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Meslow, Scott

Summary: "From culture writer and GQ contributor Scott Meslow, an in-depth celebration of the romantic comedy's modern golden era and its role in our culture, tracking the genre from its heyday in the 80s and the 90s, its slow decline in the 2000s, and its explosive reemergence in the age of streaming, featuring exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, and stars of the iconic films that defined...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 MES

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J America Eggers

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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

Gross, Edward (Edward A.)

Summary: "There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films. In They Shouldn't Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 GRO

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

White, April

Summary: "From a historian and senior writer and editor at Atlas Obscura, a fascinating account of the daring nineteenth-century women who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start living on their own terms"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.89 WHI

Summary: Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends - at one time and by teleconference. So when he goes home to attend his brother's wedding, he has a singular goal in mind: score with the only bridesmaid he has somehow managed to miss. But the ghost of his departed Uncle Wayne - who taught him to love 'em and then leave 'em - has another goal in mind: restore Connor's lost faith in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD G

Korte, Steven

Summary: "In the 1930s, Warner Brothers studios introduced the world to the Looney Tunes. A witty rabbit named Bugs, a stuttering pig named Porky, and an erratic duck named Daffy are just some of the characters that have left audiences hysterically laughing for almost a century. The animated short films, starring some of the most iconic cartoon characters in history, went on to have a second, long life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 KOR

Makos, Adam

Summary: Adapted for young adults from the New York Times best-seller, this gripping true account of a WWII American tank gunner, who met his destiny in an armor duel and forged an enduring bond with his enemy, brings to life the perils of war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SMO

Summary: Celebrate African American history with this historic collection of stories. Collection includes: Rosa ; Henry's freedom box ; Lincoln and Douglass ; and, Ellington was not a street. Bonus interview with Nikki Giovanni. Bonus interview with Ellen Levine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Stein, Jean.

Summary: "An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles by the author of the contemporary classic Edie; Jean Stein influenced the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie : American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol 'superstar' Edie Sedgwick. Now, in West of Eden, Stein turns her lens toward the city Sedgwick came from--Los Angeles--and a mythic cast of fortune...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 STE

Summary: Explores the hidden history of the American exploitation film. From the tents of carnie roadshows of the early 20th century to "Nudie Cuties," blood-soaked gore fests, biker flicks, blaxploitation and beyond. Looks at the films, the filmmakers, shysters and hustlers who made it all happen. Includes over 2 hours of outtakes, classic grindhouse trailers, and long lost, never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2010

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

Jefferson, Margo

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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Summary: Between 1970 and 1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch movies: The allegorical freak-out "El topo," the graphic horror of "Night of the living dead," the outrageous filth fest "Pink flamingos," outlaw reggae's "The harder they come," the phenomenal "Rocky horror picture show," and the darkly disturbing "Eraserhead." Discover the stories behind the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. The following is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2010

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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: 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

Decharne, Max.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2010

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 DEC

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial miller and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 664.72 PET

Guralnick, Peter.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is the official history of this legendary label, and looks at its story in a unique way: through the lens of 70 of its most iconic recordings. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, you will see how the label was shaped and how it redefined...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weldon Owen 2022

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Ozzi, Dan

Summary: "From celebrated music writer Dan Ozzi comes a comprehensive chronicle of the punk music scene's evolution from the early nineties to the mid-aughts, following eleven bands as they dissolved, "sold out," and rose to surprise stardom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.66 OZZ

Shadmi, Koren

Summary: "Lugosi, the tragic life story of one of horror's most iconic film stars, tells of a young Hungarian activist forced to flee his homeland after the failed Communist revolution in 1919. Reinventing himself in the U.S., first on stage and then in movies, he landed the unforgettable role of Count Dracula in what would become a series of classic feature films. From that point forward, Lugosi's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Life Drawn by Humanoids 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 921 LUGOSI, BELA SHA

Paul, Joel R.

Summary: Documents the machinations of three individuals in their efforts to win the American Revolution, tracing their applications of espionage to smuggle weapons and supplies while spinning a web of international political intrigue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.385 PAU

Macchio, Ralph

Summary: "A fun-filled memoir by the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai actor that's equal parts nostalgia and contemporary relevance, based on both the classic movies and his current show, which is Netflix's #1 hit and gaining legions of new fans from every generation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MACCHIO MAC

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