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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
by Julie Andrews

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, <i>Home</i>, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as <i>Mary Poppins</i>, <i>The Sound of Music</i>, and <i>Victor/Victoria</i>.</b> <br /> In <i>Home</i>, the number one <i>New York Times</i> international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. <br /> With this second memoir, <i>Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years</i>, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--<i>Mary Poppins</i> and <i>The Sound of Music</i>. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including <i>Victor/Victoria</i>, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.<br /><br /> Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, <i>Home Work</i> takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your ...
by Alison Freer

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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Costume designer Alison Freer鈥檚 styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In <i>How to Get Dressed</i>, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what鈥檚 in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:<br /><br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燤aking every garment you own fit better <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燤astering closet organization <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭he undergarments you actually need <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭he scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燬hopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar <br /><br /> Instead of repeating boring style 鈥渞ules,鈥?Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, <i>How to Get Dressed</i> has hundreds of insider tips from Alison鈥檚 arsenal of tools and expertise.
Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke
by Patty Duke

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 13, 2011

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<b>The Star:</b> The public saw her as a gifted child聽聽star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role聽聽as Helen Keller in <i>The Miracle Worker</i> and the聽聽youngest actor to have a prime-time television series聽聽bearing her own name. <br /><br /><b>The Nightmare: </b>What the public did not see was Anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven when tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was聽聽familiar, beginning with her name. She was deprived of family and friends. Her every word was聽聽programmed, her every action monitored and criticized. She was fed liquor and prescription drugs, taught to lie to get work, and relentlessly drilled to win roles. <br /><br /><b>The Legend:</b> Out of this nightmare emerged聽聽Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching for the child, Anna. She won three Emmy Awards and divorced three husbands. A starring role in聽<i>Valley of the Dolls</i> nearly ruined her career. She was notorious for wild spending sprees, turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper. Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her amazing recovery recovery began. <br /><br /><b>The Triumph:聽</b><i>Call Me Anna</i> is an American success story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate struggle for survival. A harrowing, ultimately triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself鈥攚ife, mother, political activist, President of the Screen Actors Guild, and at last, a happy, fulfilled woman whose miracle is her own life.
The Hangman (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
by Louise Penny

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

October 24, 2011

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On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree.<br />The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible.<br />Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines.<br />This book is a quick and easy read for people on the go.
Box Set: Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabet...
by Grace May Carter

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English

Pages

906

Publication Date

October 11, 2018

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Here, from New York Times bestselling biographer Grace May Carter, are the extraordinary lives of Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor.<br /><br />Ingrid Bergman emerges as a devoted artist whose refusal to be a caricature caused her endless trouble - but also produced brilliant performances, from her early role opposite Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca to her profound and final appearance as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. In between, there were four children (including actress Isabella Rossellini), three husbands, and passionate affairs with war photographer Robert Capa, Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming, and Spellbound co-star Gregory Peck. She was perhaps the most international star in the history of entertainment, and, without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood.<br /><br />In a career that spanned six decades, two Academy Awards, and ten Oscar nominations, Bette Davis became one of the greatest screen legends of all time. But, as her epitaph says, "She did it the hard way." She was in constant battles with co-stars, directors, and studios and struggled with addictions to alcohol and cigarettes. She had four stormy marriages, and even her three children brought pain and controversy - one wrote a scathing tell-all book, another had a severe mental disability, and a third was the subject of a prolonged custody battle. But in her iconic film roles, Davis transcended her troubles to leave an indelible mark on American cinema. Possessing none of the glamorous beauty of Greta Garbo, she had something more powerful and lasting: a restless, incandescent energy that made her mesmerizing to watch on the big screen.<br /><br />Katharine Hepburn was far more than an iconic movie star who won four Academy Awards for best actress and made classic films that still rank among the greatest of all time. She also exerted a unique influence on American popular culture, challenging rigid assumptions about how women should behave - and almost single-handedly gave them permission to wear pants. The list of adjectives used to describe Hepburn - bold, stubborn, witty, beautiful - only begin to hint at the complex woman who entranced audiences around the world. So here is the full, epic story of "the patron saint of the independent American female," as one critic described her. Hepburn always lived life strictly on her own terms. And oh, what a life it was.<br /><br />For a time, Elizabeth Taylor was the world's biggest star, but it was her off-screen life - eight stormy marriages, a jewel-encrusted lifestyle, and struggles with weight and various addictions - that provided the most riveting drama. Long before the age of reality television, Taylor showed how fame could take on a volatile life of its own, obscuring the real person behind the media fa莽ade. Now, in this compelling biography, we meet the real Elizabeth Taylor as she grows from precocious child star to "the most beautiful woman in the world" to serious actress to pop-culture punch line, and finally, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and HIV/AIDS activist. Along the way, she is vilified by fans for stealing singer Eddie Fischer from Debbie Reynolds, becomes trapped in a cycle of destructive affairs with Richard Burton, and desperately tries to recapture the childhood she never had with the eccentric pop star Michael Jackson. "I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions," she once said - and those passions make for a gripping, epic tale of tribulation and triumph.
Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend
by Michael Munn

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 01, 2013

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Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog fighter in many of his films and in real life. He was highly decorated for his bravery during his time as a bomber pilot during World War II and was adored for his earnest and kindly persona.<br /><br />Here many unknown sides of Stewart are revealed: his explosive temper, his complex love affairs, his service as a secret agent for the FBI, his innate shyness, and his passionate patriotism. Munn鈥檚 personal touch shines through his writing, as he was a friend of Stewart and his wife, Gloria, and interviewed them as well as their colleagues and friends. This definitive biography reveals the childhood ups and downs that formed this cinema hero, explores the legendary Fonda鈥揝tewart relationship, and recounts Stewart鈥檚 experiences making acclaimed films that include The Philadelphia Story, Rear Window, Anatomy of a Murder, It鈥檚 a Wonderful Life, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Grace: A Biography
by Thilo Wydra

