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The Encyclopedia of Feature Players of Hollywood, Volume 2

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Learn from the following actors and actresses what it was like for the feature players of Hollywood working in films during its Golden Era. Read of their often humorous and exciting stories as they lived out their lives & careers behind and in front of the camera. Featured in this volume: Gordon Gebert Bruce Gordon Leo Gordon Dabbs Greer Duane Grey James Griffith Kevin Hagen Don Haggerty Alan Hale Jr. Lois Hall Peter Hansen John Hart Don C. Harvey Joe Haworth Myron Healey John Hoyt Russell Johnson Ed Kemmer Bill Kennedy George Keymas Wright King Robert Knapp Keith Larsen Harry Lauter Marc Lawrence Norman Leavitt George J. Lewis Fred Libby Pierce Lyden James Lydon Peter Mamakos Beth Marion Sean McClory Jan Merlin John Merton Ewing Mitchell Steve Mitchell Tom Monroe Peggy Moran Jeff Morrow Lori Nelson Allan Nixon Edward Norris Dan O’Herlihy Bradley Page Michael Pate House Peters Jr. Paul Picerni John Pickard Philip Pine Mala Powers Guy Prescott William Pullen Denver Pyle About the Authors Tom and Jim Goldrup, sons of Eugene and Fernita (McKillop) Goldrup, were born in Palo Alto, California, and raised in the historic town of Sonoma in that state. They, with older brothers Bill and Ray, had a strong love of the movies, which was aided by their father building their first television set in 1949. After growing to adulthood, Ray made a living as a screenplay writer, and Tom and Jim pursued a less successful career as actors. They also turned to writing, having a book, Growing Up on the Set, a book based on former child performers in Hollywood, published in 2001. They have also interviewed over one hundred and fifty actors—these interviews serve as the basis for this book. They reside in Ben Lomond, California, where they are active in the local theater. In between their writing and acting they enjoy travel, having recently visited Nepal and India where they trekked in the Himalaya Mountains.

Jeannie Out of the Bottle

Jeannie Out of the Bottle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Eden,Wendy Leigh
Editor: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307886956
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Jeannie Out of the Bottle by Barbara Eden,Wendy Leigh Summary

A magical, heartwarming memoir from one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses, best known for her iconic role on I Dream of Jeannie The landmark NBC hit television series I Dream of Jeannie has delighted generations of audiences and inspired untold numbers of teenage crushes on its beautiful blond star, Barbara Eden, for decades. Part pristine Hollywood princess and part classic bombshell, with innocence, strength, and comedic talent to spare, Barbara finally lets Jeannie out of her bottle to tell her whole story. Jeannie Out of the Bottle takes us behind the scenes of I Dream of Jeannie as well as Barbara’s dozens of other stage, movie, television, and live concert performances. We follow her from the hungry years when she was a struggling studio contract player at 20th Century Fox through difficult weeks trying to survive as a chorus girl at Ciro’s Sunset Strip supper club, from a stint as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on live TV to tangling on-screen and off with some of Hollywood’s most desirable leading men, including Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, and Warren Beatty. From the ups and downs of her relationship with her Jeannie co-star Larry Hagman to a touching meeting with an exquisite and vulnerable Marilyn Monroe at the twilight of her career, readers join Barbara on a thrilling journey through her five decades in Hollywood. But Barbara’s story is also an intimate and honest memoir of personal tragedy: a stillborn child with her first husband, Michael Ansara; a verbally abusive, drug-addicted second husband; the loss of her beloved mother; and the accidental heroin-induced death of her adult son, just months before his wedding. With candor and poignancy, Barbara reflects on the challenges she has faced, as well as the joys she has experienced and how she has maintained her humor, optimism, and inimitable Jeannie magic throughout the roller-coaster ride of a truly memorable life. Illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including candid family pictures and rare publicity stills, Jeannie Out of the Bottle is a must-have for every fan, old and new.

