Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood Book
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Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 1476672334

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Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood Excerpt :

During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become "decorative actresses" appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.

Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood Book
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Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476612416

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Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood Excerpt :

During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.

Drive in Dream Girls Book
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Drive in Dream Girls


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786493425

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Drive in Dream Girls Excerpt :

During the 1960s, a bushel of B–movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn’t get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis Presley, but by 1966 young audiences became more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded gals of spy spoofs, hot rod movies and biker flicks. Profiled herein are fifty sexy, young actresses that teenage girls envied and teenage boys desired including Quinn O’Hara, Melody Patterson, Hilarie Thompson, Donna Loren, Pat Priest, Meredith MacRae, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Pepper, and Beverly Washburn. Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. Each biography contains a complete filmography. Some also include the actresses’ candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of web sites that provide further information is also included.

Bruce Lee Book
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Bruce Lee


  • Author : Matthew Polly
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501187636

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“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate” (The New York Times Book Review). The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs—of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age thirty-two, journalist and bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee’s early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like James Coburn and Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myths surrounding Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with the martial arts—not a kung-fu guru who just so happened to make a couple of movies. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose persona

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies Book

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies


  • Author : Thomas Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476601427

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Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies Excerpt :

Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them—surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.

Pamela Tiffin Book

Pamela Tiffin


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786496617

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Pamela Tiffin Excerpt :

Dark-haired 60s cult pop icon Pamela Tiffin debuted in Summer and Smoke (1961) and was a scene-stealing comedienne opposite James Cagney in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961) before becoming the queen of teenage drive-in movies in State Fair (1963), Come Fly with Me (1963), For Those Who Think Young (1964), The Lively Set (1964) and The Pleasure Seekers (1964). After landing a sexy adult role opposite Paul Newman in Harper (1966), she went blonde and ran away to Italy to star in such films as Kiss the Other Sheik (1968), The Fifth Cord (1971) and Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973). This thoroughly researched career retrospective pays tribute to the talented Tiffin, hailed by Cagney for her "remarkable flair for comedy," and addresses why she did not achieve superstardom. Interviews with co-stars, including Franco Nero, and film historians offer a behind-the-scenes look at her most popular films.

Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema Book

Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-05-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476601168

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Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema Excerpt :

Elvis Presley musicals, beach romps, biker flicks, and alienated youth movies were some of the most popular types of drive-in films during the sixties. The actresses interviewed for this book (including Celeste Yarnall, Lana Wood, Linda Harrison, Pamela Tiffin, Deanna Lund, Diane McBain, Judy Pace, and Chris Noel) all made their mark in these genres. These fantastic femmes could be found either twisting on the shores of Malibu, careening down the highway on a chopper, being serenaded by Elvis, or taking on the establishment as hip coeds. As cult figures, they contributed greatly to that period of filmmaking aimed at the teenage audience who frequented the drive-ins of America. They frolicked, screamed, and danced their way into B-movie history in such diverse films as Eve, Teenage Millionaire, The Girls on the Beach, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Three in the Attic, Wild in the Streets, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style. This book is a celebration of the actresses' careers. They have for the most part been overlooked in other publications documenting the history of film. Fantasy Femmes addresses their film and television careers, focusing on their view of the above genres, their candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings in general regarding their lives and the choices they made. The book is well illuminated and contains a complete list of film and television credits.

Star Struck  An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture Book

Star Struck An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture


  • Author : Sam Riley
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313358135

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Star Struck An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture Excerpt :

This balanced examination looks at America's pervasive celebrity culture, concentrating on the period from 1950 to the present day. • 86 entries by 30 contributors are alphabetically organized by topic • A timeline section covers events connected with the development of our celebrity culture and will be especially useful to younger readers who have not lived through the entire period covered by the book • An extensive bibliography of works dealing with celebrity is provided to encourage further reading and examination of the topic

Dolls  Dolls  Dolls  Book
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Dolls Dolls Dolls


  • Author : Stephen Rebello
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525505297

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Dolls Dolls Dolls Excerpt :

