New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

November 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The greatest shows on earth : a history of the circus

November 21, 2014
Simon, Linda, 1946-
296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Behind the scenes

November 20, 2014
Dench, Judi, 1934-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xi, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK Company"--Title page verso.
"From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. Behind the Scenes is a candid blend of reminiscences and photos, many of them never-before-seen from her personal collection. It's a uniquely personal take on her life and brilliant career, showing her off-stage as well as on. Looking back, she provides her millions of fans with reflections and remembrances of those who have mattered to her most - her family, fellow actors, directors and writers - communicating them with the truth and insight that is the hallmark of her acting. Behind the Scenes takes up where her NY Times bestselling memoir and furthermore left off. Dame Judi looks back on the last few years to talk about her role as "M" in the Bond films, the joy of ensemble acting in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the chance to tell the story of the herioc woman at the center of Philomena, her joy in appearing with other great actresses in the MaterpieceTheatre Cranford and her return to the stage in Peter and Alice. Tireless in her desire to perfect her craft, she says "I simply want to go on acting. I suppose I could always be wheeled on stage if necessary. The great thing about acting is that it never ends.""-- Provided by publisher.

Grand opera : the story of the Met

November 20, 2014
Affron, Charles, author.
xviii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A matter of boxes, 1883-1884 : bel canto -- Cultural capital, 1884-1903 : the German seasons and French opera -- Opera wars, 1903-1908 : Parsifal, Salome, and the Manhattan Opera Company -- Modernity, 1908-1929 : Puccini -- Hard times, 1929-1940 : Wagner -- Strains of war, 1940-1950 : the conductor's opera -- Stage business, 1950-1966 : Verdi -- In transit, 1966-1975 : American opera -- Maestro Assoluto, 1975-1990 : twentieth-century European opera and the Baroque -- Patronage and Perestroika, 1990-2006 : American opera (redux) and Slavic opera -- In the age of new media, 2006-2013.

Star Wars : the blueprints : inside the production archives

November 20, 2014
Rinzler, J. W.
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, c2013.
336 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm.
Preface / Norman Reynolds -- Foreword / Gavin Bocquet -- Introduction / J. W. Rinzler -- Episode IV: A New Hope -- Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back -- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi -- Episode I: Introduction : Episodes I, II, II The prequel trilogy : The Phantom Menace -- Episode II: Attack of the Clones -- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year

November 20, 2014
Cohen, Andy, 1968-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
343 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
As a TV producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog.

Princess Mononoke : the first story

November 18, 2014
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- author.
101 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
"The original story created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 that was later released as an animated film. This initial version of the tale offers a new and differnt perspective from the final version presented in the film."--Jacket.
"First published in Japan by Studio Ghibili Inc."--Colophon.
"After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat-- a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage..."--Jacket.

Styling the stars : lost treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox archive

November 17, 2014
Cartwright, Angela, 1952- author.
304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm.
Revered for their indisputable sense of style, classic Hollywood films continue to inspire today's fashions. But the carefully crafted appearances of the timeless characters personified by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup, and costume design. In Hollywood's trendsetting world of glamour and glitz, continuity photographs ensured that these wardrobe elements remained consistent throughout the filming process. Now, decades later, these shots provide a striking record of the evolution of Hollywood fashion from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Written by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Maureen O'Hara, this collection of candid rarities offers a glimpse into the details of prepping Hollywood's most iconic personalities, plus revelatory stories about Twentieth Century Fox classics. Here readers find images of Shirley Temple as she runs a brush through her trademark curls, Marilyn Monroe as she's fitted for an elegant evening gown, Cary Grant as he suits up for a swim, and Paul Newman donning a six-shooter. The result is a stunning collector's volume of film and fashion photography, as well as an invaluable compendium of movie history.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow : my life

