left to know about the campy cult classic

March 24, 2016
Thompson, Dave, 1960 January 3-
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.
xvi, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Conversations with classic film stars : interviews from Hollywood's golden era

March 24, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2016]
428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The silent era. Jackie Coogan -- Gloria Swanson -- The leading men. Ralph Bellamy -- Rory Calhoun -- Joseph Cotten -- Kirk Douglas -- Melvyn Douglas -- Douglas Fairbanks Jr -- Glenn Ford -- Cary Grant -- Van Johnson -- The leading ladies. Anne Baxter -- Joan Blondell -- Irene Dunne -- Joan Fontaine -- Dorothy Lamour -- Anna Lee -- Dorothy McGuire -- Maureen O'Hara -- Luise Rainer -- Rosalind Russell -- Fay Wray -- Jane Wyman -- Loretta Young -- The queens of the Bs. Jane Greer -- Audrey Totter -- Marie Windsor -- The singing cowboys. Gene Autry -- Roy Rogers -- A giant of comedy. Bob Hope -- Four very special stars. Margaret Hamilton -- Keye Luke -- Harold Russell -- Diane Varsi.

The westerns and war films of John Ford

March 22, 2016
Matheson, Sue.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
xxi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- A career man -- Early days in the Hollywood west: from Straight shooting to The iron horse -- The heroic West: from Three bad men to Drums along the Mohawk -- Not for self but for country: from Salute to Submarine patrol -- In the navy: The Battle of Midway -- War stories: They were expendable -- Critiquing combat culture: Fort Apache -- Keeping the faith: She wore a yellow ribbon -- The war at home: Rio Grande -- Veterans' affairs: The searchers -- A house divided: The horse soldiers -- The nature of one's service: Sergeant Rutledge -- Deconstructing the legend: The man who shot Liberty Valance -- Questions of just conduct: Cheyenne Autumn -- Aftermath.

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