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Mae West: It Ain't No Sin

Simon Louvish

Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat---Mae West remains the twentieth century's greatest comedienne. She made an everlasting mark in trailblazing Broadway plays such as Sex a...

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Published: Nov 2007

Considering Doris Day

Tom Santopietro

A revealing look at a star who was much more than just our favorite girl next door. The biggest female box office attraction in Hollywood history, Doris Day remains unequaled as the only entertainer who has ever triumphed in movies, r...

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Published: Aug 2008

The Importance of Being Barbra: The B...

Tom Santopietro

Controversial, a global icon, a diva among divas---Barbra Streisand, the last genuinely unique show business personality of the twentieth century is the most honored entertainer in the world today. But along with the Tony, two Oscars,...

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Published: Oct 2007

Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Be...

Dinesh D'Souza

In this enlightening new look at one of our most successful, most popular, and least understood presidents, bestselling author and former Reagan aide Dinesh D'Souza shows how this 'ordinary' man was able to transform the political lan...

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Published: Feb 1999

Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Lo...

Kirk Douglas

He has been one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, a hard-charging actor whose intensity on the screen has been mirrored in his personal life. As Kirk Douglas has grown older - he turned ninety in December 2006 - he has become less ...

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Published: Sep 2008

Cloris

Cloris Leachman

She received two Emmy Awards as the irrepressible Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moor Show. . .she won an Oscar for her supporting role as a frustrated housewife in The Last Picture Show. . .she delighted audiences with her deliciously vil...

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Published: Apr 2010

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

J. Randy Taraborrelli

From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was ...

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Published: Sep 2010

Valentino The Unforgotten

Tracy Ryan Terhune

In 1927 Roger C. Peterson obtained the position of custodian in the Cathedral Mausoleum, where silent star Rudolph Valentino lay buried. He soon realized he was witnessing something never seen before in Hollywood, and began to keep a...

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Published: Apr 2007

Dirty Jokes and Beer

Drew Carey

We all know Drew Carey from his award-winning stand-up career and his hit television show, but do we really know Drew Carey, the person? Now, meet the true Drew, in his book, the bawdy, irreverent, and hilarious Dirty Jokes and Beer, ...

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Published: Mar 2000

Celebrities Between the Sheets

Savannah Jahvall

Celebrities between the Sheets by Savannah Jahvall is a sexy, dangerously fun narrative of one woman's amazing sex life with the stars. Autobiographical in nature, this bedroom confidential is a shocking tell-all of the author's playf...

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Published: Sep 2007

American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eas...

Marc Eliot

As an actor, he seduces us with his tough-guy charm. As a director and producer, he amazes us with his artistry and technical savvy. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, one of film's greatest living legends, represents some of the fi...

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Published: Sep 2010

John Wayne: My Father

Aissa Wayne

The daughter of John Wayne and his third wife, Pilar, Aissa delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. John Wayne: My Father reports Wayne's life faithfully and compassionately, resulting in an a...

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Published: Jan 1998

The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette...

Charlotte Chandler

Noted film biographer Charlotte Chandler interviewed Bette Davis extensively in the last decade of her life, resulting in a biography in which the great actress speaks for herself. Chandler also spoke with directors, actors, and other...

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Published: Mar 2007

From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes:...

Robert Clary

Robert Clary is best known for his portrayal of the spirited Corporal Louis Lebeau on the popular television series Hogan's Heroes (on the air from 1965 to 1971 and widely syndicated around the globe). But it is Clary's experiences as...

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Published: Feb 2008

Al Pacino

Lawrence Grobel

For more than a quarter century, Al Pacino has spoken freely and deeply with acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Lawrence Grobel on subjects as diverse as childhood, acting, and fatherhood. Here, for the first time, are the co...

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Published: Apr 2008

Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Ext...

Stefan Kanfer

Humphrey Bogart: it's hard to think of anyone who's had the same lasting impact on the culture of movies. Though he died at the young age of fifty-seven more than half a century ago, his influence among actors and filmmakers, and his ...

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Published: Feb 2012

Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of S...

Christopher Kennedy Lawford

The firstborn child of famed Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister to John F. Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up with presidents, senators, and movie stars as close relatives and personal friends. When h...

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Published: Oct 2006

Paul Newman: A Life

Shawn Levy

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy a...

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Published: May 2010

Groucho And Me

Groucho Marx

With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper East Side; the crooked world of small-tim...

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Published: Aug 1995

All the Available Light: A Marilyn Mo...

Yona Zeldis McDonough

No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence of Marilyn Monroe -- th...

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Published: Aug 2002

John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth

Michael Munn

No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, author Michael Munn's startling new biography sets the record straight on why Wayne didn't serve in World War II, on director John Ford's contribution to Wayne's career...

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Published: Mar 2005

The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir

Victoria Rowell

Born as a ward of the state of Maine, the child of an unmarried Yankee blueblood mother and an unknown black father, Victoria Rowell beat the odds. The Women Who Raised Me is the remarkable story of her rise out of the foster care sy...

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Published: May 2008

Christopher Walken A to Z: The Man-Th...

Robert Schnakenberg

Is Christopher Walken from Mars? He must be. How else can you explain his incredible range of talents and experiences? He has worked as a lion tamer, he has danced in music videos for Madonna, Duran Duran, and Fatboy Slim, and he has ...

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Published: Oct 2008

Duke: Life and Times: The Life and Ti...

Donald Sheperd

John Wayne was Hollywood's great hero. Courageous, patriotic, outspoken, and decent, he personified the true American in the 153 movies he made, from his breakthrough as the mysterious Ringo Kid in Stagecoach to his Oscar-winning port...

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Published: Feb 2002

Nicole Kidman

David Thomson

From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman—and what it means to be a top actress today. At once life story, love letter...

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Published: Jan 2008

Traci Lords: Underneath It All

Traci Elizabeth Lords

The moving, gripping, and tell–all autobiography of Traci Elizabeth Lords, a former child porn queen, electronica maven, and cult movie and TV star. At 14, Nora Kuzma ran away from home and ended up on the dirty streets of Hollyw...

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Published: Jul 2004

Here We Go Again: My Life In Televisi...

Betty White

The beloved actress currently enjoying a huge wave of popularity brings her account of her life and career up-to-date with new material and photos.

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Published: Oct 2010

unSweetined: A Memoir

Jodie Sweetin

Beloved Full House star Jodie Sweetin recounts her journey from being one of America's sweethearts to a life of drug abuse and finally recovery.

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Published: Jul 2010

All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes,...

Rutger Hauer

He came to mainstream prominence as a machine more human than his creators in Blade Runner, terrified us as a hitchhiker bent on his own death and the death of anyone who got in his way in The Hitcher, and unforgettably portrayed a l...

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Published: May 2008
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