New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

August 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I'll be back right after this : my memoir

August 15, 2014
O'Brien, Pat, 1948 February 14--
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xiii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father ... His life was unceremonious--until he was picked up in [a] student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in the late Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs and drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson"-- Provided by publisher.

Much love, Jac

August 13, 2014
Weaver, Jacki, 1947-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011.
280p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.

I just remembered

August 4, 2014
Reiner, Carl, 1922-
Beverly Hills, CA : Random Content, c2014.
xix, 324 p. : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Sequel to "I Remember Me" in which the author shares ninety years of reminiscences from his private life as a son, husband and father, and from his public life as a comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author.

Saturday night live : shaping TV comedy and american culture

August 4, 2014
Kaplan, Arie.
Minneapolis., MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
64 pages : some color illustrations ; 24 cm

Taking the lead : lessons from a life in motion

August 1, 2014
Hough, Derek, 1985- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xi, 189 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show "Dancing with the Stars" shares the lessons he has learned on and off the dance floor that helped him embrace and overcome daily challenges, along with behind-the-scenes stories from the show.

Frozen in ice : the story of Walt Disney productions, 1966-1985

August 1, 2014
Arnold, Mark, 1966- author.
592 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Mark Arnold explores the major accomplishments of Walt Disney Productions during the years 1966-1985, paying particular attention to their theatrical film output, but also discussing the various new theme park attractions and the TV shows produced during that period."--Back cover.

Inside The maze runner : the guide to the glade

July 31, 2014
Deets, Veronica.
New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, [2014]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The photo companion to The Maze Runner movie based on the New York Times bestselling series by James Dashner"-- Provided by publisher.

Behind the curtain : an insider's view of Jay Leno's Tonight show

July 24, 2014
Berg, Dave, 1948-
Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2014.
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading

July 23, 2014
Webber, Rebecca.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]
142 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

The Wizard of Oz FAQ : all that's left to know about life according to Oz

July 18, 2014
Hogan, David J., 1953-
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, An Imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2014].
xix, 447 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Charlie Chaplin, director

July 18, 2014
Kornhaber, Donna, 1979- author.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2014].
xiii, 341 pages, 18 numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. Chaplin in context -- Chaplin at Keystone, Griffith at Biograph -- The slapstick exemption -- Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and the classical style -- Part II. The silent era -- Chaplin's filmmaking technique -- Chaplin's filmmaking philosophy -- A masterpiece of mediation: City lights -- Part III. The sound era -- Dangerous voices: modern times and the great dictator -- Substituting speech for style: Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, and A king in New York -- Return to form: A countess from Hong Kong -- Epilogue: the Chaplin century.

Edgar G. Ulmer : a filmmaker at the margins

July 18, 2014
Isenberg, Noah William.
xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Traces of a Viennese youth -- Toward a cinema at the margins -- Hollywood horror -- Songs of exile -- Capra of PRC -- Back in black -- Independence days -- Postscript.

Star wars rebels : the visual guide

July 16, 2014
Bray, Adam, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Lucas Books."
"Characters, weapons, vehicles, locations."

Joss Whedon : the biography

July 16, 2014
Pascale, Amy.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014].
viii, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

Watching them be : star presence on the screen from Garbo to Balthazar

July 15, 2014
Harvey, James, 1929-
New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Icons. Garbo ; Dietrich and Sternberg ; Bergman and Selznick ; Wayne and Ford ; Davis and Wyler ; Charles Laughton -- Realists. Robert De Niro ; Altman's Nashville ; Jackie Brown and others ; Godard's closeups -- Transcenders. Bergman and Rossellini ;Dreyer's heroines ; Balthazar.

Voice acting for dummies

July 15, 2014
Ciccarelli, Stephanie, author.
xx, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Learn to: get into character, create a demo, prepare for an audition, land your dream role"--Cover.
Introduction -- Exploring voice acting basics -- Creating your audio résumé -- Auditioning and finding work -- Setting up your voice acting business -- Establishing your home recording studio -- The part of tens.
Voice acting is a unique career, and this guide gives you expert tips and strategies on how to succeed. From finding your signature voice and creating a demo, to auditions and booking jobs, you'll learn how to improve your vocal talents and make a career out of them.

I remember me

July 10, 2014
Reiner, Carl, 1922-
Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2013.
xix, 303 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
The author shares ninety years of reminiscences from his private life as a son, husband and father, and from his public life as a comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author.

The art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman

July 10, 2014
Beck, Jerry, author.
155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 29 cm
Main characters -- Peabody's world -- Peabody's travels -- Building a scene.

