New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The nice and accurate Good omens TV companion : your guide to Armageddon and the series based on the bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

July 15, 2019
Whyman, Matt, author.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"Following the original novel's chronological structure--from "the Beginning" to "End Times"--this official companion to the Good Omens television series, compiled by Matt Whyman, is a cornucopia of information about the show, its conception, and its creation. Offering deep and nuanced insight into Gaiman's brilliantly reimagining of the Good Omens universe"--Publisher's website.

A savage life

July 3, 2019
Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
New York : Willam Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
ix, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Originally published as : Train tracks : family stories for the holidays.

Historic theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

July 2, 2019
Posey, Sean T., author.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017.
155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Make my day : movie culture in the age of Reagan

July 1, 2019
Hoberman, J., author.
New York : The New Press, 2019.
xii, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: the department of amusement -- Nashville contra jaws, 1975 -- Born again in the U.S.A., 1976-80 -- Bad trips, 1981-82 -- "I ain't afraid of no ghost!," 1983-84 -- Forward into the past, 1985-86 -- Once upon a time in the eighties, 1987-88 -- Epilogue: remake my day.

I like to watch : arguing my way through the TV revolution

June 25, 2019
Nussbaum, Emily, 1966- author.
ix, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"From her creation of the first 'Approval Matrix' in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has known all along that what we watch is who we are. In this collection, including several substantive, never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television beginning with Buffy--as she writes, a show that was so much more than its critical assessment--the evolution of female protagonists over the last decade, the complex role of sexual violence on TV, and what to do about art when the artist is revealed to be a monster. And, she also explores the links between the television antihero and the rise of Trump. The book is an argument, not a collection of reviews. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism that resists the false hierarchy that places one kind of culture over another. It traces her own development as she has struggled to punch through stifling notions of 'prestige television,' searching for a wilder and freer and more varied idea of artistic ambition--one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity, and that opens to more varied voices. It's a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean"-- Provided by publisher.

Behind the laughter : a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope

June 24, 2019
Griffith, Anthony, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2019]
viii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: standing on the star -- Losing the straitjacket -- Finding laughter and love -- Living in black and white -- Moving up and out -- Star-and soul-searching -- Patient and profiled -- Rising stars -- Road to "Tonight" -- The first "Tonight" set -- No one wants to know the jester's pain -- The second "Tonight" set -- The final days -- The aftermath -- The third "Tonight" set -- The zombie march -- Pump the brakes -- One more thing -- Finding our voices -- Catharsis -- The last reveal -- Ties bound tight.
"A couple's powerful story of how God comforts us so that we can comfort others. Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago's South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking off, and he had finally achieved his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show, he was also enduring an unimaginable personal nightmare: his two-year-old daughter, Brittany Nicole, was dying from cancer. While Anthony performed under bright lights, he struggled not to succumb to the darkness of losing a child"-- Provided by publisher.

Forbidden Hollywood : the pre-Code era (1930-1934) : when sin ruled the movies

June 20, 2019
Vieira, Mark A., 1950- author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2019.
271 pages : illustrations, some color ; 27 cm
Part one: The Roaring Twenties. New gods and new rules ; The censors ; The Trial of Mary Dugan ; The Cock-Eyed World -- Part two: 1930. The real pre-Code films ; The 1930 Production Code ; The Divorcee ; Howard Hughes and Hell's Angels -- Part three: 1931. Little Caesar ; The Public Enemy ; Dracula ; Frankenstein ; A Free Soul ; Possessed -- Part four: 1932. Scarface ; Red-Headed Woman ; The M-G-M gloss ; "The new shady dames of the screen" ; Call Her Savage ; The Paramount glow ; Island of Lost Souls ; "Decadent imaginations" ; The Sign of the Cross -- Part five: 1933. She Done Him Wrong ; "Such things are not for America" ; So This is Africa ; The Warner Bros. flash ; Baby Face ; The Story of Temple Drake ; Convention City ; Queen Christina -- Part six: 1934. Tarzan and his mate ; "Purify Hollywood or destroy Hollywood!" ; The Production Code Administration ; Forbidden Hollywood.
"Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining and strikingly progressive era, when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies. Forbidden Hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions on content artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood--and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years. The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including Red-Headed Woman, Call Her Savage, and She Done Him Wrong. You'll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge in Freaks. More than 200 newly restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West. This is the definitive portrait of an unforgettable era in filmmaking."--Dust jacket.

Baby, don't hurt me : stories and scars from Saturday night live

June 18, 2019
Kattan, Chris, 1970- author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2019]
xii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
No, peepers! no! -- I may have killed the poodle -- Studio 8H -- Life on Mount Baldy -- Zip zing -- What is love? -- Chris on a hot tar roof -- "So, what do you want? You want me to fu -- Girls love funny guys -- Below the belt -- You can't have-a da mango -- From Russia and the West Side -- Charlie's angels -- Yeah, but have you seen them live? -- "You guys want some cookies?" -- Broken -- This love -- Coupling -- That's kip for you -- P.S. : life is good.
"SNL veteran Chris Kattan offers a look behind the scenes and at his personal life, complete with celebrity-filled stories and photos"-- Provided by publisher.

