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  1. Hans Christian Andersen – A Cultural Icon

    Hans Christian Andersen – A Cultural Icon [Hardback]

    Anne Klara Bom (Author)

    £42.00

    ISBN: 9788772190174
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Hans Christian Andersen is an cultural icon. But what is an icon exactly? And how did Hans Christian Andersen become one? In Denmark and abroad. This book looks into the different meanings and uses of the word icon and into the making of the cultu... .... Learn More
  2. Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange: An Adventurer's Heart [Hardback]

    Anthony Uzarowski (Author)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780813197258
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Brilliant, beautiful, driven, uncompromising, elusive, iconic - Jessica Lange is one of the most gifted and fascinating actors of her generation. From her rise to fame in Dino De Laurentiis's remake of King Kong (1976) and her Oscar-winning perfor... .... Learn More
  3. Dance Works

    Dance Works: Stories of Creative Collaboration [Paperback]

    Allison Orr (Author); Liz Lerman (Author)

    £16.50

    ISBN: 9780819500243
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Ride along with choreographer Allison Orr and her civic collaborators as they reflect on their dances together

    In 2001, Allison Orr made a dance with 13 City of Austin firefighters. Over the next 20 years, her unique practice of collabora... .... Learn More
  4. Stone Breaker

    Stone Breaker: The Poet James Gates Percival and the Beginning of Geology in New England [Hardback]

    Kathleen L. Housley (Author)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780819500281
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Series: The Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books
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    Percival probed the volcanic origins of rock via geology and the seething nature of his psyche via poetry.

    Stone Breaker is an in-depth, accessible biography of a true American polymath, James Gates Percival. A poet, linguist, and unstabl... .... Learn More
  5. The Woman Who Dared

    The Woman Who Dared: The Life and Times of Pearl White, Queen of the Serials [Hardback]

    William M. Drew (Author)

    £36.50

    ISBN: 9780813196831
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    In the early days of motion pictures - before superstars, before studio conglomerates, before even the advent of sound - there was a woman named Pearl White (1889-1938). A quintessential beauty of the time, with her perfectly tousled bob and come-... .... Learn More
  6. Harvard, Hollywood, Hitmen, and Holy Men

    Harvard, Hollywood, Hitmen, and Holy Men: A Memoir [Hardback]

    Paul W. Williams (Author)

    £20.50

    ISBN: 9780813196671
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The movie director Paul Williams is a real-life Forrest Gump. Williams' experiences form a unique and often wild constellation of encounters with star power, political power, and spiritual power - a life cycle that led to fame and fortune and to i... .... Learn More
  7. Katherine Jackson French

    Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector [Paperback]

    Elizabeth DiSavino (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780813196701
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The second woman to earn a PhD from Columbia University
    face=Calibri>– and the first from south of the Mason-Dixon Line to do so
    face=Calibri>– Kentucky native Katherine Jackson French broke boundaries. ... .... Learn More
  8. Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino: A Biography [Paperback]

    William Donati (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813196480
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    British-born actress, singer, director, and producer Ida Lupino (1918-1995) cut one of the most alluring profiles of any Hollywood persona during the forties and fifties. The star of classic films such as They Drive by Night (1940), High Sierra (1... .... Learn More
  9. Ishiro Honda

    Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa [Paperback]

    Steve Ryfle (Author); Ed Godziszewski (Author); Yuuko Honda-Yun (Other); Martin Scorsese (Other)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780819500410
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The first comprehensive biography of the director behind Godzilla and other Japanese sci-fi classics.

    Ishiro Honda was arguably the most internationally successful Japanese director of his generation, with an unmatched succession of scien... .... Learn More
  10. A Front Row Seat

    A Front Row Seat [Hardback]

    Nancy Olson Livingston (Author)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780813196190
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    From her idyllic childhood in the American midwest, to her Oscar-nominated performance in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and the social circles of New York and Los Angeles, actress Nancy Olson Livingston has lived abundantly. In her memoir, ... .... Learn More

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