New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

July 1, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Éric Rohmer : a biography

June 30, 2016
Baecque, Antoine de, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
vi, 637 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Translated from the French.
The mysteries of "le grand momo" -- Maurice Schérer's youth: 1920-1945 -- From Schérer to Rohmer: 1945-1957 -- Under the sign of Leo: 1959-1962 -- Under the sign of cahiers: 1957-1963 -- The laboratory period: 1963-1970 -- Four moral tales: 1966-1972 -- Of Germany and the pleasure of teaching: 1969-1994 -- In pursuit of Perceval: 1978-1979 -- Six comedies and proverbs: 1980-1986 -- The Rohmer of the cities and the Rohmer of the countryside: 1973-1995 -- In the rhythm of the seasons: 1989-1998 -- Filming history: 1998-2004 -- A winter's tale: 2006-2007 -- In pain: 2001-2010.
"The director of twenty-five films, including My Night at Maud's (1969), which was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, and the editor in chief of Cahiers du cinéma from 1957 to 1963, Éric Rohmer set the terms by which people watched, made, and thought about cinema for decades. Such brilliance does not develop in a vacuum, and Rohmer cultivated a fascinating network of friends, colleagues, and industry contacts that kept his outlook sharp and propelled his work forward. Despite his privacy, he cared deeply about politics, religion, culture, and fostering a public appreciation of the medium he loved. This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer's public achievements and lesser known interests and relations. The filmmaker kept in close communication with his contemporaries and competitors: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette. He held a paradoxical fascination with royalist politics, the fate of the environment, Catholicism, classical music, and the French nightclub scene, and his films were regularly featured at New York and Los Angeles film festivals. Despite an austere approach to life, Rohmer had a voracious appetite for art, culture, and intellectual debate captured vividly in this definitive volume." -- Publisher description.

The fifty year mission : the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Star trek

June 28, 2016
Gross, Edward (Edward A.), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
xv, 560 pages ; 25 cm
"Forword by Seth MacFarlane" --Cover.
What a long strange trek it's been -- Reflections on the trek of a lifetime -- Dramatis personae -- Birth of a (trek) nation -- Uncaged -- These were the voyages -- Family feud -- Boldly going -- The end of the beginning -- Life after death -- Reanimated -- Lost in space -- The next phase -- Slow motion -- Khan game -- In search of -- A whale of a tale -- God complex -- Up the academy -- The final roundup.
An incisive, no-holds-barred oral history, told exclusively by the people who were there during the first 25 years of Star Trek, in their own words, sharing the inside scoop they've never revealed 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.

The perfect stage crew : the complete technical guide for high school, college, and community theater

June 28, 2016
Kaluta, John.
New York : Allworth Press, [2016]
Includes index.
Ready -- Get set -- Go. scene painting workshop -- Go. build the thing already -- Go. fix the lights -- Go. fix the sound -- Go. publicity -- Go. rehersals, and life -- Go. working backstage -- Go. patching the lights -- Go. more on sound -- Go. setting cues -- Go. the week before the show -- Go. curtain up -- Go home, the show's over -- The newest lighting systems, digital mixing, and serious theater upgrades.
The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common—and the most complex—stage performance problems, even for theaters with a lack of resources. An invaluable guide for middle and high school theaters, college theaters, and community theaters.

Mad Men : a cultural history

June 21, 2016
Booker, M. Keith, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
xxii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I : Mad Men as America -- Who is Don Draper? -- Mad Men and the American dream -- Mad Men, bad men : American vices -- Part II : Mad Men and culture -- A Mad Men reading list -- The music of Mad Men : satisfaction not guaranteed -- Mad Men and the movies -- The science fiction of Mad Men -- Part III : Mad Men and history -- Mad Men and nostalgia -- Mad Men vs. the youth counterculture of the 1960s -- Mad Men goes west : California dreamin' -- Joan : the feminine ideal? -- Peggy : creating the modern woman -- Betty : diary of a mad housewife.

Life moves pretty fast : the lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don't learn them from movies anymore)

June 15, 2016
Freeman, Hadley, author.
viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
"An earlier edition of this work was published in Great Britain in 2015."--Title page verso.
"From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever--featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics"-- Provided by publisher.

Is you okay?

