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Gimme A Thrill The Story Of I Ll Say She Is The Lost Marx Brothers Musical And How It Was Found

Author : Noah Diamond
Genre : Performing Arts
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A BROADWAY LEGEND OF 1924 Includes more than eighty rare photographs, some published here for the first time. Before they made the films which are their principal legacy, the Marx Brothers were the stars of three Broadway musicals in the 1920s. Two of these, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, are popular classics, familiar from the Brothers’ immortal film versions, and from numerous stage revivals. But the boys’ 1924 Broadway debut, I’ll Say She Is, was never filmed or revived, and it slipped through history’s fingers. Although it was the most successful thing the Marx Brothers ever did on stage, it was unseen for ninety years after the original production closed, and has been considered a lost work. In 2009, writer, performer, lyricist, and Groucho Marxist Noah Diamond began a seven-year odyssey which led to the restoration, adaptation, and finally the historic first revival of this legendary entry in the Marx and musical theatre canons. Gimme a Thrill tells the whole story for the first time—the complete history of I’ll Say She Is from 1923 to 2014. illsaysheis.com Noah Diamond adapted the book and lyrics for I’ll Say She Is and has a long history of playing Groucho, on and off the stage. He is among the organizers of Marxfest, New York City’s Marx Brothers festival, and has written and lectured widely on the Marxes and their work. With his partner Amanda Sisk, he wrote and produced the Nero Fiddled musicals, a series of political satires. His previous books are 400 Years in Manhattan and Love Marches On.
Category: Performing Arts

The Baby Sitters Club 91 Claudia And The First Thanksgiving

Author : Ann M. Martin
ISBN : 9780545792059
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Writing a Thanksgiving play for the third-grade class she coaches, Claudia is disappointed when some parents object to her less-than-traditional themes, and she must choose between letting the other kids down or fighting censorship.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Coming Back To A Theater Near You

Author : Brian Hannan
ISBN : 9781476623894
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the Silent Era, film reissues were a battle between rival studios—every Mary Pickford new release in 1914 was met with a Pickford re-release. For 50 years after the Silent Era, reissues were a battle between the studios, who considered old movies “found money,” and cinema owners, who often saw audiences reject former box office hits. In the mid–1960s, the return of The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)—the second biggest reissue of all time—altered industry perceptions, and James Bond double features pushed the revival market to new heights. In the digital age, reissues have continued to confound the critics. This is the untold hundred-year story of how old movies saved new Hollywood. Covering the booms and busts of a recycling business that became its own industry, the author describes how the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock won over new generations of audiences, and explores the lasting appeal of films like Napoléon (1927), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Rocky Horror Show (1975) and Blade Runner (1982).
Category: Performing Arts

Russ Meyer The Life And Films

Author : David K. Frasier
ISBN : 0786480637
Genre : Performing Arts
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Credited with having "opened the floodgates of screen permissiveness" in 1959 with the landmark "nudie" The Immoral Mr. Teas, legendary independent softcore filmmaker Russ Meyer has continued throughout his 30-year career and 23+ films to expand the limits of screen freedom with such genre classics as Lorna (1964), Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966), and Vixen (1969). Long recognized as an American auteur and honored by numerous international retrospectives of his work, Meyer's story provides valuable insights into independent filmmaking, the history of the modern sexploitation genre, and cinema censorship. Researched from underground, popular and film literature, this book also incorporates much of the material contained in Meyer's own vast archive, to give an in-depth study of the director dubbed "King Leer."
Category: Performing Arts

Film Society Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015155554
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

The Muse That Sings

Author : Ann McCutchan
ISBN : 0195168127
Genre : Music
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How do today's serious concert composers write their music? This is a collection of recent interviews with 25 of America's important contemporary composers, all born between 1930 and 1960. Here, a wide range of representative artists--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--speak candidly about how they think in sound, shape musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic conceptions to the printed page.
Category: Music

The Film Festival Guide

Author : Adam Langer
ISBN : UCSC:32106016950450
Genre : Performing Arts
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To garner the attention and recognition that will get a film distributed, entering film festivals is a must. With more than 500 festivals worldwide, each listing features detailed information, including contact names, addresses, Web sites, entry materials, entry deadlines, and fees. Insider information for each festival is also included, such as what types of features are shown most frequently, festival reputations, noteworthy celebrity sightings, location details, and more than a dozen interviews with festival industry professionals. It includes a listing of the 16 best festivals including the hugely diverse Berlin International Film Festival, the revamped and vastly improved Chicago International Film Festival, and the Valladolid International Film Festival, where A Clockwork Orange premiered. This book also includes a handy guide for film buffs who want to plan a vacation around an interesting festival in a marvelous setting, as well as film house listings for a great escape into the dark for a movie fix.
Category: Performing Arts

