New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to forget : a daughter's memoir

May 23, 2019
Mulgrew, Kate, 1955- author.
©2019
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.
©2016
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.
©2018
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.

Everyone can be a ninja : find your inner warrior and achieve your dreams

May 2, 2019
Gbajabiamila, Akbar, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
vii, 263 pages ; 24 cm
"The beloved host of the NBC hit show American Ninja Warrior draws inspiration from both the fierce competitors on his show and his own unlikely path to success to outline the essential steps to achieving your goals and becoming a modern-day ninja. Akbar Gbajabiamila, the host of NBC's hit Emmy-nominated show, American Ninja Warrior, did not have an easy path to success. One of seven children by Nigerian immigrant parents, he grew up in the Crenshaw district of South Central Los Angeles during the 1980s and '90s, a time when the neighborhood was fraught with riots and gang violence. With dreams of playing professional basketball, Gbajabiamila found success not in the sport he loved, but in football. Late in his high school career, Gbajabiamila suited up with pads for the first time and was thrown into the complex sport of football. He climbed major hurdles to play college football and then professional football. After playing in the NFL, it was only after years of hard work behind-the-scenes in radio and television that he was offered the job to be the host of American Ninja Warrior. Through his own inspirational underdog stories and interviews with modern-day ninjas who have accomplished extraordinary things in their own lives against the odds, Akbar proves in Everyone Can Be a Ninja that it doesn't matter if you make it through every step of the obstacle course on the first try. Ninjas keep pushing themselves until they reach their goals, and they don't let anyone or anything stand in their way. It is easy to see greatness in others; it's hard to see it in ourselves. Everyone Can Be a Ninja shows you that we can fulfill our potential and achieve our dreams by finding our inner warriors"-- Provided by publisher.

Antisemitism in film comedy in Nazi Germany

May 2, 2019
Weinstein, Valerie, 1971- author.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2019.
xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Acknowledgments -- Note on translation -- Introduction: reconceiving antisemitism in Third Reich film comedy -- Overt and inferential antisemitism in Nazi writings and the film trade press -- Overt antisemitism, Jewish difference, and colonial whiteness in early Third Reich film comedy: nur nicht weich werden, Susanne! and die blume von Hawaii -- Comic ersatz: Viktor und Viktoria and Gluckskinder -- Wenn wir alle Engel waren as the model of a racialized German humor -- Capitalism, colonialism, and the white Jew in April! April! and Donogoo Tonka -- Mistaken identity and the masked Jew in Robert und Bertram -- Jewish absence, epistemic murk, and the aesthetics of cremation in Munchhausen and Die Feuerzangenbowle -- Conclusion -- Works cited -- Index.
Today many Germans remain nostalgic about "classic" film comedies created during the 1930s, viewing them as a part of the Nazi era that was not tainted with antisemitism. In Antisemitism in Film Comedy in Nazi Germany, Valerie Weinstein scrutinizes these comic productions and demonstrates that film comedy, despite its innocent appearance, was a critical component in the effort to separate "Jews" from "Germans," physically, economically, and artistically. -- Back cover

The ultimate history of the '80s teen movie : Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, Revenge of the Nerds, The Karate Kid, The Breakfast Club, Footloose, Dead Poets Society ...and everything in between

April 30, 2019
King, James (Writer/broadcaster), author.
©2019
x, 417 pages ; 23 cm
A trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap, and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS, and zAxel Fy; of outsiders, lost boys, and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields, and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's flicks, two Coreys, and one summer when zBabyy refused to be put in a corner. -- amazon.com

The amusement park : 900 years of thrills and spills, and the dreamers and schemers who built them

April 29, 2019
Silverman, Stephen M., author.
New York : Black Dog and Leventhal, [2019]
432 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Remain seated -- The fun begins -- All's -- Royal retreat -- Vaux populi -- Earthly delights -- Humdinger -- Horseplay -- Skulduggery -- Restless spirits -- Son of blubber -- Getting serious -- The beach is divine -- Surf and turf -- What goes around -- Next chapter -- Water works -- Snakes at a picnic -- Riding the wave -- Catching clouds -- A new epoch -- To the moon -- Fortune's folly -- Just add flames -- Shaking things up -- Off the rails -- Caution to the wind -- Sugar rush -- Hold on tight -- Beating a path -- By land and sea -- Birds of a feather -- Sink or swim -- Salt of the earth -- Moving right along -- Grand slam -- New worlds -- Finishing touches -- On the horizon -- Quidditch, anyone?.
"The history of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, populated by the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who built them, and the regular folks who sought their magical, albeit temporary, charms"-- Provided by publisher.

From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home

April 23, 2019
Locke, Tembi, 1970- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
x, 339 pages ; 23 cm
Interior design by Ruth Lee-Mui.
Includes recipes.
A poignant cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicillian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food and family in her darkest hour.

