By Judith Pugh
By Scott Eyman
Whilst motion picture fanatics converse of the "Lubitsch touch," they consult with a novel experience of fashion and style, humor and humanity, that suffused the flicks of 1 of Hollywood's maximum administrators. during this first ever full-length biography of Ernst Lubitsch, Scott Eyman takes readers behind the curtain of such vintage motion pictures as hassle in Paradise (1932), The Merry Widow (1934), Bluebeard's 8th spouse (1938), Ninotchka (1939), the store round the nook (1940), To Be or to not Be (1942), and Heaven Can Wait (1943), which jointly represent some of the most vital and influential our bodies of labor in Hollywood. Eyman examines either the movies Lubitsch crafted and the existence he lived—his nice successes and his overwhelming anxieties—to create an indelible portrait of Hollywood's Golden Age and one in all its most valuable artists.
By Robert Twombly
An entire biography in keeping with quite a lot of formerly untapped fundamental assets, protecting Wrights deepest existence, structure, and position in American society, tradition, and politics. perspectives Wrights constructions as biographical in addition to social statements, interpreting his paintings via variety, classification, and person constitution. Examines Wrights fight to improve a brand new inventive assertion, his dramatic own existence, and his political and fiscal principles, together with these on towns, strength conservation, cooperative domestic construction, and environmental renovation. comprises over one hundred fifty illustrations
By Helen S. Garson
Oprah's existence is a bonafide rags-to-riches tale that's even more compelling due to her empathy, humorousness, and talent to speak and fasten with humans. past the anticipated 30 million American audience who song into her tv express each one week, there are dedicated fanatics in a hundred and forty nations the place Oprah's exhibit is broadcast. Her lifestyles and companies proceed to extend, now encompassing a radio channel, magazines, and the drawing close personal: The Oprah Winfrey community tv channel.
This ebook files the various features of Oprah's lifestyles, incorporating the main points of her public, deepest, and philanthropic personas. The seven chapters of Oprah Winfrey: A Biography, moment Edition span the period of time from her youth in rural Mississippi to her present-day prestige as an international big name and philanthropist.
By Ted Morgan
Vincent Van Gogh, maybe the best and so much influential painter of the 19th century, devoted suicide on the age of thirty-seven. He bought just one portray in his lifetime. used to be he stimulated by means of psychological sickness or melancholy while he positioned a revolver to his chest or was once his surgeon in part accountable? right here, during this short-form e-book by way of award-winning biographer and historian Ted Morgan, is the interesting resolution.
By Howard Pollack
Pollack’s full of life narrative describes Gershwin’s relatives, youth, and schooling; his early profession as a pianist; his friendships and romantic lifestyles; his relation to varied musical traits; his writings on track; his operating tools; and his tragic loss of life on the age of 38. not like Kern, Berlin, and Porter, who quite often labored in the confines of Broadway and Hollywood, Gershwin actively sought to move the bounds among low and high, and wrote works that crossed over right into a realm the place paintings tune, jazz, and Broadway met and merged. the writer surveys Gershwin’s complete oeuvre, from his first surviving compositions to the melodies that his brother and significant collaborator, Ira Gershwin, lyricized after his dying. Pollack concludes with an exploration of the performances and demanding reception of Gershwin's song through the years, from his time to ours.
By Carl E. Rollyson Jr.
In American pop culture Marilyn Monroe has developed in stature from Hollywood intercourse image to tragic legend. so much books approximately Monroe pressure the sensational occasions that surrounded her-this booklet is the 1st to deal in truth and severely with Monroe as an actress, comparing her strikes as an important forces within the shaping of her identification. via cautious exam of her performances, from her small appearances within the Asphalt Jungle and All approximately Eve to her memorable roles in Bus cease, a few love it sizzling, and the The Misfits, the writer strains her improvement from disguise lady blameless to an actress dedicated to her craft. in response to broad interviews with lots of Monroe's colleagues, shut associates, and mentors, this complete, significantly balanced examine describes her use of process appearing in addition to her guide with Michael Chekhov and, later, the Strasbergs. Carl Rollyson has written a fresh research and appreciation of Marilyn Monroe's enduring and, formerly, underestimated presents as an artistic artist.