Miss Saigon (PVG)

Miss Saigon (PVG) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wise Publications,Alain Boublil
Editor: Wise Publications
ISBN: 1783234326
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Miss Saigon (PVG) by Wise Publications,Alain Boublil Summary

A superb folio containing 12 songs from Boublil & Schonberg’s hit musical, Miss Saigon. Each song in this volume has been freshly engraved for the 2014 production for piano and voice with lyrics. All your favourite songs from the show are here, including: Bui-doiI Still BelieveI'd Give My Life For YouIf You Want To Die In BedNow That I've Seen HerSun And MoonThe American DreamThe Heat Is On In SaigonThe Last Night Of The WorldThe Movie In My MindWhy God Why?Maybe

Billy F Gibbons

Billy F Gibbons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers
Editor: Motorbooks
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Expanded for the occasion of ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary, Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead throws wide Gibbons’ garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite collection of cars and guitars. Love cars, guitars, and ZZ Top? This visually stunning tour through this Grade-A Texas gearhead's weird, wild life, vintage and way-out custom guitars, and influential hot rods and custom cars is mandatory education. From the near-mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as “Pearly Gates” and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here—more than 60 guitars and 15 astounding vehicles, all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in commissioned color and artistic black-and-white photography. Cars and guitars that have made their way to light since the book's first publication in 2005 are included: Cars: Mexican Blackbird 1958 Thunderbird Quintana ’50 Ford Custom El Camino Grocery-Getter custom Whiskey Runner '34 Ford Coupe ’51 Willys Wagon Guitars: Party Peelers John Bolin Customs Neiman Marcus BFG SG Nacho Telecaster John Bolin "Think Buck" T-style Mexican Blackbird solidbody Mojo Maker Tone Bender Zemaitis custom Marconi Lab Guitar 1929 Dixie Ukelele 1939 Rickenbacker Frying Pan …and more! While BFG’s cars ’n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career. From teenage Houston garage rocker to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive. As with many rockers, Billy F Gibbons' jones for hot rods and customs is the stuff of legend. But beyond this bona fide bluesman's mastery of the six-string and unrepentant love for internal combustion is a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in hundreds of mind-bending cars and guitars. This is the definitive and official record of that genius.

Drawn to the Gods

Drawn to the Gods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Feltmate
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479884553
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A new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy. Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows – The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy– David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion’s proper place in American society are communicated through comedy. The book includes discussion of a wide range of American religions, including Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Native American Religions, New Religious Movements, “Spirituality,” Hinduism, and Atheism. Along the way, readers are shown that jokes about religion are influential tools for teaching viewers how to interpret and judge religious people and institutions. Feltmate, develops a picture of how each show understands and communicates what constitutes good religious practice as well as which traditions they seek to exclude on the basis of race and ethnicity, stupidity, or danger. From Homer Simpson’s spiritual journey during a chili-pepper induced hallucination to South Park’s boxing match between Jesus and Satan to Peter Griffin’s worship of the Fonz, each show uses humor to convey a broader commentary about the role of religion in public life. Through this examination, an understanding of what it means to each program to be a good religious American becomes clear. Drawn to the Gods is a book that both fans and scholars will enjoy as they expose the significance of religious satire in these iconic television programs.

The World of Lucha Libre

The World of Lucha Libre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Levi
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822391473
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The World of Lucha Libre is an insider’s account of lucha libre, the popular Mexican form of professional wrestling. Heather Levi spent more than a year immersed in the world of wrestling in Mexico City. Not only did she observe live events and interview wrestlers, referees, officials, promoters, and reporters; she also apprenticed with a retired luchador (wrestler). Drawing on her insider’s perspective, she explores lucha libre as a cultural performance, an occupational subculture, and a set of symbols that circulate through Mexican culture and politics. Levi argues that the broad appeal of lucha libre lies in its capacity to stage contradictions at the heart of Mexican national identity: between the rural and the urban, tradition and modernity, ritual and parody, machismo and feminism, politics and spectacle. Levi considers lucha libre in light of scholarship about sport, modernization, and the formation of the Mexican nation-state, and in connection to professional wrestling in the United States. She examines the role of secrecy in wrestling, the relationship between wrestlers and the characters they embody, and the meanings of the masks worn by luchadors. She discusses male wrestlers who perform masculine roles, those who cross-dress and perform feminine roles, and female wrestlers who wrestle each other. Investigating the relationship between lucha libre and the mass media, she highlights the history of the sport’s engagement with television: it was televised briefly in the early 1950s, but not again until 1991. Finally, Levi traces the circulation of lucha libre symbols in avant-garde artistic movements and its appropriation in left-wing political discourse. The World of Lucha Libre shows how a sport imported from the United States in the 1930s came to be an iconic symbol of Mexican cultural authenticity.

