These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
September 26, 2016
Burnett, Carol, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, 
xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- In the sandbox -- A man's game -- Play! -- Variety shows in the seventies -- A typical week -- Let's bump up the lights! -- Some of my favorite Q&As -- Our gang -- Those behind the scenes for the entire eleven-year run -- "Life once removed": a conversation with Larry Gelbart -- Explaining a punch line -- Our recurring sketches of the years -- The famous blooper -- Cracking up -- "The pigeon lady" gets back at Tim -- Characters and auras -- The movie parodies -- Our trips to England, Ireland, and Italy -- "And then somebody asked me..." -- A miracle moment -- Down memory lane with some of our guests -- "Lovely story," "The Funn family," and other guests -- Embarrassing moments -- "Are those your own teeth?" and other questions I've answered -- The night I got even -- The mini-musicals -- Australia -- Lights, camera, action: more movie parodies I loved -- Stress relief -- The flip shows -- More special memories about some other amazing guest stars -- The night I fired Harvey -- The Emmys -- A conversation with Dick Cavett -- Harvey leaves our show -- Our final season and the last show -- Afterword -- The artist entrance -- Wrapping it all up -- Appendix 1: Shows and guests -- Appendix 2: Writers by season.
"Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious seasons? In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and antics that made the show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation. Written with all the charm and humor fans expect from a masterful entertainer like Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company skillfully highlights the elements that made the show so successful in a competitive period when TV variety shows ruled the air waves. Putting the spotlight on everyone from her talented costars to her amazing guest stars--the most celebrated and popular entertainers of their day--Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, including: how the show almost didn't air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents; how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; the people behind the scenes from Bob Mackie, her costume designer and partner in crime, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show's opening Q&A; and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise. This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it"-- Provided by publisher.
September 23, 2016
Foster, Thomas C., author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
xlvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Seeing is believing -- The camera does the thinking for us -- Shot, scene, sequence! -- Silence is golden -- In between the dark and the light -- Image is everything -- Near and far -- Art without color -- What happens during popcorn time -- Whose story is it? And what's his story? -- How many heads--and where are they? -- In the frame -- Highly generic -- Novels into films -- Movie magic -- You can't step into the same movies twice -- Listen to the music -- Figuratively speaking -- Masters of all that they survey -- Put it to the test.
"No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we're being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts--visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial--to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster's Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love,"--Amazon.com.
September 21, 2016
Wilson, Mara, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 
259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The junior anti-sex league -- Elementary existentialism -- The "C" word -- A letter -- Goddess Oracle -- Patterns -- I think I'm alone now -- National EnChoirer -- The Matilda-Whore complex -- Writing Robin -- WGAS Live from Brooklyn.
""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight."--Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together." --Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything fromwhat she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer "cute" enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female"-- Provided by publisher.
September 15, 2016
Rivera, Naya, 1987- author.
New York, New York : Tarcher Perigee, 
ix, 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Funny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee star Naya Rivera's successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them,"--Amazon.com.
September 9, 2016
London : Titan Books, 2016.
110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 38 cm
"To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic original Star Trek TV seires, artists from around the world, famous fans, and even the late, great Leonard Nimoy, have contributed lovingly made posters, photos, sculpture, comic strips, textiles and much more to this special commemorative Star Trek art collection"--Back cover.
September 9, 2016
Thompson, Linda, 1950- author.
xiii, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The king is gone -- Made in Memphis -- Love at first sight -- A Vegas fairy tale -- The other Elvis -- TCB wtih TLC -- A little breathing room -- You'll always be safe with me -- Our hospital home -- The pain of too much tenderness -- Hee Haw honey -- A final goodbye at Graceland -- Gold medal love -- A model family -- I married a woman -- Music and lyrics by us -- Navigating life -- No filter -- Voices that care -- No Hallmark memories -- Academy Award-nominated songwriter -- Villa Casablanca -- Party of one -- Princes of Malibu -- Caitlyn coming out.
Songwriter and actress Linda Thompson breaks her silence for the first time to share the extraordinary story of her life, career, and her epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars--Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner. Contains lyrics to many of her songs.
