New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hail to the chin : further confessions of a B movie actor

August 16, 2017
Campbell, Bruce, 1958- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
xxi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous.

So much I want to tell you : letters to my little sister

August 14, 2017
Akana, Anna, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
xviii, 176 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Pt. 1. Creativity -- Find your voice -- Once you've found your voice, let it evolve -- If you want to be the star, create the show -- The only way to start is to start -- It's called work for a reason -- Ideas are a dime a dozen -- It's okay if it sucks -- Fail more -- You are not your art -- Develop a thick skin -- Pt. 2. Identity -- When it comes to self-care, find what works for you -- Succeed because of your race, not despite it -- It's okay to want to be beautiful a s long as it's your definition of beauty -- You can't treat an emotional problem physically -- Pt. 3. Money, work, and career -- More money, more independence -- On being an internet personality -- How to be a boss -- Give yourself permission -- You don't need balls -- Take care of your people -- Crunch the numbers -- Stand up for yourself; no one else is going to -- Don't sign anything unless you understand what it means -- Do every job -- Work hard, work smart -- Know your shit -- If you don't know how to do something, find someone who does -- Pt. 4. Relationships -- You don't realize how important friends are until you're friendless -- Don't be afraid to cross people off the list -- Love -- If he doesn't listen, ditch him -- Take your birth control -- The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship is actually admitting that you're in one -- Nice guys don't finish last -- Choose life.
"From Internet sensation Anna Akana comes a candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood. In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including "How to Put On Your Face" and "Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out," are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna's story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can. Advance praise for So Much I Want to Tell You "This book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: You'll want to hug her a lot while reading this."--Natalie Tran, actress and comedian "As a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that she's used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Anna's experiences to date."--Hannah Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded "Frank advice on how to live a productive, happy life. written in tribute to a 'fearless, talented, and bold' sister."--Kirkus Reviews"-- Provided by publisher.


August 10, 2017
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

The girl in the show : three generations of comedy, culture, and feminism

August 10, 2017
Fields, Anna, 1981- author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
xxvii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
An exploration of how women's comedy and women's liberation have evolved draws on interviews with actresses, comics, writers, producers, and female comedy troupes.

It's alive! : classic horror and sci-fi movie posters from the Kirk Hammett Collection

August 8, 2017
119 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Catalog for the exhibition held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts from August 12 through November 26, 2017.
Paper that lures like the vampire himself: the art of horror and science fiction movie posters / Daniel Finamore -- Fearing: why we enjoy horror movies / Joseph LeDoux -- My mojo has thirteen eyes! On the horrific beauty of the unconscious unchained / Steve Almond.
"Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures." -- From Peabody Essex Museum exhibition website.

Star Trek psychology : the mental frontier

July 26, 2017
xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Launch time. Why we go / Clay Routledge ; Bullies, heroes, and the bystander directive / Travis Langley ; Quests and questions / Travis Langley and Jenna Busch ; Child of two worlds / Elizabeth Kus and Alan Kistler -- Inner worlds. The trek through identity / Eric D. Wesselmann and J. Scott Jordan ; Emotion data / Janina Scarlet ; Gene Roddenberry saw the future / Frank Gaskill ; Right brains, left brains, and the brains in the middle / Craig Pohlman -- Warped drives. What happened to mental illness by the 23rd century? / Steven Schlozman ; Holodeck therapy / Patrick O'Connor and Chris Day ; Starfleet and military psychology / Jenna Busch and Janina Scarlet ; Terror management / Wind Goodfriend -- Federation. The captain's seat / Billy San Juan and Travis Langley ; Four quadrants, many life forms / W. Blake Erickson and John C. Blanchar ; The authoritative captain / Scott Allison and Jim Beggan ; The logic of friendship / Jay Scarlet -- Others. The needs of the man / Colt J. Blunt ; Imagination, creativity and aliens / Jim Davies ; The measure of a machine / Anthony Francis and Jim Davies ; Chatting with Chekov on stereotypes and role models / Travis Langley and Jenna Busch -- Final word: engage!
The next entry in Sterling's pop culture psychology series features 20 essays and an exclusive interview with Rod Roddenberry--son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. In a fun and accessible way, Star Trek Psychology delves deep into the psyches of the show's well-known and beloved characters.

