New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The making of Major League : a juuuust a bit inside look at the classic baseball comedy

February 9, 2016
Knight, Jonathan, 1976- author.
Cleveland, OH : Gray & Company, Publishers, [2015]
255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

On my own

February 5, 2016
Rehm, Diane.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
162 pages ; 22 cm
"In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete book of 1970s Broadway musicals

February 3, 2016
Dietz, Dan, 1945- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xvi, 579 pages ; 29 cm

The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra

February 1, 2016
Wills, David, 1969-
©2015
303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
"In a film career spanning more than five decades, Frank Sinatra proved to be a roulette wheel of constantly spinning talent, the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen. Film history is filled with stars created by the studio system. Occasionally, however, a performer emerged who, against all preconceived odds of what a star should be or look like, knocked down the walls of convention by becoming nothing other than what they already were. Frank Sinatra was the embodiment of this fundamental truth. The legacy of his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries, who essentially based their performances on an extension of a core character type. Sinatra, however, was able to take his signature persona and translate it successfully into many film genres-first as the comedic song-and-dance man, then as the dramatic actor and romantic lead, and finally as the tough guy and action hero. Sinatra also respectfully challenged contemporary ideals of acting technique. While being humble enough to learn from his peers, he kept his acting style fresh and instinctual, and earned an Oscar at a time when many actors were either classically trained or coached in the "Method.""-- Provided by publisher.

The world's your stage : how performing artists can make a living while still doing what they love

February 1, 2016
Baker, William F., 1942-
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, 2016.
xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface -- some questions and concepts to get you started -- Struggles and triumphs of western musicians -- The performing arts as an industry -- The digital revolution and the performing arts -- Reading and understanding financial statements -- Essential lessons from the great managers -- Essential lessons from the artist-entrepreneurs -- Fundraising -- Auditions, agents, and Angela's story -- The graduation speech.

The movie book.

January 28, 2016
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Visionaries, 1902-1931 -- A golden age in black and white, 1931-1949 -- Fear and wonder, 1950-1959 -- Rebel rebel, 1960-1974 -- Angels and monsters, 1975-1991 -- Small world, 1992-present.
More than a century after the Lumière brothers made their first movie, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as the futuristic Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres--among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws--that continue to inspire and enthrall. In more recent years, technological progress has led to such groundbreaking achievements as Toy Story and Gravity. Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world---from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi. The Movie Book is the perfect introduction to this fascinating subject, bound to delight and entertain film buffs and new movie audiences alike.--Adapted from book jacket.

Days of our lives : 50 years

January 22, 2016
Meng, Greg, author.
©2015
x, 372 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Family -- Tradition -- Young love -- Tantalizing triangles -- Supercouples -- Wedding interruptus -- Unsinkable women -- Unstoppable men -- Bad to the bone -- Spies and cops -- High adventure -- Shocking twists -- Seeing double -- Heartbreaking -- Good times -- Groundbreaking.
An in-depth photographic journey of the longest-running scripted program in NBC's history. Beginning with rare black-and-white historical photos and including a wealth of full-color photos, this journey highlights iconic characters and beloved stories of Salem over 50 years.

Sharon Tate : a life

January 13, 2016
Sanders, Ed, author.
©2015.
xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Early years -- Discovered by a producer -- Early films: Eye of the Devil, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Don't Make Waves -- 1967: the year of love, dolls, Rosemary -- 1968: marriage and rising in Hollywood -- 1969: Cielo Drive and pregnancy -- Sharon's final film -- The summer of 1969 -- A cult at the Spahn Ranch kills -- Sharon Tate's final few days -- Death on Cielo Drive -- Night and morning -- August 9-10: more carnage and grief -- Aftermath and investigation -- The Manson group keeps killing and moves to the high desert near Death Valley -- The breaking of the case.
"In 1971, Ed Sanders published The Family, his insider's account of the Manson family murders; it was an immediate sensation. Using the same investigative skills and insider contacts that informed his counterculture classic, Sanders delivers the definitive account of the brief and tragic life of Sharon Tate. The biography takes a close look at Tate's life-from her itinerant childhood and early career in fashion to her transition to film, passionate marriage to the brilliant and troubled Roman Polanski, and violent murder at the hands of the Manson family cult. Sanders's Sharon Tate offers new insights into what happened on the night of her death and explores new motives for the targeting of the Polanski household. Illustrated with Rick Veitch's evocative images, Sharon Tate is required reading for anyone fascinated by the dark side of the '60s. "-- Provided by publisher.

