New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

May 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

When the balls drop : how I learned to get real and embrace life's second half

May 20, 2015
Garrett, Brad, 1960- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
In a refreshingly candid and wickedly funny look at life's second half, Garrett is irreverently honest about the gaffes, challenges, and ultimately the joys of middle age. From the pointlessness of overthinking diet and exercise and other demoralizing aspects of getting older., he teaches you the most important thing: no matter what, we're all in this together. So embrace it.

A work in progress : a memoir

May 19, 2015
Franta, Connor, 1992- author.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria, 2015.
212 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation--so far. Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker. Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don't be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.--From publisher description.

The authentic death and contentious afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid : the untold story of Peckinpah's last Western film

May 15, 2015
Seydor, Paul, 1947- author.
©2015
xxi, 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Authentic lives, authentic deaths -- Brando's Western -- Garrett's narrative -- Neider's novel -- Peckinpah's adaptation -- Wurlitzer's screenplay -- Peckinpah's changes -- The versions of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid -- The previews -- The box set -- The 2005 special edition -- Ten ways of looking at an unfinished masterpiece and its director.

Modern sci-fi films FAQ : all that's left to know about time travel, alien, robot, and out-of-this-world movies since 1970

May 15, 2015
DeMichael, Tom.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2014]
xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Many science fiction movies from the last 40 years have blazed new vistas for viewers. Theyve reached further into the future, traveled longer into the past, soared deeper into the vastness of the cosmos, and probed more intently inside mans consciousness than any other period of film before ... This FAQ travels to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... visits a theme park where DNA-created dinosaurs roam ... watches as aliens come to Earth, hunting humans for sport ... and much, much more." --Amazon.com.

John Hughes : a life in film

May 14, 2015
Honeycutt, Kirk, author.
©2015
vii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Welcome to Hughes world -- The blizzard -- The lampooner -- The coming of booth Tarkington, Jr. -- Hollywood bound -- Movie mogul -- John Candy -- Antic comedy -- Enfant terrible -- Post-Hollywood.
Hughes allegedly wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, and Vacation in a week. He never went to film school or studied cinema. And he spent most of his incredible career in the Midwest, far from the Hollywood Hills. John Hughes was indeed one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers in Hollywood history. He helped launch the careers of Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, and Judd Nelson. He made John Candy a household name. In this first illustrated tribute to the legendary filmmaker, author Kirk Honeycutt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the genius that was John Hughes--from his humble beginnings in direct mail to his blockbuster success with classics like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and Home Alone. Honeycutt also explores the darker side of John Hughes: his extreme sensitivity, his stormy professional relationships, and the devastation Hughes experienced after the death of his closest friend, John Candy. This book features fresh interviews with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Steve Martin, and Jon Cryer, and a foreword from Home Alone director Chris Columbus.

Harry Potter magical places from the films : Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and beyond

May 13, 2015
Revenson, Jody, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
205 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Broadcast hysteria : Orson Welles's War of the worlds and the art of fake news

May 12, 2015
Schwartz, A. Brad (Austin Bradley), author.
New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- "Journalism and showmanship" -- Winged Mercury -- Martians of the mind's eye -- "Yours in terror" -- "Public frightener no. 1" -- "Air racketeers" -- "The public interest" -- "The story of the century" -- "A matter of psychology" -- "The horror man" -- Conclusion.

They told me not to take that job : tumult, betrayal, heroics, and the transformation of Lincoln Center

May 12, 2015
Levy, Reynold.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2015.
xvii, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
"To choose to be President of Lincoln Center of one's own free will was regarded by Reynold Levy's friends and mentors as bordering on a self-destructive act. Rivalries abounded. Personalities clashed. Egos reigned. Reputations were badly damaged. And many of the tensions were dramatically played out in public and assiduously reported by a delighted press. Levy had just spent six years traipsing through much of the Third World and many failed states as the President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world's leading refugee assistance organizations. Having dealt with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Serbia, even Joe Volpe, the volcanic manager of the Metropolitan Opera seemed hardly daunting. Lincoln Center, its key figures with their bombast and betrayals was not South Sudan. So he set to, and during his presidency transformed Lincoln Center's entire 16-acre campus including the city block from Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue.This book reveals the real story behind the 1.2 billion dollar reinvention of Lincoln Center, and all the trials and triumphs along the way. It contains unique lessons for leaders in all kinds of organizations, cautionary tales for employees, volunteers and donors, and inspiring clarity for anyone who wants to lead an institution they believe in so that it can become the best version of itself"-- Provided by publisher.

