These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
March 24, 2017
Eliot, Marc, author.
xvi, 553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
From St. Helen to Mt. Sinai -- Hollywood's Last Icon.
"The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood icon, political activist and NRA president that explores Heston's storied career and role in Hollywood mythology,"--NoveList.
March 24, 2017
Snider, Brandon T.
New York, NY : PSS! Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 
80 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Dig through the many pages of advice in this fun pop philosophy book as narrated by Captain Kirk, based on the characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos and calm. Tread carefully as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Kirk teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.
March 22, 2017
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- author.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 29 cm
"The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it--Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old--reveals the intense creative process that went into creating this seminal film. With meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo's novel, the Notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. [This book] pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola's original notebook"--Publisher's website.
March 22, 2017
Zahed, Ramin, author.
103 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Some pages with flaps, pop-ups and mini pages--cataloger's note.
Part I Fantastic beasts and where to find them -- Part II Harry Potter: Forests dwellers -- Lake dwellers -- Dragons -- In class -- Companions -- The working world -- Dark forces.
March 22, 2017
Collins, Lily, 1989- author.
New York, NY : Harper, 
221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The Quirky Things that Make You -- Different are What Make You Beautiful -- "When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them" -- We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve -- Great Disappearing Acts -- My Battle for Perfection -- My Mom: The Myth, The Legend -- Every Tattoo Tells a Story -- Be Silly. It's Attractive. Normal is so Boring. -- A Letter to All Dads -- Harnessing Your Inner Superhero -- In a Relationship with Addiction -- Food as Fuel, Not Punishment -- Spilling Our Secrets -- Talk More, Create Connections -- From Pen to Paper and Beyond -- Everything Happens for a Reason -- Seoul Searching.
"For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it's like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it's about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they're not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily's honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It's time to claim your voice! It's time to live your life unfiltered" --Inside jacket.
March 22, 2017
Marin, Cheech, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
viii, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
What are you? -- Up on the rooftop -- In the dead of night -- A change of scenery -- Father Marin? -- A Hard Day's Night -- What else have they been lying about? -- A cross-fire hurricane -- A big day of castrating -- Meeting Tommy Chong -- We want tits! -- Do you have a nickname? -- One small problem -- What happened to the leopard you had last night? -- Bank error in your favor -- Who's Lou Adler? -- Dave's not here -- Hitting the road -- If you could please not do that dog bit -- In and out of dry dock -- Weeniegate -- Hooray for Hollywood -- Up in smoke -- A lesson in show business -- You're slouching -- You're into video, I'm into film -- Born in East L.A. -- Tito, Banzai, and Ramone -- Ladies and gentlemen, Chet Pussy!! -- Louie, Alex, and me -- Tin Cup -- Nash Bridges -- The late Henry Moss -- Chicano art -- The night Kate Middleton asked me to dance -- Endings, reunions, and new beginnings.
Cheech Marin writes candidly about growing up as a wisecracking kid in south central LA, resisting the draft, and his chance meeting with Tommy Chong--and how they formed one of the most successful comedy acts of all time, breaking up, reuniting, and still performing together to this day. Cheech the storyteller takes the reader on a wild ride along his strange and wonderful path to fame that saw the son of a policeman become the face of the recreational drug movement. He describes his early artistic aspirations to become a potter, his brief stint as a magazine reporter when he interviewed Little Richard, and his surreal and unlikely ascent to the top of the comedy world. Cheech also details how his passion for Chicano art led him to assemble the world's finest private collection, and how he bested the likes of Anderson Cooper to win Celebrity Jeopardy! Written with his trademark comedic flair and replete with colorful characters both famous and obscure, this is a fresh, funny, and unstintingly honest account of an incredible life and career that represents a "new high" in autobiography.--From book jacket.
March 15, 2017
Ziegler, Maddie, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2017.
xvii, 221 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Presenting Madison Nicole -- And along came Kenzie ... -- Livin' on the dance floor -- It's just me -- Sia's mini-me -- So I think I can judge -- Drama queen -- My style file -- Makeup maven -- The me I've yet to meet.
"Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star--she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime's hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over--including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video "Chandelier." The rest, as they say, was history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way--starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans' burning questions with wise advice she's learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she's learned--and preparing for the exciting road ahead"-- Provided by publisher.
March 15, 2017
Braeden, Eric, 1942- author.
x, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Beginnings and endings -- Coming to America -- From parking cars to Broadway -- The sins of the father -- Becoming Eric Braeden -- Christian -- My ten years as a bad guy -- Meeting Victor Newman -- "I'm going to make you proud" -- "Victor! Victor! Victor!" -- The good, the bad, and the mortifying -- Titanic and The man who came back -- But I digress -- Thank you, Y&R -- In closing ...
"For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television's number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they've come to know and love the suave Victor Newman, few truly know the man behind the character, the supremely talented Eric Braeden. I'll Be Damned is his story--a startling and uplifting true tale of war, deprivation, determination, fame, and social commitment that spans from Nazi Germany to modern Hollywood."--Book jacket flap.
March 8, 2017
Rappaport, Helen, author.
