These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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.
January 5, 2017
Salisbury, Mark, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
158 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 29 cm
Includes removable facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie.
Newt Scamander -- Jacob Kowalski, Porpentina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein -- New York -- MACUSA -- N.S.P.S. -- The Blind Pig -- Finale -- Newt's Case.
"Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling's script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen. Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.."--Page 4 of cover.
January 5, 2017
Anderer, Paul, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The gate -- Primal scenes -- Beginnings (a stray dog story) -- Confessions -- The benshi -- Labyrinth -- The witnesses, and the silence -- A tale of the brothers Kurosawa -- The other Akutagawa -- Slow motion -- The trial -- Requiem/rebirth.
A groundbreaking investigation into the early life of the iconic Akira Kurosawa in connection to his most famous film -- taking us deeper into the Kurosawa and his world. dust jacket.
January 4, 2017
Wills, David, 1969- author.
xxiii, 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
January 4, 2017
Surendra, Rajiv, author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"What happens when you spend ten years obsessively pursuing a dream, and then, in the blink of an eye, learn that you have failed? In 2003, Rajiv Surendra was filming Mean Girls, playing the beloved rapping mathlete Kevin Gnapoor, when a cameraman insisted he read Yann Martel's Life of Pi. Mesmerized by all the similarities between Pi and himself--both are five-foot-five with coffee-colored complexions, both share a South Indian culture, both lived by a zoo--when Rajiv learns that Life of Pi will be made into a major motion picture he is convinced that playing the title role is his destiny. In a great leap of faith, Rajiv embarks on a quest to embody the sixteen-year-old Tamil schoolboy. He quits university and buys a one-way ticket from Toronto to South India. He visits the sacred stone temples of Pondicherry, he travels to the frigid waters off the coast of rural Maine, and explores the cobbled streets of Munich. He befriends Yann Martel, a priest, a castaway, an eccentric old woman, and a pack of Tamil schoolboys. He learns how to swim, to spin wool, to keep bees, and to look a tiger in the eye. All the while he is really learning how to dream big, to fail, to survive, to love, and to become who he truly is. Rajiv Surendra captures the uncertainty, heartache, and joy of finding ones place in the world with sly humor and refreshing honesty. The Elephants in My Backyard is not a journey of goals and victories, but a story of process and determination. It is a spellbinding and profound book for anyone who has ever failed at something and had to find a new path through life. "--Dust jacket.
January 4, 2017
367 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm + 2 prints.
Prints in envelope attached to inside front cover.
In slip case.
Life before Star Wars / Ryder Windham -- The original trilogy (1973-1983) / Ryder Windham -- Between the trilogies (1984-1996) / Daniel Wallace -- The prequel trilogy (1997-2005) / Pablo Hidalgo -- Clone Wars & beyond (2006-2010) / Pablo Hidalgo -- Star Wars: a new era (2013-2016) / Pablo Hidalgo.
The definitive history of "Star Wars" chronicling four decades of the world of "Star Wars"; decade by decade, year-by-year, month-by-month. Everything is covered, from the influences and creation of all six "Star Wars" movies, to the toys, books and video games that have shaped the "Star Wars" dynasty. The month-by-month format is brought to life by images from the movies, TV series, comic books and more.
January 3, 2017
Fortune, Emil, author.
77 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 38 cm
"Includes a map from Star Wars Rogue One" -- cover.
"Illustrated in full color, this stunning book of maps covers everything from Endor and Naboo to Tatooine and Yavin 4, taking in the epic stories, strange creatures, and planets of a galaxy far, far away. With dozens of maps, star charts, character profiles, and a timeline of the entire saga, it is the perfect guide for any explorer!" -- back cover.
December 29, 2016
Cohn, Jessica, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic, Inc., 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
December 20, 2016
Garcia, Robert, author.
255 pages : colour illustrations ; 33 cm.