A life in movies : stories from 50 years in Hollywood

June 14, 2019
Winkler, Irwin, author.
New York : Abrams Press, 2019.
286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From Coney Island to William Morris to Hollywood -- Actually making movies, Double Trouble, and a very tough Lee Marvin in Point Blank -- A rebuff of Shakespeare, a welcome from Jack Warner, and diversity -- From the college campus uprising, to decadence in London, to a Hollywood dance marathon, to the Cannes Film Festival -- Starting a long friendship with the great actor Bob De Niro, the 1970s drug culture, and two different looks at the Los Angeles Police Department -- From African with Barbra Streisand to Charlie Bronson and a fine script that went sour -- To quote Rick in Casablanca, "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." -- From Rocky to Oscar -- A very different fight film -- De Niro and Pacino have The Right Stuff -- The Cold War stars in one movie, the Revolutionary War in another, and one very fine movie doesn't get made -- A trip to Paris pays off -- Two political films and a couple of Goodfellas -- A career change from producer to director, back to producer (almost) -- Working with some special ladies--Sandra Bullock and Demi Moore--and a special actor, Oliver Sacks -- Live with Kevin Kline is De-Lovely; a director gets bullied into not making a film -- From Camp Polk, Louisiana, to the Iraq War -- A wild ride to Wall Street, a gamble turning over a classic to a new generation, a sad loss, and a long-delayed Silence -- Old friends.
Shares the life and career of the producer, writer, and director charting the changes in Hollywood over the decades.

Bullfighter from Brooklyn : an autobiography of Sidney Franklin

June 10, 2019
Franklin, Sidney, 1903-1976.
[New York] : Prentice-Hall, 1952.
245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

The beautiful no : and other tales of trial, transcendence, and transformation

June 6, 2019
Salata, Sheri, author.
xvi, 265 pages ; 22 cm
The former executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and co-host of the popular podcast series This Is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy shares candid insights and transformational wisdom from her storybook career and her dramatic middle of life reinvention.

Alfred Hitchcock : the complete films

June 3, 2019
687 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction. Fear of falling -- part one. 1899-1939 : a young man with a master mind - part two. 1940-1954 : the kind of guy who restores your faith in this whole lousy business ; 1954-1980 : an absolute master -- The complete Hitchcock : all 53 movies -- Cameos.

Dutch girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II

May 31, 2019
Matzen, Robert D., author.
xiii, 373 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Map and genealogical table on end papers.
Part I: Cauldron. Rapture ; The blood of Frisia ; Exile ; Edda ; The unthinkable ; Dancer -- Part II: Long live Oranje!. Pencil scratches ; Unacceptable ; Born for the spotlight ; Death certificate ; Paranoid ; The secret -- Part III: Resistance. Soul sister ; Just Dutchmen ; Warmest praise ; Black evenings ; Het vaderland ; If, if, if ; The hun on the run -- Part IV: The liberators. The Netherlands in five days ; Ultimatum ; The devil's picnic ; Cakewalk ; Aflame ; Champagne for one -- Part V: Toys. The princess ; Hunters ; The magic stamp ; Streaking evil ; Peace on earth. Yeah, right -- Part VI: Pursued. A tree ; The race ; Gates of hell ; First cigarette ; Sorting ; Crossroads ; Completely nuts ; Peace.
Near the end of 1939, ten-year-old Audrey Hepburn flew from boarding school in England into the Netherlands, which would soon become a war zone. What she experienced in five years of Nazi occupation has never been explored until now. Dutch Girl sets the story straight, revealing the Nazi past of Audrey's parents and how their daughter dealt with this information. The book examines her career as an acclaimed young ballerina, her involvement with the Dutch Resistance, an active role tending wounded, and dark months in the line of fire as the end drew near for the Nazi regime.

Naturally Tan

May 31, 2019
France, Tan, author.
267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
"From the star of Netflix's Queer Eye"--Cover.
"In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix's Emmy Award-winning smash-hit Queer Eye reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon -- and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television -- simply by being Naturally Tan. Before he became famous as one of the Fab Five makeover experts, Tan France was the youngest child in his family, growing up in South Yorkshire, England. As a member of one of the very few South Asian, Muslim families living in the predominantly white community, he was routinely bullied for both his culture and his skin color. Knowing he was gay from an early age, Tan harbored that secret to avoid further racial harassment and potentially cause a rift between him and his family. It was a secret he would keep from them until finally coming out at the age of 34 -- happily married to Rob, a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan shares his journey and the lessons he's learned along the way about being a successful businessman, a devoted spouse, and self-acceptance. From navigating the gay community, to finding the love of his life, to creating a popular ladies' clothing lines for Kingdom & State and Rachel Parcell, Inc. to joining Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness on Queer Eye as positive, representative celebrity role models for LGBTQ people, Tan followed his own path to develop his signature style and embrace life on his own terms. Full of his candid observations about US and UK cultural differences, social media behavior, celebrity encounters, behind-the-scenes realities of reality TV, and -- of course -- fashion tips, Tan gives his unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself." -- Provided by publisher.

