New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

January 16, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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January 15, 2020
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Life isn't everything : Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends

January 15, 2020
Carter, Ash (Editor), author.
©2019
xxv, 336 pages, 16 unumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: The Burton stakes -- Dybbuks and golems -- To sell another drink -- Premise envy -- Don't act it funny -- It all started in the alley -- The Citizen Kane of disaffected youth -- Icarus was falling -- We must work together -- No new worlds to conquer -- Can I get a wild take? -- Caviar for the general -- A means to egress -- Like church, but a fun church -- Making friends with death -- Coda: That guru thing.
"An up-close and personal portrait of legendary filmmaker, theater director, and comedian Mike Nichols, drawing on candid conversations with his closest friends in show business and the arts-from Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep to Natalie Portman and Lorne Michaels"-- Provided by publisher.

First grand pic-nic excursion of the Independent American Continentals at Parlor Grove, on Monday, July 23rd, 1860 on the pleasure-boat "Champion No. 3."

January 14, 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio : Independent American Continentals, 1860.
1 sheet : illustration ; 22 x 28 cm, folded to 22 x 14 cm
The boat will leave the foot of Walnut Street at half-past seven o'clock precisely, touching at Fulton, Covington, and foot of Fifth Street at eight o'clock and then proceed to the Grove. Capt. Menter's Brass and String Bands are engaged for the occasion. Tickets, one dollar."
"Committee of Arrangements: Capt. J. A. Remley, Serj. W.A. Curry, Lieut. C. Stewart, E.M. Dristol, J. Lawler, A.W. Osler. Floor managers: J. Lawler, C. Signor, S. Stewart, J. Schwabe, R. Barrett, G. Thorp. Capt. J.A. Remley, Chief -- Corp'l J. Ellick, Assis't Chief."
Invitation to the first Grand Picnic Excursion that was planned to be held on July 23, 1860 at Parlor Grove by the Independent American Continentals, a local social club that was active in Cincinnati, Ohio during the 1860s. The picnic was eventually canceled due to poor weather.

Hard on Hollywood : a memoir

January 13, 2020
Darwin, Robert.
©2019
xvii, 334 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"The good and the bad about Hollywood from the perspective of a working actor during the 1950s; a tell-all about an industry based primarily on sex, money and a modicum of art"--Jacket.
Welcome to Hollywood -- Scotty Bowers -- Betty A and Yvette Duguay -- Sammy Davis Jr. -- Lookout Mountain Drive -- New business, new name -- Marlon Brando -- The Academy Awards -- The man with the golden penis -- George Hoyningen-Huene -- Beverly Glen -- George Cukor -- Gay Hollywood -- Vivien Leigh -- John Darrow -- The death of James Dean -- The Jack Benny program -- Mulholland Drive -- Vivien Leigh, Act II -- The Rock Hudson enigma -- The post-Benny craze -- The Harvey Weinstein syndrome -- Marilyn Monroe -- The Oliviers -- The Rat Pack -- The Beverly Hills Health Club -- The Estelle Harman Actors Workshop -- The Catalina trip -- Doris Day -- A House of Sand -- The Venice Film Festival -- Paris and Dorothy Marchini -- The Via Veneto and Jack Palance -- Paris pre-production ; The Olympia Music Hall fiasco -- Philippe Forquet -- Post-production woes -- Sale of A House of Sand ; The James Bond era ; Patrick Curtis and Jo Raquel Tejada -- Après Hollywood -- Fin.

Greg Giraldo : a comedian's story

December 31, 2019
Balaker, Matt, 1978- author.
Laguna Beach, California : Starkbill Publishing, 2019.
xii, 306 pages : black and white illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"Greg Giraldo was one of the most admired standup comedians of the 21st century. This book tells his story, from his boyhood in Queens to his Ivy League education, to his decision to drop a law career to pursue standup comedy. The authors have researched his life and interviewed more than 60 people who knew Greg well - family, friends, standups, managers, and more - to produce a full picture of the brilliant yet complex figure who left the stage too soon"--Back cover.

