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Rifkind, Donna

Summary: "The little-known story of screenwriter Salka Viertel, whose salons in 1930s and 40s Hollywood created a refuge for a multitude of famous figures who had escaped the horrors of World War ll. Hollywood was created by its "others"; that is, by women, Jews, and immigrants. Salka Viertel was all three and so much more. She was the screenwriter for five of Greta Garbo's movies and also her most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VIERTEL, SALKA RIF

Gilliam, Terry

Summary: A memoir from the screenwriter, animator, visionary film director, and founding member of Monty Python describes his life through recollections, anecdotes, and never-before-seen photographs and artwork.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperDesign 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILLIAM, TERRY GIL

Lear, Norman.

Summary: The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture, while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, this is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEAR, NORMAN LEA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Lear 2014

Resnick, Adam.

Summary: "An unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays from Adam Resnick, former writer for Late Night with David Letterman"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RESNICK, ADAM RES

Davis-Goff, Annabel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.5082 DAV

Blatty, William Peter.

Summary: "Blatty,... lived a charmed life among the elite stars of Hollywood. His son Peter, born over a decade after The Exorcist, grew from an apple-cheeked boy into an "imposing young man with a quick, warm smile." But when Peter died very suddenly from a rare disorder, Blatty's world turned upside down. As he and his wife struggled through their unrelenting grief, a series of strange and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER BLA

Lardner, Ring

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thunder's Mouth Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 LAR

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

Stratton, Richard (Richard H.)

Summary: "The Hollywood Ending of an Adrenaline-Filled and, By Turns, Harrowing and Funny Odyssey of Crime and Redemption in America's War on Drugs Smuggler's Blues, the first book in Richard Stratton's memoir of his criminal career, detailed his years as a kingpin in the Hippie Mafia. Kingpin, the second book, traced his eight-year journey through the criminal justice system, through two federal trials...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2020

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

Summary: Mel Brooks, the comedian, director and screenwriter, has energetically avoided a documentary profile from being made, until now. He has agreed to throw himself into a new documentary about his storied career, giving American Masters exclusive interviews and complete access to his film archives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2013

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

Waters, John

Summary: Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich--and happily horrify readers everywhere. This book is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities--some famous, some unknown, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, the owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WATERS, JOHN WAT

Honeycutt, Kirk

Summary: Hughes allegedly wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, and Vacation in a week. He never went to film school or studied cinema. And he spent most of his incredible career in the Midwest, far from the Hollywood Hills. John Hughes was indeed one of the most prolific and successful filmmakers in Hollywood...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Race Point Publishing, A division of Quarto Publishing Group USA, Inc. 2015

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

Irving, John

Summary: The author presents a firsthand account of his involvement--or lack thereof--in the creation of the film versions of his novels, detailing his years of writing and rewriting his screenplay for "The Cider House Rules."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IRVING, JOHN IRV

Bernstein, Walter.

Summary: The author recalls the years of anti-Communist hysteria in the United States when he was blacklisted, a label that was responsible for the ruin of many careers in film, radio, and television, discussing how he was forced to write under an assumed name, and looking at other members of the Hollywood community who shared his struggle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1996

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Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

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