New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In pieces : a memoir

September 19, 2018
Field, Sally, author.
©2018
viii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
My grandmother's daughter -- Dick -- Jocko -- Libbit -- What goes up -- That summer -- Gidget -- Get thee to a nunnery -- Wired -- Together -- Second season -- Peter -- Transition -- Culpable -- Hungry -- Sybil -- The bandit -- Treading water -- Norma -- The end of the beginning -- Me, my mother, and Mary Todd -- Epilogue.
One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Live long and-- what I learned along the way

September 6, 2018
Shatner, William, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2018.
214 pages : 22 cm
A fortunate life -- The show must go on -- A passion for passions -- An emotional appeal -- The basic ingredients: health and (some) wealth -- My curious quest for adventure -- Working to find happiness -- Relationships are not all relative -- My principal beliefs -- Where does time go?.
"I have always felt," William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that "like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked." And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him to take stock. After mulling over the lessons he's learned, the places he's been, and all the miracles and strange occurrences he's witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don't die. It's the only one-size-fits-all advice, Shatner argues in Live Long and..:What I Learned Along the Way, because everyone has a unique life--but, to help us all out, he's more than willing to share stories from his unique life. With a combination of pithy humor and thoughtful vulnerability, Shatner lays out his journey from childhood to peak stardom and all the bumps in the road. (Sometimes the literal road, as in the case of his 2,400-mile motorcycle trip across the country with a bike that didn't function.) William Shatner is one of our most beloved entertainers, and he intends never to stop entertaining. His funny, provocative, and poignant reflections offer an unforgettable read about a remarkable man.

Buseyisms : Gary Busey's basic instructions before leaving Earth

September 6, 2018
Busey, Gary, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Who am I to give advice? A genius? A crazy madman? This is not advice. I am sharing the life lessons I learned while surviving the ups and downs of almost fifty years in Hollywood, a near fatal motorcycle accident, a drug overdose, two divorces, bankruptcy, and cancer in the middle of my face. I may turn concepts you usually believe in upside down with my bizarre stories, but that comes with the dinner. These are my life lessons, my B.I.B.L.E.--Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth."--Dust jacket.

Bojack Horseman : the art before the horse

August 29, 2018
McDonnell, Chris, author.
©2018
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 31 cm
Netflix's BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) as he attempts to turn his life around. This is the official behind-the-scenes companion to this cult-hit series. Part oral history sourced from original interviews with the show's cast and crew, part art book--including sketches, storyboards, and background art--this book will trace the series from conception to post-production. Beginning with the initial development of creator/showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt's inimitable aesthetic vision, The Art Before the Horse goes on to reveal all of the moving parts--direction, writing, casting, animation, and music--that come together to form this uniquely bleak, emotionally potent, very funny show.

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August 28, 2018
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

The Beatles : yellow submarine

August 28, 2018
Morrison, Bill, 1959- author, illustrator.
London : Titan Comics, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Based on a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney."
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation.

The good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers

August 28, 2018
King, Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins), author.
©2018
406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
part 1. Freddy ; Breathing room ; College days ; Love and music -- part 2. Basic training ; The children's corner ; On-air ministry ; Dr. Margaret McFarland ; Toronto and the CBC -- part 3.The birth of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ; The Pastore hearing ; Language and meaning ; Mister Rogers, boss and teacher ; Puppet world -- part 4. On hiatus ; He's back! ; Behind the scenes in the Neighborhood ; Fred Rogers, musician ; Mister Rogers's family values ; Fearless authenticity ; Swimming -- part 5. The legacy ; The end of the Neighborhood ; America's favorite neighbor ; Mister Rogers lives on -- Epilogue: A personal note on the importance of Fred Rogers.
Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work.

Metafilm : materialist rhetoric and reflexive cinema

August 27, 2018
Carter, Christopher, 1974- author.
©2018
x, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Refusal -- Mediated mourning -- Material correspondences -- Sound affect -- Witness -- Conclusion: Un certain regard (or, four ways of looking back).
"A rhetorical analysis of the films of Michael Haneke, Atom Egoyan, Icíar Bollaín, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Ryan Coogler that problematizes the ethics of spectatorship by drawing attention to the material circumstances around them"-- Provided by publisher.

Olivia de Havilland and the golden age of Hollywood

August 24, 2018
Amburn, Ellis, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
xi, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Profiles the life and career of one of the finest actresses of her time as well as the culture of the film industry's golden age.

Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever

August 17, 2018
Rader, Peter, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Traces the infamous rivalry between two renowned nineteenth-century actresses, sharing insights into their personalities, ambitions, and relationships with each others' lovers.