June 13, 2016
Green, GloZell, 1972-
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016]
243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Everyone's a little diff-uh-rent -- Age is just a number -- No excuses -- Always have faith -- Be yourself, be open to the path -- Haters gonna hate -- Find your Abby -- You're #1 -- Learn from your mistakes -- Stand out to break out.
"A fun, inspiring memoir from 'the Queen of YouTube' about her journey from anonymity in Florida to massive popularity on the Internet, filled with the unlikeliest of stories that are as poignant as they are hilarious."-- Provided by publisher.

Well played : the ultimate guide to awakening your family's playful spirit

June 13, 2016
Sinclair, Meredith, author.
273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

I'm just a person

June 13, 2016
Notaro, Tig, author.
240 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, some color ; 22 cm
In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C-diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Days after her diagnosis, Tig took her grief onstage, opening an unvarnished set with, "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer." The set went viral instantly and was later released as an album, Live, and was nominated for a Grammy. This book takes stock of that no good, very bad year, with an inspired combination of deadpan silliness and open-hearted vulnerability. A moving and often hilarious look at Notaro's journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.

My voice

June 9, 2016
Martinez, Angie, 1971- author.
New York : Celebra, 2016.
x, 274 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
"Radio icon Angie Martinez is "The Voice of New York." Now that voice speaks out about her experiences at the helm of the #1 radio show in the country and her unlikely path to the heart of hip-hop music. In her twenty years behind the mic at New York City's two biggest hip-hop stations--Hot 97 and Power 105.1--Angie Martinez has become an entertainment legend. From one-time presidential hopeful Barack Obama to Jay-Z and Beyonce to post-prison Tupac, her intimate and candid interviews with the leading names in the music business, hip-hop culture, and beyond have grabbed headlines and changed the conversation. In the same no-holds-barred style of her radio show, Angie shares stories from behind-the-scenes of her most controversial interviews and reflects on her climb to the top of the radio business. And for the first time, Angie opens up about her personal life, exploring how her experiences have shaped her into the strong and outspoken woman that she is today. The Power of a Voice brings together New York City's one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip-hop music, and Angie Martinez's rise to become the Voice of New York"-- Provided by publisher.

Television series of the 1950s : essential facts and quirky details

June 8, 2016
Terrace, Vincent, 1948- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Get the callback : the art of auditioning for musical theatre

June 8, 2016
Flom, Jonathan, 1977- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xiii, 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword by Joy Dewing, CSA -- Before the audition -- Building the actor's repertoire book: a detailed guide -- Walking through the audition -- Callbacks -- Job offers -- Headshots, resumes, and cover letters -- Auditioning for colleges -- Conclusion: some dos and don'ts -- Glossary -- Appendix A: repertoire genre lists -- Appendix B: sample repertoire by actor type -- Appendix C: recommended reading -- About the author.

The world according to Star Wars

June 7, 2016
Sunstein, Cass R., author.
New York : Dey Street Books, [2016].
xii, 223 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction: Learning from Star Wars -- I am your father : the heroic journey of George Lucas -- The movie no one liked : an expected flop becomes the defining work of our time -- Secrets of success : was Star Wars awesome, well-timed, or just very lucky? -- Thirteen ways of looking at Star Wars : of Christianity, Oedipus, politics, economics, and Darth Jar Jar -- Fathers and sons : you can be redeemed, especially if your kid really likes you -- Freedom of choice : it's not about destiny or prophecy -- Rebels : why empires fall, why resistance fighters (and terrorists) rise -- Constitutional episodes : free speech, sex equality, and same-sex marriage as episodes -- The Force and the monomyth : of magic, God, and humanity's very favorite tale -- Our myth, ourselves : why Star Wars gets to us.
"In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. Sunstein tells the story of the films; wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time."--Adapted from dust jacket.

