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The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time

Tom Santopietro · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

On March 2, 1965, "The Sound of Music" was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and imagination of the moviegoing public in the way that "The Sound...
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Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

John Eliot Gardiner · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing...
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Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Richard Barrios · Oxford University Press, USA
Format: Hardcover

Singin' in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Camelot--love them or love to hate them, movie musicals have been a major part of all our lives. They're so glitzy and catchy that it seems impossible that they could have ever gone any other way. But the ease in which they unfold on the screen...
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The Blues: A Visual History

Mike Evans · Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Originating in the African-American communities of the Deep South in the late nineteenth century, the blues gave birth to jazz, R&B, rock, punk, and country. From the impassioned slide guitar of the Mississippi Delta, to the electric sounds of Chicago's street corners, to the improvised...
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I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir

Pat O'Brien · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Best seller!Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would...
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Love in the Elephant Tent: How Running Away with the Circus Brought Me Home

Kathleen Cremonesi · ECW Press
Format: Hardcover

If you live life without a net, what happens when you fall?Kathleen Cremonesi knew early on she wanted to be different. Determined to avoid following in her mother's footsteps to an ill-fated marriage, Kathleen left Oregon in her early 20s to travel across Europe. On a whim, this former...
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Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS

Rebecca Eaton · Viking; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBSs Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programsFor more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBSs Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time...
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George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door

Graeme Thomson · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The definitive new biography of the most enigmatic Beatle As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success. The notoriously shy performer mostly ceded the spotlight to his more flamboyant bandmates John, Paul,...
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Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers

Jeremy Borum · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Print book

As the movie and music industries have changed, film scoring has become an overwhelmingly independent process. Film composers have more responsibilities than ever before, and they must fulfill them with smaller budgets and shorter schedules. As a result, composers are increasingly becoming...
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The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing

Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universeIn The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest....
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Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

William J. Mann · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerEdgar Award winner for Best Fact CrimeThe Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern...
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Fashion Drawing Course: From Human Figure to Fashion Illustration

Juan Baeza · Promopress
Format: Print book

It is essential for designers to be able to draw the human body in movement, a highly challenging skill that requires taking into account the relationship between the human body, the properties of fabrics, the shape of the clothing, and its response to different movements, the first part...
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The Rise and Fall of the Printers' International Specimen Exchange

Matthew McLennan Young · Oak Knoll Press
Pages: 154
Format: Book

Book by Young, Matthew Mclennan
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Once Upon a Playground: A Celebration of Classic American Playgrounds, 1920-1975

Brenda Biondo · University Press of New England
Pages: 154
Format: Book

Before today's safety-minded structures of wood and plastic, America's playgrounds were full of tottering seesaws, dizzying merry-go-rounds, and towering metal slides.Documenting the evolution of American playgrounds between 1920 and 1975, Once Upon a Playground is a visual tribute to these...
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This Is Not a Photo Opportunity: The Street Art of Banksy

Martin Bull · PM Press
Format: Print book

This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy's most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain's now-legendary "guerilla" street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once...
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