September 8, 2016
Bartok, Dennis, 1965- author.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016.
xix, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Hollywood vs. Evan H. Foreman -- An expensive hobby -- The Theodore Huff Memorial Film Society -- The Tuesday Night Film Club -- Rock Hudson's hidden film vault -- Lockdown -- South of Sunset Boulevard -- A dying art? -- The house of clocks -- Child of Frankenstein -- Have some onions, they'll make you fat -- Restoring the audience -- A woman in film -- Captain Ahab and The Triffids -- Something weird -- The theory of creative destruction -- A thousand cuts -- The score -- A younger generation of collectors -- The man who went to jail for the movies -- Epilogue -- Special thanks -- Notes -- Glossary.
September 7, 2016
[London] : Titan Books, 2016.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Collecting the best articles and interviews from Star Trek Magazine." -- verso.
Making Star trek. Star trek (2009) & Star trek into darkness ; Star trek the motion picture ; Beyond The wrath of Khan -- Interviews -- Features.
Thirty-five years after the television series premiered, J.J. Abrams revitalized the franchise with a new series of films. In this collection of interviews and behind-the-scenes features, Abrams discusses the challenges he faced; Nimoy reflects on his own directorial experiences; and the cast of the new movies explore the secrets behind their reinterpretations of classic Trek characters.
September 7, 2016
Joynt, Chase, 1981- author.
Toronto : Coach House Books, 
149 pages ; 20 cm
With the discussion of the work of the experimental filmmaker Chris Marker as a starting point, Chase Joynt and Mike Hoolboom engage in a dialogue based on their own life stories, comparing experiences before and after life-altering events, their "first" and "second" lives.
September 2, 2016
203 pages ; illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Rallying Troops (Duke made it his personal mission to inspire America's soldiers.) -- Patriotic Pen Pal (Inside the heartfelt messages between an American legend and American heroes) -- Cinematic Soldier (Soldiers, critics and fans break down Duke's all-time greatest war films.) -- Red, White & Duke (Why Duke loved our country and the men and women who pledged to defend her.) -- Legacy of Honor (How John Wayne continues to serve as a beacon of hope for our military.)
September 1, 2016
Bogle, Donald, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
391 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A dual biography of entertainment legends Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson that explores their individual careers and personal lives leading up to and including their 25-year friendship.
August 30, 2016
Klein, Emily, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2016.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bindi Irwin is an Australian conservationist, actress, television presenter, and the latest winner of Dancing with the Stars. She grew up on camera, appearing with her dad, Steve Irwin, on The Crocodile Hunter and winning a Daytime Emmy when she was only 9-years-old. Today, she and her family live and work at the Australia Zoo! Learn all about Bindi and her awesome animal friends in this book full of color photos and fun facts!
August 30, 2016
Altman, Mark A., author.
xi, 848 pages ; 25 cm
The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words--sharing the inside scoop they've never told before--unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations--and tribbles--that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now.
August 30, 2016
Sepinwall, Alan, 1973- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
410 pages ; 23 cm
"While working at the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall created a popular column debating the merits of then-current television. Eventually they went on to successful careers as critics elsewhere, but the debate raged on and now comes to an epic conclusion in TV (The Book). Alan and Matt have established The Pantheon of top TV shows using a complex, obsessively all-encompassing ranking system by which to order and stack them up against each other. With a mix of lively entries on critically acclaimed and commercially successful classics such as Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Star Trek, The Simpsons and Twin Peaks and illuminating essays on short-lived favorites such as Taxi, Freaks and Geeks, and My So-Called Life, TV (The Book) is sure to spark conversation and debate among readers. "--Provided by publisher.
August 29, 2016
Moore, Tracey, author.
New York : Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 
x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The elements. Voice ; Body ; Acting -- The classroom. Workshops ; Master class -- Practical use. Audition ; Rehearsal ; Performance.
Offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the paperback, directors and teachers of musical theater will find guidance in developing and leading musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances. Singing and acting terminology, Use of microphones, recording devices, and other technology, Vocal and physical warm-ups, movements, and gestures, Creating a character, Finding subtext, interpreting music and lyrics, and song structure, Collaborating with other actors, Keeping a performance fresh and new, Using social media and online audition sites.--Adapted from back cover.