If Keanu were your boyfriend : the man, the myth, the WHOA!

December 30, 2019
Polansky, Marisa, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Ian McKellen : a biography

December 30, 2019
O'Connor, Garry, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
xii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The brown god -- The clatter of clogs -- Unfinished business -- The mafia -- Undeclared but hidden passion -- Encounter with a giant -- We can't match him -- Jeunesse Dorée in dour Edinburgh -- Travels with my peers -- Wolfitting down Hamlet -- Actors seize power! -- One step forward, two back -- or one back, two forward? -- The matching of equals -- Enter Ganymede -- Validation -- The robot factory -- Body and soul -- The other strong yearning -- Pay-off performance -- Not so much in the cupboard but in the safe -- Self-awakening to spirit -- Who was Olivier's true heir? -- Underneath all the tolerance -- Shining a light through celluloid -- New labour interlude -- Hollywood god hubris -- Your double goes before you -- A footfall of memory interlude -- Saturnalia time -- Tergiversator -- Double standards -- The McKellen banterland -- It's a mad, mad world, my masters -- Small men locked in a big space -- What do we do now we're happy? Vicious old queens -- Corporate caretaking -- Gandalf doesn't do weddings -- neither does Lear -- Finale.
"The definitive biography of Sir Ian McKellen from an acclaimed biographer In 2001, Ian McKellen put on the robe and pointed hat of a wizard named Gandalf and won a place in the hearts of Tolkien fans worldwide. Though his role in the film adaptation of Lord of the Rings introduced him to a new audience, McKellen had a thriving career a lifetime before his visit to Middle Earth. He made his West End acting debut in 1964 in James Saunders's A Scent of Flowers, but it was in 1980 that he took Broadway by storm when he played Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Tony-Award-winning play Amadeus. He has starred in over four hundred plays and films and he is that rare character: a celebrity whose distinguished political and social service has transcended his international fame to reach beyond the stage and screen. The breadth of his career-professional, personal and political-has been truly staggering: Macbeth (opposite Judi Dench), Iago, King Lear, Chekhov's Sorin in The Seagull and Becket's tramp Estragon (opposite Patrick Stewart) in Waiting for Godot. Add to all this his tireless political activism in the cause of gay equality and you have a veritable phenomenon. Garry O'Connor's Ian McKellen: A Biography probes the heart of the actor, recreating his greatest stage roles and exploring his personal life. Ian McKellen will show readers what makes a great actor tick. His life story has been a constantly developing drama and this biography is the next chapter"-- Provided by publisher.

Disney's land : Walt Disney and the invention of the amusement park that changed the world

December 30, 2019
Snow, Richard, 1947- author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
xvi, 408 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Sunday, July 17, 1955, 4 a.m. -- How I got to Disneyland -- A horrible name for a mouse -- The Railroad Fair -- The Lilly Belle -- World's Fairs, Coney Island, and the decline of the amusement park -- Dwarf Land -- Getting started -- Buzz and Woody -- Orange County -- Buying on the sly -- Roy -- Like nothing else in the world -- The almost broadcasting company -- Selling the idea -- Imagineering -- The Admiral -- The instant jungle -- Arrow -- Harriet and the model shop -- Real trains -- King of the wild frontier -- The struggle for sponsors -- Van Arsdale France founds a school -- The Pony Farm -- Demands of the Jungle Cruise -- Milking the elephant -- Autopia -- The Moonliner -- Through the castle gate -- The perfectionist at work -- Ruth's role -- Union troubles -- "We're not going to make it" -- Tempus fugit -- Dateline: Disneyland -- Dateline behind the cameras: Black Sunday -- Damage control -- Something worthwhile -- Plussing -- The mountain and the monorail -- Disneyland '59 -- "Do you have rocket-launching pads there?" -- Suing God in heaven -- A perfect fascist regime -- The greatest piece of urban design -- The first goodbye -- Beautiful?
"By the early 1950s Walt Disney's great achievements in animation were behind him, and he was increasingly bored by the two-dimensional film medium. He wanted to work in three, to build an entirely new sort of amusement park, one that relied more on cinematic techniques than on thrill rides, one from which all tawdriness had been purged. He achieved it, but just barely: he ran out of money, had to borrow against his life insurance, fell out with his studio, frightened his family, and endured much ridicule. What he built was far more influential than is generally understood-for one thing, Disneyland's Main Street sparked an architectural preservation movement that touched every American downtown-and remains controversial: many see it as a retreat from life itself. What is beyond argument is that Disneyland was something new, both in public entertainment, and in the way its "lands" managed to chime with how millions of Americans wanted to view their country-six hundred million Americans so far, and they just keep on coming. It reflects the park's uniqueness, but just as strongly that of the man who built it with a watchmaker's precision, an artist's conviction, and the desperate, high-hearted recklessness of a riverboat gambler"-- Provided by publisher.

Sidney Lumet : a life

December 27, 2019
Spiegel, Maura, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
x, 401 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Yiddish roots -- Family stories -- Mother and son -- A Broadway education -- Brother and sister -- A second home : the group theatre -- What the camera sees -- GI Jew : eating ham for Uncle Sam -- Coming home -- Marriage take one : a season in Bohemia -- Television : worlds within worlds -- Marriage take two : Mr. And Mrs. Mouse -- The making of 12 angry men -- Career moves -- Marriage take three : maybe this time -- Men at work -- Marriage take four : print it -- Acquainted with the night -- Parents and children -- Make it personal -- Life all around -- All in all.
"Sidney Lumet: A Life is the first-ever biography of this seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history. His biography takes us from the world of Yiddish theater to Broadway spectacles, then inside the Federal Theater, the Group Theatre, the Actors Studio, and the early 'golden age' of television--all of which precede Lumet's astonishing five-decades-long adventure in movie making."--Provided by publisher.

Movies to see before you graduate from high school

December 23, 2019
Howarth, Michael, 1977- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]
247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From Almost Famous to Whale Rider, this is a fun look at 60 films that best define what it means to be an adolescent. Each entry identifies the genre, provides a brief plot summary, lists the key themes, and explains why the film is an essential viewing for teens everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Wars : the rise of Skywalker : the visual dictionary

December 23, 2019
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
199 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"With exclusive cross-sections" -- front cover.
"An authoritative companion to the climactic final chapter in the new Star Wars trilogy, this essential visual guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker explores the world of Episode IX in unparalleled detail. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary features the fascinating characters, planets, vehicles, and aliens that the heroes of the Resistance will encounter in their battle to defeat the First Order. Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary delves into the backgrounds of the new characters seen in the movie, as well as providing in-depth, updated character profiles of beloved Star Wars heroes, such as Rey, Poe, and Finn. The book also contains a handy visual recap of the events of Episodes VII and VIII, and stunning cross-section artworks of key vehicles!"-- Provided by publisher.

Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

December 19, 2019
Weller, Sheila, author.
©2019
402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Introduction: famous for simply being herself -- Hollywood baby -- A complicated childhood -- From Broadway to Beatty to Britain -- Princess Leia becomes the toast of young New York -- The fabulous life of the girl in the metal bikini -- "She burned like a bride" -- A writer who acts -- "When I love, I love for miles" -- "I am mentally ill. I can say that" -- The warrior in the war zone -- Working through anything -- A year from hell, a year of final kindness.
Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher's life, this work is an affectionate and even-handed portrayal of a woman whose unsurpassed honesty is a reminder of how things should be.