I hate myselfie

May 7, 2015
Dawson, Shane.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria Paperback, 2015.
228 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
I hate my selfie: an introduction -- My destinee -- My high school musical -- Two first kisses -- The original catfish -- Between Hollywood and an abortion clinic -- Denny's and death -- My birthday suit -- Internet famous -- How to survive a horror movie -- The mean girl got fat -- My girl (space) friends -- My strange addictions -- YouTube got me fired -- Astral projection -- Just a pretty face -- My leg twin -- Shocktuber -- Prom.
"Shane Dawson, dubbed "YouTube's comic for the under-30 set" by the New York Times, reveals some of his most embarrassing moments in 20 original, personal essays that are at once hilarious and heartwarming, self-deprecating and, ultimately, inspiring to his audience of more than 12 million channel subscribers"-- Provided by publisher.

A book about the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail : all the references from African swallows to Zoot

May 5, 2015
Larsen, Darl, 1963-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xxxii, 599 pages ; 26 cm

Speaking the speech : an actor's guide to Shakespeare

April 30, 2015
Block, Giles.
London : Nick Hern Books, 2013.
xiv, 368 p. ; 24 cm.

The book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation

April 28, 2015
Rivers, Melissa, 1969- author.
©2015
xi, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Jo an and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won't believe what she said and did in private. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds--or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bon mots ("Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire?"), and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household ("I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show. That's all the math you'll ever need."). These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver. And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature. In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.

Ultimate Star Wars

April 27, 2015
Barr, Patricia, author.
©2015
319 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Characters, creatures, locations, technology, vehicles"--Cover.
Characters and creatures -- Locations -- Technology -- Vehicles.
Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy! This book is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

Whatever... love is love : questioning the labels we give ourselves

April 27, 2015
Bello, Maria, 1967- author.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2015]
221 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
The acclaimed actress and dedicated activist shares her personal journey of discovery, and destroys outdated ideas about partnership, love and family that will resonate with anyone in an unconventional life situation.Actress and activist Maria Bello made waves with her essay, Coming Out as a Modern Family, in the New York Times popular Modern Love column, in which she recalled telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend, a woman--and her relief at his easy and immediate acceptance with the phrase Whatever Mom, love is love. She made a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad of designs.In her first book, Bello broadens her insights as she examines the idea of partnership in every woman's life, and her own. She examines the myths that so many of us believe about partnership--that the partnership begins when the sex begins, that partnerships are static, that you have to love yourself before you can be loved, and turns them on their heads. Bello explores how many different relationships--romantic, platonic, spiritual, familial, educational--helped define her life. She encourages women to realize that the only labels we have are the ones we put on ourselves, and the best, happiest partnerships are the ones that make your life better, even if they don't fit the mold of typical. Throughout this powerful and engaging read, Bello shares intimate stories and lessons on how she has come to discover her happiest self, accept who she is, and live honestly and freely, and tells the stories of those who came to her after her Times' columns, grateful that someone gave voice to their life choices.Love is Love is not a memoir about an actress. It is a frank, raw, and honest book about the way every woman questions the roles she plays in love, work, and life, filled with wisdom, questions, and insights relevant to us all.

Monologue : what makes America laugh before bed

April 24, 2015
Macks, Jon.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015.
226 pages ; 22 cm
"Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the eleven p.m. to two a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue--what's funny, what's dangerous, what's untouchable--to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late night jokes, and drawing from more than half a million of his own jokes written over the span of twenty years. With an insider's expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist"-- Provided by publisher.

The Sound of music FAQ : all that's left to know about Maria, the Von Trapps, and our favorite things

April 24, 2015
Monush, Barry.
©2015
xvii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference to the worlds most popular movie musical. Rather than focusing on the often-told stories of this classic movie, this book looks at the 1965 Oscar-winner in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived.

Shirley, I jest! : a storied life

April 24, 2015
Williams, Cindy, 1947 August 22-
Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub., 2015.
x, 166 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Ed Begley, Jr -- Valley Texas gal -- Love, peace and happiness -- Back to the valley -- High hopes -- Some enchanted evening -- Raw talent -- The big show -- The mirthful mouse -- The adventures of Laverne and Shirley -- Outtakes -- Epilogue.
The star of Laverne & Shirley tells stories of her struggles as a child growing up with meager means and dreaming of becoming an actress. She also shares many misadventures and amusing anecdotes about some of the most famous actors in Hollywood.