August 22, 2016
James, Clive, 1939- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
xiv, 200 pages ; 21 cm
August 16, 2016
Schumer, Amy, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A note to my readers -- An open letter to my vagina -- My only one-night stand -- I am an introvert -- On being new money -- An introduction to my stuffed animals -- Dad -- Excerpt from my journal in 1994 (age thirteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Officially a woman -- Camp Anchor -- How I lost my virginity -- Things you don't know about me -- Can't knock the hustle -- Excerpt from my journal in 1999 (age eighteen) with footnotes from 2016 -- Faked it 'til I maked it -- Excerpt from my journal in 2001 (age twenty) with footnotes from 2016 -- Beautiful and strong -- Excerpt from my journal in 2003 (age twenty-two) with footnotes from 2016 -- How to become a stand-up comedian -- Times it's okay for a man not to make a woman come during sex -- The worst night of my life -- Things that make me insanely furious -- Athletes and musicians -- Letter to the editor -- Secret bad habits -- Mom -- NYC apartments -- Blackouts and stem cells -- An exciting time for women in Hollywood -- Mayci and Jillian -- Things that make me happy -- The sun will come out tomorrow -- What I want people to say at my funeral -- Rider for the funeral of Amy Schumer -- Forgiving my lower back tattoo.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever. --from book jacket.
August 9, 2016
Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957- author.
xxxv, 707 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rebels: 1974-1979 -- New York-London-Rome: 1980-1985 -- Gyokai wo Shihaisuru: 1986-1988 -- "Katy, bar the door!": 1989-1994 -- The Prince of Denmark: January 1, 1995-August 15, 1995 -- Partial Sid: August 16, 1995-2001 -- Bar hopping: 2002-2009 -- Cool summers: 2010-2016.
"An oral history of the forefront Hollywood talent agency through the stories of its influence on major film, television, sports, music and business ventures throughout the past half century,"--NoveList.
August 1, 2016
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2016.
xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
James Dean--the boy I loved / Emma Woolen Dean -- "My Jim is a tough boy to understand" : James Dean's father talks about his son / Richard Moore -- My case study / James Dean -- Grant County's own / Adeline Nall as told to Val Holley -- The man who would be 50 : a memory of James Dean / Mrs. Gene Nielson Owen -- There was a boy / William Bast -- There was a boy...part II / William Bast -- There was a boy...part III / William Bast -- The great white way / John Gilmore -- Blindside / John Gilmore -- I almost married Jimmy Dean / Beverly Wills as told to Helen Weller -- James Dean at UCLA / James Bellah interviewed by Ronald Martinetti -- James Dean, the hungry matador / Peter L. Winkler -- Life with Rogers : James Dean's gay mentor tells all / Ronald Martinetti -- In memory of Jimmy / Elizabeth Sheridan -- What Jimmy Dean believed / Jack Shafer -- The little prince / Frank Corsaro -- Bottle, bottle, who's got the bottle? / Hume Cronyn -- Drawing blood / Shelley Winters -- A serpent in Eden / Elia Kazan -- Just lousy with rapport / Raymond Massey -- Demon Dean / Sidney Skolsky -- "I was James Dean's Black Madonna!" / Vampira as told to Robert Rees -- Kindred spirits / Eartha Kitt -- When James Dean charmed the Gossip Queen / Hedda Hopper and James Brough -- James Dean : rebel with a cause / Joe Hyams -- Romeo and Juliet in Burbank / Peter L. Winkler -- A kind of loving / Toni Lee Scott ; edited by Curt Gentry -- Jimmy Dean : giant legend, cult rebel / Leonard Rosenman -- Chickie run on the Sunset Strip / Shelley Winters -- James Dean : the actor as a young man / Nicholas Ray -- James Dean / Jim Backus -- You haven't heard the half about Jimmy! / Natalie Wood -- A tenderness lost / George Stevens -- Trapped in Marfa / Mercedes McCambridge -- The James Dean I knew / Bob Hinkle -- Some unsentimental memories of James Dean by Rock Hudson / Ray Loynd -- This was my friend Jimmy Dean / Mike Connolly -- Along came a spyder / Alex Guinness -- The rebel and the mogul / Dore Schary -- The assignment I'll never forget : Jimmy Dean / Sanford h. Roth -- Death drive / Rolf Wütherich.
"In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best--actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists--shared stories of their first-person experiences with him in interviews and in the articles and autobiographies they wrote. Their recollections of Dean became lost in fragile back issues of movie magazines and newspapers and in out-of-print books that are extremely hard to find. Until now. The Real James Dean is the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by Dean recall their indelible experiences with him in their own words. Here are the memorable personal accounts of Dean from his high school and college drama teachers; the girl he almost married; costars like Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, Jim Backus, and Raymond Massey; directors Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, and George Stevens; entertainer Eartha Kitt; gossip queen Hedda Hopper; the passenger who accompanied Dean on his final, fatal road trip; and a host of his other friends and colleagues."-- Provided by publisher.