Groucho Marx : the comedy of existence

January 12, 2016
Siegel, Lee, author.
©2015
viii, 162 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Introduction: a fateful condition -- Nothing will come of nothing -- Human, all too human -- Fathers and sons -- Groucho and me: a match made in heaven -- Interlude: words -- Beyond the pleasure principle -- Groucho the Jewish aristocrat -- Groucho the Jewish outsider-philosopher -- Epilogue: gone today, here tomorrow.

Some kind of hero : 007 : the remarkable story of the James Bond films

January 11, 2016
Field, Matthew, 1981- author.
©2015.
704 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
The 00 in 007 comes from the letter O in the words Of and Hero.
For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been plain sailing. Changing tax regimes forced 007 to relocate to France and Mexico; changing fashions and politics led to box office disappointments; and changing studio regimes and business disputes all but killed the franchise. And the rise of competing action heroes has constantly questioned Bond's place in popular culture. But against all odds the filmmakers continue to wring new life from the series, and 2012's Skyfall saw both huge critical and commercial success, crowning 007 as the undisputed king of the action genre. 'Some Kind of Hero' recounts this remarkable story, from its origins in the early '60s right through to the present day, and draws on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew of this iconic series.

The world of Mr Selfridge : the glamour and romance

January 8, 2016
Maloney, Alison.
©2014
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., 2014.
Foreword / by writers Andrew Davies and Kate Brooke -- Introduction / by Kate Lewis, Executive Producer -- Part 1: Welcome to Selfridges. The real Mr Selfridge: An interview with Jeremy Piven (Mr Selfridge) -- Meet the family: An interview with Frances O'Connor (Rose Selfridge) ; The family house -- A shopping revolution: The store at war ; An interview with Ron Cook (Mr Crabb) -- Harry the showman: An interview with Samuel West (Frank Edwards) ; An interview with Aisling Loftus (Agnes Towler) ; An interview with Grégory Fitoussi (Henri Leclair) -- Part 2: A tour of the store. The cosmetics counter: The face of Selfridges -- The fashion department: Selfridge style ; An interview with Katherine Kelly (Lady Mae Loxley) -- The accessories department: An interview with Amanda Abbington (Miss Mardle) -- The Palm Court: An interview with Trystan Gravelle (Victor Colleano) -- Selfridges reborn: An interview with Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Grove) -- The outside world: An interview with Polly Walker (Delphine Day) -- A changing world -- Cast list.
This official companion to the acclaimed series Mr. Selfridge gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the cast, crew, and action of the first two seasons. Maloney includes rich historical detail about the real Harry Selfridge, his relationship with his family, and the influence of the story on fashion, advertising, and indeed the entire early twentieth century.

Maggie Smith : a biography

January 8, 2016
Coveney, Michael, 1948-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xi, 353 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Preview: In the company of a secret star -- The flight from Ilford -- Schooling in Oxford accents -- Clown of town and gown -- New Revue and Old Vic -- West End calling, screen testing -- Surprises with Olivier at the National -- Romance with the new Lunts -- The prime of Miss Maggie Smith -- Prickly pain in Private lives -- Canada home and dry -- Salvation in Stratford, Stoppard and Virginia Woolf -- Best of British pork and Palin -- Millamant, Poliakoff and Poppy Cocteau -- A toast to the Bard with Levin and Lettice -- Alone without God -- Tales of ageing, innocence and experience -- Secrets and lies in Yorkshire and Italy -- Onstage with Albee, Bennett and Hare -- TV specials for the lady from Dubuque -- Goodbye Hollywood, hello British comedy -- Harry Potter and Downton Abbey -- Late flowering of marigolds around the van -- Overview: In old glory and new celebrity.
"No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith, one of Britain's best-loved actors. This new biography shines the stage lights on the life and work of a truly remarkable performer, one whose career spans six decades. From her days as a star of West End comedy and revue, Dame Maggie would cross paths with those of the greatest actors, playwrights, and directors of the era. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton (by his own admission), answering back to Laurence Olivier, or impressing Ingmar Bergman, she built a career that can be seen as a 'Who's Who' of British theatre in the twentieth century. This book also covers her success in Hollywood, inaugurated by her first Oscar for her signature film, The prime of Miss Jean Brodie, as well as her subsequent departure to Canada for a prolific four-season run of leading theatre roles. Recently she has been as prominent on our screens as ever, with high-profile roles as Violet Crawley, the formidable Dowager Countess, in the phenomenally successful television series Downton Abbey, and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter film franchise; what she herself describes as "Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat." Yet paradoxically she remains an enigmatic figure, rarely appearing in public and carefully guarding her considerable talent. Michael Coveney's absorbing biography drawing on personal archives, interviews, and encounters with the actress, as well as conversations with immediate family and dear friends, is therefore as close as it gets to seeing the real Maggie Smith."--Book jacket.