300 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color genealogical table ; 24 cm
Little Drina -- From Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace -- The maiden queen -- Lord M -- The German pauper -- Her Majesty's household -- The court of Queen Victoria -- The welfare of my people -- Becoming a mother -- Behind the scenes.
The official companion to the Masterpiece presentation on PBS, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England’s greatest monarchs.
March 3, 2017
Westmore, Michael G., author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot, 
xii, 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Walk of fame -- The family -- The sixties -- The seventies -- The eighties -- Star trek and the nineties -- Star trek: Deep Space Nine -- Star trek: Voyager -- Star trek: Enterprise -- Snippets -- Awards, honors, and nominations.
Westmore has been creating characters and disguises for movies and television since the 1960s, but his family has been shaping the visages of stardom since 1917, and the family has been honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In this memoir, Westmore shares anecdotes about his years behind the scenes, most notably in creating hundreds of alien characters for over 600 episodes of Star trek in all its iterations.
February 27, 2017
Isenberg, Noah William, author.
xvi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Everybody comes to Rick's -- Usual suspects -- I stick my neck out for nobody -- Such much -- We'll always have Paris -- Play it again -- A beautiful friendship.
"The movie Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. The film won Oscars for best picture, best director, and best screenplay, and would go on to enjoy more revival screenings than any other movie in history, and become firmly ensconced in the American cultural imagination. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca's production, exploring the transformation of the unproduced stage play into the classic movie." -- from publisher website.
February 27, 2017
Frankel, Glenn, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xvi, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The natural -- The elephant man -- The icon -- The boy wonder -- The committee -- The Viennese gentleman -- The falling star -- The committee returns -- The screenplay -- The informer -- Citizen Kane -- "Bombshells" -- The witness -- The exile -- The music men -- The process -- The movie -- Writer's block -- The return -- Epilogue.
The story behind the classic movie High Noon shares insights into the toxic political climate in which it was created, recounting how, during the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was interrogated and blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. --Publisher
February 23, 2017
Bennett, Tara, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Boom Studios, 
174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm
January 26, 2017
Haskell, Molly, author.
xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Beginnings and the Lost Ark -- Steve bites his nails and hears voices -- Arcadia : the best and worst of times -- The kid with the briefcase -- Jaws "Open Wide" -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- 1941 and Raiders of the Lost Ark -- E.T., Poltergeist, and Twilight Zone -- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Color Purple -- Empire of the Sun -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Always, and Hook -- Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, and the Shoah Foundation -- Amistad and The Lost World : Jurassic Park -- Saving Private Ryan and A.I. -- Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can -- The Terminal, War of the Worlds, and Munich -- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Adventures of Tintin, and War Horse -- Lincoln and Bridge of Spies.
A biography of the director details his many films and describes how his unique and evocative gift for storytelling evolved from experiences in his own life, including his parents' divorce and his return to Judaism after his son was born.
January 20, 2017
Fain, Kimberly, 1974-
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-Clio, Llc, 
xxi, 251 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: appropriation, exploitation, and agency of black performers in Hollywood -- Black images from the Jim Crow era to the McCarthy era of blacklisting. 1910s: whites in blackface and the sexually depraved black Mandingo-The birth of a nation -- 1920s: Oscar Micheaux's response to blackface and D.W. Griffith -- 1930s: the Hays Moral Code and Jim Crow-The emperor Jones and Gone with the wind -- 1940s: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Lincoln "Stepin Fetchit" Perry: black servants in musicals and comedies -- 1950s: McCarthyism and blacklisting: Canada Lee and Paul Robeson -- Black images from the apex of the civil rights era to the age of Barack Obama -- 1960s: token black actors in the civil rights age: Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte -- 1970s: blaxploitation: preachers, pimps, pushers, and players -- 1980s: black comedians rule: in the age of Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor -- 1990s: gangsta rappers transcend music: Ice Cube, Ice-T, DMX, Nas, and 2pac -- 2000s: black icons: control, agency, and self-appropriation: Spike Lee, Tyler Perry and Will Smith -- 2010s: black power Hollywood: In the age of Obama's hope and change -- Conclusion.
Fain examines the dehumanizing depictions of black males in the movies since 1910, analyzing images that were once imposed on black men and are now appropriated and manipulated by them. She discusses the social, historical, and literary evolution of African American male roles in the cinema, and analyzes the various black images presented each decade from blackface, Sambo, and Mandingo stereotypes to archetypal figures such as God, superheroes, and the president.
January 19, 2017
New York : Random House, 
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
January 19, 2017
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This compendium of nineteen essays offers a fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the long running sci-fi television show"--Back cover.
January 18, 2017
Arnold, Gordon B., 1954- author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 
viii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Coming to light -- A world of possibilities -- Animation's rising star -- Man from the Midwest -- Dawn of a golden age -- Snow White and the beginning of U.S. feature animation -- War years -- Postwar transitions -- Changing times -- The vast wasteland and other discontents -- Tradition, rebellion, transformation -- Renaissance and revolution.