Little weirds

December 19, 2019
Slate, Jenny, 1982- author.
©2019
ix, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Short autobiographical essays.
Treat -- Introduction/explanation/guidelines for consumption -- I was born : the list -- Fast bad baby -- My mother -- Deerhoof/dream deer -- Restaurant -- Daydreams/tides -- I want to look out a window -- I died : Valentine's Day -- Ghosts -- Color-spirit -- Letter : dreams -- Trench-times/dream dog -- Eclipse -- Touch vs. smack -- I died : listening -- Beach animals -- A prayer -- I was born : about to bust -- Nice things to do for tipping yourself toward gentleness and simple joy -- I died : the sad songs of my vagina -- Mouse house -- Holding the dog -- I died : bonked -- The pits -- To Norway -- Hillside -- Important questions -- I died : sardines -- Sit? -- Kathleen/Dog-Flower-Face -- Letter : super-ego -- Creed -- The Code of Hammurabi -- Kinship -- A fact -- Geranium -- A tender thief -- Night treats for her -- The root : a made-up myth -- Fur -- Tart -- Clothes flying on/day flying open -- I died : bronze tree -- Dog paw -- Blue hour -- From me to you, from me to everybody.
"To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place of wild delight and unconstrained vitality, a place where we can start living as soon as we are born, and we can be born at any time. In her dazzling, impossible-to-categorize debut, Slate channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive that we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, and everything has changed"--Dust jacket.

Best actress : the history of Oscar-winning women

December 18, 2019
Tapert, Stephen, 1974- author.
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
ix, 504 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm

It's Garry Shandling's book

December 17, 2019
Shandling, Garry, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
xi, 457 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The only Jew in Tucson -- College, Carlin, and careers -- Go West, young funnyman -- From nearly dying to killing : Garry becomes a stand-up -- Heeere's Garry! -- This is the chapter about Garry's show -- Finding Larry -- "Everybody has a curtain" : The Larry Sanders show -- "What could go wrong?" : Garry makes some movies -- Garry's third act -- Garry Shandling in progress -- Thank you, Garry.
"Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole generation of comics. There's no one better to tell Garry's story than Judd Apatow--Garry gave Judd one of his first jobs on The Larry Sanders Show and remained Apatow's mentor for the rest of his life--and the book expands on his brilliant HBO documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, which won the 2018 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Here, Apatow has gathered up journal entries, photographs, and essays for a close-up look at the artist who turned his gaze back onto the world of show business to create a new language of comedy writing. Beyond his success, though, Shandling struggled with fame, the industry of art, and the childhood loss of his brother, which forever affected his personal and professional life. A heartwrenching letter to his brother, written in his journal as an adult, is the emotional center of this book that runs the gamut from hilarious observations to deep spiritual inquest. His diaries show Shandling to be very self-aware and insightful, revealing a lesser known philosophical and spiritual side. Contributions by comedians and other leading lights of the industry, including people who grew up with Shandling and many who owe their careers to him, along with never-before-seen pieces of scripts that never made it to production and bits of stand-up from Shandling's writing that he never performed, shed new light on every facet of his life and work. This book is a testament to the lasting impact of Garry Shandling"-- Provided by publisher.

The way we all became the Brady bunch : how the canceled sitcom became the beloved pop culture icon we are still talking about today

December 16, 2019
Potts, Kimberly, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
xiv, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Examines the show's lasting effects on its audience and take readers behind-the-scenes and into the lives of our most beloved characters, all to document why The Brady Bunch was one of the most groundbreaking shows of its time--and why it remains to this day, unforgettable.

Rick Baker : metamorphosis

December 13, 2019
Rinzler, J. W., author.
Petaluma, California : Cameron + Company, [2020]
2 volumes : color illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chielfy color) ; 35 cm
Hardcover slipcase (36 cm).
Volume 1: 1950-1989 -- Volume 2: 1990-2019.
"Rick Baker: Metamorphosis chronicles the career of the legendary special effects and makeup artist, best known for his creature effects and designs. This deluxe, two-volume set, replete with more than 1,600 four-color images and original sketches, covers the makeup artist's forty-plus-year journey, from his early days as a young "monster maker," creating body parts in his parents' kitchen, to his more than seventy film and television credits, which resulted in seven Academy Awards, one Emmy, and three BAFTAs, among numerous others. From the gory zombies of Michael Jackson's Thriller and the staggeringly lifelike Bigfoot in Harry and the Hendersons to the creative builds in Men in Black and the groundbreaking effects in An American Werewolf in London, Rick Baker's special effects, makeup, and prosthetics count among some of Hollywood's most enduring legacies."--Amazon.com.