Finding the bright side : the art of chasing what matters

May 29, 2019
Bream, Shannon, author.
New York : Convergent, [2019]
205 pages ; 22 cm
"...Shannon Bream has spent her entire adult life navigating high-pressure environments where perfection is expected and competition is the name of the game. But in this laugh-out-loud book of stories and inspiration, Shannon shares the moments away from the cameras and the halls of government, in which she learned that the values and faith of her blue-collar upbringing could keep her grounded in a world where everyone wants you to be something other than who you are."--Dust jacket flap.

Challenge accepted! : 253 steps to becoming an anti-it girl

May 29, 2019
Barber, Celeste, author.
Seattle, [Washington] : Amazon Publishing, [2018]
242 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in 2018 by HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Pty Limited"--Title page verso.
Dear America -- Pilot -- The one -- Dear wine -- The one -- Dear hangover -- The one -- The last one part 1 (Celisticles) -- The last one part 2 (Acknowledgments) -- Dear parents.
Barber shares her raucous, hilarious, and outspoken opinions on life, unwanted gas, and how to rock a sexy scar. Part memoir, part comedy routine, part advice manual, she reveals her secrets to love, friendship, family, and marriage and how Nutella quite literally shaped who she is as a woman.

The Texas chain saw massacre : the film that terrified a rattled nation

May 24, 2019
Lanza, Joseph.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

How to forget : a daughter's memoir

May 23, 2019
Mulgrew, Kate, 1955- author.
340 pages ; 24 cm
"In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and New York Times bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents. They say you can't go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer's, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left. The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque -- by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful -- lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. Those ruminations are transformed when, in the wake of their deaths, Kate uncovers long-kept secrets that challenge her understanding of the unconventional Irish Catholic household in which she was raised. How to Forget is a considered portrait of a mother and a father, an emotionally powerful memoir that demonstrates how love fuses children and parents, and an honest examination of family, memory, and indelible loss."-- Provided by publisher.

Frances Dee : a film history

May 22, 2019
Hulse, Ed, 1953- author.
xvi, 209 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm

Life to the extreme : how a chaotic kid became America's favorite carpenter

May 21, 2019
Pennington, Ty, 1965-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019]
219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Surprising the family -- Demolition -- Foundation -- Walls and lines -- Rooms -- Love and community -- Move that bus -- Epilogue.
The star of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces, Ty Pennington, shares his life story - lessons he's learned while serving others, random acts of kindness, battling ADHD in a busy career, and anecdotes from behind the scenes of America's favorite home shows.

Hollywood black : the stars, the films, the filmmakers

May 15, 2019
Bogle, Donald, author.
New York : Running Press, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

The art and making of The handmaid's tale : the official companion to MGM Television's hit series

May 13, 2019
Robinson, Andrea, author.
San Rafael, California : Insight Editions, [2019]
158 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Explore the terrifying world of Gilead with this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy award-winning show The Handmaid's Tale. The anticipated debut of The Handmaid's Tale -based on Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel - drew a wide audience and rave reviews. Now, this comprehensive book details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with exclusive cast and crew interviews, backstage and set photography, concept art, costume design, and more.

Howard Stern comes again

May 9, 2019
Stern, Howard, 1954- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
ix, 549 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents a look at the author's four-decade carer in radio, highlighting his most poignant interviews with such celebrities as Tracy Morgan, Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld, and Harvey Weinstein.

Riding the elephant : a memoir of altercations, humiliations, hallucinations, and observations

May 3, 2019
Ferguson, Craig, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Blue Rider Press, [2019]
xi, 267 pages : 24 cm
"The comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show shares an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit."--Provided by publisher.

Spider-Man, into the Spider-Verse : the art of the movie

May 2, 2019
Zahed, Ramin, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 x 32 cm
Spider-Man created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Introduction -- Setting the scene -- Who is Miles Morales? -- Blurred vision -- Miles meets the Spider-men -- Out of the city -- Spider team suit up -- On the prowl -- The battle -- Fisk's fiasco -- Scene spotlight -- Conclusion.
Discover the world of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in this stunning collection of art. The book is packed with concept art, final designs, and artist commentary plus previously unseen storyboards. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse where more than one wears the mask. Unmasking the artistry behind the hotly-anticipated movie, the book contains concept art, sketches, storyboards and will give you fascinating insights into the creative process.


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