New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

January 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

One heart at a time

January 16, 2019
Delilah, 1960- author.
New York, NY : RosettaBooks, 2018.
232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"The inspiring journey of the most listened-to woman on the radio"--Jacket.
The most listened-to woman on U.S. radio, who has distinguished herself as the "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" and America's ultimate romance guru, discusses her off-air life--one full of trials, forgiveness and faith.

Showtime at the Apollo : the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater

January 9, 2019
Fox, Ted, 1954- author.
xv, 224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Adapted from Showtime at the Apollo: The story of Harlem's World Famous Theater by Ted Fox.
The Apollo: home -- Harlem before the Apollo -- The 1930s: swingin' -- Amateur night and the Apollo audience -- The 1940s: boppin' -- The 1950s: rockin' -- Roots: blues and gospel at the Apollo -- The 1960s: soulful -- The 1970s: funky.
This graphic novel adaptation brings to life the Apollo Theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City.

The actor's guide to self-marketing : how to brand and promote your unique image

January 9, 2019
Renata, Carla, author.
New York, New York : Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2019]
181 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Publicizing the impossible -- CEO of actor, inc -- Tools of the trade -- Demystifying the internet -- Definition of diversity -- Who's really casting -- Gatekeeperswho? -- Old dog, new tricks -- Online digital footprint.
"With a background in acting and publicity, author Carla Renata has gathered insider info and proven tips to help actors create their own brand and utilize it for success. With The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing, readers will learn how to highlight unique traits and skills, distinguish yourself from the crowd, market yourself through social media, angle for your dream role, and so much more! Renata's methods have been tested and developed through her branding and social media program, The Branding Buddha, which has been taught online and privately, as well as in group classes at top universities in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

100 essential Indian films

January 8, 2019
Dasgupta, Rohit K., author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
xviii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
"This book offers a comprehensive view of the 100 most significant films ever produced in Bollywood. Each entry includes cast and crew information, language, date of release, a short description of the film's plot, and most significantly, the importance of the film in the Indian canon"-- Provided by publisher.

Hedy Lamarr : an incredible life

January 7, 2019
Roy, William, 1976- author.
Los Angeles, CA : Life Drawn, an imprint of Humanoids, Inc., [2018]
176 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"First published in France as Hedy Lamarr :la plus belle femme du monde"--title verso.
"Hollywood icon by day, unsung science genius by night, Hedy Lamarr is the biography of "the most beautiful woman in the world."--Publisher's description.

All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson

December 11, 2018
Griffin, Mark, 1968- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xxii, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Winnetka -- Green gin -- A unique appeal -- Universal -- "We want Hudson!" -- Double technicolor -- Is Rock Hudson afraid of marriage? -- Giant -- Written on the wind -- A farewell to arms -- The tarnished angels -- Pillow talk -- Strange bedfellows -- SEconds -- Whistling away the dark -- McMillan & wife -- Blue snow -- Christian -- This is your life.
Draws on dozens of insider interviews in a portrait of the iconic Oscar nominee that discusses his traumatic childhood, sexual orientation and awareness-raising battle with AIDS. Here is an in depth exploration of Hudson's classic films, including Written on the Wind; A Farewell to Arms; and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.

Harry Potter film wizardry : from the creative team behind the celebrated movie series

December 10, 2018
Sibley, Brian, author.
171 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contains attached notes and several pockets with loose pieces.
A guide to the Harry Potter films offers an inside look at everything it took to bring J.K. Rowling's novels to life and includes interviews with the films' stars, behind-the-scenes stories, photos of props and sets, and extra removable facsimile reproduction items.

Practically Poppins in every way : a magical carpetbag of countless wonders

December 9, 2018
Kurtti, Jeff, author.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Ever since 1934, when Mary Poppins descended from the skies over London into Cherry Tree Lane in the beloved book by P. L. Travers, the world has adored the enchanting adventures and peculiar wisdom of this magical nanny. For more than eight decades, Travers's staunch but charming heroine has been beloved in the pages of eight popular books-and in media-from movies to stage, and music to television, all around the world. Now Mary Poppins has come to light up cinema screens again in a magical, musical new incarnation, Mary Poppins Returns. From the Walt Disney Studios, this film is a colorful and charming new story--a sequel to the 1964 classic-featuring an all-star cast and brought to life by a stellar creative team. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal, grievous loss. She's back just in time. And through her unique magical skills and presence, plus the aid of her friend Jack, Mary helps restore for the troubled family the joy and wonder that's been lost in their lives. Every incarnation of Mary Poppins has had at least one thing in common: she's always arrived out of the blue, though the stay is for an all-too brief period of time-until the wind changes or the chain breaks-whereupon she flies away again for, as Pamela Travers put it, "Apparently . . . nowhere." Practically Poppins In Every Way is a showcase of the varied creative forces that have brought Mary Poppins to life, generation after generation. It is accompanied by erudite and informative text, essays, and observations by creative luminaries such as Cameron Mackintosh, Thomas Schumacher, Gavin Lee, and John Myhre, as well as renowned Disney authorities Brian Sibley, Jim Fanning, Paula Sigman Lowery, Craig D. Barton, and Greg Ehrbar.

Never grow up

December 6, 2018
Cheng, Long, 1954- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
xiv, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published in China in 2015 by Jiangsu Literature and Art Publishing House as Never Grow Up, Only Get Older"-- T.p. verso.
Cannonball -- The boyfriend -- My deepest, only regret -- A decade of darkness -- First love -- Number nine -- My big breaks -- Welcome to Australia -- Australia, Round two -- Becoming the dragon -- Overnight success -- The ghost of Bruce Lee -- Welcome to Hollywood -- The fling -- Free fall -- The gritty -- The love of my life -- So what if I die? -- Wild things -- Fatherhood, Part I -- One more shot -- My flashback highlight reel -- More dollars than sense -- Costars -- Fatherhood, Part II -- Vintage Jackie -- Taken for a ride -- Give -- The karate kid's dad -- Sing -- The real kung fu star -- My three fathers -- National treasure -- Four houses in Singapore -- For the fans -- Kicker.
"In 2016--after fifty-six years in the industry, over 200 films, and many broken bones--he received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement in film. But at 64 years-old, Jackie Chan is just getting started. Now, in Never Grow Up, the global superstar reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy, his big breaks and setbacks in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death both on and off film sets, and his life as a husband and father which has been, admittedly and regrettably, imperfect. In Never Grow Up, Jackie applies the spirit of openness to his life, proving time and time again why he's beloved the world over: he's honest, funny, kind, brave beyond reckoning and--after all this time--still young at heart"--Provided by publisher.


November 30, 2018
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Dwayne Johnson : the Rock's rise to fame

November 28, 2018
Nagelhout, Ryan, author.
New York : Lucent Press, [2019]
104 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Portions of thie book originally appeared in Dwayne Johnson by Sheila Wyborny.
Successes and challenges -- Born into the ring life -- Becoming The Rock -- Turning heel -- From TV to silver screen -- Bigger than ever -- Dwayne Johnson year by year -- For more information.
Discusses the life and achievements of the action movie star, from his time as a wrestler to his blockbuster films.

Ellen DeGeneres : groundbreaking television star

November 28, 2018
Lombardo, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Lucent Press, 2019.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the life and career of the comedian and talk show host, from her childhood to her humanitarian work.

Lin-Manuel Miranda : from Broadway to the big screen

November 28, 2018
Rajczak Nelson, Kristen, author.
New York, NY : Lucent Press, 2019.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-98) and index.

Anything you can imagine : Peter Jackson and the making of Middle-earth

November 21, 2018
Nathan, Ian, author.
xvi, 576 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory.

Stranger things : worlds turned upside down

November 21, 2018
McIntyre, Gina, author.
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
"This book was produced by Melcher Media, Inc."--Title page verso.
"Don't freak! This book is supposed to look worn and torn"--Removable sticker on book jacket.
When the first season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in the summer of 2016, the show struck a nerve with millions of viewers worldwide and received broad critical acclaim. The series has gone on to win six Emmy Awards, but its success was driven more than anything by word of mouth, resonating across generations. Viewers feel personal connections to the characters. Now fans can immerse themselves in the world--or worlds--of Hawkins, Indiana, like never before.

It's always something

November 15, 2018
Radner, Gilda.
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009.
xvi, 286 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1989.

From fatherless to fatherhood

November 15, 2018
Epps, Omar.
[Place of publication not identified] : Lulu Publishing Services, [2018]
x, 115 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From whence I came -- Brooklyn's own -- Know the ledge -- California flow -- Queen meets king -- Watch the throne -- Reality check -- The house that House built -- A warrior's kingdom -- OG status.

I'll be there for you : the one about Friends

November 8, 2018
Miller, Kelsey, author.
240 pages, 64 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: The sweet spot -- The one that almost wasn't -- The one with six kids and a fountain -- The one with Marcel and George Clooney -- The one where two women got married -- The one where we all got the haircut -- The one after "The one after the Super Bowl" -- The one where they all go to London (and everywhere else in the world) -- The one where everything changed -- The one were nobody died -- The one where it ended, twice -- The comeback.
A definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twenty somethings changed television forever.