Theater programs collection,

July 26, 2017
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [producer not identified] , [1955-2006]
1 box (83 programs) : illustrations ; 26 x 32 x 40 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Sizes of programs vary.
Kismet (1955) -- Music man (1959) -- My fair lady (1959) -- The sound of music (1963) -- Camelot (1963) -- Hello Dolly! (1965) -- Zorba (1970) -- My fair lady (1970) -- A little night music (197?) -- The bartered bride (197?) -- Bells are ringing (1973) -- The nutcracker (1976) -- Take me along (1974) -- The boy friend (1975) -- She loves me (1975) -- The boy friend (1975) -- The nutcracker (1976) -- Sugar (1976) -- Cabaret (1977) -- Fiddler on the roof (1978) -- Cinderella (1978) -- Cincinnati Opera (1978) -- A chorus line (1978) -- Side by side by Sondheim (1979) -- 183rd Semi-Annual Procter & Gamble Dividend Day (1979?) -- Annie (1980) -- Dancin' (1980) -- They're playing our song (1981) -- The best little whorehouse in Texas (1981) -- Sugar babies (1983) -- Sophisticated ladies (1983) -- Cincinnati Opera (1985) -- Jesus Christ Superstar (1986) -- Radio City Music Hall Magnificent Christmas Spectacular (1986) -- The tap dance kid (1986) -- Brighton Beach memoirs (1986) -- Cats (1986) -- Drood: the music hall musical (1986) -- Lou Hurvitz (1987) -- Cincinnati Opera (1987) -- Hello Dolly (1988) -- Cabaret (1987) -- Can-can (1988) -- The mystery of Edwin Drood (1988) -- Nunsense (1989) -- Dreamgirls (1989) -- Les miserables (1989) -- Fiddler on the roof (1989) -- Starlight Express (1989) -- Driving Miss Daisy (1989) --
A collection of theater programs collected by Claire Lawrence from performances dating from 1955-2006 at various theaters primarily located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati theaters include: Taft Theatre, Shubert Theater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Patricia Corbett Theater, Showboat Majestic, Playhouse in the Park, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati Music Hall, Beef 'n' Boards Dinner Theatre, Cincinnati Young People's Theater, and the School for Creative & Performing Arts. Other theaters include: In the Round Dinner Playhouse and Drury Lane Theatre (Chicago, Ill.); Kenley Players, La Comedia Dinner Theater, and Miami Valley Dinner Theatre (Dayton, Ohio); Kentucky Center for the Arts (Louisville, Ky.); Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, Ind.); Radio City Music Hall and Imperial Theatre (New York, N.Y.); Shea's Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, N.Y.).

The pride of the Yankees : Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the making of a classic

July 21, 2017
Sandomir, Richard, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A brilliant career, a tragic death -- Hollywood beckons the widow Gehrig -- The tears of a mogul -- In search of Lou Gehrig -- Babe on film -- Not all Yankees welcome -- The producer and the star -- Eleanor: defender of Lou's legacy -- Teresa Wright will not do cheesecake! -- Becoming Lou: Cooper learns to play baseball -- Did Cooper, a right-hander, become Gehrig, a left-hander? -- Mama's boy -- "Lou seems to have become more Gary Cooper than Lou Gehrig" -- Words for all time -- A screening -- "Luckiest man" in the South Pacific -- Epilogue: Cooper says good-bye.
The New York times award-winning sports columnist shares the behind-the-scenes story of how the classic film "Pride of the Yankees" came to be created.

You gotta want it

July 21, 2017
Paul, Jake, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
224 pages ; 24 cm
A motivational personal account by the comedic social-media personality and actor traces his childhood struggles with sibling rivalry and bullying, shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his Hollywood career, and offers insights into pursuing one's dreams.

Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon

July 20, 2017
Laurie, Greg, author.
[United States] : American Icon Press, [2017]
xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Author's Note. Introduction. All I Need's a Fast Machine -- The Widow and the Preacher Man -- The Last Chance Ranch -- Don's Garage -- Laurieland -- Julian and Charlene -- Hog Heaven -- the Father Who Wasn't There -- House of Horrors -- Tw0o Schools of Thought -- A Death Sentence -- New York State of Mind -- The Blob and the Bible -- California Dreamin' -- The American Dream -- A Man and His Castle -- Motherless Child -- The Canyon -- The Monster Within -- The Fall -- A Jamaican Seed -- The Towering Babel -- Nothing new Under the Sun -- The Visitor -- Broad Beach Memoirs -- Learning to Fly -- Hello, Preacher Man! Somebody Up There Likes Me -- A Test of Faith -- Knockin' on Heaven's Door -- See You in Heaven. Postscript: Good News in a Bad World
Join Greg Laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, the streets of New York, as he traces the wooly geography of actor Steve McQueen's life, relationships, career and spiritual journey. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt. In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of ''The King of Cool,'' first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963's The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story. McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour. In this book, Laurie thoughtfully interviews members of Steve McQueen's family, friends, co-stars, associates, widow and pastor to tell of the dramatic life-change for the actor in the spring of 1979 - six months before McQueen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What were the critical steps that led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told? This book answers these questions. Greg Laurie will follow the seeds of Christianity that were sown throughout McQueen's improbable life where a Light finally shone into the darkness of his troubled life. These seeds miraculously germinated, allowing McQueen to see that redemption through Jesus Christ is a lasting truth more glittering and real than any magic of the entertainment industry. --

