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Olivia de Havilland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Ellis Amburn - Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

This is classic Hollywood history as told through the life and career of one of its most iconic actresses. The book benefits tremendously from the author's meeting with Olivia de Havilland after he was assigned to handle her projected memoir at the Delacorte Press in 1973. Amburn also...
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From the Streets of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga

S. H. Fernando Jr. - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive biography of rap supergroup and cultural icons, Wu-Tang Clan (WTC) . Heralded as one of the most influential groups in modern music - hip hop or otherwise - WTC created a rap dynasty on the strength of seven gold and platinum albums that launched the careers of such...
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Like Brothers

Mark Duplass - Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

The multitalented writers, directors, producers, and actors (as seen on The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project) share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir. Whether producing, writing, directing, or acting, the Duplass Brothers...
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Filming Locations New York: 200 Iconic Scenes to Visit

Alex Child
Format: Hardcover


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Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek The Amazing Creations of Hollywood's Michael Westmore

Michael Westmore - Lyons Pr
Format: Print book

Headline: A peak behind the Hollywood mask by one of its foremost makeup artistsIn Hollywood's heyday, almost every major studio had a Westmore heading up the makeup department. Since 1917, there has never been a time when Westmores weren't shaping the visages of stardom. For their century-long...
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Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies

Kevin Smokler - a Vireo Book
Format: Print book

From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the "Goondocks" in Astoria and the "time of your life" dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, NC, '80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen...
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Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex

Shozan Jack Haubner - Shambhala
Format: Paperback

Think the life of a Zen monk is all serenity, peace, and austerity? Think again. Here, Shozan Jack Haubner gives an often-hilarious, always-candid account of what it's really like behind those monastery walls. Haubner's adventures include memories of his dysfunctional Midwestern...
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This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

Gabourey Sidibe - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir - wise, complex, smart, funny - a version of the American experience different from anything we've read Gabourey Sidibe - "Gabby" to her legion of fans - skyrocketed to international...
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The Mutations: A Novel

Jorge Comensal - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

"Jorge Comensal's The Mutations oscillates masterfully between comedy and tragedy, gathering up in its pages a stupendous panoply of characters before whom the reader is never sure whether to smile in sympathy or pity." -- Fernando Aramburu, author of HomelandRamn...
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Now That's Funny!: The Art and Craft of Writing Comedy

Peter Desberg - Square One
Format: Paperback

There is a feeling of pure delight that comes from laughing out loud while watching a hilarious movie or a TV show. Yet as funny as these lines may be, they are the work of people you will never see. The magic behind any comedy hit begins when an idea is hatched in the mind of a comedy...
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