Kim

January 6, 2016
Smith, Sean, 1955- author.
©2015
xv, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Bestselling biographer Sean Smith takes on the world's number one reality star, Kim Kardashian West. This is the ultimate insight into the reality behind the woman who has defined fame in our modern culture - her childhood, her family, her turbulent love life and the multi-millionaire lifestyle. Kim Kardashian West is a thoroughly modern woman. She enjoyed a privileged upbringing in a Beverley Hills mansion and, ironically, her childhood ambition was to appear in the long-running US reality series Real World. Instead she became the star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians while her own life story read like an X rated version of Dynasty...murder, elopement, domestic violence, sex tape, quickie divorce, churchgoing and impossibly glamorous designer dresses. Now married to one of the biggest stars on the planet, Kanye West, she has begun her own dynasty with the birth of daughter, North, and upcoming second child. In a world that follows her every move, Sean Smith uncovers what it took to get her to the top and how she intends to stay there. From her Armenian heritage and devotion to her family to the fabulous fashions and a body to die for, this is the truth behind the undisputed Queen of celebrity - the real story.

The art and making of BlueSky Studios The Peanuts movie by Schulz

January 4, 2016
Schmitz, Jerry, author.
©2015
183 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 x 29 cm
Legacy : It's hard to believe you're 65, Charlie Brown! -- New adventure : You're going back to the big screen, Charlie Brown! ; Road trip, Snoopy! -- Defining the look and design of the characters : You're a complicated blockhead, Charlie Brown! ; You're being sculpted in 3D, Charlie Brown! ; Happiness is a working rig ; Character line-ups ; Charlie Brown ; Snoopy ; They're called periwinkles, Charlie Brown! ; Linus Van Pelt ; Lucy Van Pelt ; Schroeder ; Sally Brown ; Peppermint Patty ; Pigpen ; Franklin ; Marcie ; Frieda ; Violet, Patty and Shermy ; The Little Red-Haired Girl ; Woodstock ; Spike, Olaf, Marbles, Andy and Belle ; And introducing Fifi! -- Exploring camera : Cheat to the camera, Snoopy! -- Animation : You're going to Van Pelt University, Snoopy! ; It's your imagination, Charlie Brown! ; You're not seeing double, Charlie Brown, they're just your ghost limbs! -- Environments : Happiness is a colorful world ; Charlie Brown world : Meet you at the ice pond, Charlie Brown! ; The Doctor is in, Charlie Brown! ; Wake up, Peppermint Patty, class is in session! ; You're a regular P.T. Barnum, Sally Brown! ; This is your neighborhood, Charlie Brown! ; You're in the spotlight, Charlie Brown! ; Just follow the beagle's lead, Charlie Brown! ; Peppermint Patty's no librarian, Charlie Brown! ; Follow your heart (and kite), Charlie Brown! ; Snoopy's fantasy world : It was a dark and stormy night ... ; It was the greatest love story ever told ... ' He thought he lost her forever ... ; Curse you, Red Baron! ; The flying ace was lost ... ; Never give up! -- Stereography : Smile, Snoopy! You're in 3D! -- The sound of Peanuts : Happiness is the sound of Snoopy's laugh ; Play it again, Schoeder! -- From story to screen : The making of Sequence 010_KITE ; Story / layout ; Color concept / assembly ; Animation / rigging ; Materials ; Effects ; Lighting.

Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story

December 31, 2015
Gregory, Mollie.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
xi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The Twilight zone FAQ : all that's left to know about the fifth dimension and beyond

December 29, 2015
Thompson, Dave, 1960 January 3-
Milwaukee, Wisconsin : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2015.
xvi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Breaking into acting for dummies

December 29, 2015
Garrison, Larry.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2002.
xxiv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
pt. 1. Figuring out the business of acting -- Opening the door to show business -- Discovering how show business really works -- From agents to unions: introducing the movers and shakers of show business -- pt. 2. Packaging and marketing yourself -- Making a great first impression with a head shot -- Creating a five-star acting resume -- Training to improve your acting skills -- pt. 3. Taking your first steps into show business -- Getting seen by the industry: promoting yourself -- Finding and working with an agent -- Auditioning -- pt. 4. Scoping out the markets -- Acting in film and television -- Acting in commercials -- Acting in theater -- Performing without being seen: voice-over acting -- Working as an extra -- Getting your kid into show biz -- pt. 5. Managing your money as an actor -- Don't get ripped off! Avoiding con games, scams, and self-destruction -- Working to pay your bills until you hit it big -- Managing your finances -- pt. 6. The part of tens -- Ten myths of show business -- Ten traits of successful actors -- Ten tips for improving as an actor -- Ten ways to act just for the fun of it.
Offers suggestions on getting started in acting, from making positive first impressions and hiring an agent, to finding the appropriate markets and effectively managing money.

