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The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond

An obligatory purchase for all self-respecting rock and pop culture collections.

Prop Man: From John Wick to Silver Linings Playbook, from Boardwalk Empire to Parks and Recreation

In this stunning work, MacDonald illustrates that the devil is in the details for a prop man.

The Essential Directors: The Art and Impact of Cinema’s Most Influential Filmmakers

Just lovely. Fans of the “TCM Library” series will be delighted.

Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II

A fun, informative, and stunning look at the American movie industry’s role in the success of the war effort.

Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

This second act is sure to be another hit in Cumming’s career; readers will be left hoping for a third memoir.

Lying in the Middle: Musical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America

Another contribution to the recent surge in scholarly attention given to American musicals. For graduate theater and music collections.

Starstruck: My Unlikely Road to Hollywood

Looking for TMZ trash talk on the stars? Look elsewhere. This is strictly G-rated and great fun.

Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase

This story of Chase (whose dream of a giant rabbit chasing a psychiatrist inspired a play about everyone’s favorite Pooka) is a must for theater geeks everywhere.

John Wayne Was Here: The Film Locations and Favorite Places of an American Icon

Over-the-top for most general interest fans and collections, but a dead-on, obligatory purchase for the John Wayne completist.

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