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Forgotten Movie Stars Of The 30 S 40 S And 50 S

Author : Gary Koca
ISBN : 1482575019
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book provides information on 25 leading motion picture stars of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's who were relatively big stars in their heyday but are virtually unknown today to anyone under the age of 45. The book provides a biography, awards received, and a review of 4-8 of the best films of each star. Tyrone Power and Barbara Stanwyck are two of the 25 stars in the book.
Category: Performing Arts

More Forgotten Movie Stars Of The 30s 40s And 50s

Author : Gary A Koca
ISBN : 1985036290
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My first book, entitled Forgotten Movie Stars of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, highlighted the careers of 25 stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood who were who were pretty big movie stars in their heyday but are virtually unknown today by almost everyone under the age of 50. They were not as well known as stars like John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, or Marilyn Monroe, but were still big stars in their day. When I did presentations on the book or talked about it, one question I often got was, "Why isn

Ray Milland

Author : James McKay
ISBN : 9781476678870
Genre : Performing Arts
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With no formal training as an actor, Welsh-born Ray Milland (1907-1986), a former trooper in the British Army's Household Cavalry, enjoyed a half-century career working alongside some of the great directors and stars from the Golden Age of cinema. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a defining moment that enabled him to break free from romantic leads and explore darker shades of his debonair demeanor, such as the veiled menace of his scheming husband in Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder (1954). A consummate professional with wide range, Milland took the directorial reins in several of his starring vehicles in the 1950s, most notably in the intelligent Western A Man Alone (1955). He comfortably slipped into most genres, from romantic comedy to adventure to film noir. Later he turned to science fiction and horror movies, including two with cult filmmaker Roger Corman. This first complete filmography covers the actor's screen career, with a concise introductory biography and an appendix listing his extensive radio and television credits.
Category: Performing Arts

Film Stars Television Projects

Author : Richard Irvin
ISBN : 9781476628431
Genre : Performing Arts
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 Bette Davis as a madam. Orson Welles hosting The Twilight Zone. Mae West voicing a cartoon character. Shirley Temple playing a social worker. While Hollywood stars like Lucille Ball, Loretta Young and Donna Reed successfully transitioned to television in its early days, many others tried and failed to become TV regulars. Drawing on contemporary interviews and other sources, this book profiles more than 50 actors—including Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Alan Ladd and Buster Keaton—and their unsuccessful pilots and short-lived series roles.
Category: Performing Arts

100 Favorite Classic Hollywood Films From The 1930s 40s And 50s

Author : Gary Koca
ISBN : 1077993447
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In two past books that I have written, I focused on Forgotten Stars of the 1930s through the 1950s; that is stars who were pretty big movie stars in their time but that most people today would not be familiar with unless they were fans of classic Hollywood films of that era. I have also written books on great Western stars and on good and bad science fiction movies of the 1950s. In this book, however, I am concentrating on my favorite 100 movies of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. I have focused on American films only, with a few British films included also. (I am not an expert on foreign language films, so there are none in here.) Please note that this means that they are MY favorite films, not the BEST films of those three decades. For example, Citizen Kane (along with Casablanca) are generally regarded as the best two American films of the classic era. However, while I like Citizen Kane, it is just not one of my favorite films, and I'm not really sure why. Perhaps I never thought it really justified its ranking, so I dropped it from my list altogether. The same thing would apply to Vertigo, although I have two other Hitchcock films in the list. I will also admit that I am partial to certain genres of films, in particular the following: -Westerns-Film noir-Monster movies-Horror movies -Mysteries, particular those of Alfred Hitchcock-Swashbucklers-musicals


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121716422
Genre : Business and politics
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The Films Of Harrison Ford

Author : Lee Pfeiffer
ISBN : 0806519983
Genre : Performing Arts
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Traces the films of Harrison Ford, from his debut in "Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round" through his success as Han Solo and Indiana Jones to his roles in "The Fugitive" and "Air Force One"
Category: Performing Arts

The Encyclopedia Of British Film

Author : Brian McFarlane
ISBN : UOM:39015063313327
Genre : Performing Arts
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Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

The Buick

Author : Terry B. Dunham
ISBN : UOM:39076002611130
Genre : Transportation
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From 1904 to the present, The Buick: A Complete History is the authoritative, intimately fascinating story superbly told by two of the most respected automotive historians, each having devoted more than a decade to researching, interviewing, documenting and recording one of the great sagas of our time. Here is a book that has become the most treasured and inexhaustible reference work on this great marque. And now, to commemorate Buick's centennial, the new sixth edition expands to include information through model year 2004. Eight sections of Appendices include chapters on Buick racing cars; the Buick in Hollywood; the custom-bodied Buick; the Royal Buicks; heraldry and mascots of the marque; Buick around the world, with new information on ventures into China. There can be no finer Buick book for the office, the showroom, or home library. For the Buick builder, the enthusiast, the collector, the dealer, the owner, it will be the bible on Buick.
Category: Transportation