Twin peaks FAQ : all that's left to know about a place both wonderful and strange

June 7, 2016
Bushman, David, 1955- author.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.
xvii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

My Elizabeth

June 6, 2016
Zahedi, Firooz, photographer.
New York : Glitterati Incorporated, 2016.
206 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Includes index.
A letter from Elizabeth -- Preface: Unmoderated passion / Liz Smith -- Foreword: Illuminating Elizabeth / Bob Colacello -- Introduction: Always, always / Firooz Zahedi -- The Embassy -- Iran -- New York and Andy Warhol -- Vienna -- Washington to Hollywood -- Bel Air -- Vanity Fair -- Amsterdam -- Cannes -- Venice -- The White House -- Husband number nine -- The last sitting -- The museum show.
As a young man, photographer Zahedi became friends with Elizabeth Taylor, and the relationship changed his life. Now he shares his unforgettable photographs of Taylor, collected for the first time. Text explores her facets, and document her playful, carefree side away from movie sets and crowds.

The eternal party : understanding my dad, Larry Hagman, the TV star America loved to hate

June 6, 2016
Hagman, Kristina, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Dad's Last Day -- A Forensic Study: The Search for My Father -- Pot and Friends to Share It -- Two Stars -- Real Texas Roots -- Dad Goes into the Family Business -- The Eternal Party --- Set Free in the Wide-Open Country -- Life Above the XXX Cinema -- Taking Art in a New Direction -- Dreaming of Jeannie -- LSD Trips of Another Kind -- A Trip with Dad to Nowhere Land -- Malibu -- Finding Work, Dallas, and Fame -- Real Life -- Parents -- The Miracle of Medicine -- A Double Life and Alzheimer's -- Forgiveness.
"When you have a very famous father, like mine, everyone thinks they know him. My Dad, Larry Hagman, portrayed the storied, ruthless oilman JR on the TV series Dallas. He was the man everyone loved to hate, but he had a personal reputation of being a nice guy who fully subscribed to his motto: Have Fun, Don't Worry, Be Happy. Dad had a famous parent too, Mary Martin, known from many roles on Broadway, most memorably as Peter Pan. Off-stage she was a kind, elegant woman, who maintained the down home charm of her Texas roots. Both were performers to the core of their beings, masters at crafting their public images. They were beloved. And their relationship was complex and often fraught. My father never apologized for anything, even when he was wrong. But in the hours before he died, when I was alone with him in his hospital room, he begged for forgiveness. In his delirium he could not tell me what troubled him but somehow I found the words to comfort him. After he died I was compelled to learn why he felt the need to be forgiven. As I solved the troubling mystery of why my happy-go-lucky, pot-smoking, LSD-taking Dad had spent his last breaths begging to be forgiven, I also came to know my father and grandmother better than I had known them in life."

The Vegas diaries : romance, rolling the dice, and the road to reinvention

May 26, 2016
Madison, Holly, author.
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of WilliamMorrowPublishers, 2016.
x, 272 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
This memoir is a comedy of errors, set against the glitz and glamour of the dazzling Las Vegas strip. After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly Madison broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the Playboy mansion and was determined to start her life over on no one's terms but her own. Holly quickly realized that the labels and stereotypes from her past weren't so quick to leave her. With a fierce commitment to take charge of her own narrative, Holly dives headfirst into a journey of self-discovery. Through the wild and crazy experiences on one young woman's quest to "have it all," Holly faces her fears, anxieties, and insecurities to discover that her journey to self-sufficiency is also her path to healing.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Dali and Disney : Destino : the story, artwork, and friendship behind the legendary film

May 25, 2016
Bossert, David, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Editions, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 24 x 29 cm
Act I. Artists on parallel paths -- Act II. Disney & Dalí meet and collaborate -- Act III. The completion of the film.

Who travels with the doctor? : essays on the companions of Doctor Who

May 20, 2016
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
viii, 170 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction; comrade, confidante, companion, chum: a friend by any other name / Gillian I. Leitch and Sherry Ginn -- With whom he travels: the companions of the doctor / Gillian I. Leitch -- "It's bigger on the inside": verisimilitude and companion reactions to the tardis / Craig Owen Jones -- "The battle-scarred, the insane, the ones even you can't control": disability and the female bodies of the doctor's companions / Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman -- "There's nothing only about being a girl": learning to "play" the doctor's companion / David Boarder Giles and Amy Peloff -- Life "post/tardis" the case for Jo Grant and Sarah Jane Smith / Sherry Ginn -- Rose is England: nationhood, British invasion anxiety and why the doctor will (almost) always rescue his companions / Tanja Nathanael -- Rory Williams: the boy who waited / Teresa Forde -- A muted melody: the (dis)empowerment of river song / Tom Powers -- Companions who weren't: the pompadour and the pauper / Pamela Achenbach -- When no one can hear you scream: Doctor Who companions on the printed page / Aaron John Gulyas.
"This collection of new essays examines the role of the companion as an intermediate between viewers and the Doctor. The contributors discuss who travels with the Doctor and why, how they interact, how the companions influence the narrative and how their journeys change them"-- Provided by publisher.