November 14, 2014
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
xiv, 332 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Translation of: Ieri, oggi, domani. (First letter of Italian title Ieri is an "i".)
Includes index.
Toothpick -- The fairy-tale factory -- The ideal man -- Who's that piccerella? -- Mambo -- Cary's roses -- A mother well worth an Oscar -- La dolce vita -- Marriages -- Stars -- Comings and goings -- Seventeen days -- The Mona Lisa smile -- Going home -- Voices.
"In her first memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother. In her acting career spanning more than six decades, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. The luminous Italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy--and back to Hollywood. In Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Loren shares vivid memories of work, love, and family with winning candor. Born in 1934 and growing up in World War II Italy, Loren's life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, when she lived in her grandparents' house with her single mother and sister, and endured near starvation. She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, The Pride and the Passion, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, who would vie with her mentor, friend, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband. Loren also reveals her long-held desire to become a mother, the disappointments she suffered, the ultimate joy of having two sons, and her happiness as a mother and grandmother. From trying times to triumphant ones, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, beginning each chapter with a letter, photograph, or object that prompts her memories. In Loren's own words, this is a collection of 'unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures.' Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is as elegant, entrancing, and memorable as Sophia Loren herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Inside HBO's Game of thrones : seasons 3 and 4

November 14, 2014
Taylor, C. A., author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
In the writer's room -- Planning for a season -- Finding Westeros -- Writing the theme -- Creating the title sequence -- Creating Valyrian -- Season III. Part one: Beyond the wall -- Part two: Wars in Westeros -- Part three: The mother of dragons -- Part four: The red wedding -- Season IV. Part five: Resetting the game -- Part six: On the road -- Part seven: Becoming a queen -- Part eight: A different war -- Epilogue.

One lucky bastard : tales from Tinseltown

November 13, 2014
Moore, Roger, 1927-
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2014.
272 pages : illustrations ; 243 cm
Includes index.
"First published in Great Britain in 2014 as Last man standing by Michael O'Mara Books Limited"--Title page verso.
The fun--and feisty--leading ladies -- The Pinewood years -- Stage-struck -- On-set tales -- The good guys (and a few rascals) -- The Rat Pack -- The creative geniuses -- The producers.
"In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he's an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Moore lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. One Lucky Bastard features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers including, Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli, and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, these extraordinary tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.

American titan : searching for John Wayne

November 12, 2014
Eliot, Marc.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2014]
413 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A long, rough stagecoach to fame, powered by a Ford -- War, Hollywood, and Wayne in the forties -- Searching through the fifties -- From the ashes of The Alamo to the fires of Vietnam -- With True grit and an Oscar by his side into the sunset.
From the New York Times best-selling biographer of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood comes a major, in-depth look at one of the most enduring American film icons of all time.

Doctor Who : the secret lives of monsters

November 11, 2014
Richards, Justin, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
At head of title: BBC.

Yes please

November 10, 2014
Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
xix, 329 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Writing is hard : a preface ; Instructions for how to use this book -- Part one. Say : whatever you want, How I fell in love with improv : Boston ; Plain girl vs. the demon ; Laughing to crying to laughing ; The day I was born ; Sorry, sorry, sorry ; My books on divorce ; Talk to yourself like you're ninety -- Part two. Do : whatever you like. How I fell in love with improv: Chicago ; The Russians are coming ; Humping Justin Timberlake ; Every mother needs a wife ; My world-famous sex advice ; Gimme that pudding ; Bad sleeper -- Part three. Be : whoever you are. How I fell in love with improv: New York ; Parents just do understand ; Don't forget to tip your waitresses ; Treat your career like a bad boyfriend ; Partner in crime ; I'm so proud of you ; Let's build a park ; Things they don't tell you about the biz ; Time travel ; Obligatory drug stories, or lessons I learned on mushrooms ; My boys -- The robots will kill us all : a conclusion.
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.

Star wars costumes : the original trilogy

November 6, 2014
Alinger, Brandon, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2014]
225 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 33 cm.
Includes index.
Who can forget the first time Darth Vader marched onto Princess Leia's ship, in his black cape and mask? Or the white hard-body suit of the stormtroopers? Or Leia's outfit as Jabba's slave? These costumes - like so many that adorned the characters of that galaxy far, far away - have become iconic. For the first time, the Lucasfilm Archives is granting full access to the original costumes of episodes IV, V, and VI, allowing them to be revealed in never-before-seen detail. In over 200 new costume photographs, sketches, and behind-the-scenes photos and notes, based on new interviews, fans will get a fresh perspective on the creation of the clothes and costume props that brought these much-loved characters to life. Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy affords both new and longtime Star Wars fans an intimate look at the unforgettable costumes from this classic series.