I am C-3PO : the inside story

December 13, 2019
Daniels, Anthony, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
271 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Previously published in Great Britain in 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Limited.
C-3PO is one of Star Wars' most iconic characters, and Daniels is the man who knows him best. With his gleaming golden body and good-intentioned (yet worrisome) personality, the droid was there at the very beginning; he even spoke the first words uttered in any Star Wars movie. Daniels tells C-3PO's story in its entirety, from seeing the first concept images to the early stages of the final film. In the process, he tells his own story -- encounters with movie legends, the friendships he formed on-set, and the hardships, pain and in some cases real physical danger of being encased in a solid shell for countless hours. -- adapted from Amazon.com info

LAIR : radical homes and hideouts of movie villains

December 10, 2019
©2019
293 pages : illustrations ; 34 cm
Edited by Chad Oppenheim with Andrea Gollin. Contributors : Chad Oppenheim, Michael Mann, Sir Christopher Frayling, Joseph Rosa, Carlos Fueyo, Amy Murphy, Andrea Golin, Phillip Valys. Archetural illustrations and renderings, Carols Fueyo. Cover illustrations, Yonel Hernández.
Cover and text printed on black paper with silver lettering. Illustrations in black, white, gray and silver.
[Contents :] Interviews : John Lautner -- Mark Digby -- Gregg Henry -- Richard Donner -- Ralph Eggleston -- Roger Christian -- David Scheunemann -- Carlos Fueyo -- Introduction : Chad Oppenheim -- Why do bad guys live in good houses? / Joseph Rosa -- More real than real: Ken Adam on production design / Sir Christopher Frayling -- Common Ground: Talking about architecture, film, and villains / Chad Oppenheim and Michael Mann in conversation ; moderated by Amy Murph -- Films : You only live twice -- The man with the golden gun -- Diamonds are forever -- The spy who loved me -- Ex machina -- Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb -- Body double -- Lethal weapon 2 -- North by Northwest -- Superman -- The incredibles -- Star Wars: Episode IV - A new hope -- Bladerunner 2049 -- The ghost writer -- Danger : Diabolik -- About the images -- Notes -- Contributors -- Credits.

The movie musical!

December 9, 2019
Basinger, Jeanine, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
xiii, 634 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- About musicals -- Origins: the arrival of sound -- 1933: a musical year -- Stars and strategies -- The musical as an art form -- The death of the musical? -- Epitaph -- Final number.
"Leading film historian Jeanine Basinger reveals, with her trademark wit and zest, the whole story of the Hollywood musical in the most telling, most incisive, most detailed, most gorgeously illustrated book of her long and remarkable career"--Jacket.