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

November 18, 2014

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<b>Movie Star. Princess. Philanthropist. Icon. The compassionate, revealing, and surprising biography of one of the most admired women in Hollywood history.</b><br /> 聽<br /> She was in an out of Hollywood in six years making only eleven feature films, but to this day Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly remains a leading lady in twentieth century popular culture. As the star of <i>Dial M for Murder, Rear Window</i> and <i>To Catch a Thief</i>, she was Alfred Hitchcock鈥檚 favorite actress. 聽She played opposite such greats as Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, and Clark Gable. A near-mythic incarnation of glamour, beauty, and style, she beguiled as both Hollywood royalty and real-life royalty as Princess Grace鈥攖he stuff of legend even before her tragic death on the serpentine roads of Monaco in 1982.<br /> 聽<br /> Though idolized by millions as the most public of figures, Grace鈥檚 private life remained in the shadows. Her marriage to Prince Rainier III was not anchored by love, and her life on the Riviera was more akin to a golden cage. This illuminating and comprehensive biography draws from previously unreleased photographs and documents from the Grimaldi royal family archive and, for the first time, access to the letters between Kelly and Hitchcock. Based on revealing interviews with Kelly鈥檚 companions and relatives, including an exclusive interview with Prince Albert II of Monaco, 鈥淲ydra draws a picture of a torn woman: joyful, funny and wild, on the other hand introverted, anxious and withdrawn鈥?(<i>Associated Press</i>).
Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitti...
by Deanne Stillman

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>Winner of the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淒eanne Stillman鈥檚 splendid <i>Blood Brothers</i> eloquently explores the clash of cultures on the Great Plains that initially united the two legends and how this shared experience contributed to the creation of their ironic political alliance.鈥?鈥擝obby Bridger, <i>Austin Chronicle</i></b><br /><br />It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody鈥攌nown across the land as Buffalo Bill鈥攃onceived of his Wild West show, an 鈥渆questrian extravaganza鈥?featuring cowboys and Indians. It was a great success, and for four months in 1885 the Lakota chief Sitting Bull appeared in the show. <i>Blood Brothers</i> tells the story of these two iconic figures through their brief but important collaboration, in 鈥渁 compelling narrative that reads like a novel鈥?(<i>Orange County Register</i>).<br /> <br />鈥淭horoughly researched, Deanne Stillman鈥檚 account of this period in American history is elucidating as well as entertaining鈥?(<i>Booklist</i>), complete with little-told details about the two men whose alliance was eased by none other than Annie Oakley. When Sitting Bull joined the Wild West, the event spawned one of the earliest advertising slogans: 鈥淔oes in 鈥?6, Friends in 鈥?5.鈥?Cody paid his performers well, and he treated the Indians no differently from white performers. During this time, the Native American rights movement began to flourish. But with their way of life in tatters, the Lakota and others availed themselves of the chance to perform in the Wild West show. When Cody died in 1917, a large contingent of Native Americans attended his public funeral.<br /> <br />An iconic friendship tale like no other, <i>Blood Brothers</i> is a timeless story of people from different cultures who crossed barriers to engage each other as human beings. Here, Stillman provides 鈥渁n account of the tragic murder of Sitting Bull that鈥檚 as good as any in the literature鈥houghtful and thoroughly well-told鈥攋ust the right treatment for a subject about which many books have been written before, few so successfully鈥?(<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review).
Slow Cooker Cookbook: 500 Recipes for Everyday Cooking
by Jeff Jones

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

March 14, 2019

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<h3><strong>Discover the slow cooker cookbook that is geared toward convenience</strong></h3><br /><p>We know you are always looking for easier ways to cook your meals. We also know you are probably sick and tired of spending long hours in the kitchen cooking with so many pans and pots. Well, now your search is over! We found the perfect kitchen tool you can use from now on! We are talking about the slow cooker!</p><br /><h3><strong>Slow cooker allows you cooking some of the best dishes ever with minimum effort</strong></h3><br /><p>With our slow cooker cookbook you don鈥檛 need to be an expert in the kitchen to cook delicious, flavored, textured dishes! All you need is our slow cooker recipes and the right ingredients!</p><br /><h3><strong>This slow cooker cookbook you are about to discover consist of 500 best slow cooker recipes ever</strong></h3><br /><p>Enjoy amazing breakfasts, simple and sweet desserts, lunch dishes, side dishes, poultry, meat and fish recipes collected in one slow cooker cookbook. Every recipe is easy to cook and the directions are easy to follow. If you were looking for slow cooker cookbook for dummies - this one would be a great choice!</p><br /><p><strong>Check out some of the recipes from our slow cooker cookbook:</strong></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Banana and Coconut Oatmeal</li><br /><li>Hash Browns and Sausage Casserole</li><br /><li>Apple and Onion Lunch Roast</li><br /><li>Pork and Chorizo Lunch Mix</li><br /><li>Beans, Carrots and Spinach Salad</li><br /><li>Chicken Cordon Bleu Dip</li><br /><li>Chicken with Peach And Orange Sauce</li><br /><li>Poached Cod and Pineapple Mix</li><br /><li>Italian Barramundi and Tomato Relish</li><br /><li>Coconut and Macadamia Cream</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Get this slow cooker cookbook for beginners and start cooking in a new and innovative way! It will be the best culinary experience of your life!</p><br />

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