Alamo Traces

Alamo Traces Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Ricks Lindley
Editor: Taylor Trade Publications
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Never wavering in its search for the bedrock of fact, this book is a methodical, piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew and a convincing speculation about what might have really happened during that courageous fight for independence.

Great Commission, Great Compassion

Great Commission, Great Compassion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Borthwick
Editor: InterVarsity Press
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Go and do. Jesus commands it, and the world needs it. Mission mobilizer Paul Borthwick shows how proclamation and demonstration of the gospel go hand in hand, bringing together the Great Commission of Matthew 28 and the Great Compassion of Matthew 25, while offering practical, holistic ways for us to live them out in every sphere of our lives.

Las aventuras de Lone Jack Kid

Las aventuras de Lone Jack Kid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joe Corso
Editor: Babelcube Inc.
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Las aventuras de Lone Jack Kid by Joe Corso Summary

Estos eran tiempos de guerra y los hombres vivían y muorían luchando contra su enemigo. . . Y a veces morían luchando entre sí. Cole miró a los hombres, levantó la mano y dijo en voz lo suficientemente alta para que todos en la sala pudieran oír: "No lo hagan, muchachos. Sturman eres un perro amarillo y un desertor, y no tienes que morir intentando vengar a alguien como él. Había siete indios y estaban parados alrededor de dos mujeres blancas semidesnudas que parecían ser madre e hija. Charlie respiró hondo y lo dejó escapar lentamente. Luego apuntó - y disparó, y disparó, y disparó nuevamente, repetidamente. Dejó caer a cuatro de los indios antes de que supieran qué los había golpeado. Luego se metió en el claro y le disparó a otro indio buscando su arma. "Mi nombre es Charles Longstreet". Los hombres se miraron entre sí cuando comenzó el reconocimiento. "¿Eres Lone Jack Kid?" El Kid sonrió. “El único”. Se sacó el sombrero de la cabeza y lo agitó en el aire, luego lanzó un grito al rebelde. "Nos vemos en el infierno, muchachos". Sacudió las riendas y golpeó al Cometa con sus curas. Volvió la cabeza y saltó a la corriente burbujeante con agua tan alta como los estribos, y se lanzó a través de ella, salpicando zarcillos de agua en el aire a ambos lados de ella. Era una muestra impresionante de equitación, y los cobradores de peaje observaron con gran admiración.

A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula

A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: César Domínguez,Anxo Abuín González,Ellen Sapega
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula by César Domínguez,Anxo Abuín González,Ellen Sapega Summary

Volume 2 of A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula brings to an end this collective work that aims at surveying the network of interliterary relations in the Iberian Peninsula. No attempt at such a comparative history of literatures in the Iberian Peninsula has been made until now. In this volume, the focus is placed on images (Section 1), genres (Section 2), forms of mediation (Section 3), and cultural studies and literary repertoires (Section 4). To these four sections an epilogue is added, in which specialists in literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the (sub)disciplines of comparative history and comparative literary history, search for links between Volumes 1 and 2 from the point of view of general contributions to the field of Iberian comparative studies, and assess the entire project that now reaches completion with contributions from almost one hundred scholars.

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's of Mice and Men

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's of Mice and Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael J. Meyer
Editor: Scarecrow Press
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The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's of Mice and Men by Michael J. Meyer Summary

First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.

When She Woke

When She Woke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hillary Jordan
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443408042
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In the mid-21st century, a young woman in Texas awakens to a nightmare: her skin has been genetically altered, turned bright red as punishment for the crime of having an abortion. A powerful reimagining of The Scarlet Letter, When She Woke is a timely fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of the not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated, and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but “chromed” and released back into the population to survive as best they can. In seeking a path northward to safety, through an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith and love.

Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients

Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lorraine T. Benuto
Editor: Springer
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Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients by Lorraine T. Benuto Summary

This timely practical reference addresses the lack of Spanish-language resources for mental health professionals to use with their Latino clients. Geared toward both English- and Spanish-speaking practitioners in a variety of settings, this volume is designed to minimize misunderstandings between the clinician and client, and with that the possibility of inaccurate diagnosis and/or ineffective treatment. Coverage for each topic features a discussion of cultural considerations, guidelines for evidence-based best practices, a review of available findings, a treatment plan, plus clinical tools and client handouts, homework sheets, worksheets, and other materials. Chapters span a wide range of disorders and problems over the life-course, and include reproducible resources for: Assessing for race-based trauma. Using behavioral activation and cognitive interventions to treat depression among Latinos. Treating aggression, substance use, abuse, and dependence among Latino Adults. Treating behavioral problems among Latino adolescents. Treating anxiety among Latino children. Working with Latino couples. Restoring legal competency with Latinos. The Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients fills a glaring need in behavioral service delivery, offering health psychologists, social workers, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, and other helping professionals culturally-relevant support for working with this under served population. The materials included here are an important step toward dismantling barriers to mental health care.

Walt Whitman and the World

Walt Whitman and the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gay Wilson Allen,Ed Folsom
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587290049
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Walt Whitman and the World by Gay Wilson Allen,Ed Folsom Summary

Celebrating the various ethnic traditions that melded to create what we now call American literature, Whitman did his best to encourage an international reaction to his work. But even he would have been startled by the multitude of ways in which his call has been answered. By tracking this wholehearted international response and reconceptualizing American literature, Walt Whitman and the World demonstrates how various cultures have appropriated an American writer who ceases to sound quite so narrowly American when he is read into other cultures' traditions.

The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography

The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter
Editor: McFarland
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The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography by Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter Summary

Any on-screen schmuck can take down a wolfman with a silver bullet. It takes a certain kind of hero to hoist that wolfman overhead into an airplane spin, follow with a body slam, drop an atomic elbow across his mangy neck, leg-lock him until he howls, and pin his furry back to the mat for a three-count. It takes a Mexican masked wrestler. Add a few half-naked vampire women, Aztec mummies, mad scientists, evil midgets from space, and a goateed Frankenstein monster, and you have just some of the elements of Mexican masked wrestler and monster movies, certainly among the most bizarre, surreal and imaginative films ever produced. This filmography features some of the oddest cinematic showdowns ever concocted—Mexican masked wrestlers battling monsters, evil geniuses and other ne’er-do-wells, be it in caves, cobwebbed castles or in the ring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, these movies were staples of Mexican cinema, combining action, horror, sex, science fiction and comedy into a bizarre amalgam aimed to please the whole family. Chapters examine the roots of the phenomenon, including the hugely popular masked wrestling scene and the classic Universal horror films from which Mexican filmmakers stole without compunction. Subsequent chapters focus on El Santo, Blue Demon, and Mil Mascaras, the three most prominent masked wrestlers; wrestling women; other less prominent masked wrestlers; and the insane mish-mash of monsters pitted against the heroes. Each chapter includes background information and a full filmography, and a wide assortment of striking illustrations—posters, lobby cards and other graphic material, some better than the movies they advertised—accompany the text.

Postmodernism’s Role in Latin American Literature

Postmodernism’s Role in Latin American Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Weldt-Basson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230107931
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Postmodernism’s Role in Latin American Literature by H. Weldt-Basson Summary

Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005), winner of the prestigious Cervantes prize, is one of the most important Latin American writers of the twentieth century. This commemorative collection consists of articles by nine scholars reflecting upon the postmodern nature of the Paraguayan author s literary production and his place in world literature. The volume includes articles on the author s screenplays, his masterpiece, the dictator novel I The Supreme, his short stories, feminist approaches to Roa Bastos s novels, reflections on the writer s Guarani poetry, and a study of the complex, intertextual relationships between his novel El fiscal and his other texts.