"A blissful treasure trove of gossipy insider details that Dolls fans will swiftly devour." --Kirkus Reviews The unbelievable-but-true, inside story of Jacqueline Susann's pop culture icon Valley of the Dolls--the landmark novel and publishing phenomenon, the infamous smash hit film ("the best worst movie ever made"), and Dolls's thriving legacy today Since its publication in 1966, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls has reigned as one of the most influential and beloved pieces of commercial fiction. Selling over thirty-one million copies worldwide, it revolutionized overnight the way books got sold, thanks to the tireless and canny self-promoting Susann. It also generated endless speculation about the author's real-life models for its larger-than-life characters. Turned in 1967 into an international box-office sensation and morphing into a much-beloved cult film, its influence endures today in everything from films and TV shows to fashion and cosmetics tributes and tie-ins. Susann's compulsive readable exposé of three female friends finding success in New York City and Hollywood was a scandalous eye-opener for its candid treatment of sex, naked ambition, ageism, and pill-popping, and the big screen version was one of the most-seen and talked-about movies of the time. Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! digs deep into the creation of that hugely successful film--a journey nearly as cut-throat, sexually-charged, tragic, and revelatory as Susann's novel itself--and uncovers how the movie has become a cherished, widely imitated camp classic, thanks to its over-the-top performances, endlessly quotable absurd dialogue, outré costumes and hairdos, despite the high aspirations, money, and talent lavished on it. Screenwriter-journalist-film historian Stephen Rebello has conducted archival research and new interviews to draw back the velvet curtain on the behind-the-scenes intrigue, feuds and machinations that marked the film's production. In doing so, he unveils a rich, detailed his

The Films of Budd Boetticher Book

The Films of Budd Boetticher


  • Author : Robert Nott
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476667072

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The Films of Budd Boetticher Excerpt :

Budd Boetticher (1916-2001) was a bullfighter, a pleasant madman and a talented journeyman filmmaker who could--with the right material and drive--create a minor Western film classic as easily as he could kill a bull. Yet pain and passion naturally mixed in both endeavors. Drawing on studio archives and featuring insightful interviews with Boetticher and those who worked with him, this retrospective looks at each of his 33 films in detail, covering his cinematic career from his days as an assistant's assistant on the set of Hal Roach comedies to his last documentary some 45 years later.

Film Fatales Book

Film Fatales


  • Author : Tom Lisanti
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2002-04-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0786411945

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Film Fatales Excerpt :

Sean Connery began the sixties spy movie boom playing James Bond in Dr. No and From Russia with Love. Their success inspired every studio in Hollywood and Europe to release everything from serious knockoffs to spoofs on the genre featuring debonair men, futuristic gadgets, exotic locales, and some of the world's most beautiful actresses whose roles ranged from the innocent caught up in a nefarious plot to the femme fatale. Profiled herein are 107 dazzling women, well-known and unknown, who had film and television appearances in the spy genre. They include superstars Doris Day in Caprice, Raquel Welch in Fathom, and Ann-Margret in Murderer's Row; international sex symbols Ursula Andress in Dr. No and Casino Royale, Elke Sommer in Deadlier Than the Male, and Senta Berger in The Spy with My Face; and forgotten lovelies Greta Chi in Fathom, Alizia Gur in From Russia with Love, and Maggie Thrett in Out of Sight. Each profile includes a filmography that lists the actresses' more notable films. Some include the actresses' candid comments and anecdotes about their films and television shows, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting in the spy genre are offered throughout. A list of websites that provide further information on women in spy films and television is also included.

Hammer Complete Book

Hammer Complete


  • Author : Howard Maxford
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-11-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476629148

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Hammer Complete Excerpt :

Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.

Glamourous Movie Stars of the Sixties Paper Dolls Book
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Glamourous Movie Stars of the Sixties Paper Dolls


  • Author : Tom Tierney
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0486408140

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Glamourous Movie Stars of the Sixties Paper Dolls Excerpt :

Jane Fonda, Natalie Wood, Kim Novak, Anne Bancroft, Joanne Woodward, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine in costumes from Barbarella, West Side Story, Pal Joey, The Miracle Worker, more. 8 dolls, 32 costumes.

Dad Made Dirty Movies Book

Dad Made Dirty Movies


  • Author : Jordan Todorov
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-10-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476668680

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Dad Made Dirty Movies Excerpt :

Strippers, zombies, fugitives and jewel thieves. These were just some of the characters who inhabited the weird, wild films of director Stephen C. Apostolof in the 1960s and 1970s. But Apostolof's own life was every bit as improbable as the plots of his lurid movies. Escaping the clutches of the communists in his native Bulgaria, he came to America in 1952 and decided on a whim to reinvent himself as a Hollywood filmmaker, right down to the cigars, sunglasses and Cadillacs. He produced a string of memorable sexploitation classics, including the infamous Orgy of the Dead. Along the way, he married three times, fathered five children and forged a personal and professional relationship with the notorious Ed Wood, Jr. Drawing on rare archival material and interviews with those who knew him best, this first biography of Apostolof chronicles the life and career of a cult film legend.