Tragedy plus time : a tragi-comic memoir

August 17, 2018
Cayton-Holland, Adam, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2018.
xi, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"Unsentimental, unexpectedly funny, and incredibly honest, Tragedy Plus Time is a love letter to every family that has ever felt messy, complicated, or (even momentarily) magnificent. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant, acerbic teenagers from Denver, Colorado, who were going to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts open to the universe--the good, the bad, the heartbreaking (and, inadvertently, the anxiety-inducing and the obsessive-compulsive disorder-fueling). Adam chose to meet life's tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister, Anna, chose law; while their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled to find her place in the world. Beautiful and whip-smart, Lydia was witty, extremely sensitive, fiercely stubborn, and always somewhat haunted. She and Adam bonded over comedy from a young age, running skits in their basement and obsessing over episodes of The Simpsons. When Adam sank into a deep depression in college, it was Lydia who was able to reach him and pull him out. But years later as Adam's career takes off, Lydia's own depression overtakes her, and, though he tries, Adam can't return the favor. When she takes her own life, the family is devastated, and Adam throws himself into his stand-up, drinking, and rage. He struggles with disturbing memories of Lydia's death and turns to EMDR therapy to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder when he realizes there's a difference between losing and losing it. Adam Cayton-Holland is a tremendously talented writer and comedian, uniquely poised to take readers to the edges of comedy and tragedy, brilliance and madness. Tragedy Plus Time is a revelatory, darkly funny, and poignant tribute to a lost sibling that will have you reaching for the phone to call your brother or sister by the last page."--Dust jacket.

Marilyn Monroe : the private life of a public icon

August 16, 2018
Casillo, Charles, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, August 2018.
viii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: A broken girl. Mama ; Struggle for survival ; Be a good girl ; The world became friendly ; "A stray little kitten" ; Rising ; Important meetings ; The talk of Hollywood -- Part 2: The preferred blonde. Melting the screen ; Dissatisfactions ; "Elegant vulgarity" ; Marilyn Inc. ; New York actress ; "A different suit" ; Innocent monster ; Marriage ; Marilyn gets hot ; Truth ; Making love ; An unfit misfit ; A woman alone ; Nightmare ; Manic-depressive ; Age three five ; Doctor-patient relations -- Part 3: Close to Camelot. Compartmentalization ; "Negated sex symbol" ; Starting something ; Mass seduction ; Is Marilyn finished? ; Elizabeth and Marilyn ; Last sittings ; Sleepwalking ; Anger and despair ; Miscommunications ; "We've lost her" -- Epilogue: Lingering radiance.
"Based on new interviews and research, this groundbreaking biography explores the secret selves behind Marilyn Monroe's public façades. Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews, this biography cuts through decades of lies and secrets and introduces you to the Marilyn Monroe you always wanted to know: a living, breathing, complex woman, bewitching and maddening, brilliant yet flawed. Charles Casillo studies Monroe's life through the context of her times--in the days before feminism, and before there was adequate treatment for bipolar disorder, which Marilyn struggled with. Starting with her abusive childhood, this biography exposes how--in spite of her fractured psyche--Marilyn's extreme ambition inspired her to transform each celebrated love affair and each tragedy into another step in her journey towards immortality. Casillo fully explores the last two years of her life, including her involvement with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, and the mystery of her last day. Just a few of the revelations in [this book]: Despite reports of their bitter rivalry, Elizabeth Taylor secretly reached out and tried to help Marilyn during one of her darkest moments; the existence of Marilyn's semi-nude love scene with Clark Gable--long thought to be lost; a few nights before she died, Marilyn encountered Warren Beatty at a party and disclosed some of the reasons for her final despair; a meticulously detailed account of the events of her last day, revealing how a series of miscommunications and misjudgments contributed to her death."--Dust jacket.

Captive : a mother's crusade to save her daughter from a terrifying cult

August 13, 2018
Oxenberg, Catherine, 1961- author.
©2018
xxiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: India and me : our search for meaning -- Part 1. Losing India -- The guru and the gold sash -- Love bombing and epiphanies -- The defiant ones -- The Great Oz has spoken -- Two roads diverged -- Sex, lies, and videotape -- Human pain and bliss -- Part 2. Saving India -- Awakenings -- An intervention party -- Expians and exodus -- Gangsta moms -- Cue the flying monkeys -- The ring of fire -- Battle cry -- D-day or doomsday -- A passage to India -- Captured -- Persephone's dilemma.
Oxenberg lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. They both thought this program might help her achieve her dream of starting her own company. But as her daughter became brainwashed by the organization's charismatic leader she joined a secret, elite "sorority" of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet, recruit other women as "slaves," and are branded with their leader's initials. -- adapted from jacket

"The best year of your life" : WLW, WLW-Television.