Marius Petipa : the emperor's ballet master

December 5, 2019
Meisner, Nadine, author.
©2019
xii, 497 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plates ; 25 cm
Overture -- Prologue -- The travelling dancer -- Russian debut -- Looking back, moving forward -- Ballet wars, real and imagined -- Questions of style and structure -- . At home and at work -- The Vsevolozhsky reforms -- Big music, big dance -- Enter Vladimir Teliakovsky -- Apotheosis -- Appendices. The chain of command ; The Petipa family -- List of works.
One of the most important ballet choreographers of all time, Marius Petipa (1818-1910) created works that are now mainstays of the ballet repertoire. The first biography in English of this monumental figure of ballet history, Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master covers the choreographer's life and work in full within the context of remarkable historical and political surroundings. Over the course of ten well-researched chapters, Nadine Meisner explores Marius Petipa's life and legacy: the artist's arrival in Russia from his native France, the socio-political tensions and revolution he experienced, his popularity on the Russian imperial stage, his collaborations with other choreographers and composers (most famously Tchaikovsky), and the conditions under which he worked, in close proximity to the imperial court. Meisner presents a thrilling and exhaustive narrative not only of Petipa's life but of the cultural development of ballet across the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book also extends beyond Petipa's narrative with insightful analyses of the evolution of ballet technique, theatre genres, and the rise of male dancers. Richly illustrated with archival photographs, this book unearths original material from Petipa's 63 years in Russia, much of it never published in English before. As Meisner demonstrates, the choreographer laid the foundations for Soviet ballet and for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the expatriate company which exercised such an enormous influence on ballet in the West, including the Royal Ballet and Balanchine's New York City Ballet. After Petipa, Western ballet would never be the same.

MGM style : Cedric Gibbons and the art of the golden age of Hollywood

December 5, 2019
Gutner, Howard, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press , [2019]
xvii, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
The builder's son -- Wanted : interior designers for the screen -- Gibbons at Goldwyn -- The emergence of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer -- MGM moderne -- Every stage a home -- Re-creating the world for MGM -- In the land of make believe -- A moderne love story.
"An overview of the career and achievements of Hollywood's most famous art director. Cedric Gibbons was the supervisor in charge of the art department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios from its inception in 1924 until Gibbons chose to retire in 1956. Contains over 175 photographs, the majority of which have never before been published"-- Provided by publisher.

Jerome Robbins, by himself : selections from his letters, journals, drawings, photographs, and an unfinished memoir

December 4, 2019
Robbins, Jerome, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
xvi, 430 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Prelude : 1918-1935 -- Apprenticeship : 1935-1944 -- Breaking through : 1944-1950 -- Rising and falling : 1950-1964 -- Changing course : 1964-1983 -- Reconciliation : 1983-1998.
"A selection of the unpublished writings, journals, and letters of Jerome Robbins, with additional texts by Amanda Vaill"-- Provided by publisher.

Kindness and wonder : why Mister Rogers matters now more than ever

December 4, 2019
Edwards, Gavin, 1968- author.
©2019
248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: Hello, neighbor -- Part I. Let's make the most of this beautiful day -- Part II. Ten ways to live more like Mister Rogers right now. The first way: be deep and simple -- The second way: be kind to strangers -- The third way: make a joyful noise -- The fourth way: tell the truth -- The fifth way: connect with other people every way you can -- The sixth way: love your neighbors -- The seventh way: find the light in the darkness -- The eighth way: always see the very best in other people -- The ninth way: accept the changing season -- The tenth way: share what you've learned (all your life).
For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. Warm and welcoming, he spoke directly to children--and their parents--about the marvels of the world, the things that worried them, and above all, the importance of being themselves. Dressed in his cardigan and sneakers, Fred Rogers offered a wholesome message of generosity and love that changed the landscape of television and shaped a generation of children. Kindness and Wonder pays tribute to this cultural icon: the unique, gentle man who embodied the best of what we could be. Looking back at the history of the show and the creative visionary behind it, pop culture aficionado Gavin Edwards reminds us of the indelible lessons and insights that Mister Rogers conveyed--what it means to be a good person, to be open-hearted, to be thoughtful, to be curious, to be compassionate--and why they matter. Beautifully crafted, infused with Mister Rogers' gentle spirit, and featuring dozens of interviews with people whose lives were touched by Fred Rogers--ranging from Rita Moreno to NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann--Kindness and Wonder is a love letter to this unforgettable cultural hero and role model, and the beautiful neighborhood he created.

The art of animation

December 3, 2019
Blohm, Craig E., 1948- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The history of animation -- Artists of influence -- New outlets for animation -- The changing roles of women in animation -- The future of animation.

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