Marilyn : in the flash : her love affair with the press 1945-1962

December 29, 2015
Wills, David, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2015]
255 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm

The art of Star Wars the force awakens

December 28, 2015
Szostak, Phil, author.
©2015
253 pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 30 cm
Includes index.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Who's Who -- "Guided Imagery" Concept Phase -- Pre-Production -- Production -- Post-Production -- "Who Is Luke Skywalker?".
"Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. [This book] will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic"--Amazon.com.

Bond by design

December 23, 2015
Simmonds, Meg, author.
New York, New York : DK, 2015.
317 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 36 cm
Issued in slipcase.
"The art of the James Bond films"--Spine.
Dr. No -- From Russia With Love -- Goldfinger -- Thunderball -- You Only Live Twice -- On Her Majesty's Secret Service -- Diamonds Are Forever -- Live And Let Die -- The Man With The Golden Gun -- The Spy Who Loved Me -- Moonraker -- For Your Eyes Only -- Octopussy -- A View To A Kill -- The Living Daylights -- Licence To Kill -- GoldenEye -- Tomorrow Never Dies -- The World Is Not Enough -- Die Another Day -- Casino Royale -- Quantum of Solace -- Skyfall -- SPECTRE -- The Production Designers -- Acknowledgments.
"Featuring the work of legendary Bond film designers such as Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, and Syd Cain, Bond by Design brings the James Bond art department's story right up to date with behind-the-scenes artwork from the latest film, SPECTRE. With two exclusive prints and authoritative text by EON's own archivist, Meg Simmonds, Bond by Design provides unique, spectacular, and fascinating insights into this hugely successful film franchise,"--Amazon.com.

1001 movies you must see before you die

December 23, 2015
Hauppage, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2015.
960 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
"A Quintessence book."
"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.

Black & white cinema : a short history

December 22, 2015
Dixon, Wheeler W., 1950- author.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
xv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Origins -- The 1930s: escapism and reality -- The 1940s: a black-and-white world -- The 1950s: the age of anxiety -- The 1960s: endgame.
"From the glossy monochrome of the classic Hollywood romance, to the gritty greyscale of the gangster picture, to film noir's moody interplay of light and shadow, black-and-white cinematography has been used to create a remarkably wide array of tones. Yet today, with black-and-white film stock nearly impossible to find, these cinematographic techniques are virtually extinct, and filmgoers' appreciation of them is similarly waning. Black and White Cinema is the first study to consider the use of black-and-white as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Acclaimed film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, discussing the signature styles and technical innovations of award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Gregg Toland, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist. Giving us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Dixon also reveals the creative teams--from lighting technicians to matte painters--whose work profoundly shaped the look of black-and-white cinema. More than just a study of film history, this book is a rallying cry, meant to inspire a love for the artistry of black-and-white film, so that we might work to preserve this important part of our cinematic heritage. Lavishly illustrated with more than forty on-the-set stills, Black and White Cinema provides a vivid and illuminating look at a creatively vital era."--Publisher's web site.

The battle for Bond

December 21, 2015
Sellers, Robert.
Sheffield, England : Tomahawk Press, 2008.
251 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Film producer Kevin McClory's battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond.

Invisible ink : a practical guide to building stories that resonate

December 21, 2015
McDonald, Brian, 1965- author.
©2005
153 pages ; 24 cm
For the would-be screenwriter, seven easy steps to a better story.

Filmish : a graphic journey through film

December 21, 2015
Ross, Edward (Comic book artist), author, illustrator.
London : SelfMadeHero, 2015.
199 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
"In Filmish, cartoonist Edward Ross takes us on an exhilarating ride through the history of cinema, using comics to uncover the magic and mechanics behind our favorite movies. Exploring everything from censorship to set design, Ross spotlights the films and film-makers that embody this provocative and inventive medium, from the pioneers of early cinema to the innovators shaping the movies of today, from A Trip to the Moon to Inception and beyond"--Page 4 of cover.

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