July 20, 2016
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
230 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: is orange the new black? / April Kalogeropoulos Householder and Adrienne Trier-Bieniek -- Chocolate and vanilla swirl, swi-irl": race and lesbian identity politics / Sarah E. Fryett -- We will survive: race and gender-based trauma as cultural truth-telling / Kalima Y. Young -- Jenji Kohan's trojan horse: subversive uses of whiteness / Katie Sullivan Barak -- "You don't look full ... Asia": the invisible and ambiguous bodies of Chang and Soso / Minjeong Kim -- Cleaning up your act: surveillance, queer sex and the imprisoned body / Yvonne Swartz Hammond -- The transgender tipping point: the social death of Sophia Burset / Hilary Malatino -- All in the (prison) family: genre mixing and queer representation / Kyra Hunting -- Pennsatucky's teeth and the persistence of class / Susan Sered -- Pleasure and power behind bars: resisting necropower with sexuality / Zoey K. Jones -- Anatomy of a binge: abject intimacy and the televisual form / Anne Moore -- "You don't feel like a freak anymore": representing disability madness and trauma in Litchfield Penitentiary / Lydia Brown -- Piper Chapman's flexible accommodation of difference / H. Rakes -- "Can't fix crazy": confronting able-mindedness / Sarah Gibbons.
"Since its 2013 premiere, Orange Is the New Black has become Netflix's most watched series, garnering critical praise and numerous awards and advancing the cultural phenomenon of binge-watching. Academic conferences now routinely feature panels discussing the show, and the book on which it is based is popular course material at many universities"-- Provided by publisher.
July 20, 2016
Dawson, Shane, 1988- author.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria, 2016.
237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller."-- Provided by publisher.
July 20, 2016
Vander Kaay, Chris, author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
viii, 234 pages ; 25 cm
"This primer and reference guide defines and explores 75 alphabetically listed subgenres of horror film, from Abduction to Witchcraft. Each chapter provides a critical survey of the subgenre, a detailed examination of its characteristic elements and themes, and a discussion of 3-4 exemplary titles as well as other titles of interest"-- Provided by publisher.
July 20, 2016
Ruditis, Paul, author.
336 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Space, the final frontier -- Starfleet -- Federation allies and enemies -- Science and technology -- New life and new civilizations.
Celebrate 50 years of one of the longest running and beloved sci-fi franchises with "The Star Trek Book." This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Perfect for fans of the various "Star Trek" TV series, including "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise," "The Star Trek Book" details everything you need to know about 50 years of excitement and adventure on the final frontier.
July 7, 2016
Dash, Stacey, author.
xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
The Tweet That Changed My Life -- The Pretentious Unpretentious -- Why Black People Should Vote Republican Every Time -- The Voice No One Heard -- The Decision Maker -- Education, the Great Integrator -- The Power of Family -- Searching for a Fairy Tale -- Life and Death -- Not Really Clueless -- God's Way -- You Shall Tweet the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free -- Love.
"In 2012, actress Stacey Dash posted a tweet that changed her life. Up until that moment, Dash had lived a typical Hollywood life: Best known for playing Dionne in the 1995 teen classic Clueless, Dash had close friends in the upper echelons of the movie and music industries-and she had an Obama bumper sticker on the back of her BMW. But in 2012, sick of being disappointed by the Obama White House and growing more certain of her conservative beliefs, Dash endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Twitter. The backlash was swift and brutal. In There Goes My Social Life, Stacey Dash explains how she became a conservative, sharing incredible stories of her rough upbringing in South Bronx and her tumultuous Hollywood career to movingly illustrate her strong opinions about the value of a good education, the importance of family, the inanity of political correctness, and the power of personal responsibility"-- Provided by publisher.
July 5, 2016
Klein, Jessi, 1975-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
viii, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Tom man -- The bath -- Walking through the cloud -- Dale -- How to get older -- All the cakes -- Bar method and the secrets of beautiful women -- Poodle vs. wolf -- The cad -- Anthropologie -- Types -- The bachelor -- Connie -- Carole King and the saddest to-do- list ever -- The lingerie dilemma -- How to get engaged -- The wedding dress -- Long day's journey into porn -- Leap of faith -- Ma'am -- How I became a comedian -- Dogshit -- Get the epidural -- The infertility chapters.
"YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. In YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond."-- Provided by publisher.