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By Peter Biskind. 1998
From interviews with directors, producers, stars, spurned spouses, and burned partners, Biskind looks at the landmark movies of the 1970s… and the people who made them while frequently destroying themselves in the process. He describes an era of gritty new realism and ethnicity starring the likes of Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Jane Fonda. 1998.
By Knowlton Nash. 1996
Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's "The National," presents a collection of stories about the CBC, from its beginning to… the 1990s. Using interviews with more than 120 past and present stars, Nash relates anecdotes about CBC personalities and shows, and what really went on behind the scenes. 1996.
By Bill Podmore, Peter Reece. 1990
Bill Podmore of Coronation Street has revealed his personal memories of Britain's most famous soap. During the 13 years with… Coronation Street, he led the soap to number one position. Bill tells of the real behind-the-scenes stories of the world's most famous street. 1990.
By Ethan Mordden. 1998
Discusses how the musical theatre of the 1950s was revolutionized by the development of the long-playing record, which enabled the… quick production of original-cast recordings. Musical comedies dominated the era with shows such as "Guys and dolls," "The music man," and "Can-Can." 1998.
By David Lambert, Margaret Doyle. 1996
This is an up-to-date straightforward guide designed to help teenagers understand and cope responsibly with the physical and emotional changes… of emerging adulthood. The book includes chapters on periods, sexual attraction, making love, safe sex, sex and the disabled and sex and the laws. Junior and Senior High . 1996.
By Ralph King. 2000
Filippo Brunelleschi's design for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence remains one of the… greatest achievements of Renaissance architecture. The dome was completed in 1436 and spans over 140 feet - larger than St Paul's in London, St Peter's in Rome and the Capitol in Washington, DC, making it the largest dome ever constructed using bricks and mortar. Brunelleschi's ambition and ingenuity, personal rivalries and intrigues are set in the context of the plagues, wars and political feuds of Renaissance Florence. 2000.
By Elizabeth Noble. 1983
By Richard Buckle. 1980
By Brian Johnson. 2000
Over the last 25 years, The Toronto International Film Festival has grown from a turbulent upstart to one of the… biggest and most influential annual events on the movie industry calendar. Maclean's entertainment writer Brian D. Johnson celebrates the festival's evolution and offers an authoritative historical analysis of North America's premiere cinematic spectacle. 2000.
By William Vaughan. 1999
The period from the early works of Hogarth (about 1730) to the death of Turner (1851) was the golden age… of British painting, bringing it into the forefront of European art. The main figures are Hogarth, Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Lawrence, Blake, Constable and Turner. William Vaughan discusses the key personalities and analyses the class structure, political background, including the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, and economic factors that governed the art market. 1999.
By Ethan Mordden. 1999
Discusses the shift in the focus of 1940s musicals from comedy routines to plays and identifies some defining features of… the new form. The emergent musical productions and their original-cast recordings found a permanent place in our society, with many of the shows still being performed in the 1990s. 1999.
By Robert Greskovic. 1998
By Marc Aronson. 1998
An account of various twentieth-century art movements including dance, music, and painting that shocked the mainstream establishment at the time… with their newness and innovation. Includes pop art, surrealism, cubism, jazz, rock and roll, and ballet as well as individual portraits of various artists. For senior high and older readers. 1998.
By Neal Gabler. 1988
Gabler presents the lives of some of the great founding Hollywood moguls such as Adolph Zukor, the Warner brothers, William… Fox, and Louis B. Mayer, and shows how the empire they helped build reflected their vision of America. These former East European Jews began a dream factory in which they rejected their past and embraced their new country. Includes strong language. 1989, c1988.
By Charles W Stein. 1984
By John A Jackson. 1997
Chronicles the career of Dick Clark from a little-known radio disc jockey to the host of the national teen dance… show "American Bandstand". Explores Clark's nonstop pursuit of wealth, his escape from the 1959 payola scandal, and his business affairs after the popularity of the show decreased. 1997.
AgeProof: how to live longer without breaking a hip, running out of money, or forgetting where you put it--the 8 secrets
By Jean Chatzky, MD, Michael F Roizen. 2017
TODAY Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection… between health and wealth--giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives. The same principles that allow us to achieve a better body will allow us to do the same for our investment portfolio. For instance, physical and financial stability comes down to the same equation: Inflow versus outflow. Do we burn more calories than we ingest? Likewise, are we making more money than we spend? The authors detail scientific ways to improve our behaviour so that the answers tilt in the readers' favour. 2017.
By Don Ferguson, Roger Abbott. 2011
Written by the founding members of Air Farce - Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson - this memoir, full of anecdotes,… scripts, and other memorabilia from the authors' private collection describes every aspect of their hard-scrabble early life in 1970 as an onstage comedy troupe, their historic run on radio, and their success on prime-time television. With contributions from many of their longtime friends and collaborators, they take readers behind the scenes, and onstage, into the day-to-day creative vortex of one of the most popular comedy shows in the history of Canadian television. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2011.
Epidemiologist discusses his research project on aging and the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in a stable population--nuns. Explains how the… survey is conducted and his involvement with this group of women, many of whom have become personal friends. Examines his discoveries concerning remaining mentally alert. 2001.
By Deepak Chopra. 1993
Contrary to our traditional notions of aging, we can learn to direct the way our bodies metabolize time. The author… combines mindbody medicine with current anti-aging research to show why, and how, the effects of aging are largely preventable. He believes that we can reach our full potential, as well as dramatically reshape the aging process, by intervening at the level where belief becomes biology. 1993.