August 7, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, [1950]
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original pictorial wrappers, hole punched on the for use as a calendar.
A promotional calendar issued by the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation to promote the television personality Ruth Lyons and her program the Fifty Club. Calendar covers the year 1951 and is illustrated with photographs, drawings and portraits of Lyons and co-host Willie Thall, as well as band leader Burt Farber and his band. Also contains photographs of cast members as well as Crosley Broadcasting upper management.

The Gutfeld monologues : classic rants from The Five

August 7, 2018
Gutfeld, Greg, author.
©2018
298 pages ; 22 cm
Identity politics -- Law and order -- Hollywood -- Islamic terror -- The environment -- The campus -- The sexes.
"An interactive and annotated collection of Fox News star and New York Times bestselling author Greg Gutfeld's sharp, hilarious monologues on everything from politics to pop culture--updated with new commentary for the current day"-- Provided by publisher.

Maeve in America : essays by a girl from somewhere else

August 6, 2018
Higgins, Maeve, author.
New York, NY : Penguin Books, [2018]
245 pages ; 20 cm
Swimming against dolphins -- Rent the runway -- Pen as gun -- Call me Maeve -- Aliens of extraordinary ability -- Interactions, one man -- Stormy with the calm eyes -- Compliments girl on your kiss -- Summer isn't the same without you -- Are you my husband? -- How funny -- Small talk -- Wildflowers -- Other people's children -- The golden record.
"An essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from comedian and podcaster Maeve Higgins"-- Provided by publisher.

Petticoat partyline : rings and ruffles, yearbook 1943

August 6, 2018
Cincinnati : Crosley Corp., 1943.
26 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 x 31 cm
Cover title.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original paper pictorial wrappers with red spiral binding.

The girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & Juliet

August 1, 2018
Hussey, Olivia, author.
©2018
xii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
A rough start -- White shoes -- Under a slate-gray sky -- On the boards -- The audition -- Romeo and Juliet go to the movies -- Italy -- Cinecittà Studios -- Temper, temper -- Mrs. Mayfair and a very sick girl -- One-take Hussey -- Boobs O'Mina -- Late nights -- Was there anything between Romeo and Juliet offscreen? -- Roman holiday -- Meanwhile, back on the balcony -- Actors -- Acting -- Live, to the world -- Teenage heartbreak -- Last, but not least -- The end; now comes the work -- The tour -- Boys -- So I became a movie star -- Christopher Jones -- America -- The end of the long beginning -- Love --Vegas, Dean, and a wedding -- Homemaker -- Back to work -- Guns -- An apple and a flower -- You have to go there to come back -- My Mary and my vice -- Death on the Nile -- India -- What's my line? -- Japan with the toad -- Akira -- Long-distance love -- Up up, and away -- Let the 80s be over -- A song, a Harley, and that hair -- Reality -- Under seige -- Mother Teresa -- Cancer -- Taking a backseat -- Today.
"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ... In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story: from being an "It Girl" in swinging 60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonard Whiting, through three tumultuous marriages, motherhood, stage-four breast cancer, debilitating agoraphobia, bankruptcy, and ultimately, a journey of self-discovery in India that led her on a path to fulfillment"--Jacket.

My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture

July 27, 2018
Branum, Guy, 1975- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2018.
x, 274 pages ; 24 cm
"In the vein of New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, a collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Mindy Project, and host of truTV's Talk Show the Game Show. From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn't relate to his neighbors. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope. In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley--and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the "Sassy Gay Friend," and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found standup comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society's calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it's taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible. Written with Guy's characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today's most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy"-- Provided by publisher.

My diarrhe

July 26, 2018
Sings, Miranda, author.
©2018
214 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Humorous diary of YouTube personality Miranda Sings -- alter ego of comedian Colleen Ballinger -- that includes pages from Miranda's baby book, poems from her years as an emotional teen, secrets from her dating life, and stories from her rise to fame.

You're on an airplane : a self-mythologizing memoir

July 25, 2018
Posey, Parker, 1968- author.
©2018
307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the incredible opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You're On an Airplane is a delight in every way.