In the company of legends

April 23, 2015
Kramer, Joan, author.
©2015
408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Includes appendix with productions referenced (page 397).
"Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the unfindable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. These were recognized as high-quality, definitive film portraits, which revitalized the genre and made it a mainstay of television programming. This is their insiders' view of the famous and the powerful: Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, Audrey Hepburn, and Bette Davis, among others. Kramer and Heeley's behind the scenes stories of the productions and the personalities involved are amusing, sometimes moving, often revealing, and have never been told before"--Page [2] of book jacket.

The Quentin Tarantino FAQ : everything left to know about the original reservoir dog

April 23, 2015
Sherman, Dale.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015.
xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The Clint Eastwood westerns

April 23, 2015
Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xiii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Early life, first films, and TV success -- A fistful of dollars -- For a few dollars more -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Hang 'em high -- Coogan's Bluff -- Paint your wagon -- Two mules for Sister Sara -- The beguiled -- Between the westerns (1968-1971) -- Joe Kidd -- High plains drifter -- Between the westerns (1973-1976) -- The outlaw Josey Wales -- Between the westerns (1976-1979) -- Bronco Billy -- Between the westerns (1981-1985) -- Pale rider -- Between the westerns (1986-1991) -- Unforgiven -- After the westerns.

The Elvis movies

April 23, 2015
Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xiv, 281 pages ; 24 cm
In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender, to his final feature, Change of Habit, playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock 'n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information about each production, including interviews with people involved with Presley, reviews, marketing strategies, box office successes and failures, and how well each film holds up over time.

Orson Welles's last movie : the making of The other side of the wind

April 22, 2015
Karp, Josh, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took twelve years and remains unreleased and largely unseen. Orson Welles' Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious and remarkable making of what has been called "the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen."

Audrey and Bill : a romantic biography of Audrey Hepburn & William Holden

April 22, 2015
Epstein, Edward Z.
©2015
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden were America's sweethearts. Both won Oscars that year and together they filmed Sabrina, a now-iconic film that continues to inspire the worlds of film and fashion. Audrey & Bill tells the stories of both stars, from before they met to their electrifying first encounter when they began making Sabrina. The love affair that sparked on-set was relatively short-lived, but was a turning point in the lives of both stars. Audrey & Bill follows both Hepburn and Holden as their lives crisscrossed through to the end, providing an inside look at the Hollywood of the 1950s, '60s, and beyond. Through in-depth research and interviews with former friends, co-stars, and studio workers, Audrey & Bill author Edward Z. Epstein sheds new light on the stars and the fascinating times in which they lived"-- Publisher's description.

Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel

April 22, 2015
Wellman, William A., 1937- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
xi, 640 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Wild Bill Wellman -- The rebel -- The recruit -- The pilot -- The war hero -- The Hollywood ladder -- The directors' board -- Road to a classic -- Battlefield wings -- Consequences and achievements -- Pranks and misdemeanors -- I ain't so tough -- The neon violin -- Looking for trouble -- Passions and prizes -- The golden year -- The road to Ox-bow -- Picture patchwork -- Battleground sends a message -- Goodbye MGM, hello John Wayne -- The final straw -- The flame is flickering.
The extraordinary life of the legendary, under-celebrated Hollywood director known in his day as "Wild Bill" Wellman, whose 82 movies (six of them uncredited) ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas. Among his iconic pictures: the pioneering World War I epic Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), Public Enemy (the toughest gangster picture of them all), Nothing Sacred, the original A Star Is Born, Beggars of Life, The Call of the Wild, The Ox-Bow Incident, Battleground, The High and the Mighty. Wellman directed Hollywood's biggest stars for three decades, including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and Clint Eastwood. It was said he directed "like a general trying to break out of a beachhead." Here is a revealing, boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick, whose own life story was more adventurous and more unpredictable than anything in the movies. A juvenile delinquent, professional ice-hockey player as a kid, World War I flying ace at 21, Wellman was a wing-walking stunt pilot in barnstorming air shows, recipient of the Croix de Guerre with two Gold Palm Leaves and five United States citations; a bad actor but good studio messenger at Goldwyn Pictures who worked his way up from assistant cutter. Now William Wellman, Jr., drawing on his father's unpublished letters, diaries, and unfinished memoir, gives us the first full portrait of a profoundly American spirit and visionary, a man's man who was able to put into cinematic storytelling the most subtle of feeling, a man feared, respected, and loved.--From publisher description.

The great parade : Broadway's astonishing, never-to-be-forgotten 1963-64 season

April 22, 2015
Filichia, Peter, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
ix, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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