Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Author: Sam Wasson

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845136551

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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DIV Before Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn was still a little-known actress with few film roles to speak of; after it – indeed, because of it - she was one of the world’s most famous fashion, style and screen icons. It was this film that matched her with Hubert de Givenchy’s “little black dress”. Meanwhile, Truman Capote’s original novel is itself a modern classic selling huge numbers every year, and its high-living author of perennial interest. Now, this little book tells the story of how it all happened: how Audrey got the role (for which at first she wasn’t considered, and which she at first didn’t want); how long it took to get the script right; how it made Blake Edwards’ name as a director after too many trashy films had failed to; and how Henry Mancini’s soundtrack with its memorable signature tune ‘Moon River’ completed the irresistible package. This is the story of how one shy, uncertain, inexperienced young actress was persuaded to take on a role she at first thought too hard-edged and amoral – and how it made Audrey Hepburn into gamine, elusive Holly Golightly in the little black dress - and a star for the rest of her life. /div

Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior

From the Victorians to Today

Author: Fiona Fisher,Patricia Lara-Betancourt,Trevor Keeble,Brenda Martin

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887813

Category: Architecture

Page: 293

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An international assessment of how the last 150 years of interior design have been influenced by the clothes people wear and the desire to create drama and social rituals.

Kazan Revisited

Author: Lisa Dombrowski

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819570850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocative portrayal of sexual, moral, and generational conflict, and his unpopular decision to name former colleagues as Communists before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952. But much of Kazan’s influential cinematic legacy remains unexamined. Arriving in the wake of his centenary, Kazan Revisited engages and moves beyond existing debates regarding Kazan’s contributions to film, tackling the social, political, industrial, and aesthetic significance of his work from a range of critical perspectives. Featuring essays by established film critics and scholars such as Richard Schickel (Time), Victor Navasky (The Nation), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Kent Jones (Film Comment), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Essential Cinema, 2004), Jeanine Basinger (The Star Machine, 2007), and Leo Braudy (On the Waterfront, 2008), this book is a must for diehard cinephiles and those new to Kazan alike. Contributors include: JEANINE BASINGER, LEO BRAUDY, LISA DOMBROWSKI, HADEN GUEST, MARK HARRIS, KENT JONES, PATRICK KEATING, SAVANNAH LEE, BRENDA MURPHY, VICTOR NAVASKY, BRIAN NEVE, JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANDREW TRACY, and SAM WASSON.

Joe and Marilyn

Legends in Love

Author: C. David Heymann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439191778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Traces the passionate and sometimes volatile relationship between Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, covering their sensational 1954 elopement and the troubles that led to their divorce nine months later.

Death of the Moguls

The End of Classical Hollywood

Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553784

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Death of the Moguls is a detailed assessment of the last days of the “rulers of film.” Wheeler Winston Dixon examines the careers of such moguls as Harry Cohn at Columbia, Louis B. Mayer at MGM, Jack L. Warner at Warner Brothers, Adolph Zukor at Paramount, and Herbert J. Yates at Republic in the dying days of their once-mighty empires. He asserts that the sheer force of personality and business acumen displayed by these moguls made the studios successful; their deaths or departures hastened the studios’ collapse. Almost none had a plan for leadership succession; they simply couldn't imagine a world in which they didn’t reign supreme. Covering 20th Century-Fox, Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Republic Pictures, Monogram Pictures and Columbia Pictures, Dixon briefly introduces the studios and their respective bosses in the late 1940s, just before the collapse, then chronicles the last productions from the studios and their eventual demise in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He details such game-changing factors as the de Havilland decision, which made actors free agents; the Consent Decree, which forced the studios to get rid of their theaters; how the moguls dealt with their collapsing empires in the television era; and the end of the conventional studio assembly line, where producers had rosters of directors, writers, and actors under their command. Complemented by rare, behind-the-scenes stills, Death of the Moguls is a compelling narrative of the end of the studio system at each of the Hollywood majors as television, the de Havilland decision, and the Consent Decree forced studios to slash payrolls, make the shift to color, 3D, and CinemaScope in desperate last-ditch efforts to save their kingdoms. The aftermath for some was the final switch to television production and, in some cases, the distribution of independent film.

The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725

Author: Professor Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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Unlike collections of essays which focus on a single century or whose authors are drawn from a single discipline, this collection reflects the myriad performance options available to London audiences, offering readers a composite portrait of the music, drama, and dance productions that characterized this rich period. Just as the performing arts were deeply interrelated, the essays presented here, by scholars from a range of fields, engage in dialogue with others in the volume. The opening section examines a famous series of 1701 performances based on the competition between composers to set William Congreve's masque The Judgment of Paris to music. The essays in the central section (the 'mainpiece') showcase performers and productions on the London stage from a variety of perspectives, including English 'tastes' in art and music, the use of dance, the depiction of madness and masculinity in both spoken and musical performances, and genres and modes in the context of contemporary criticism and theatrical practice. A brief afterpiece looks at comic pieces in relation to satire, parody and homage. By bringing together work by scholars of music, dance, and drama, this cross-disciplinary collection illuminates the interconnecting strands that shaped a vibrant theatrical world.