January 9, 2017
Lund, Kristin, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
187 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Material in this book previously published in: Inside the worlds of Star wars episode I; Inside the worlds of Star wars attack of the clones, Inside the worlds of Star wars trilogy.
The ultimate reference book for the planets, cities, and battles of the Star wars galaxy! The cross-section artworks offer incredible levels of detail that take you far beyond what is seen on-screen-- even beyond freeze-frame!
January 6, 2017
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2016.
192 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
A fragile peace -- Rebel alliance -- Occupied territory -- The Empire -- Going rogue -- A Star Wars story.
"This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars&#x; movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 5 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and authoritative text, this book is packed with essential information--and presented alongside stunning stills from the movie."--Amazon.
January 6, 2017
Cumming, Alan, 1965- author, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
267 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
To the left, to the left -- Lustrous pinnacle -- Crocs -- Page six -- Travels with Honey -- Grant -- Snow man -- Pool boy -- After dark -- Murray (King of the) Hill -- Jesus take the wheel -- Travis and his friend -- 22nd Street -- Chest peace -- Summer knee jerk -- Glenn Close's back -- Iris Apfel's hand -- Body parts -- Fleshbot -- I am writing this because Gore Vidal told me to -- Secrets and lies -- Diddy -- Fashion feet forward -- Natalie Merchant's shoes -- Getting to Nomi -- You gotta get bigger dreams! -- Kylie -- Kitten -- Iman -- Head down, eyes up -- Shona and Kerry -- Leon -- Life is a game -- Self-portrait, Marrakech -- Caitlin's kitchen -- Mandatory selfies -- Yes! -- Priests texting -- Sweet Liza -- Welcome to action movies -- I once sang at the Hollywood Bowl -- Jet lag -- First class dream -- Awards.
"A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures... In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of widsom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You gotta get bigger dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author"--Dust jacket.
January 5, 2017
New York : Abrams, 2016.
2 volumes (399, 399 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 x 37 cm
Vol. 1. Foreword by George Lucas -- Introduction -- Before The Star Wars -- Star Wars -- The Empire Strikes Back (Part I) -- Vol. 2. The Empire Strikes Back (Part II) -- Return of the Jedi -- Beyond the films.
Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga's visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers--even Lucasfilm's annual holiday cards--all rescanned and rephotographed for this book. In Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist's Star Wars work ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie's colleagues and friends, complement and contextualize the art. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is a comprehensive tribute to cinema's most beloved and influential concept artist.
January 5, 2017
Julius, Jessica, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 29 cm
Be swallowed by our culture -- Know your mountain -- The ocean connects us -- The mighty Maui -- Into the realm of the fantastic -- Environmental models -- Color keys -- A culture of collaboration.
Collects the concept art behind the film, including sketches, storyboards, color keys, and mores.
January 5, 2017
Delman, Gregg, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, 
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color portraits ; 30 cm
January 5, 2017
Bresson, Robert, author.
New York : New York Review Books, 
xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"New York Review book"--T.p. verso.
Preface -- Public affairs, 1934 : Prelude -- Angels of sin, 1943 : It takes an auteur ; Jean Giraudoux -- Les dames du Bois de Boulogne, 1945 : Scandals and shocks ; Interiority leads the way ; Jean Cocteau ; The Festival du Film Maudit -- Diary of a country priest, 1951 : Between these two worlds ; It's the impossibility that attracts me ; To see and to hear ; As I would write a poem -- A man escaped, 1956 : The wind blows where it wants to ; A new means of expression -- Pickpocket, 1959 : A film made of hands, objects, and glances ; A film's rhythm should be like the beating of a heart ; To capture only what is real ; To get to the mystery ; Poetry and truth are sisters -- The trial of Joan of Arc, 1962 : This familiarity with the palpably supernatural ; I know of nothing more atrocious or more poignant ; It's what the film wanted ; Emotion should be our only guide ; Joan of Arc was beautiful, elegant, approachable, modern ; To make her real, to bring her close ; If you want the current to flow, you have to strip the wires -- Adaptation : Aspects of dramatic creation -- Au hasard Balthazar, 1966 : A donkey in all its purity, its tranquility, its serenity, its sanctity ; The freest film I've made, the one to which I've given the most of myself ; To create life without copying it ; The beaten path -- Mouchette, 1967 : More in the manner of portraitists ; Something else I like in Bernanos: his supernatural is constructed from the real ; Looks that kill -- The sound track : The ear is far more creative than the eye -- A gentle woman, 1969 : The confrontation between death and life ; I am here, the other is elsewhere, and the silence is terrible -- Four nights of a dreamer, 1972 : Art is not a luxury, but a vital need ; Between blue and brown ; I look for surprises -- Lancelot of the Lake, 1974 : To bring the past into the present ; It was Lancelot's very particular inner adventure that I found striking ; Torn between fidelity and felony ; The sound of iron ; The Grail -- Notes on the cinematograph, 1975 : You strip your art naked -- The devil, probably, 1977 : The adversary ; The gaps are where the poetry slips in -- L'argent, 1983 : O money, visible god! ; The cinema is immense. We haven't done a thing.