Spike Lee

July 10, 2014
McGowan, Todd.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
163 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Confronted with too much. Singular subjects -- Driven by fantasy -- The politics of passion -- Fight the paranoia -- The costs of community -- Depictions of antagonism -- No outside -- Disturbing the spectator -- The effect of Spike Lee -- Interview with Spike Lee / by Lisa Collins.
Since the release of Do the Right Thing in 1989, Spike Lee has established himself as a cinematic icon. Lee's mostly independent films garner popular audiences while at the same time engaging in substantial political and social commentary. He is arguably the most accomplished African American filmmaker in cinematic history, and his breakthrough paved the way for the success of many other African Americans in film. In this first single-author scholarly examination of Spike Lee's oeuvre, Todd McGowan shows how Lee's films, from She's Gotta Have It through Red Hook Summer, address crucial social issues such as racism, paranoia, and economic exploitation in a formally inventive manner. McGowan argues that Lee uses excess in his films to intervene in issues of philosophy, politics, and art.

Godzilla : the art of destruction

July 9, 2014
Vaz, Mark Cotta.
San Rafael, Calif. : Insight Editions, 2014. ©2014.
164 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Introduction / by Gareth Edwards -- Dreaming. Atomic monster ; Journey story ; Brainstorming ; Evolution ; Previz ; Primal sounds ; The presentation ; The trestle bridge ; Setting the stage -- Conjuring. Role-playing ; The inner sanctum ; Control room ; Into the Q-Zone ; Making monsters ; Path of destruction ; Smoke and shadow ; War stories ; The end of the line ; Godzilla encounter at Comic-Con -- Creation. Monster bloodbath ; Into the digital realm ; 'This is going to work, this is going to be cool...".
Introduces the creative process behind the film, with concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials, and features interviews with the director, key crew, and cast members.

Hollywood's New Yorker : the making of Martin Scorsese

July 8, 2014
Raymond, Marc, 1975-
Albany, NY : SUNY Press, c2013.
xi, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"The SUNY series, horizons of cinema"--T.p. verso.
Scorsese and the university -- The formation of Scorsese's critical reputation -- Scorsese and the fall of the Hollywood Renaissance -- Histories of cinema and cinematic histories: Scorsese as historian -- What is Scorses? : Scorsese's role in contemporary postmodern culture.
In Hollywood'd New Yorker Marc Raymond offers a fresh looko at Scorsese's career in relation to the critical and social environment of the past fifty years. He traces Scorsese's career and films through his association with various cultural institutions, from his role as as a student and instructor at New York University, to his move to Hollywood and his relationship with the studio system, to his relationship with prestigious institutions like the Museum of Modern Art. This sociological approach to film authorship provides analysis of previously overlooked Scorsese projects, particularly his documentary work, and gives importance to the role his extracurricular activities in the film preservation movement have played in the rise of his reputation.

The complete book of 1960s Broadway musicals

June 30, 2014
Dietz, Dan, 1945- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xii, 609 pages ; 29 cm
In The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines every musical and revue that opened on Broadway during the 1960s. In addition to providing details on every hit and flop, Dietz includes revivals and one-man and one-woman shows that centered on stars like Jack Benny, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, Danny Kaye, Yves Montand, and Lena Horne. In addition to entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes: a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center.

Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers

June 30, 2014
Sacks, Mike.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2014].
xvii, 453 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

The Todd Glass situation : a bunch of lies about my personal life and a bunch of true stories about my 30-year career in standup comedy

June 30, 2014
Glass, Todd, 1964-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xiv, 235 pages ; 24 cm
"A hilarious, poignant memoir from comedian Todd Glass about his decision at age forty-eight to finally live openly as a gay man--and the reactions and support from his comedy pals, from Louis CK to Sarah Silverman. Growing up in a Philadelphia suburb in the 1970s was an easy life. Well, easy as long as you didn't have dyslexia or ADD, or were a Jew. And once you added gay into the mix, life became more difficult. So Todd Glass decided to hide the gay part, no matter how comic, tragic, or comically tragic the results. It might have been a lot easier had he chosen a profession other than stand-up comedy. By age eighteen, Todd was opening for big musical acts like George Jones and Patti LaBelle. His career carried him through the Los Angeles comedy heyday in the 1980s, its decline in the 1990s, and its rebirth via the alternative comedy scene and the explosion in podcasting. But the harder he worked at his craft, the more difficult it became to manage his "situation." There were the years of abstinence and half-hearted attempts to "cure" himself. The fake girlfriends so that he could tell relationship jokes onstage. The staged sexual encounters to burnish his reputation offstage. It took a brush with death to cause him to rethink the way he was living his life; a rash of suicides among gay teens to convince him that it was finally time to come out to the world. Now, Todd has written an open, honest, and hilarious memoir in an effort to help everyone--young and old, gay and straight--breathe a little more freely. Peppered with anecdotes from his life among comedy's greatest headliners and tales of the occasionally insane lengths Todd went through to keep a secret that--let's face it--he probably didn't have to keep for as long as he did, The Todd Glass Situation is a front-row seat to the last thirty plus years of comedy history and a deeply personal story about one man's search for acceptance"-- Provided by publisher.

Diary of a mad diva

June 30, 2014
Rivers, Joan, author.
New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A no-holds-barred ... look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A to D list), all in her ... signature style"--Dust cover flap.


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