The science of Interstellar

November 5, 2014
Thorne, Kip S.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014].
x, 324 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Spoiler alert: This books explains the fantastic climax and ending of Interstellar.
"Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne's scientific insights many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar, describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible."--Publisher's description.

There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

November 4, 2014
Shields, Brooke, 1965-
New York : Dutton, 2015.
401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The award-winning actress and best-selling author of Down Came the Rain explores her relationship with her tough single mom, detailing her role in shaping Shields' career, her fierce protectiveness and her struggles with alcohol.

Watch me : a memoir

November 4, 2014
Huston, Anjelica.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Picking up where A Story Lately Told leaves off, when Anjelica Huston is 22 years old, Watch Me is a chronicle of her glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. She writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of "Maerose Prizzi" in Prizzi's Honor, about her collaborations with many of the greatest directors in Hollywood, including Wes Anderson, Richard Condon, Bob Rafelson, Mike Nichols, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father John Huston and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a fabulous story teller"-- Provided by publisher.

Hope : entertainer of the century

November 3, 2014
Zoglin, Richard.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
viii, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The making of an entertainer. Opening ; Vaudeville ; Broadway -- Inventing comedy. Hollywood ; Actor -- Finding a mission. War ; Peace -- Inventing stardom. Television ; Ambassador ; King -- Losing his grip. Patriot ; Partisan -- Ensuring the legacy. Restoration ; Legend.
Draws on exclusive reporting to honor Bob Hope's top-rated successes while discussing such topics as his secret first marriage, stint in reform school and ambivalent relationships with fellow stars.

Leonard Maltin's movie guide.

October 30, 2014
New York, N.Y. : Plume,
v. ; 20 cm.
Editor: 2005-<2015> Leonard Maltin.

I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend

October 29, 2014
Short, Martin, 1950-
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
pages ; cm
An Ed-ucation -- Humble celebrity me -- Marty with parents -- Interlude: a moment with Irving Cohen -- Marty without parents -- In which I find Jesus -- Nancy's boy -- Interlude: a moment with Ed Grimley -- The nine categories -- Interlude: a moment with Jackie Rogers Jr. -- Workplace nirvana at SCTV -- Interlude: a moment with Lawrence Orbach -- Fast times at 30 rock -- Eighties-hot -- Marty throws a party just to sing -- Interlude: a moment with Franck -- When life hands you lemons, put on a fat suit and squash them between your thighs -- Interlude: a moment with Jiminy Glick -- Love, loss, and bumpkiss -- Kathie Lee wasn't wrong -- September of my years-but an unusually temperate September.
The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships.

So anyway...

October 29, 2014
Cleese, John, author.
New York : Crown/Archetype, [2014]
392 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The making of Gone with the wind

October 29, 2014
Wilson, Steve, 1957 July 8- author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2014.
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Companion publication to the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition, September 9, 2014-January 4, 2015, marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the film's release.

Andy Kaufman : the truth, finally

October 29, 2014
Zmuda, Bob, 1949-
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., [2014]
xiii, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling and lounge lizard alter ego, Tony Clifton. In 1984, some say he died while others believe he performed the ultimate vanishing act. At last, in Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, Bob Zmuda, Andy's writer and best friend, and Lynn Margulies, the love of Andy's life, reveal all, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents had died. Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction, and includes a candid inside take on the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, which starred Jim Carrey as Andy, Paul Giamatti as Zmuda, Courtney Love as Margulies and Danny DeVito as Andy's manager, George Shapiro. Zmuda and Margulies reveal what was truthful and what wasn't and share their behind-the-scenes Kaufmanesque antics they concocted with actor Jim Carrey, keeping him in character, at times, much to the chagrin of studio chiefs. Andy Kaufman also exposes intrigues of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Finally, Bob Zmuda shares-in detail-the reasons he believes Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including exactly how he did it and when and where Andy will return."-- Provided by publisher.

A year in the life of Downton Abbey

October 28, 2014
Fellowes, Jessica
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
January : the year abroad -- February : the children -- March : farming -- April : travel -- May : debutantes -- June : the London season -- July : summer -- August : Scotland -- September : the house party -- October : living on the estate -- November : the sporting season -- December : Christmas.

Brief encounters : conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks

October 28, 2014
Cavett, Dick.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xiv, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A New York Times book."


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