Introduction: A celebration of Batman -- The command at ABC: Batman on TV -- Semple writing Batman: as only he can -- Hiring the Batman case: they made the show last - Using Irwin Allen's props, to make screen tests tops -- Fox's commitment, Fitzsimons' fulfillment -- Bringing comics to screen: a visual treat in every scene -- A quick way needed from manor to cave, there are endangered citizens to save! -- The fans must race about the new Batcave -- Neal Hefti writes that strong, Grammy-winning theme song -- Barris Custom builds a Batmobile with that perfect Bob Kane feel -- The Batmobile's tricks, made everyone fanatics -- Batmobile on tour: showed thousands the cars' allure -- Robert Butler so totally "got it," he & Semple were a perfect fit -- Saving time and money, with bif, bang, & zowie! -- William Dozier agreed to narrate, Desmond Doomsday was great -- ABC's marketing is top notch, making Batman the show to watch -- Hiring producer Horwitz to create a scripting blitz -- TV history was made, Horwitz's team really knew their trade -- Desilu-Culver move required a new crew to be hired -- Batman's huge debut brings much hullabaloo -- Little first season scenes from "finks" to "fiends" -- Burt as Robin was ideal he play the role with zeal -- Holy is Robin's go-to phrase, he says it in so many ways -- Catwoman is a wow, Julie Newmar take a bow -- Frank Gorshin is the one to make Riddler loads of fun -- Cesar Romero is a win, the Joker always makes us grin -- Burgess Meredith makes us chortle, his Penguin is immortal -- The second season starts, includes episodes in three parts -- Horwitz builds a reliable staff who wrote scripts for a good laugh -- New directors got ready, keeping production steady -- The cast & crew loved all the many fans, even with their wacky plans -- Makeup & wardrobe tales from penguins to dusty trails -- Film sets, first aid & showers cause shooting to take extra hours -- A strange prop each day kept Krizman at play -- With cameos & invited guests Batman picked from Hollywood's best -- Guest stars recall their best moments overall -- Stuntmen Kerns & Paul Dare to make stunts that really scare -- Fighting crime on land, sea & air, Batman brings Batcycle & more to bear -- Batgirl makes comics debut, then to TV in luminous purple hue -- Bruce Lee paid a visit, shows Ward his fighting spirit -- Adding high heels & kicks to stunts long fixed -- Season had begun, it was Batman's final run -- The final nine eps finish strong, before cast & crew say "so long" -- Culver City says goodbye Batman goes out on a high -- An inspiration to modern writers & movie-producing fighters -- Episode guide: Season one -- Episode guide: Season two -- Episode guide: Season three.
KA-POW! This is the book Bat-Fans have been waiting for! For the first time, the classic 1960s TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the dynamic duo Batman and Robin gets the lavish, in-depth coffee table book tribute it so richly deserves. From the Rogues Gallery of Villains, including the Penguin, the Joker and Catwoman, to the car every kid wanted - the Batmobile - it's all here!
December 20, 2016
xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
December 15, 2016
Jones, Brian Jay, author.
viii, 550 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Prologue: Out of control, March 1976 -- Part I: Hope, 1944-1973 -- Scrawny little devil, 1944-1962 -- Geeks and nerds, 1962-1966 -- The right horse, 1967 -- Radicals and hippies, 1967-1971 -- American graffiti, 1971-1973 -- Part II: Empire, 1973-1983 -- Bleeding on the page, 1973-1976 -- "I have a bad feeling about this", 1976-1977 -- Striking back, 1977-1979 -- Darkening skies, 1979-1983 -- Part III: Return, 1983-2016 -- Empty flash, 1983-1994 -- A digital universe, 1994-1999 -- Cynical optimism, 1999-2005 -- Letting go, 2005-2016.
May 25, 1977. A problem-plagued independent science-fiction film opened in a handful of movie theaters-- and became one of the biggest box-office-smashing movie franchises of all time. Lucas went on to develop the Indiana Jones series, and then transformed the worlds of special effects and movie sound. His entire career has been stimulated by innovators-- and Jones provides a behind-the-scenes look at the man who is as unmatched as his unforgettable characters.
December 15, 2016
Mordden, Ethan, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
ix, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
December 13, 2016
175 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm.
