Barry X. Miller

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Peggy Lee: A Century of Song

Those seeking the skinny on personal information, such as Lee’s four marriages and subsequent divorces, should look elsewhere, but those wanting to geek out on the subtleties of Lee’s jazz slides, phrasing, and vocal interpretive prowess will be richly rewarded.

Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline

Add this to Lynn’s longer-than-a-country-mile list of accomplishments, and, while you’re at it, add it to your collection.
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Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters’ Family Story

By turns lovely and sad, and given the Pointers’ popularity and longevity, this moving chronicle of a profoundly talented family singing group will make a solid addition to all music collections.

Irving Berlin: New York Genius

An excellent addition to the Berlin biographical bookshelf and a mandatory acquisition for all American music and popular culture collections.

Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch

An excellent biography of a true American theater original. For all performing arts collections. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]
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Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep

Potentially fun for Streep fan boys and girls, although Michael Schulman’s Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, which Carlson references, is preferred
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You Can’t Fall Off the Floor: And Other Lessons from a Life in Hollywood

This work doesn’t have the gravitas of Robert Evans’s The Kid Stays in the Picture or Julia Phillips’s You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, but it is fun, breezy, and instructive; for fans of Hollywood tales
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All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

Director Douglas Sirk, who worked with Hudson on eight films said, "The only thing which never let me down in Hollywood was my camera. And it was not wrong about Hudson." Griffin's lens also puts Hudson in beautifully focused light. For all film collections.

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