Bare Bones : I'm not lonely if you're reading this book

May 20, 2016
Bones, Bobby, 1980- author.
New York : Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xvii, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
The Boy Behind the Ninja Turtle Mask -- Nerd Alert -- Smooth Operator -- Country Mouse in the Big City -- Stupid Panty Hose Tricks -- Bones Bared -- Fight. Grind. Repeat. And Sometimes Lose -- Bonse Goes Country -- Gnawing at the Bones -- A Total Nightmare -- Every Day Is a Good Day.
Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out--a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby's passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean. Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby's distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn't shy away from the curves he continues to navigate, including his obsessive-compulsive disorder, on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.

Harry Potter : the character vault

May 13, 2016
Revenson, Jody, author.
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"An Insight Editions book."
Hogwarts students -- Hogwarts staff -- Student robes & Quidditch sportswear -- Triwizard tournament -- Celebrations -- Order of the Phoenix -- Dark forces -- Ministry of Magic -- Families.
"Provides an enthralling look at the creative development that helped bring the characters of the wizarding world to life on-screen, from the elaborate costumes and makeup to the special effects and essential props. Detailed profiles of each character include behind-the-scenes insights from the actors, never-before-seen concept art, unit photography, and other filmmaking secrets for the Warner Bros. archive."

It's not okay

May 13, 2016
Dorfman, Andi author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
My life is officially over -- It all started with free drinks -- Off I go! -- The announcement -- Self-help ain't helping -- Tears and sesame chicken -- The ring didn't mean a thing -- Alone forever -- The fantasy suite -- Holy hairy legs -- Daddy knows best -- Namaste my ass in bed -- Will you marry me? -- Restraining order -- Mr. Regret -- Let's talk about sex, baby! -- Moving out -- Burn, baby, burn! -- The moment I knew -- The master asshole list -- The dreaded text -- Revenge -- Mayday -- Cupid is stupid -- The interview -- If I show up dead, tell the cops -- He did it -- Running away -- Chi-town and the ex -- The empty proposal -- Start spreading the news -- The relapse -- You can't change history -- The end -- The beginning.
"Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it's like to live out a love story--and its collapse--in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not"--Provided by publisher.

All the rage : a quest

May 13, 2016
Moran, Martin, 1959-
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2016]
221 pages ; 23 cm
"A moving and surprisingly funny memoir about finding the right balance between anger and compassion "Why aren't you angry?" people often asked Martin Moran after he told his story of how he came to forgive the man who sexually abused him as a boy. At first, the question annoyed him. Then, it began to haunt him. Why didn't he have more anger? Why had he never sought redress for the crime committed against him? Was he just plain frightened of his own hidden fury? Was he not man enough? And what exactly is rage anyway? What purpose does it serve in our lives? Moran did the only thing he could do to try to reconcile these seemingly irreconcilable questions: he began to set it all down. "--Provided by publisher.

Dave Hill doesn't live here anymore

May 12, 2016
Hill, Dave, 1988- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
xxiii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
"A painfully funny series of autobiographical essays, centered around the relationship between comedian Dave Hill and his dad, in the wake of his mother's death, as father and son redefine their relationship--and Dave, finally, becomes a man"-- Provided by publisher.

In the country we love : my family divided

May 6, 2016
Guerrero, Diane, 1986- author.
257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The silver key -- Mi familia -- Underground -- The good girl -- The plan -- Ground shift -- Taken -- Left behind -- Second family -- Butterfly -- New world -- The edge -- Turnabout -- Stage right -- New York City -- Orange -- Into daylight -- Call to action.
"Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over"-- Provided by publisher.

I wanna be a producer : how to make a killing on Broadway ... or get killed

May 5, 2016
Breglio, John.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2016]
xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.


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