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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man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America.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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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 Adult 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

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

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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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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

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

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

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 Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BRI

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

Summary: Jamie Lee Curtis stars as the famous Little Miss Sure Shot, Annie Oakley, in this chaming portrayal of the legendary shooting markswoman.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SHE

Jayne, Erika

Summary: "Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she'd just be "another rich bitch with a plane"--so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn't make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo's The Real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAYNE, ERIKA JAY

Summary: The classic musical about two guys that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort for charity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2009

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

Summary: Teamed with his friends Mickey, Neutron and Pedro, high school student Jim Carroll seems headed for a bright basketball career. But when pressures from his coach, his mom, and school seem to mount, Jim finds solace in all the wrong places, and the dark streets of New York begin to tear him apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BAS