A Companion To Film Comedy

Author : Andrew Horton
ISBN : 9781118327845
Genre : Performing Arts
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A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors
Category: Performing Arts

The Festival Of Cartoon Art

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ISBN : OSU:32435006757983
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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Gonna Lay Down My Burdens

Author : Mary Monroe
ISBN : 9780758259097
Genre : Fiction
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Bestselling author Mary Monroe won rave reviews from critics and readers alike with her first two novels, God Don't Like Ugly and The Upper Room, both Main Selections of the Black Expressions Book Club. Now she returns with the masterful Gonna Lay Down My Burdens--that rare novel that inspires laughter, tears, and repeat readings. In the sweltering little town of Belle Helene, Alabama, Carmen Taylor keeps her weaknesses, her frustrations, and her tears to herself. She's too busy shouldering the burdens of her troubled friends, like Desiree Lucienne, the petite, pampered daughter of a doctor who tries to beat the wildness out of her. But it doesn't stop Desiree from trawling for men whenever she can, and trying to drag Carmen along with her. It's not that Carmen hasn't had her share of boozy pick-ups. She has, but they just can't compare to the one steamy night she spent with the man she's loved since they were both kids. Now a local cop, Chester Sheffield, with his Barry White voice and his all-too-fine body, keeps showing up in Carmen's life, wanting to do something about the feelings they obviously have for each other. But that would mean abandoning her "boyfriend" Burl Tupper and that's something Carmen just can't do. Ever since Burl ended up in a wheelchair because of a foolish teenage prank she played on him, Carmen's promised herself that she'd spend the rest of her life making it up to him. When Carmen doesn't take her chance with Chester, Desiree does, and when she learns that she's pregnant with Chester's child, it's almost more than Carmen can bear. Still, her loyalty to Desiree goes back a long way, and she's not about to let a man get in the way of their friendship--even when Desiree starts stepping out on Chester. Then, on a sultry, reckless moonlit night, Carmen commits a desperate crime of passion, and, with Desiree, hits the road running. But she can't run from the truth she's avoided for years--and in a seedy hotel in the middle of nowhere, she confronts her demons head-on. Now Carmen has two choices--a life on the lam, or a full circle return to Belle Helene, the place where it all began. . .and the only place in the world she can lay down her burdens and seize her one true chance at love and redemption.
Category: Fiction

The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia

Author : Glenn Mitchell
ISBN : 190528781X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presented in accessible A-to-Z format, this handy reference to the wonderfully entertaining comedic family is packed with hundreds of entries featuring trivia, stories, anecdotes, and a full filmography; 240 photographs; and a foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Original.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Saturday Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951001915496S
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Saturday Review

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ISBN : NWU:35556026841320
Genre : American literature
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Love Marches On

Author : Noah Diamond
ISBN : 0578230690
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A Broadway saga in comic strips, LOVE MARCHES ON takes place in and around Times Square, in the years 1925 and 1975. It's a multi-generational tale of art and identity, against the backdrop of an ever-loving, ever-changing city. This beautiful reissue includes the entire original story, in daily strips and full-color Sunday pages; and an expanded "Artifacts" section, packed with new material which explores and enlarges the world of LOVE MARCHES ON and its characters. With more than fifty new illustrations, created for this edition. lovemarcheson.com

Damage Control

Author : Amber Dermont
ISBN : 9781429985246
Genre : Fiction
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"Dermont's short story collection, which follows her debut novel (The Starboard Sea, 2012), demonstrates the author's versatility and sardonic humor...Dermont delivers strong prose and intriguing characters who frequently defy stereotypical ideals...the overall effect is a tight collection that takes the reader in unexpected, often disconcerting, directions. Full of irony and contradictions, this compilation of contemporary short stories is a worthwhile effort."–Kirkus Reviews A luminous collection of short stories focusing on privilege and entitlement, from the bestselling author of The Starboard Sea Damage Control displays Amber Dermont's remarkable gift for portraying characters at crossroads. In "Lyndon," a daughter visits presidential landmarks following the death of her father. In "Damage Control," a young man works at an etiquette school while his girlfriend is indicted for embezzlement. A widow rents herself to elderly women and vacations with them as a "professional grandchild" in "Stella at the Winter Palace." And in "The Language of Martyrs" a couple houses a mail order bride on behalf of the husband's Russian mother. Dermont's stories have previously been published in many literary magazines and have also been featured in anthologies edited by Jane Smiley and Dave Eggers. Damage Control includes three previously unpublished pieces.
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A Brush With The Stage

Author : Stephanie Schrapel
ISBN : PSU:000021341670
Genre : Set design
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