"The interviews collected in this volume were originally printed in Star Trek Magazine, some of which date back almost 20 years. In order to maintain the originality of the material, we have not modified the interviews unless absolutely necessary." -- verso.
Full circle. William Shatner ; Chris Pine ; Leonard Nimoy ; Zachary Quinto ; DeForest Kelley ; Karl Urban ; Nichelle Nichols ; Zoe Saldana ; Walter Koenig ; Anton Yelchin ; George Takai ; John Cho ; James Doohan ; Simon Pegg -- Taking command. Patrick Stewart ; Avery Brooks ; Kate Mulgrew ; Scott Bakula -- Starcrossed lovers. Marina Sirtis ; Jonathan Frakes ; Nana Visitor ; Rene Auberjonois -- Stepping up. Roxanne Dawson ; Garrett Wang ; Anthony Montgomery -- Health check. Gates McFadden ; Robert Picardo ; John Billingsley ; Jeri Ryan -- Call security. Dominic Keating ; Tim Russ -- Missing in action. Denise Crosby ; Connor Trinneer.
The 50-year history of Star Trek, as told by the people who were there - every cast member interviewed. From the vaults of Star Trek Magazine, we celebrate with classic archive interviews with every lead cast member, from William Shatner to Patrick Stewart, to Chris Pine and beyond, familiar faces reveal the true story behind the greatest moments in the fifty-year history of this incredible franchise.
December 13, 2016
Graham, Lauren, 1967- author.
x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Fast forward -- Sweat equity -- You can't be vegan just for Ellen -- There is only one Betty White, or: Paper towels, a love story -- What it was like, part one -- Before my REI card: some thoughts on being single -- Labor days -- Judge not, lest ye be a judge on Project Runway: my life in fashion -- Someday, someday, maybe you'll believe my novel wasn't completely autobiographical -- Kitchen timer -- Parenthood is the best neighborhood -- Look up! A note from your friend Old Lady Jackson -- What it was like, part two.
"This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing-up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling work years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick. -- Lauren Graham" -- from back of dust jacket.
December 12, 2016
Hedren, Tippi, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, 
xii, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
For decades, Tippi Hedren's luminous beauty enchanted moviegoers and cemented her among Hollywood's elite. From Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds to Roar, one of the most controversial movies ever made, Tippi Hedren has had few dull moments, and though stories about her have spread through gossip and tabloid headlines, she has never told the full tale of her astonishing life until now. Here, she details her rise from humble beginnings in Depression-era small-town Minnesota to becoming the matriarch of a Hollywood dynasty that includes her daughter, Melanie Griffith and her granddaughter Dakota Johnson. This extraordinary career started with a chance meeting that led to her early modeling career--first in department-store fashion shows, then working with Eileen Ford--and eventually to the commercial that caught the eye of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. For the first time, Tippi shares the entire story of her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, the man who discovered her talent but also became her obsessive tormentor. Going behind the scenes of The Birds and Marnie, Tippi details the glamourous whirlwind that brought her to Hollywood as well as the dark pain she endured while working with Hitchcock, whose controlling behavior and attention quickly proved inescapable. Speaking candidly about being a single mother and shielding her daughter from her struggles on and off of Hitchcock's set, Tippi provides deep insight into the most challenging years of her life and demonstrates how, despite Hitchcock's threats to ruin her career, her uncompromising spirit finally gave her the courage to break free. Difficult as those experiences were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar--a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers. Including details about the unbelievable making of the movie, Tippi describes how what began as a simple movie about big cats evolved into a sprawling, dangerous endeavor that consumed her career and often put lives, including hers and her family's, at risk. Tippi offers a clear-eyed and surprising look at the perilous chances they took, while also recounting how these events led to years of animal-rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own big-cats preserve, Shambala. And yet, through it all, Tippi shows how her career and life have continued to embody her unwavering devotion--to her daughter, Melanie; to her animal-rights activism; to her humanitarian relief work overseas; and to her art. This is a fascinating portrait of an actress whose skill onscreen was matched only by her strength off it. --Adapted from dust jacket.