The Films Of Al Pacino

Author : William Schoell
ISBN : UVA:X002704617
Genre : Performing Arts
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Good Guys Bad Guys And Sidekicks In Western Movies

Author : Gary Koca
ISBN : 1537282794
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Westerns were a huge part of movies during the silent movie era and even more so beginning in the late 1930's through the 1960's. Westerns developed such great stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and Randolph Scott, and were instrumental in the careers of movie luminaries like James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Alan Ladd, Glenn Ford, and Clint Eastwood. Stars not normally associated with westerns - like Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Robert Taylor, and Joel McCrea -also made a number of quality westerns. However, after the 1960's, westerns dropped out of sight for several decades as movie westerns fell out of favor with the baby boomers. After all, we had more relevant concerns than what took place in the American west after the Civil War - Vietnam, social unrest, civil rights, equality, and women's rights were just some of those issues that movies seemed to focus on. Who needed westerns with good guys and bad guys clearly differentiated? But in recent years, westerns have made somewhat of a comeback. Films like Unforgiven (Oscar winner for Best Picture), Tombstone, Dances with Wolves (another Best Picture Oscar winner), Open Range, and Silverado have brought a renaissance to the western, truly the most American form of films. Even an old west comedy like Blazing Saddles has helped bring the western film back into the limelight. Therefore, this book will concentrate on my personal favorites in three categories of westerns: 1. Good Guys (and one gal) 2. Bad Guys and Sidekicks 3. My all-time favorite western films - again, my own personal favorites. This book is dedicated to all fans of classic western movies from the 1930's to the 1960's. Not the serials, not the "B" westerns with stars like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy's William Boyd, and Buck Jones, just to name a few; and not the great television shows like The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, or others. As good as those shows were, this book has a specific movie, not television, focus.

The Eisenhower Years A Social History Of The 1950 S

Author : Richard T. Stanley
ISBN : 1475926480
Genre : History
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The Fabulous Fifties were America's "Happy Days." The Eisenhower Years produced amazing contributions to our American culture -- and to other cultures around the world. In so many ways, Americans innovated, and the world imitated -- from Elvis Presley and rock 'n' roll to the Salk anti-polio vaccine. America's contributions to the world included motion pictures and the Broadway stage; radio and television; amateur and professional sports; jazz, the "blues," country-and-Western music, traditional ballads and popular songs, and rock 'n' roll; domestic and international business and trade; public and private educational opportunities; and a rich and varied literature. While Americans did not invent all these categories, they nevertheless took each to new heights during the Eisenhower Years, and shared their bounty with the world. The Eisenhower Years, generally speaking, were happier, more stable, more prosperous, more optimistic, and simpler times then the preceding decades of the 1930's and '40's and the increasingly turbulent 1960's and '70's that followed. In fact, America's exuberance in so many areas of the arts and everyday life was omnipresent. As for political and military achievements, President Eisenhower kept us safely out of war, and was wise enough to stay out of the way of America’s artists and entrepreneurs. As a result, the Eisenhower Years should forever be remembered as those "Happy Days."
Category: History

Av Guide

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924073962791
Genre : Audio-visual education
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Women In Film

Author : Annette Kuhn
ISBN : UOM:39015019600603
Genre : Performing Arts
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Offers over 600 critical and biographical entries on women involved in the film industry in fields other than acting
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The Velvet Light Trap

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105110828741
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

Costuming For Film

Author : Holly Cole
ISBN : UOM:39015064834685
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a guide to everything one needs to know to get started and work successfully in film costuming. This work covers such artistic matters as looking for work, the roles played by various members of the costume/wardrobe department, union membership and regulation, the on-set and off-set duties of all costume department members, and more.
Category: Performing Arts

The Movie Stars Story

Author : Robyn Karney
ISBN : 0517437368
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Biographical profiles of five hundred of Hollywood's stars, from the 1920s to the 1980s, include career retrospectives and assessment of major film performances
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Three Cries Of Terror

Author : Ann Ashton
ISBN : 0385153791
Genre : Mystery and detective stories
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A young nurse, caring for an elderly woman who is recovering from a bad "fall," discovers that someone is willing to commit murder to gain a huge fortune.
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Comic Support

Author : Ronald L. Smith
ISBN : UVA:X006120460
Genre : Performing Arts
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A tribute to those often-overlooked actors whose job was to take the brunt of the jokes and make the leading stars look good -- Back cover.
Category: Performing Arts