Natalie Wood (Turner Classic Movies)

Reflections on a Legendary Life
Author: Manoah Bowman
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762460512
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Natalie Wood


Author: Rebecca Sullivan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844576701
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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Throughout her career, Natalie Wood teetered precariously on the edge of greatness. Trained in the classical Hollywood studio style, but best mentored by Method directors, Wood was the ideal actress for roles depicting shifting perceptions of American womanhood. Nonetheless, while many of her films are considered classics of mid-twentieth century American cinema, she is less remembered for her acting than she is for her mysterious and tragic death. Rebecca Sullivan's lucid and engaging study of Natalie Wood's career sheds new light on her enormous, albeit uneven, contributions to American cinema. This persuasive text argues for renewed appreciation of Natalie Wood by situating her enigmatic performances in the context of a transforming star industry and revolutionary, post-war sexual politics.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition
Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197291
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 864
View: 1893
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The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-fi

50 Movies That Are Out of This World
Author: Sloan De Forest
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762491531
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 264
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Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi showcases 50 of the most shocking, weird, wonderful, and mind-bending movies ever made. From A Trip to the Moon (1902) to Arrival (2016), science fiction cinema has produced a body of classics with a broader range of styles, stories, and subject matter than perhaps any other film genre. They are movies that embed themselves in the depths of the mind, coloring our view of day-to-day reality and probably fueling a few dreams (and nightmares) along the way. In Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi, fifty unforgettable films are profiled, including beloved favorites like The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Fantastic Voyage (1966), groundbreaking shockers like Planet of the Apes (1968) and Alien (1979), and lesser-known landmarks like Things to Come (1936) and Solaris (1972). Illustrated by astounding color and black-and-white images, the book presents the best of this mind-bending genre, detailing through insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes stories why each film remains essential viewing. A perfect gift for any film buff or sci-fi fanatic!

Mom in the Movies

The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)
Author: Richard Corliss,Debbie Reynolds,Carrie Fisher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476738262
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Featuring more than 100 photographs and film stills, this ultimate guide to mothers in film, presented by a film historian and critic and Turner Classic Movies, shows the many ways that Hollywood has celebrated, vilified and poked good fun at dear old Mom.

Dynamic Dames

50 Leading Ladies Who Made History
Author: Sloan De Forest
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762465506
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Celebrate 50 of the most empowering and unforgettable female characters ever to grace the screen, as well as the artists who brought them to vibrant life! From Scarlett O'Hara to Thelma and Louise to Wonder Woman, strong women have not only lit up the screen, they've inspired and fired our imaginations. Some dynamic women are naughty and some are nice, but all of them buck the narrow confines of their expected gender role -- whether by taking small steps or revolutionary strides. Through engaging profiles and more than 100 photographs, Dynamic Dames looks at fifty of the most inspiring female roles in film from the 1920s to today. The characters are discussed along with the exciting off-screen personalities and achievements of the actresses and, on occasion, female writers and directors, who brought them to life. Among the stars profiled in their most revolutionary roles are Bette Davis, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck, Josephine Baker, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Barbra Streisand, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Dandridge, Katharine Hepburn, Pam Grier, Jane Fonda, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson, Zhang Ziyi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lawrence, and many more.

Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies)

Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood
Author: Kirk Douglas,Anne Douglas
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762462183
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Film legend Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens, his wife of nearly sixty-three years, look back on a lifetime filled with drama both on and off the screen. Sharing priceless correspondence with each other as well as the celebrities and world leaders they called friends, Kirk and Anne is a candid portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls of a Hollywood life lived in the public eye. Compiled from Anne's private archive of letters and photographs, this is an intimate glimpse into the Douglases' courtship and marriage set against the backdrop of Kirk's screen triumphs, including The Vikings, Lust For Life, Paths of Glory, and Spartacus. The letters themselves, as well as Kirk and Anne's vivid descriptions of their experiences, reveal remarkable insight and anecdotes about the legendary figures they knew so well, including Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, the Kennedys, and the Reagans. Filled with photos from film sets, private moments, and public events, Kirk and Anne details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood life-as only a couple of sixty-two years (and counting) could tell it.

Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide


Author: Leonard Maltin,Spencer Green,Rob Edelman
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 810
View: 2806
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The author of the annual Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide presents a detailed overview of classic films, with capsule reviews of more than seven thousand movies, along with a complete listing of classic movies on DVD, a series of Top Ten lists, and a star and director index. Original.

Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls

30 Fashions by Adrian, Edith Head, Walter Plunkett and Others
Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486427722
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This handsome collection pays tribute to seven great Hollywood designers; the three mentioned in the subtitle plus Travis Banton, Jean Louis, Irene, and Orry-Kelly. Two female figures (with separate attachable heads for each star) model exquisite gowns created for Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Lana Turner (Ziegfield Girl), Marlene Dietrich (Shanghai Express), Bette Davis (Jezebel and All About Eve), Rita Hayworth (Gilda), and Gloria Swanson (Sunset Boulevard), among others. Dover Original. 2 dolls and 30 full-color costumes on 16 plates.

Casting Might-have-beens

A Film by Film Directory of Actors Considered for Roles Given to Others
Author: Eila Mell
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9780786420179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 342
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Picture Danny Thomas as The Godfather, or Marilyn Monroe as Cleopatra. This reference work lists hundreds of such stories: actors who didn't get cast or who turned down certain parts.".