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Feuding Fan Dancers: Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl

Zemeckis brilliantly captures an era long vanished, filled with stage mothers, slimy producers, devious cons, and classic mobsters that will fascinate fans of the showgirl era, theater history, and early to mid-20th-century showbiz.


This title traverses the artist's world of Moscow, Paris, and Hollywood; newspapers, music, and theater. For those interested in biographies, the art of illustration, 20th-century theater and Broadway, it's a journey well worth taking. [See Prepub Alert, 4/24/17.]

The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

With a fluid, lyrical style, Bordwell pays homage to a generation of critics lost to time and reintroduces them to a modern audience—those who read this book will be grateful.

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music

The scope of Stewart's collaborators is genuinely impressive and the anecdotes are sure to interest not only Eurythmics fans and anyone with fond memories of Eighties pop music, but those curious about the wide-ranging creative endeavors of a prolific collaborator and musician.

Frank & Ava: In Love and War

This honest and contemporary look at an almost mythical couple is a quick-paced and poignant tale that will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. [See Prepub Alert, 4/6/15.]

Ziegfeld and his Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Well written and entertaining, this title gives Ziegfeld his due and will be of value to collections of 20th-century theater.

Great Shakespeare Actors: From Burbage to Branagh

Of interest to theater and Shakespeare buffs as well as critics, this is a great read.

Chronicles of Old Los Angeles: Exploring the Devilish History of the City of the Angels

Small and informative, this book will guide with the aid of recommended walking trails, detailed maps, and hundreds of illustrations of old and new Los Angeles. The perfect book to pack in your bag, it will appeal not only to those visiting Southern California for the first time but to those who have resided there all their lives and are curious about their city's history.

Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic

For anyone interested in early film, costume design, set design, or the history of Hollywood epics, this is an exciting find. For DeMille fans, it is a must-have.

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