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Underworld From Hoboken To Hollywood

Author : Kaz
ISBN : 9781606998847
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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This omnibus and retrospective collects the best of 23 years of cartoonist Kaz’s alt-weekly comic strip. Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood is the first-ever omnibus of the very best of the alternative weekly strip’s 23-year run, with annotations, photos, and other surprises from the author (along with a foreword by Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell). Kaz's strip hilariously depicts sordid doings in a surreal city, stuffed with almost-parodies of famous comic strip characters, a healthy dose of cigarette smoking cats, cute little saccharin-cuddly creatures, media-damaged kids, and much more ― all destined for a sardonic smashing.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

When Frankie Went To Hollywood

Author : Karen McNally
ISBN : 9780252098208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This first in-depth study of Frank Sinatra’s film career explores his iconic status in relation to his many performances in postwar Hollywood cinema. When Frankie Went to Hollywood considers how Sinatra’s musical acts, television appearances, and public commentary impacted his screen performances in Pal Joey, The Tender Trap, Some Came Running, The Man with the Golden Arm, and other hits. A lively discussion of sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and male vulnerability in postwar American culture illuminates Karen McNally’s investigation into Sinatra’s cinematic roles and public persona. This entertainment luminary, she finds, was central in shaping debates surrounding definitions of American male identity in the 1940s and ’50s.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hard Boiled Hollywood

Author : Jon Lewis
ISBN : 9780520284326
Genre : History
File Size : 50.73 MB
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"The history of Hollywood's postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn Monroe, the studio era's last real movie star, discovered dead at her home in August 1962. Short and Monroe are just two of the many left for dead after the collapse of the studio system, Hollywood's awkward adolescence during which the company town's many competing subcultures--celebrities, moguls, mobsters, gossip mongers, industry wannabes, and desperate transients--came into frequent contact and conflict. Hard-Boiled Hollywood focuses on the lives lost at the crossroads between a dreamed-of Los Angeles and the real thing after the Second World War, whose reality was anything but glamorous"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Hollywood S Celebrity Gangster

Author : Bradley Lewis
ISBN : 1929631650
Genre : True Crime
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A colorful biography of the Mick, a nattily attired, 5-foot-5-inch L.A. gangster who declared he never killed anyone who didn't deserve killing and who feared nothing but germs (hence, his habit of taking 2 to 3 hour showers). Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster is a fascinating portrait of how a Boyle Heights newsboy grew up to cross paths with movie stars, religious leaders, jetsetters and newspaper folks when he wasn't dodging assassination attempts on Sunset Boulevard. Lewis' book shines a light on an often overlooked chapter of the history of crime, L.A.'s mid-20th century underworld.
Category: True Crime

Quinlan S Illustrated Directory Of Film Character Actors

Author : David Quinlan
ISBN : UCSD:31822023714520
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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This is a guide to over 1100 character actors and actresses. The people covered include John le Mesurier, Irene Handl, Dora Bryan and Sam Kydd from the British studios; and Elisha Cook, Iris Adrian, Hattie McDaniel and Irving Bacon from Hollywood. There is a portrait to accompany every entry. After a short account of each actor's career and characteristics, all their known film credits are given, including many fleeting appearances never previously recorded, plus shorts and TV movies.
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

The Hollywood Reporter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121668193
Genre : Motion pictures
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Author : David Hanna
ISBN : 0517203170
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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What famous people say, the kid from Hoboken, to his later life as a family man.
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses