Van Johnson s Hollywood

Filename: van-johnson-s-hollywood.pdf
ISBN: 0985225645
Release Date: 2016-11-23
Number of pages: 128
Author: Schuyler Johnson
Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Incorporated

Download and read online Van Johnson s Hollywood in PDF and EPUB A rare view of Hollywood's Golden Age as seen through the private family album of MGM's top box office draw in the 1940s, Van Johnson A must-have for fans of Hollywood's golden age of film, theater and television Candid images of some of the biggest stars off screen, and filled with anecdotes of life in Hollywood In 1947 and 1948, Van Johnson was MGM's top male box office draw. "On screen he was the Pied Piper; Elizabeth Taylor's lover, he was a war pilot with Spencer Tracy," writes his friend and decorator Carleton Varney in the introduction for Van Johnson's Hollywood: A Family Album. Along the way, his wife, Evie Wynn Johnson, an amateur shutterbug captured behind- the-scenes images of their friends, some of Hollywood's most famous stars, such as Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, and Humphrey Bogart on the road, on the set, around the pool, and at their Hollywood home. She put together these casual and candid images in a family album that has never been published before. Their daughter, Schuyler adds her memories to this unique document of Hollywood's Golden Age.


Van Johnson

Filename: van-johnson.pdf
ISBN: 1604737077
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Number of pages: 280
Author: Davis, Ronald L.
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Van Johnson in PDF and EPUB The only full-length biography of this immensely popular screen star of the 1940s and 1950s


Van Johnson

Filename: van-johnson.pdf
ISBN: 1604737077
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Number of pages: 280
Author: Davis, Ronald L.
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Van Johnson in PDF and EPUB The only full-length biography of this immensely popular screen star of the 1940s and 1950s


We Will Always Live in Beverly Hills

Filename: we-will-always-live-in-beverly-hills.pdf
ISBN: 0140159746
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Number of pages: 285
Author: Ned Wynn
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

Download and read online We Will Always Live in Beverly Hills in PDF and EPUB Ned Wynn is the son of film actor Keenan Wynn, and the grandson of immortal movie and radio comedian Ed Wynn. He was doted on in his childhood by the likes of Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, and Tyrone Power. In this lively, poignant memoir, Wynn recounts growing up in Hollywood's privileged inner circle. 28 photographs.


Mr Color

Filename: mr-color.pdf
ISBN: 0615450903
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 231
Author: Carleton Varney
Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Incorporated

Download and read online Mr Color in PDF and EPUB Designer Carleton Varney has gathered his latest and most colorful decorating projects to define once and for all his brand of color magic.


Mommie Dearest

Filename: mommie-dearest.pdf
ISBN: 0792105729
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Number of pages: 129
Author:
Publisher: Paramount Pictures

Download and read online Mommie Dearest in PDF and EPUB The story of the tormented and glamorous star, Joan Crawford, struggling to survive in a cutthroat world, succumbing to a rage leading to alcoholism and child abuse.


Budding Prospects

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ISBN: 9781101573860
Release Date: 1990-05-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Budding Prospects in PDF and EPUB An “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men who move to Northern California to grow marijuana, soon to be a comedy series streaming on Amazon All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential rain, demands of the flesh, and Felix's improbable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta against a drug-busting state trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates through crises into nightmare, their dreams of easy money get nipped in the bud.


Guts Glory

Filename: guts-glory.pdf
ISBN: 0813190185
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 748
Author: Lawrence H. Suid
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Download and read online Guts Glory in PDF and EPUB Southern Music/American Music is the first book to investigate the facets of American music from the South and the many popular forms that emerged from it. In this substantially revised and updated edition, Bill C. Malone and David Stricklin bring this classic work into the twenty-first century, including new material on recent phenomena such as the huge success of the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the renewed popularity of Southern music, as well as important new artists Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Dixie Chicks, among others. Extensive bibliographic notes and a new suggested listening guide complete this essential study.