Open mic night in Moscow : and other stories from my search for black markets, Soviet architecture, and emotionally unavailable Russian men

July 24, 2018
Murray, Audrey, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xix, 394 pages : maps ; 24 cm
A combination of Wild and whatever Netflix series you're currently binging, this book chronicles Audrey's travels through the former Soviet Union. Audrey's keen eye and curiosity lead to fascinating trips through parts of the world that are seldom visited by Westerners. Through her trips Audrey experiences a multitude of perspectives on being a woman traveling alone, on the concept of home and the pros and cons of sleeping in a yurt.

American Theatre Wing. An oral history : 100 years, 100 voices, 100 miracles

July 24, 2018
New York, New York : The America Theatre Wing, [2018]
xiii, 267 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
"Celebrating the 100 years of the American Theatre Wing, this book is a fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos as prismatic and unexpected as the theater itself."

Wanna bet? : a degenerate gambler's guide to living on the edge

July 17, 2018
Lange, Artie, 1967- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
When Artie Lange's first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Too Fat To Fish, hit the top of the charts, audiences learned what Howard Stern listeners already knew: that Artie is one of the funniest people alive. He is also an artist haunted by his fair share of demons, which overtook him in the years that followed. After a suicide attempt, a two-year struggle with depression, and years of chronic opiate addiction, Artie entered recovery and built himself back up, chronicling his struggle in brave detail in his next book and second New York Times bestseller, Crash and Burn. In his hilarious third book, the two-time bestselling author, comedian, actor, and radio icon explains the philosophy that has kept his existence boredom-free since the age of 13--the love of risk. An avid sports better and frequent card player, Lange believes that the true gambler gets high not from winning, but from the chaotic unknown of betting itself. He recounts some of his favorite moments, many of which haven't involved money at all. In this candid and entertaining memoir, he looks back at the times he's wagered the intangible and priceless things in life: his health, his career, and his relationships. The stories found in Wanna Bet? paint a portrait of a man who would just as quickly bet tens of thousands of dollars on a coin toss as he would a well thought out NBA or NFL wager. Along for the ride are colorful characters from Artie's life who live by the same creed, from a cast of childhood friends to peers like comedian and known gambler Norm McDonald. The book is a tour of a subculture where bookies and mobsters, athletes and celebrities ride the gambling roller coaster for the love of the rush. Through it all, somehow Artie has come out ahead, though he does take a few moments to imagine his life if things hadn't quite gone his way. Unrepentant and unrestrained, the book is Lange at his finest.

Blacktino queer performance

July 17, 2018
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2016.
573 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : Ethnoracial intimacies in Blacktino queer performance / E. Patrick Johnson and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera -- Part I : The love conjure/blues text installation / Sharon Bridgforth ; Reinventing the Black Southern Community in Sharon Bridgforth's The love conjure/blues text installation / Matt Richardson ; Interview with Sharon Bridgforth / Sandra L. Richards -- Part II : Machos / directed/developed by Coya Paz, created by Teatro Luna ; Voicing masculinity / Tamara Roberts ; Interview with Coya Paz / Patricia Ybarra -- Part III : Strange fruit : a performance about identity politics / E. Patrick Johnson ; Passing strange : E. Patrick Johnson's Strange fruit / Jennifer DeVere Brody ; Interview with E. Patrick Johnson / Bernadette Marie Calafell -- Part IV : Ah mén / Javier Cardona, translated by Andreea Micu and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera ; Homosociality and its discontents : Puerto Rican masculinities in Javier Cardona's Ah mén / Celiany Rivera-Velázquez and Beliza Torres Narváez ; Interview with Javier Cardona / Jossianna Arroyo, translated by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera -- Part V : Dancin' the down low / Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. ; Queering Black identity and desire : Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.'s Dancin' the down low / Lisa B. Thompson ; Interview with Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. / John Keene -- Part VI: Cuban hustle / Cedric Brown ; Love and money : performing Black queer diasporic desire in Cuban hustle / Marlon M. Bailey ; Interview with Cedric Brown / D. Soyini Madison -- Part VII: Seens from the unexpectedness of love / Pamela Booker ; "Public intimacy" : women-loving-women as dramaturgical transgressions / Omi Osun Joni L. Jones ; Interview with Pamela Booker / Tavia Nyong'o -- Part VIII: Berserker / Paul Outlaw ; What's Nat Turner doing up in here with all these queers? Paul Outlaw's Berserker : a black gay meditation on interracial desire and disappearing blackness / Charles I. Nero ; Interview with Paul Outlaw / Vershaum Ashanti Young -- Part IX: I just love Andy Gibb : a play in one act / Charles Rice-González ; Learning to unlove Andy Gibb : race, beauty, and the erotics of Puerto Rican black queer pedagogy / Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes ; Interview with Charles Rice-González / Ramón H. Rivera-Servera.

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