Men, women, and chain saws : gender in the modern horror film

November 8, 2018
Clover, Carol J., 1940- author.
xiii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Preface to the Princeton Classics edition -- Carrie and the boys -- Her body, himself -- Opening up -- Getting even -- The eye of horror -- Afterword.
Examining the popularity of low-budget cinema, particularly slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films, the author argues that, while such films have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasure to their mostly male audiences, in actuality they align spectators not with the male tormentor but with the females being tormented--particularly the slasher movie's "final girls"--Who endure fear and degradation before rising to save themselves.--Adapted from publisher description.

Star trek : a cultural history

November 7, 2018
Booker, M. Keith, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xxiv, 191 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Star Trek and the history of Star Trek -- Star Trek and the history of American science fiction -- Star Trek and American political history -- Star Trek on the history of American technology -- Star Trek and the history of fandom -- Appendix: Episodes of Star Trek: the original series.

Historic movie theaters of downtown Cleveland

November 7, 2018
Dutka, Alan F., author.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2016.
207 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Vaudeville embraces the movies -- The nickelodeon era -- Second-generation movie theaters -- Road-show presentations -- The Hippodrome Theater -- The Family/Orpheum/Roxy Theater -- The Priscilla/Bandbox/Little Theater -- The Standard and Strand Theaters -- The Mall and Lower Mall Theaters -- The Stillman Theater -- The Euclid Theater -- The State Theater -- The Ohio Theater -- The Hanna Theater -- The Allen Theater -- The Palace Theater -- The Cinema/Lake/Esquire Theater -- The Embassy Theater site -- The Telenews/Tower Theater -- Later downtown cinemas -- Appendix: theater locations and current site useage.

It's Saturday morning! : celebrating the golden era of cartoons 1960s-1990s

November 7, 2018
Garner, Joe, author.
223 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
"It's Saturday Morning! celebrates the shows, characters, songs, and commercials that made Saturday mornings a pop culture event. Broadcasting into family living rooms from the 1960s to the 1990s, this wildly creative art form wrought a beloved rite of passage. From the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., parents could sleep in while their children plopped on the couch to consume cartoons galore.Perfect for pop culture fanatics, or anyone who loves a heaping portion of nostalgia"--Provided by publisher.

This will only hurt a little

November 6, 2018
Philipps, Busy, 1979- author.
310 pages ; 22 cm
From the time she was two. Busy Philipps has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun. These qualities led her to leave Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of nineteen to pursue her passion for acting in Hollywood. But chasing her dreams wasn't always easy and sometimes hurt more than a little. In this candid memoir, Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood.--Provided by publisher.

The world according to Tom Hanks : the life, the obsessions, the good deeds of America's most decent guy

November 6, 2018
Edwards, Gavin, 1968- author.
xvi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Preface: The Nice manifesto -- A brief history of Tom -- The ten commandments of Tom Hanks -- The films of Tom Hanks.
"Niceness gets a bad rap these days. Our culture rewards those who troll the hardest and who snark the most. At times it seems like there's no place anymore for optimism, integrity, and good old-fashioned respect. Enter "America's Dad": Tom Hanks. Whether he's buying espresso machines for the White House press corps, rewarding a jovial cab driver with a night out on Broadway, or extolling the virtues of using a typewriter, Hanks lives a passionate, joyful life and pays it forward to others. Gavin Edwards, the ... bestselling author of The Tao of Bill Murray, takes readers on a tour behind the scenes of Hanks's life: from his less-than-idyllic childhood, rocky first marriage, and career wipeouts to the pinnacle of his acting career and domestic bliss with the love of his lite, Rita Wilson. As he did for Bill Murray, Edwards distills Hanks's life story into ten "commandments" that beautifully encapsulate his all-American philosophy. Contemplating the life, the achievements, and the obsessions of Mr. Tom Hanks may or may not give you the road map you need to find your way. But at the very least, it'll show you how niceness can be a worthy destination."--Back cover.

Blowing the bloody doors off : and other lessons in life

November 2, 2018
Caine, Michael, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
part one: Starting out. It doesn't matter where you start ; Auditioning for life ; Using the difficulty ; Doing the right things -- part two: Making the cut. Getting there is just the start ; The rehearsal is the work ; Less is more ; Having serious fun ; Taking direction ; The big picture -- part three: The long run. Being a star (or Why I never wear suede shoes) ; Rise and fall ; Being decent ; Don't look back (with a few exceptions) ; Getting old and staying young ; A life in balance.
The Hollywood legend shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life-- and over six decades as an actor-- has taught him. Coming from humble origins, he knows what success takes-- and now he wants to share everything he's learned. And he does it at his entertaining best.


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