ZaSu Pitts

ZaSu Pitts
The Life and Career

by Charles Stumpf

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2010-04-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0786460237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most often remembered for her gestures, expressive eyes, and body language on the screen, ZaSu Pitts was an unusual actress (and also an excellent cook: she often gave homemade candies to her coworkers, and her collection of candy recipes was published posthumously). This affectionate study of both her private life off-screen and her public persona details how the multi-talented actress become one of filmdom’s favorite comediennes and character players. The book includes many rare photographs.

The Hal Roach Comedy Shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly

The Hal Roach Comedy Shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly
A Book

by James L. Neibaur

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-12-05
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 1476672555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Hoping to follow his success with Laurel and Hardy with a female comedy team, producer Hal Roach paired Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts in a 1931 series of two-reel shorts that were quickly successful. This book takes the first film-by-film look at each of the comedies these women made"--

Motion Picture Series and Sequels

Motion Picture Series and Sequels
A Reference Guide

by Bernard A. Drew

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-12-04
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1317928946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion pictures, from 1899 to 1990, when the book was initially published. A brief plot description is given for each series entry, followed by the individual film titles with corresponding years, directors and performers. Animated pictures, documentaries and concert films are not included but movies released direct to video are.

Notable American Women

Notable American Women
The Modern Period : a Biographical Dictionary

by Barbara Sicherman,Carol Hurd Green

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 773
  • ISBN : 9780674627338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over 400 entries review the lives and careers of outstanding women who died between 1951 and 1975, presenting basic data on ancestry, education, and marital status

Hands with a Heart

Hands with a Heart
The Personal Biography of Actress Zasu Pitts

by Gayle Haffner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN : 9781432762094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What a wonderful treasure of information and anecdotes about one of the most beloved actresses in films. I loved her unique comedy, and had the privilege of seeing her perform live. Many thanks to Gayle Haffner for her untiring love and work! ~ Ann B. Davis, Actress An astonishing collection of material - a feast for ZaSu fans! Haffner shows us the real-life ZaSu Pitts -- a fascinating story! ~ Mike Brotherton, Founder of the ZaSu Pitts Film Festival, Parsons, Kansas Haffner imparts the breath of life to a favorite and almost forgotten legend, bringing us ZaSus full career and the personal life she deftly kept private and away from the press. ZaSus humanity will touch all who renew their acquaintance with this great star. ~ Edd Bayes, Co-founder of the Gale Storm Appreciation Society Gayle Haffner gives a fascinating look at the life and career of one of cinemas great, versatile actresses -- the actress who could steal scenes with a flutter of her hands will steal your heart with her story. This authorized biography is well written and painstakingly researched to give the reader the inside story of one of our national treasures. ~ Ron Baker, Co-founder of the Gale Storm Appreciation Society

William Beaudine

William Beaudine
From Silents to Television

by Wendy L. Marshall

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9780810852181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In his unsurpassed employment of 60 years in the business, Beaudine racked up more than 500 films and in excess of 350 television programs. Until his death at age 78, he was the oldest active director in the business. This detailed biography chronicles Beaudine's swift rise through the ranks, his triumph as one of the most successful directors of British comedies, his accumulation and loss of personal fortunes, his fall from fame, and his prolific work in television. Marshall corrects much misinformation that has been written about the director and has compiled the most complete list of his directorial credits to date.

What Was The Film When? The Movies of Laurel and Hardy

What Was The Film When? The Movies of Laurel and Hardy
A Book

by Mark Potts,Dave Shephard

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0955531837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Zasu Pitts

Zasu Pitts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19??
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deeply Superficial

Deeply Superficial

by Michael Menzie

  • Publisher : Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1936833476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Michael Menzies has led the picaresque life many of us only dream of, and he sets it down with such wit and grace it's hard to know which to envy more, his wealth of once-in-a-lifetime experiences or his skill with a pen.”—Christopher Lloyd, Emmy Award-winning executive producer/writer of Modern Family and Frasier In this dazzling memoir that also serves as a dual biography of stage and film legends Noël Coward and Marlene Dietrich, film and music executive Michael Menzies chronicles in hilarious detail his life-long obsession with the theater in general and these two international superstars in particular. At age twelve, Menzies discovered the autobiography of actor/writer/composer Noël Coward and was consumed by it. Although still only a youth, Menzies identified hugely with Coward—so much so that he came to believe that he must be the star’s love child. But with whom? In a burst of inspiration Menzies worked out that his mother could only be Marlene Dietrich. The author then decides that as soon as he can he will voyage around the world to confront Coward and Dietrich in person and announce himself as their son. Yet even after he finally abandons his plan, Menzies continues his search for them—and their pasts—spending the rest of his life following in their footsteps, traveling to London, Paris, New York, Berlin, Switzerland, and Jamaica. Deeply Superficial is at once a warm and witty homage to these two legends and the lasting impact their spectacular careers left on the world—and on a twelve-year-old dreaming of fame in a faraway place. Michael Menzies has lived all over the world, and has worked with rock ’n’ roll promoter Bill Graham, impresario Sol Hurok, choreographer Agnes de Mille, Broadway producer Saint-Subber, and in film with the de Laurentiis family. He lives in Los Angeles.

