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Summary: Examines entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SAM

Davis, Tracey

Summary: Nicknamed Mr. Show Business, Sammy Davis Jr. was a consummate performer who sang, danced, and acted on film, television, radio, and the stage for over six decades. In this intimate volume, the entertainment legend's story comes to life through rare family photos and a narrative based on conversations between Davis and his daughter Tracey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAVIS, SAMMY JR DAV

Burnett, Carol.

Summary: In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such at Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; her television show that won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run; and the sorrows that she overcame with her irresistible humor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BURNETT, CAROL BUR

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Burnett 2010

Handler, Jessica

Summary: In rural north Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father's bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with whom she shares a profound and supernatural mental connection. Lulu begins to "captivate" her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hub City Press 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Summary: Jo Ann Castle hosts this documentary on Liberace from the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. Includes excerpts from his 1950s television series and from his TV specials of the 70s and 80s and highlights some of the entertainer's best known numbers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2002

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LEG

Peterson, Tracie

Summary: Mary Reichert is one of the best sharpshooters in the country, and in the Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza her skills are on display in every performance. But unless the man responsible for her brother's death is brought to justice, Mary's fame and accomplishments seem hollow. She feels helpless in the face of the murderer's money, power, and connections. The only bright spot in her days is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: LP FIC PET

Summary: Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2005

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS BAN

Rivers, Melissa

Summary: Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Jo an and Melissa...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Rivers 2015

Buhle, Paul

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.894 BUH

Reynolds, Debbie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all, and done most of it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 REYNOLDS, DEBBIE REY

Summary: A documentary on Broadway legend Carol Channing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CAR

MacLaine, Shirley

Summary: "A funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine's remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MACLAINE, SHIRLEY MAC

Shields, Charles J.

Summary: Examines the life of Annie Oakley, the nineteenth-century woman whose skill at shooting earned her the nickname, "Little Sure Shot."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Shields

Spinner, Stephanie.

Summary: An account of the life and exploits of the sharpshooting entertainer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OAK

Stillman, Deanne

Summary: Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 STIL

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. In America, communist threats are seen everywhere and a committee is formed in the nation's capital to investigate those threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men--all from the film industry--who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audiobooks 1996

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818 ANG

Rivers, Melissa

Summary: "Joan Rivers is an enduring icon of the 20th century, and her wildly popular humor has appealed to generations of fans. With a career that began in the late 1950s, Joan kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, and Joan Rivers Confidential is a compilation of never-before-seen personal archives. Assembled by her daughter Melissa with Scott Currie, the book contains scripts and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

Lewis, Jerry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 LEWIS, JERRY & MARTIN, DEAN LEW

Macy, Sue.

Summary: A photographic biography of Annie Oakley, discussing her early life, her prowess with a gun, her stint with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and her enduring image in movies, books, television shows, and plays.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OAK

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Oakley

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB OAKLEY MAC

Leachman, Cloris.

Summary: Film and television darling Leachman tells her life story through the challenges of her stellar career all while raising five children. She also discusses her many famous friends in the entertainment industry as well as in the political arena.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Pub. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEACHMAN, CLORIS LEA

Summary: LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming himself into an entertainer who mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana and freakish oddities. Over three decades, his franchise grew into an entertainment empire. This is the story of the man who popularized the iconic phrase, and proof of why we still can't resist his challenge to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RIP

Fleming, Candace

Summary: Introduces the life of the American West hero, discussing his contributions to the Pony Express, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2016

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Summary: Looks at the life and legends of Annie Oakley, whose expert marksmanship not only put food on the table, but also gave her a ticket into a life in entertainment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Schlessinger Media 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD J398.2 ANN