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Sophia Loren

Author : Yann-Brice Dherbier
ISBN : 1862058318
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the first cinematic sex symbols, Sophia Loren's charisma and voluptuous figure attracted many admirers. Despite this, she was a faithful and dedicated family woman. Committed to just one man - film producer Carlo Ponti, she considered her two children her greatest accomplishments. Loren came from impoverished roots, yet she was possibly the greatest Italian actress of her time. Her many films included Houseboat, Two Women (for which she won the Academy award), The Fall of the Roman Empire and The Millionairess. She also loved to sing, adding to her sex appeal with a seductive voice. 'Sophia Loren: A Life in Pictures' illustrates the variety and contrasts in Loren's private and public persona, with wonderful pictures and an incisive biography.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Duke

Author : Rob Leicester Wagner
ISBN : 0760759340
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Sophia Loren

Author : Pauline Small
ISBN : 9781841502342
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39.94 MB
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INDIVIDUAL ACTORS & PERFORMERS. European stardom is very different from that of Hollywood, where the industry concentrates intensively on establishing and promoting major stars. This unique books sets out to highlight the career of Sophia Loren as a prime example of a highly original rise to fame in a European context. Pauline Small emphasizes that although primarily an Italian star, Loren's career crossed the boundaries of a shifting network of film making ventures that spanned Italy, Hollywood and Europe.Loren was one of the leading figures in the 1950s whose professional achievements, Small argues, were undervalued and to a degree remain so. Using written and visual materials ranging from government archives to academic journals, from the popular press to her major films, "Sophia Loren: Moulding the Star" gives a fuller understanding of the forces, commercial, industrial and cultural, that combined to forge her enduring star status and the cult of a major film personality.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Audrey Hepburn A Life In Pictures

Author : Yann-Brice Dherbier
ISBN : 1909815357
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From her captivating debut in Roman Holiday in 1953, Audrey Hepburn redefined notions of Hollywood elegance and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates Audrey's popularity as an enduring icon, providing a unique insight into her career, personality and trademark style that still fascinate and captivates today. A detailed biography is accompanied by over 160 photographs, many reproduced for the first time and taken by some of the world's top photographers. Famous quotes on and from Audrey Hepburn complement the impressive iconographic research, which includes numerous family pictures as well as information from private collections, press agencies and newspapers. From her enchanting appearances on the big screen to her charity work for UNICEF and fascinating family life, this book is a highly individual portrait of a much-loved movie and fashion legend. With a foreword by Hubert de Givenchy, who dressed Audrey for her films and who became a close friend of the star.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life Hidden Hollywood

Author : The Editors of LIFE
ISBN : 9781683302414
Genre : Performing Arts
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Michael Jackson

Author : Candice Bal
ISBN : 1862058806
Genre : Music
File Size : 48.9 MB
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• A beautifully produced visual tribute to the King of Pop • An unprecedented collection of images taking us behind the scenes of Jackson's amazing career • The latest in the successful Life in Pictures series A fitting tribute to the undisputed ‘King of Pop’, this lavishly illustrated book takes us on a visual tour of Michael Jackson’s colourful, highly publicized, sometimes controversial, but exceptionally gifted life. From his earliest performances with The Jackson 5 in the ‘60s to multi-million album success as a solo artist, this book provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at this essentially shy but legendary artist. Capturing the essence of his innovations in music, dance and video, these images show how Jackson transformed popular culture to become one of the most commercially successful entertainers of all time. The latest in the Life in Pictures series, this is a beautifully produced book filled with wonderful, often surprisingly intimate images – a celebration of one of the most talented artists of all time and the perfect gift for any Jackson fan.
Category: Music

Inventing Elsa Maxwell

Author : Sam Staggs
ISBN : 9781250017758
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the twentieth century's most colorful characters brought back to life in this biography by the author of All About All About Eve With Inventing Elsa Maxwell, Sam Staggs has crafted a landmark biography. Elsa Maxwell (1881-1963) invented herself–not once, but repeatedly. Built like a bulldog, she ascended from the San Francisco middle class to the heights of society in New York, London, Paris, Venice, and Monte Carlo. Shunning boredom and predictability, Elsa established herself as party-giver extraordinaire in Europe with come-as-you-are parties, treasure hunts (e.g., retrieve a slipper from the foot of a singer at the Casino de Paris), and murder parties that drew the ire of the British parliament. She set New York a-twitter with her soirees at the Waldorf, her costume parties, and her headline-grabbing guest lists of the rich and royal, movie stars, society high and low, and those on the make all mixed together in let-'er-rip gaiety. All the while, Elsa dashed off newspaper columns, made films in Hollywood, wrote bestselling books, and turned up on TV talk shows. She hobnobbed with friends like Noel Coward and Cole Porter. Late in life, she fell in love with Maria Callas, who spurned her and broke Elsa's heart. Her feud with the Duchess of Windsor made headlines for three years in the 1950s. Inventing Elsa Maxwell, the first biography of this extraordinary woman, tells the witty story of a life lived out loud.
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Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Author : Sophia Loren
ISBN : 9781476797434
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A memoir by the Academy Award-winning international film star traces her childhood in war-torn Naples through her life as a screen legend, fashion icon and devoted mother.
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Photographs Are My Life

Author : Monty Fresco
ISBN : UOM:39015051364167
Genre : Photography, Artistic
File Size : 34.81 MB
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Framing Pictures

Author : Steven Jacobs
ISBN : 9780748688715
Genre : Performing Arts
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Steven Jacobs' book provides a unique critical intervention into a relatively new area of scholarship - the multidisciplinary topic of film and the visual arts.
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