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Jean Peters: Hollywood’s Mystery Girl

The author clearly did an incredible amount of research, but much of Peters’s personal life remains a mystery.
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Vampires in Silent Cinema

Though written for academic audiences, this title is engaging. Movie buffs will appreciate the extra effort Rhodes makes to resurrect films lost to time.

My Name Is Barbra

A spectacular and heartfelt memoir, written with invigorating passion and read with endearing humor.

Talking to My Angels

Longtime Etheridge fans and those new to her work will be blown away by her music and grace-filled, courageous personal narrative.
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Pilobolus: A Story of Dance and Life

Highly recommended for libraries that collect for sophisticated dance audiences and for scholars looking for in-depth, historical documentation on a revolutionary dance company. Pranzatelli’s vivid descriptions of the group’s canonical pieces will have readers running to find videos to see the magic for themselves.

Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage, and the Making of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Multilayered and eminently revisitable (like the play and the film), Gefter’s wonderful book helps readers reevaluate vis-à-vis values prevalent half a century later.

The Story of the Bee Gees: Children of the World

This detailed and well-researched biography gives the Bee Gees proper respect. For fans of the group and music memoirs.
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Living Space: John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Free Jazz, from Analog to Digital

A fascinating and complex study of the musical evolution of two legendary artists. Best for serious jazz aficionados.
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The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters

A definitive and deeply researched biography, likely to be in high demand at all libraries, especially those with book clubs. Perfect for future journalists and young people who may not know what women went through to break into careers that were traditionally unwelcoming to them.
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