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Summary: There has been a Laemmle in the movie business since there's been a movie business. This is the story of a beloved Arthouse Cinema chain in Los Angeles with an astounding legacy. Over four generations, Laemmle's have dedicated themselves to supporting, innovating, and elevating the art of filmmaking. Popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their filmmakers, the LaemmleTheatres'...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Barretta, Gene

Summary: Before Steven Spielberg made films, he watched them. Naturally inventive with a vivid imagination, he was known for creating stories inspired by the world around him. Films and the magic they contained became an escape from the bullying and antisemitism he received, and from tension in his parents' marriage. Baretta captures the unique ways Spielberg's memories influenced his career and helped...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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

Streisand, Barbra

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Summary: "The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and has one of the greatest and most recognizable voices in popular music. She has been...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STR

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STR

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STREISAND, BARBRA STR
2 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B STREISAND STR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Streisand

Summary: An absorbing portrait of the filmmaker David Lynch, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles, in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2017

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Howard, Ron

Summary: Ron and Clint Howard examine their childhoods in detail and reveal a tight four-person family unit that helped the brothers survive "child-actor syndrome" to become fulfilled adults.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 920 HOW

Summary: An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Automat Pictures 2011

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

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2014

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

Uslan, Michael

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 USLAN, MICHAEL USL

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: "Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship. Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and movie director (Sleepless in Seattle;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EPHRON, NORA COH

Summary: Documentary filmmaker Ed Pincus, with the help of friend and fellow-filmmaker Lucia Small, chronicles his final days as he succumbs to myelodysplastic syndrome (MLS).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2015

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

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: The decades-long close friend of the late writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron draws on interviews with many of her closest friends to share insights into her creative life, her role in influencing other women, and her final battle with cancer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 EPHRON, NORA Coh

Stevens, Dana

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Summary: "As one of the most famous faces of silent cinema, Buster Keaton was and continues to be revered for his stoic expressions, clever visual gags, and acrobatic physicality in classics such as Sherlock Jr., The General, and The Cameraman. In this spirited biography, every aspect of Buster Keaton's astonishing life is explored, from his humble beginnings in vaudeville with his parents to his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2022

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Mamet, David

Summary: "Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director David Mamet shares scandalous and laugh-out-loud tales from his four decades in Hollywood where he worked with some of the biggest names in movies. David Mamet went to Hollywood on top--a super successful playwright summoned west in 1980 to write a vehicle for Jack Nicholson. He arrived just in time to meet the luminaries of old Hollywood...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAMET, DAVID MAM

Chopra, Joyce

Summary: "Hailed by the New Yorker as "a crucial forebear of generations," award-winning director Joyce Chopra came of age in the 1950s, prior to the dawn of feminism, and long before the #MeToo movement. As a young woman, it seemed impossible that she might one day realize her dream of becoming a film director-she couldn't name a single woman in that role. But with her desire fueled by a stay in Paris...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B CHOPRA CHO

Marshall, Garry.

Summary: In My Happy Days in Holly wood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the "street performer" Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. This honest, vibrant, and often hilarious memoir reveals a man whose career has been defined by his drive to make people...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2012

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MARSHALL, GARY MAR

Summary: A revealing new look at legendary entertainer Judy Garland fifty years after her tragic, untimely death. Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words. What emerges is a complex portrait of a woman whose vulnerabilities were exploited by an industry she helped to build but whose...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: In this revealing portrait, you'll discover the man behind the myth as never before. Features all-new interviews with friends, family, collaborators and experts, plus never-before-seen home movies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2001

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

Zwick, Edward

Summary: "This heartfelt and wry career memoir from the director of Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall, About Last Night, and Glory, creator of the show Thirtysomething, and executive producer of My So-Called Life, gives a dishy, behind-the-scenes look at working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2024

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Epstein, Jerry

Summary: Over 300 photographs with accompanying text describe the personal and professional life of the silent film comedian.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1989

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 791.43 CHAPLIN, CHARLIE EPS

Larison, Jim

Summary: Jim and Elaine Larison spent years studying, exploring, and living in wild places, making more than thirty environmental films, most for the National Geographic Society. These films won more than forty international awards from leading environmental and broadcast organizations. This memoir tells the story behind the adventure and describes the rather substantial personal costs of this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LAR

Summary: Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF HAL

Schickel, Richard.

Summary: Chronicles more than sixty films spanning five decades, explaining their role in Clint Eastwood's career development, and features never-before-seen photos from his personal collection and an introduction by the actor and director himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 791.43 EASTWOOD, CLINT SCH

Winters, John J.

Summary: With more than 55 plays to his credit, including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard’s impact on American theater ranks with the greatest playwrights of the past half-century. Critics have enthused that he “forged a whole new kind of American play,” while younger playwrights venerate him – Suzan Lori Parks, herself a Pulitzer winner, calls Shepard her “gorgeous north...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHEPARD, SAM SHE

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