Gute Prinzessinnen kommen ins Märchen, böse schreiben Geschichte

Von Olga, der Wilden, über Kaiserin Sisi bis zu Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641139848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Es war einmal eine wunderschöne Prinzessin, die keine Angst hatte, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen ... Dornröschen, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel – Prinzessinnen sind die Heldinnen unserer Kindheit, stets tugendhaft und glücklich bis ans Lebensende ... Von wegen. Denn hinter den Palastmauern ging so Einiges vor sich: Intrigen, Giftmorde, Sexpartys und bizarre Schönheitsrituale. Dieses Lesebuch versammelt Geschichten von echten Prinzessinnen, die alles andere als märchenhaft sind. So z.B. von Olga, »der Wilden«, die mehr als 5.000 Menschen auf dem Gewissen hat. Oder von der afrikanischen Königin Nzinga, die sich einen Harem voller Männer hielt ...

Fosse

Author: Sam Wasson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547999224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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Now the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams with Lin-Manuel Miranda executive producing. “Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colorful firsthand tales.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times “Fascinating . . . Wasson has taken complete control of his subject.” — Wall Street Journal The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment. His signature style would influence generations of performing artists. Yet in spite of Fosse’s innumerable—including Cabaret, Pippin, All That Jazz, and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever—his offstage life was shadowed by deep wounds and insatiable appetites. To craft this richly detailed account, best-selling author Sam Wasson has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, Fosse is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywood’s most complex and dynamic icons. “Spellbinding.” —Entertainment Weekly “Impeccably researched.” —Vanity Fair An NPR Best Book of the Year

Paul on Mazursky

Author: Sam Wasson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571441

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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Paul Mazursky’s nearly twenty films as writer/director represent Hollywood’s most sustained comic expression of the 1970s and 1980s. But they have not been given their due, perhaps because Mazursky’s films—both sincere and ridiculous, realistic and romantic—are pure emotion. This makes films like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman, and Enemies, A Love Story difficult to classify, but that’s what makes a human comedy human. In the first ever book-length examination of one of America’s most important and least appreciated filmmakers, Sam Wasson sits down with Mazursky himself to talk about his movies and how he makes them. Going over Mazursky’s oeuvre one film at a time, interviewer and interviewee delve into the director’s life in and out of Hollywood, laughing, talking, and above all else, feeling—like Mazursky’s people always do. The book includes a filmography and never-before-seen photos.

Paul on Mazursky

Author: Paul Mazursky,Sam Wasson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

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Conversations with one of America's funniest filmmakers

Beauty und Glamour

Mein Geheimnis für außergewöhnliche Schönheit

Author: Dita Von Teese,Rose Apodaca

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961210144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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Dita von Teese ist längst viel mehr als "nur" der sexy Burlesque-Star, der sich in einem riesigen Martini-Glas räkelt – sie ist zur wahren Stil-Ikone geworden. Ob bei ihren Shows, auf dem roten Teppich oder in Fashion-Magazinen, für Dita Von Teese ist Schönheit Ausdruck der eigenen Persönlichkeit. In diesem Buch verrät sie ihre Beauty-Geheimnisse und gibt Tipps sowohl für den Alltag als auch für exzentrische, glamouröse Auftritte. Dabei wird jeder Aspekt von Fashion über Make-up bis hin zur Frisur abgedeckt. Zusätzlich sind Workouts enthalten, die die weibliche Figur perfekt in Form bringen, sowie Ditas Tipps für eine umwerfende Ausstrahlung. Eine Vielzahl hochwertiger Farbfotos gibt darüber hinaus immer wieder Einblicke in die persönliche Geschichte des Stars. Beauty und Glamour ist die Schönheitsbibel für all die Frauen, die das Beste aus dem machen möchten, was die Natur ihnen mitgegeben hat.

Andere Stimmen, andere Räume

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 303699257X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Nach dem Tod seiner Mutter soll der 13-jährige Joel Knox zu seinem Vater ziehen, für ihn ein völlig Unbekannter. Als er in Alabama auf dem Land ankommt, findet er auf dem verfallenen Anwesen nur seine missmutige, spröde Stiefmutter Miss Amy und seinen rätselhaften Cousin Randolph vor, die wie Gespenster durch das geheimnisvolle Haus geistern – von seinem Vater fehlt weiterhin jede Spur. Mit der Veröffentlichung der halluzinatorisch anmutenden Begegnung eines Jungen mit einer sonderbaren Erwachsenenwelt katapultierte sich der damals 24-jährige Truman Capote 1948 augenblicklich in die oberste Schriftstellerliga.

Robert Redford

Die Biographie

Author: Michael Feeney Callan

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426429780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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Robert Redford ist der umschwärmte Frauenliebling des amerikanischen Films. Mit ihm verbinden wir Kino-Highlights wie »Der Clou«, »Der große Gatsby«, »Jenseits von Afrika« und »Aus nächster Nähe«. Sein Privatleben hat Redford immer vor der Öffentlichkeit abgeschirmt. In dieser großen Biographie tritt nun der Mensch Robert Redford erstmals ins Rampenlicht. Es ist das facettenreiche Porträt des Filmstars, Regisseurs und Produzenten, der als Jugendlicher der familiären Enge nach Europa entfloh und unter schwierigen Bedingungen seine Schauspielerkarriere begann; die bewegende Lebensschau des Förderers des unabhängigen Films und politisch engagierten Umweltschützers, der sich vehement für alte amerikanische Werte wie Toleranz und Offenheit einsetzt und mit seiner deutschen Frau, der Künstlerin Sibylle Szaggars, fernab des Hollywood-Glamours in den Bergen von Utah lebt.

Ich

Geschichten meines Lebens

Author: Katharine Hepburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453879317

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 394

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