Blood sweat & tiaras

April 19, 2019
Bulinski, Adrienne Rosel, author.
Arvada, CO : Be Known LLC, 2016.
330 pages ; 23 cm

Jean Gabin : the actor who was France

April 18, 2019
Harriss, Joseph, author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Moncorg's -- Good for nothing -- Becoming Gabin -- Moulin Rouge -- First films -- Rising star -- Breakthrough -- Politics and poetics -- Prewar classics (part one) -- Prewar classics (part two) -- Storm clouds of war -- Escape to America -- Hollywood alien -- Marlene -- Free French -- Oldest tank commander -- Gray years -- Dream realized -- New persona -- Monument.
"Jean Gabin was more than just a star of iconic movies. To many, he was France itself. This biography traces his involvement in the réalisme poétique and film noir movements of the 1930s and 1940s, his Hollywood years, his role in the World War II liberation of France, his affairs and his real-life role as a farmer"-- Provided by publisher.

Reuben Kincaid remembered : the memoir of Dave Madden

April 15, 2019
Madden, Dave, 1931-2014.
[United States?] : [publisher not identified], 2007.
189 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published as Reuben on wry"--Verso t.p.
Dave Madden: accidental icon / Sandra Madden -- The outsider: Dave's early years, a family adoption -- The infidel: Dave entertains in the air force and is summoned to a command performance by King Idris of Lybia ; his college years -- The misfit: Dave's stand-up comic years ; hooked on speed -- The last laugh: Dave's time as a regular on Laugh-In -- The accidental icon: Dave leaves Laugh-In and weeks later wins the role of Reuben Kincaid on The Partridge family -- The surrogate father: Dave's behind the scene relationship with Danny Bonaduce -- A bachelor's TV family: Dave's relationships with his Partridge television family -- The bus stopped here: Remembering Partridge family shows and guests -- A post-Partridge career: a television series, guest shots and theater -- Love and marriage: "The heart was made to be broken"...Oscar Wilde -- You gotta have friends: fame is fleeting; friends are forever. Almost -- I'm not dead yet: the retirement life -- The last chapter- MDS: Dave's struggle with Myelodysplastic syndromes -- Photo album.
Reminiscences of the comedian who performed on television in the 1970's and 1980's in the variety show, Laugh-In, and as Reuben Kincaid in the sit-com, The Partridge Family.

Best.movie.year.ever. : how 1999 blew up the big screen

April 15, 2019
Raftery, Brian, author.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2019.
xxvi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover."
Prologue: Losing all hope was freedom : December 31, 1999 -- "I'm scared to close my eyes. I'm scared to open them." : The Blair Witch Project -- "After the game is before the game." : Following/Go/Run Lola run -- "We need to talk about your TPS reports." : Office space -- "Whoa." : The matrix -- "I don't want your life." : Varsity blues/She's all that/Cruel intentions/10 things I hate about you/American pie -- "Sign up for tomorrow today!" : Election/Rushmore/The virgin suicides -- "At last, we will have revenge." : Star Wars : episode I--The phantom menace/The iron giant/Galaxy quest -- "Fidelio." : Eyes wide shut/The mummy -- "I see dead people." : The sixth sense/The Blair Witch Project -- "It's karma, baby." : The best man/The wood -- "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it." : American beauty -- "I want you to hit me as hard as you can." : Fight club -- "Ever want to be someone else" : Being John Malkovich -- "Are we shootin" people, or what?" : Three kings/The limey -- "I'm running out of heroes, man." : The insider -- "The bluest eyes in Texas." : Boys don't cry -- "The goddamn regret." : Magnolia -- Epilogue: "We are the middle children of history." : March 26th , 2000.
"From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999--arguably the most groundbreaking year in American cinematic history"-- Provided by publisher.

Travel guide to Port Charles : when to go, where to live, who to love, and who to never, ever cross in America's most dramatic city

April 12, 2019
Coe, Lucy, (Fictitious character) author.
©2018.
202 pages : color illustrations; 25 cm
Title page credits fictitious character Lucy Coe as the author.
"Port Charles is a fictional city where General Hospital, The ABC show is located" -- title page verso.
Travel guide to the fictitious city Port Charles, New York, the setting of the daytime drama General Hospital.

The great Nijinsky : god of dance

April 10, 2019
Curlee, Lynn, author.
Watertown, Massachusetts : Charlesbridge, [2019]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Prologue: Wonder of wonders -- Born to dance -- World of art -- The Ballets Russes -- Celebrity and adulation -- Petrushka -- The Afternoon of a Faun -- Games and rituals -- Romola -- The war years -- The last dance -- Leap into madness -- Epilogue: Legacy and legend.

Scum and villainy : case files on the galaxy's most notorious

April 10, 2019
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
©2018
127 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
The last days of the Republic -- From the files of Tan Divo -- The time of the Empire -- From the files of Andresso Divo -- The challenges of the New Republic -- From the files of Exantor Divo.
"Star Wars: Scum and Villainy profiles the misdeeds of infamous smugglers, pirates, gamblers, bounty hunters, and thieves throughout galactic history. Page through the case files of three generations of galactic law-enforcers and explore their case reports, surveillance images, warrants, artifacts, and much more in this lavishly illustrated and in-world narrated book that is showcased in a slipcase."-- Amazon.com.