Vaudeville old & new

Vaudeville old & new
an encyclopedia of variety performances in America

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 639
  • ISBN : 0415938538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Early Reagan

Early Reagan
The Rise to Power

by Anne Edwards

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN : 1589797434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interviews with more than two hundred friends, family members, and colleagues and extensive research that included access to the minutes of the Screen Actors Guild meetings and to the Warner Bros. archives provide the basis for this profile.

When Women Wrote Hollywood

When Women Wrote Hollywood
Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry

by Rosanne Welch

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-07-11
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 1476632774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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 This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences—but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Funny Ladies

Funny Ladies
A Book

by Stephen M. Silverman

  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release : 2018-12-15
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1640193529
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jam-packed with jokes, funny stories, and stand-up routines, this guide to America's funniest women covers more than seventy-five famous comediennes, including Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Mary Tyler Moore, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, and others.

Life at the Marmont

Life at the Marmont
The Inside Story of Hollywood's Legendary Hotel of the Stars--Chateau Marmont

by Raymond Sarlot,Fred E. Basten

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-04-30
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1101598697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raymond Sarlot bought the Chateau Marmont in 1975, but what was originally a business purchase became a love affair as he delved into the hotel's incredible history. From its perch overlooking the Sunset Strip, the glamorous Marmont reigned for decades as the spot for artists, writers, musicians, and actors of every stripe and remains a home-away-from-home for A-listers like Scarlett Johansson and Johnny Depp. Here, Sarlot and co-author Fred E. Basten share a wealth of scandalous and intriguing tales about them all, from the stars of Hollywood's Golden Era like Jean Harlow and Grace Kelly to idols of the sixties and seventies like Jim Morrison and John Belushi (who tragically died there in 1982). Whether your obsession is Hollywood history or celebrity gossip, Life at the Marmont has plenty of gripping, juicy stories to fascinate.

Wild Bill Elliott

Wild Bill Elliott
A Complete Filmography

by Gene Blottner

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2007-07-16
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 078646903X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wild Bill Elliott was a major western star. His screen persona met evil head-on and emerged victorious, bringing cheers from Saturday audiences. This book covers Elliott's entire career. It begins with a biographical sketch and then discusses each of his 78 starring roles as well as his more than 130 supporting roles. The film entries include studio, release date, alternate titles, cast and credit listings, songs, location filming, color, running time, source, story synopsis, notes and commentary, quotations from published reviews and a critical summation of the film. Appendices include Elliott's short films, TV and radio appearances and comic books.

Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema

Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema
A Book

by Donald W. McCaffrey,Christopher P. Jacobs

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9780313303456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Silent film's most complete reference guide, focusing on American actors, directors, and screenwriters, with an emphasis on the 1910's through the 1920s.

Stuart Dybek's I Sailed with Magellan

Stuart Dybek's I Sailed with Magellan
A Book

by Claudia Allen

  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 9780822222873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE STORY: Growing up on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s and '60s, Perry is the oldest son of a working-class Polish family. His frugal father, Sir, works in a factory and collects car parts off the street to sell in his spare time. Perry's younge

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood
A Book

by Ron Backer

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-08-01
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 0786490187
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and such lesser known but equally entertaining figures as Hildegarde Withers, Torchy Blane, Mr. Moto, Mr. Wong, and Brass Bancroft. Each mystery movie series is placed within its historical context, with emphasis on its source material and the changes or developments within the series over time. Also included are reviews of all the series’ films, analyzing the quality and cohesiveness of the mystery plotlines. For titles based on literary sources, a comparison between the film and the written work is provided.

HVMP Movie Poster Auction Catalog #640

HVMP Movie Poster Auction Catalog #640
A Book

by Ivy Press

  • Publisher : Heritage Capital Corporation
  • Release : 2006-10
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781599670928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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