Revenge of the nerd, or, ... The singular adventures of the man who would be Booger

July 14, 2017
Armstrong, Curtis, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career on stage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there's more to Curtis' story than that. Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood was spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness."--Provided by publisher.

Ava : a life in movies

July 13, 2017
Bean, Kendra, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2017]
264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
A celebration of the life and achievements of the iconic Hollywood star offers authoritative discussions of such topics as the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and her celebrity friendships.

Josephine Baker

July 13, 2017
Bocquet, José-Louis, author.
568 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in French by Casterman in 2016.
Josephine Baker (1906--1975) was nineteen years old when she found herself in Paris for the first time in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. In the liberating atmosphere of the 1930s, Baker rose to fame as the first black star on the world stage, from London to Vienna, Alexandria to Buenos Aires. After World War II, and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. She led by example, and over the course of the 1950s adopted twelve orphans of different ethnic backgrounds: a veritable Rainbow Tribe. A victim of racism throughout her life, Josephine Baker would sing of love and liberty until the day she died.

Bette & Joan : the divine feud

July 12, 2017
Considine, Shaun, author.
503 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Originally published by E.P. Dutton, 1989.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: two of the deadliest arch-rivals of all time. Born in the same year (though Davis swore 'Crawford is five years older than me if she's a day'), the two fought bitterly throughout their long and brilliant Hollywood careers. Joan became a star first, which always irked her rival, who suggested her success had come via the casting couch. 'It sure as hell beats the hard cold floor' was Crawford's scathing response. According to Davis, Crawford was not only a nymphomaniac but also 'vain, jealous and about as stable and trustworthy as a basket of snakes'. Crawford, in turn, accused Davis of stealing her glory and planning to destroy her. The two rivals fought over as many men as they did parts - when Bette fell in love with her co-star in DANGEROUS, Franchot Tone, Joan stepped in and married him. The women worked together only once, in the classic thriller WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, in which their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act.

Off the cliff : how the making of Thelma & Louise drove Hollywood to the edge

June 29, 2017
Aikman, Becky, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
""You've always been crazy," says Louise to Thelma, shortly after she locks a police officer in the trunk of his car. "This is just the first chance you've had to express yourself." In 1991, Thelma & Louise, the story of two outlaw women on the run from their disenchanted lives, was a revelation. Suddenly, a film in which women were, in every sense, behind the wheel. It turned the tables on Hollywood, instantly becoming a classic, and continues to electrify audiences as a cultural statement of defiance. But if the film's place in history now seems certain, at the time its creation was a long shot. Only through sheer hard work and more than a little good luck did the script end up in the hands of the brilliant English filmmaker Ridley Scott, who saw its huge potential.With Scott on board, a team willing to challenge the odds came together--including the stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon and a fresh-faced up-and-coming actor named Brad Pitt, as well as legends like actor Harvey Keitel, composer Hans Zimmer, and old-school studio chief Alan Ladd Jr.--to create one of the most controversial movies of all time. But before icons like Davis and Sarandon got involved, Thelma & Louise was just an idea in the head of Callie Khouri, a thirty-year-old music video production manager, who was fed up with working behind the scenes on sleazy sets. At four a.m. one night, sitting in her car outside the ramshackle bungalow in Santa Monica that she shared with two friends, she had a vision: two women on a crime spree, fleeing their dull and tedious lives--lives like hers--in search of a freedom they had never before been able to realize. But in the late 1980s, Hollywood was dominated by men, both on the screen and behind the scenes. The likelihood of a script by an unheard-of screenwriter starring two women in lead roles actually getting made was remote. But Khouri had one thing going for her--she was so inexperienced she didn't really know she would be attempting the nigh impossible. In Off the Cliff, Becky Aikman tells the full extraordinary story behind this feminist sensation, which crashed through barricades and upended convention. Drawing on 130 exclusive interviews with the key players from this remarkable cast of actors, writers, and filmmakers, Aikman tells an inspiring and important underdog story about creativity, the magic of cinema, and the unjust obstacles that women in Hollywood continue to face to this day"-- Provided by publisher.

Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens

June 21, 2017
Izzard, Eddie, author.
348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Mean dads for a better America : the generous rewards of an old-fashioned childhood

June 16, 2017
Shillue, Tom, author.
New York : Dey St., 2017.
viii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Be afraid -- Be practical -- Be satisfied -- Be thrifty -- Be competitive -- Be confident -- Be creative -- Be dedicated -- Be reckless -- Be prepared -- Be reverent -- Be a gentleman -- Be yourself -- Be bold -- Be open-minded -- Be(at) it -- Be rogue -- Be new wave -- Be supportive -- Be a (slightly naïve) joker -- B♭ minor -- Be proud -- Be grateful.
The stand-up comedian and host of "Red Eye" presents a nostalgic memoir of his childhood in 1970s America, describing how his family's traditional Irish-Catholic values shaped his worldview and can offer practical disciplinary approaches to today's parents.

Stay interesting : I don't always tell stories about my life, but when I do they're true and amazing

June 16, 2017
Goldsmith, Jonathan, 1938- author.
x, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Talking pictures : how to watch movies

June 15, 2017
Hornaday, Ann, author.
New York : Basic Books, [2017].
xvii, 289 pages ; 22 cm

I can't make this up : life lessons

June 12, 2017
Hart, Kevin, 1979- author.
378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Mandatory introduction -- Life lessons from Dad -- Life lessons from Mom -- Life lessons from school -- Life lessons from work -- Life lessons from passion -- Life lessons from apprenticeship -- Life lessons from the grind -- Life lessons from transition -- Life lessons from opportunities -- Life lessons from obstacles -- Life lessons from loss -- Life lessons from independence -- Life lessons from team building -- Life lessons from breakthrough -- Life lessons from success -- Epilogue: Life lessons from legacy building.
Superstar, comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include, the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and listeners have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in themselves since Old Yeller.

Costume design in theater

June 7, 2017
Bjorklund, Ruth, author.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2017.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Having what it takes -- The creative team -- Behind the scenes -- Reality check -- One for all.
Outlines the skills needed to become a costume designer, including being able to research and creating a costume plot.

Wonder Woman : the art and making of the film

June 6, 2017
Gosling, Sharon, author.
London : Titan Books, 2017.
186 pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 31 cm
The history of Wonder Woman stretches back three quarters of a century. In 1941, psychologist William Moulton Marston saw the explosion of popularity around superheroes as an opportunity. He would, he decided, create a character that would embody his belief that women had the natural power to eradicate violence by gifting the fractious world of men with their inherent love, beauty, tolerance and understanding. Marston's previous claim to fame had been to create the lie detector. When he put pen to paper and wrote the first comic strip featuring Diana, Princess of Themyscira, however, he gave the world a far more beloved creation: the most popular female superhero of all time. Wonder Woman's first appearance was in All Star Comics #8, drawn by H.G. Peter. In 1942, less than a year after she was born, she was given her own dedicated comic series. The rest, as they say, is feminist icon history. Now, finally, in 2017, comes her first solo big screen outing. "It's a movie I have wanted to make for as long as I can remember," says director Patty Jenkins. " Wonder Woman is what the world needs so desperately right now. She stands for love, forgiveness, strength and power in a complicated world. I feel so honored to be making a movie using a superhero who stands for something that important. ... The original Marston comic book was the bible, particularly when it came to the spirit of what she stood for and who she is in the world. I wanted to always stay true to that. ... Does this feel like Wonder Woman? Is this a beautiful movie? Are we aiming as high as we possibly can and are those things staying side by side throughout?"--Adapted from introduction.

Ryan Higa's How to write good

May 30, 2017
Higa, Ryan, 1990- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
196 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube."-- Provided by publisher.

21st-century tv dramas : exploring the new golden age

May 26, 2017
Damico, Amy M., author.
Santa Barbara, California ; Denver, Colorado : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xi, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Stories and audiences -- Safe and unsafe -- Women and men -- Home and work -- Fact and fiction -- Conclusion.

Why you better call Saul : what our favorite TV lawyer says about life, love, and scheming your way to acquittal and a large cash payout

May 23, 2017
Keslowitz, Steven, author.
xxxiv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Better Call Saul chronicles the transformation of a decent, likable guy named Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, the morally bankrupt lawyer we met on Breaking Bad. Captivating and funny, the show provides far more than a few binge-watched hours of entertainment, raising questions about the legal system and human nature itself.


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