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Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

By Bob McCann
  • ISBN Code: : 0786458046
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 461
  • Category : Performing Arts
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The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B–film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress’s film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Spanning over a century of cinema and comprised of 127 films, this book analyzes the cinematic incarnations of the "uncanniest place on earth"--wax museums. Nothing is as it seems at a wax museum. It is a place of wonder, horror and mystery. Will the figures come to life at night, or are they very much dead with corpses hidden beneath their waxen shells? Is the genius hand that molded them secretly scarred by a terrible tragedy, longing for revenge? Or is it a sinner's sanctum, harboring criminals with countless places to hide in plain sight? This chronological analysis includes essential behind the scenes information in addition to authoritative research comparing the creation of "real" wax figures to the "reel" ones seen onscreen. Publicly accessible or hidden away in a maniac's lair, wax museums have provided the perfect settings for films of all genres to thrillingly play out on the big screen since the dawn of cinema.

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.

By Vincent Terrace
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786486414
  • Total of Pages : 1330
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 363
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television-shows-1925-through-2010-2d-ed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.

Notable Americans of Czechoslovak Ancestry in Arts and Letters and in Education

By Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665540060
  • Total of Pages : 1094
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 283
  • Pdf File: notable-americans-of-czechoslovak-ancestry-in-arts-and-letters-and-in-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As pointed out in my last two publications, no comprehensive study has been undertaken about the American Learned Men and Women with Czechoslovak roots. The aim of this work is to correct this glaring deficiency, with the focus on immigration from the period of mass migration and beyond, irrespective whether they were born in their European ancestral homes or whether they have descended from them. Whereas in the two mentioned monographs, the emphasis has been on scholars and social and natural scientists; and men and women in medicine, applied sciences and engineering, respectively, the present compendium deals with notable Americans of Czechoslovak ancestry in arts and letters, and in education. With respect to women, although most professional fields were closed to them through much of the nineteenth century, the area of arts and letters was opened to them, as noted earlier and as this compendium authenticates.

Broadway Actors in Films, 1894äóñ2015

By Roy Liebman
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476626154
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: broadway-actors-in-films-1894äóñ2015.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many Broadway stars appeared in Hollywood cinema from its earliest days. Some were 19th century stage idols who reprised famous roles on film as early as 1894. One was born as early as 1829. Another was cast in the performance during which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. One took her stage name from her native state. Some modern-day stars also began their careers on Broadway before appearing in films. This book details the careers of 300 performers who went from stage to screen in all genres of film. A few made only a single movie, others hundreds. Each entry includes highlights of the performer’s career, a list of stage appearances and a filmography.

Media Messages

By Linda Holtzman,Leon Sharpe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317464923
  • Total of Pages : 558
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 810
  • Pdf File: media-messages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The new edition of this widely adopted book reveals how the popular media contribute to widespread myths and misunderstanding about cultural diversity. While focused on the impact of television, feature film, and popular music, the authors reach far beyond media to explore how our understanding, values, and beliefs about race, class, gender and sexual orientation are constructed. They analyze how personal histories, combined with the collective history of oppression and liberation, contribute to stereotypes and misinformation, as well as how personal engagement with media can impact prospects for individual and social freedom. Along with updated media examples, expanded theories and analysis, this edition explores even more deeply the coverage of race in two chapters, discusses more broadly how men and boys are depicted in the media and socialized, and how class issues have become even more visible since the Great Recession of the 21st century and the Occupy movements. Special activities and exercises are provided in the book and an online Instructor's Manual is available to adopters.

100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries [2 volumes]

By Robert C. Sickels
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598848313
  • Total of Pages : 738
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: 100-entertainers-who-changed-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This fascinating and thought-provoking read challenges readers to consider entertainers and entertainment in new ways, and highlights figures from outside the worlds of film, television, and music as influential "pop stars."

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

By Anthony Slide
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135925542
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: the-new-historical-dictionary-of-the-american-film-industry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Alcohol in Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia

By Rachel Black
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 031338049X
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: alcohol-in-popular-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This encyclopedia presents the many sides of America's ongoing relationship with alcohol, examining the political history, pivotal events, popular culture, and advances in technology that have affected its consumption. • More than 100 A–Z entries describe the culture and history of alcohol, including the drinks themselves, concepts, business aspects, entertainment, regulations, social aspects, organizations, events, rituals, use in religions, and effects on health • Compiles all-original information from 32 distinguished international and American scholars and journalists • Offers a number of historical and contemporary photographs • Extensive bibliography provides additional suggested reading