Books in Performing Arts

Fiasco

FiascoA History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops

James Robert Parish

A longtime industry insider and acclaimed Hollywood historian goes behind the scenes to tell the stories of 15 of the most spectacular movie megaflops of the past 50 years, such as Cleopatra, The...

Here's Johnny!

Here's Johnny!Thirty Years of America's Favorite Late-Night Entertainer

Stephen Cox

Chapters cover the history and evolution of THE TONIGHT SHOW. Featured sidebars include information on celebrities and common folk who appeared on the show and more.

The Making of Some Like It Hot

The Making of Some Like It HotMy Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie

Tony Curtis

Some Like It Hot occupies a unique place in American culture. This beloved classic showcases five comic geniuses: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, I. A. L. Diamond, Billy Wilder, and Marilyn Monroe. It...

Darknet

DarknetHollywood's War Against the Digital Generation

J. D. Lasica

An indispensable primer for those who want to protect their digital rights from the dark forces of big media. ...

Wes Craven

Wes CravenThe Man and his Nightmares

John Wooley

The life and film genius of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven ...

The Hollywood Book of Extravagance

The Hollywood Book of ExtravaganceThe Totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of America's Film and TV Idols

James Robert Parish

Savor the inside scoop on over-the-top superstars ...

The Village Voice Film Guide

The Village Voice Film Guide50 Years of Movies from Classics to Cult Hits

Village Voice

For decades the Village Voice set the benchmark for passionate, critical, and unique film coverage. Including reviews by some of America’s most respected critics, The Village...

Dancing Lessons

Dancing LessonsHow I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life

Cheryl Burke

The inside story of the life of Cheryl Burke, TV star, dancer, choreographer, and two-time champion on the top-rated TV hit series Dancing with the Stars ...

The Amazing, Colossal Book of Horror Trivia

The Amazing, Colossal Book of Horror TriviaEverything You Always Wanted to Know about Scary Movies But Were Afraid to Ask

Jonathan Malcolm Lampley

This is a devilishly delightful collection of 1,814 questions and answers about the best and worst horror films ever made, from the silent movies of the 1920s to the scream queens of the 1990s.

My Name's Friday

My Name's FridayThe Unauthorized But True Story of Dragnet and the Films of Jack Webb

Michael J. Hayde

The complete story of "Dragnet" and the theatrical feature films of producer/director/actor Jack Webb.

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly HillbilliesA Fortieth Anniversary Wing Ding

Stephen Cox

Come and listen to the story 'bout a man named Jed and the rest of the colorful Clampett family, perhaps television's most unlikely phenomenon to spring from the sixties. Hated by the critics but...

The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner

The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner

Earl Hamner

The Twilight Zone has evolved from a groundbreaking speculative television series into a cultural phenomenon. The recently revived series on FOX averaged 4.6 million viewers on its first episode....

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