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Morris, Heather

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Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Heather Morris comes the memoir of a life of listening to others. In Listening Well, Heather will explore her extraordinary talents as a listener-a skill she employed when she first met Lale Sokolov, the tattooist at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the inspiration for her bestselling novel. It was this ability that led Lale to entrust Heather with his story, which...

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORRIS, HEATHER MOR

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Summary: Pamela B. Green's energetic film about the pioneer filmmaker is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Lethem, Jonathan

Summary: Before the Arrest, Sandy Duplessis had a reasonably good life as a screenwriter in L.A. An old college friend and writing partner, the charismatic and malicious Peter Todbaum, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. That didn't hurt. Now, post-Arrest, nothing is what it was. Sandy, who calls himself Journeyman, has landed in rural Maine. There he assists the butcher and delivers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC LET

Lethem, Jonathan

Summary: Before the Arrest, Sandy Duplessis had a reasonably good life as a screenwriter in L.A. An old college friend and writing partner, the charismatic and malicious Peter Todbaum, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. That didn't hurt. Now, post-Arrest, nothing is what it was. Sandy, who calls himself Journeyman, has landed in rural Maine. There he assists the butcher and delivers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LET

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Lethem

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

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Summary: Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second World War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THE

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

Hemon, Aleksandar

Summary: "A novel about an aspiring screenplay writer--full of script ideas but unable to follow through on any of them--who becomes entangled with a Bosnian woman and her violently jealous husband"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEM

Montes, Raphael

Summary: "A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of one of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writers. Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MON

Steel, Danielle

Summary: Antonia Adams is the product of a loveless marriage between a beautiful young model and an aristocrat. Unprotected and unloved, she learns that the only way to feel safe is to hide from the dangers around her. Her love of the movies turns into a dream to become a screenwriter, and a summer job at a Hollywood studio. There, a famous British filmmaker notices her, and suddenly she can remain...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2022

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC STE

Summary: Michael Almereyda blazes a wild path through mid-20th-century Hollywood via the experiences of Hampton Fancher, a flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner. A consummate raconteur, Fancher recounts episodes from his remarkable life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Grasshopper Film 2018

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

Summary: Screenwriter Mark Christopher gets a Christmas present that isn't on his Santa list: a 17-year-old delinquent named Susan, deposited in his bachelor pad by a cop pal who doesn't want to see the kid spend Christmas behind bars. Touched by Susan's plight, Mark decides there's only one way to keep her out of juvie: marry her in name only and get an annulment when she comes of age. But after a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends, screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BEN

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife. It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BEN

Daugherty, Tracy

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Summary: "A biography of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Daugherty. In over forty books, in a career that spanned over sixty years, Larry McMurtry staked his claim as a superior chronicler of the American West, and as the Great Plains' keenest witness since Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner. Larry McMurtry: A...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCMURTRY, LARRY DAU

Montes, Raphael

Summary: A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer. Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: Reflections by twenty-five screenwriters on their craft. Typical is Michael Tolkin's essay on the debasement of culture by the movies. It is nothing new, he writes, the golden age of Greek tragedy was followed by a similar slump, there are cycles and ours, too, shall pass.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Silman-James Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.23 why

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: "A novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BEN

Federle, Tim.

Summary: "Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FED

Karger, Dave

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Summary: "Dave Karger--Turner Classic Movies on-air host, entertainment media darling, and the Oscars expert--offers a one-of-a-kind collection of original interviews with an A-list lineup of Oscar winners discussing the highs, lows, and never-before-told tales of Hollywood's most storied awards show"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. 2024

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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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Weber, Robby

Summary: "Harry wants nothing more than to write Hollywood screenplays. He knows the first step toward achieving that goal is winning a screenwriting competition that will seal his admission into the college of his dreams, so he's determined to spend his summer free of distractions--also known as boys--and finish his script. After last year, Harry is certain love only exists in the movies anyway. But...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Inkyard Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WEB

Summary: A down on his luck screenwriter reluctantly agrees to adapt a trashy bestseller to the silver screen. Rather than read the book himself, Steele convinces a star-struck hatcheck girl, Mildred Atkinson, to accompany him home and tell him the story in her own words. Later the night, Mildred is found murdered and Steele, who has a history of violent behavior, becomes the prime suspect. A neighbor...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA IN

Summary: Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Pictures Industries 2003

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

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