Film and Comic Books

Filename: film-and-comic-books.pdf
ISBN: 9781604738094
Release Date: 2010-01-06
Number of pages: 328
Author: Ian Gordon
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Film and Comic Books in PDF and EPUB In Film and Comic Books contributors analyze the problems of adapting one medium to another; the translation of comics aesthetics into film; audience expectations, reception, and reaction to comic book-based films; and the adaptation of films into comics. A wide range of comic/film adaptations are explored, including superheroes (Spider-Man), comic strips (Dick Tracy), realist and autobiographical comics (American Splendor, Ghost World), and photo-montage comics (Mexico's El Santo). Essayists discuss films beginning with the 1978 Superman. That success led filmmakers to adapt a multitude of comic books for the screen including Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, the Amazing Spider-Man, Blade, and the Incredible Hulk as well as alternative graphic novels such as From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Road to Perdition. Essayists also discuss recent works from Mexico, France, Germany, and Malaysia. Essays from Timothy P. Barnard, Michael Cohen, Rayna Denison, Martin Flanagan, Sophie Geoffroy-Menoux, Mel Gibson, Kerry Gough, Jonathan Gray, Craig Hight, Derek Johnson, Pascal Lef?vre, Paul M. Malone, Neil Rae, Aldo J. Regalado, Jan van der Putten, and David Wilt Ian Gordon is associate professor of history and convenor of American studies at the National University of Singapore. Mark Jancovich is professor of film and television studies at the University of East Anglia. Matthew P. McAllister is associate professor of film, video, and media studies at Pennsylvania State University.


Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Filename: thirty-seconds-over-tokyo.pdf
ISBN: 9781574885545
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ted W. Lawson
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

Download and read online Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo in PDF and EPUB The author tells about his part in the bombing of Tokyo on the Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942.


Wolf Boys

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ISBN: 9781952534881
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Number of pages:
Author: Dan Slater
Publisher: Atlantic Books

Download and read online Wolf Boys in PDF and EPUB At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is an exemplary American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But his Texas town is poor and dangerous, and it isn't long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. Meanwhile, Mexican-born Detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the Zetas puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys, Dan Slater takes readers on a harrowing, moving, and often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade - from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the smuggling ports of Veracruz, from cartel training camps and holiday parties to the dusty alleys of South Texas. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate and vivid story of the 'lobos': teens turned into pawns for cartels. A non-fiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.


LIFE

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ISBN:
Release Date: 1944-11-13
Number of pages: 128
Author:
Publisher:

Download and read online LIFE in PDF and EPUB LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.


The End Of The Affair

Filename: the-end-of-the-affair.pdf
ISBN: 9781407086804
Release Date: 2010-10-02
Number of pages: 192
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The End Of The Affair in PDF and EPUB WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MONICA ALI The love affair between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, Bendrix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.


The Fixers

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ISBN: 9780786420278
Release Date: 2004-11-29
Number of pages: 325
Author: E.J. Fleming
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online The Fixers in PDF and EPUB "Through research and interviews with contemporaries, this is story of Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling. The dual biography describes how a mob-related New Jersey laborer and the quiet son of a grocer became the most powerful men at the biggest studio in the world"--Provided by publisher.


He s Got Rhythm

Filename: he-s-got-rhythm.pdf
ISBN: 0813169348
Release Date: 2017-05-05
Number of pages: 560
Author: Cynthia Brideson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Download and read online He s Got Rhythm in PDF and EPUB He sang and danced in the rain, proclaimed New York to be a wonderful town, and convinced a group of Parisian children that they had rhythm. One of the most influential and respected entertainers of Hollywood's golden age, Gene Kelly revolutionized film musicals with his innovative and timeless choreography. A would-be baseball player and one-time law student, Kelly captured the nation's imagination in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945), On the Town (1949), An American in Paris (1951), and Singin' in the Rain (1952). In the first comprehensive biography written since the legendary star's death, authors Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson disclose new details of Kelly's complex life. Not only do they examine his contributions to the world of entertainment in depth, but they also consider his political activities -- including his opposition to the Hollywood blacklist. The authors even confront Kelly's darker side and explore his notorious competitive streak, his tendency to be a taskmaster on set, and his multiple marriages. Drawing on previously untapped articles and interviews with Kelly's wives, friends, and colleagues, Brideson and Brideson illuminate new and unexpected aspects of the actor's life and work. He's Got Rhythm is a balanced and compelling view of one of the screen's enduring legends.