The Private Diary Of My Life With Lana

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The Private Diary Of My Life With Lana

Author : Eric Root
ISBN : 0787107735
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The actress' friend and confidant for the last twenty-four years of her life presents a portrait of the screen legend and discusses her love affairs, public persona, and the murder of her lover Johnny Stompanato in 1958
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Born To Be Hurt

Author : Sam Staggs
ISBN : 9781429942089
Genre : Performing Arts
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In a passionate and witty behind-the-scenes expose, the author of All About "All About Eve" takes on the classic 1959 Douglas Sirk film starring Lana Turner Few films inspire the devotion of Imitation of Life, one of the most popular films of the '50s--a split personality drama that's both an irresistible women's picture and a dark commentary on ambition, motherhood, racial identity, and hope lost and found. Born to be Hurt is the first in-depth account of director Sirk's masterpiece. Lana Turner, on the brink of personal and professional ruin starred as Lora Meredith. African-American actress Juanita Moore played her servant and dearest friend, and Sandra Dee and Susan Kohner their respective daughters, caught up in the heartbreak of the black-passing-for-white daughter in the 1950s. Both Moore and Kohner were Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress. Sam Staggs combines vast research, extensive interviews with surviving cast members, and superb storytelling into a masterpiece of film writing. Entertaining, saucy, and incisive, this is irresistible reading for every film fan.
Category: Performing Arts

More Matter

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 9780307488398
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this collection of nonfiction pieces, John Updike gathers his responses to nearly two hundred invitations into print, each “an opportunity to make something beautiful, to find within oneself a treasure that would otherwise remain buried.” Introductions, reviews, and humorous essays, paragraphs on New York, religion, and lust—here is “more matter” commissioned by an age that, as the author remarks in his Preface, calls for “real stuff . . . not for the obliquities and tenuosities of fiction.” Still, the novelist’s shaping hand, his gift for telling detail, can be detected in many of these literary considerations. Books by Edith Wharton, Dawn Powell, John Cheever, and Vladimir Nabokov are incisively treated, as are biographies of Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth II, and Helen Keller. As George Steiner observed, Updike writes with a “solicitous, almost tender intelligence. The critic and the poet in him . . . are at no odds with the novelist; the same sharpness of apprehension bears on the object in each of Updike’s modes.”
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Tearing Down The Wall Of Sound

Author : Mick Brown
ISBN : 9781408819500
Genre : Music
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In 2002, the reclusive and legendary record producer Phil Spector gave his first interview in twenty-five years to Mick Brown. The day after it was published an actress named Lana Clarkson was shot dead in Spector's LA castle. This is Brown's odyssey into the strange life and times of Phil Spector. Beginning with that fateful meeting in Spector's home and going on to explore his colourful and extraordinary life and career, including the unfolding of the Clarkson case, this is one of the most bizarre and compelling stories in pop history.
Category: Music

Midnight Mayhem

Author : Nellie R. Dixon
ISBN : 1494946246
Genre : Fiction
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Midnight Mayhem: A Lana Madison Mysteryby Nellie DixonLana Madison is a successful Atlanta private detective--or sleuth as she likes to refer to herself. But her professional veracity may be no match for her unrequited love for Leon Strauss. Leon asks his former lover to investigate the possible poisoning of his favorite aunt. Soon Lana must face the tough question--did Leon kill his Aunt Louise? Is he using her still passionate feelings for him to lead the authorities astray? I turned the key mindlessly and pushed the door open with my overflowing bag, flicked a light on and walked to my administrative manager Geraldine Ferry's desk all in one familiar motion. The scent, oaky and seductive, stopped me in my tracks. I turned around quickly, not knowing what to expect, and there he sat grinning, legs crossed, eyes beaming as he rose with “hi babe.” For a brief moment I was back in 1995—totally mesmerized by his handsome sexiness--enjoying every second of that broad sensuous smile.“How'd you get in?” I asked, trying to show some irritation to mask both my surprise and subtle delight. But he had seen the reaction and his smile broadened as he moved even closer, hips swaying ever so gently, to embrace me with his right hand as he landed a kiss softly on my cheek.“The cleaning lady was leaving,” he said, “and I told her I was an old friend with an appointment so she let me in.” Now his smile broadened even wider as he congratulated himself on having caught me off guard for a minute. “Yeah, I've still got the sizzle,” his impish smile acknowledged.Lana is a smart, witty sleuth who has a keen intellect for discerning miscreants. But will her lust for Leon Strauss blind her to the truth behind this Midnight Mayhem?
Category: Fiction

United Service Journal

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ISBN : NYPL:33433009223813
Genre : Military art and science
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : WISC:89013032131
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Life And Death In Ancient Egypt

Author : Sigrid Hodel-Hoenes
ISBN : 0801435064
Genre : History
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"The book provides details of the location, layout, structure, and decoration of the tombs. Hodel-Hoenes addresses subjects such as the two-dimensional art of the Kingdom of New Thebes, the contents of the tombs, the pigments used in the artists' paints, and the symbolism of the colors and the scenes depicted in the tomb paintings and reliefs."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History