What is Japanese cinema? : a history

April 5, 2019
Yomota, Inuhiko, 1953- author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
xviii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Originally published in the Japanese as Nihon eigash 110 nen (Tokyo: Shueisha, 2014)."
Motion pictures: 1896-1918 -- The rise of silent film: 1917-1930 -- The first golden age: 1927-1940 -- Japanese cinema during wartime -- Film production in the colonies and occupied lands -- Japanese cinema under American occupation: 1945-1952 -- Toward a second golden age: 1952-1960 -- Upheaval amidst steady decline: 1961-1970 -- Decline and torpor: 1971-1980 -- The collapse of the studio system: 1981-1990 -- The indies start to flourish: 1991-2000 -- Within a production bubble: 2001-2011.
"What might Godzilla and Kurosawa have in common? What, if anything, links Ozu's sparse portraits of domestic life and the colorful worlds of anime? In this book, Yomota Inuhiko provides a concise history of Japanese film that shows how cinema tells the story of Japan's modern age. Discussing popular works alongside auteurist masterpieces, Inuhiko considers films in light of both Japanese cultural particularities and cinema as a worldwide art form. He covers the history of Japanese film from the silent era to the rise of J-Horror in historical, technological, and global contexts. Inuhiko shows how Japanese film has been shaped by traditional art forms such as kabuki theater as well as foreign influences spanning Hollywood and Italian neorealism. Along the way, he considers the first golden age of Japanese film; colonial filmmaking in Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan; the impact of World War II and the U.S. occupation; the Japanese film industry's rise to international prominence during the 1950s and 1960s; and the challenges and technological shifts of recent decades. Alongside a larger thematic discussion of what defines and characterizes Japanese film, Inuhiko provides insightful readings of canonical directors including Kurosawa, Ozu, Suzuki, and Miyazaki as well as genre movies, documentaries, indie film, and pornography"-- Provided by publisher.

Life will be the death of me : and you, too!

April 4, 2019
Handler, Chelsea, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2019]
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Where have I been all my life -- Room temperature water -- Death Valley -- Tammy time -- Seymour -- Chunk -- Oh, mother -- Ayahuasca -- Moving hillsides -- New love -- TK -- Marijuana keeps families together -- TK -- The year I became me.
"In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in--a bubble within a bubble--and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a 'Year of Self-Sufficiency'--learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active--finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, she unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead. This is a thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny memoir that is the perfect read for this moment in time"-- Provided by publisher.

The Sopranos sessions

April 2, 2019
Seitz, Matt Zoller, author.
New York : Abrams Press, 2019.
471 pages ; 24 cm
Recaps -- The debate: Don't stop believin' you know exactly what happened at the end of The Sopranos -- The David Chase Sessions -- The morgue -- The eulogies.
A mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office ...it was the start of a program that changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television. Television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the show's debut, they reunite to produce a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode, as well as new interviews with series creator David Chase. They explore the shows artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connection to other cinematic and television classics.

Ladies who punch : the explosive inside story of The View

April 2, 2019
Setoodeh, Ramin, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, [2019]
x, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Prologue: out, damn co-host! -- Everybody's a critic -- Audition -- Barbara does daytime -- Death becomes her -- It's a hit -- The star diaries -- The Republican -- Bridezilla! -- Meredith's escape -- Scandal -- The queen of nice -- All aboard! -- Rosie vs. Donald -- Ladies who punch -- My mouth is a weapon -- Rosie detox -- Sister act -- Elisabeth's last stand -- Mommie dearest -- Barbara's long goodbye -- She's back -- "Worse than Fox News" -- Enjoy the view, while you can -- Epilogue: Trump's view.
"A page-turning history of The View, one of daytime television's longest running and most lucrative shows, and the soap opera worthy story of the formidable women behind its success When Barbara Walters launched The View in 1997, ABC executives repeatedly told her that hosting the show would tarnish her reputation as a serious newswoman. Ten years later, The View was being watched daily in the living rooms of tens of millions of Americans and launched the careers of Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Joy Behar. But the daily chat--fest didn't just comment on the news, it became the news. The women of The View were opinion--makers and power brokers, and no one questioned the show's importance or its place in history. As viewership continued to top the charts, a seemingly endless series of clashes among the stars (and their guests) and a revolving door of co-hosts earned front--page coverage in magazines and newspapers. National headlines chronicled Rosie O'Donnell's feud with Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg's conversations about race, and Walters' struggle to maintain control of it all. Laced with humor and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is both a timely chronicle of 21st century daytime television and a classic tale about power. With in-depth reporting and new interviews, this story takes readers behind the scenes where these very public figures struggled to balance image, ambition, friendship, and loyalty, while changing television forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Jan-Michael Vincent : edge of greatness

April 2, 2019
Grove, David.
Albany, GA : BearManor Media, ©2016.
217 pages : illlustrations ; 23 cm

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