2066 books for genre «Books ~~ Biography & Autobiography~~ Entertainment & Performing Arts»

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Lovable child star by age ten, international teen idol by fifteen, and to this day a perennial pop-­culture staple, Corey Feldman has not only spent the entirety of his life in the spotlight, he's become just as famous for his off-­screen exploits as for his roles in such classic films as and. He's been linked to a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and adult entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a highly publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and with his frequent costar Corey Haim enjoyed immeasurable success as one half of the wildly popular duo "The Two Coreys,­" spawning seven films, a 1-­900 number, and "Coreymania" in the process. What child of the eighties didn't have a Corey Feldman poster hanging in her bedroom, or a pile of stashed in his closet? Now, in this brave and moving memoir, Corey is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional . . .

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The most ambitious and personal account ever written about Hollywood's most gracious star-­Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris is a "moving portrayal" (The New York Times Book Review) that truly captures the woman who captured our hearts...­With the insights of family and friends who never before spoke to a Hepburn biographer-­and never-­before-­published photographs-­Paris has created an in-­depth portrait of the actress, from her childhood in Nazi-­occupied Europe, through her legendary career, and into her UN ambassadorship.

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The outrageous Janice Dickinson -- former star of TV's, bestselling author, and glam girl extra-­ordinaire -- now brings her patented blend of hard-­won romantic wisdom and diva chic to her first-­ever dating guide. Loaded with uncensored dish on her romantic sagas -- and her stranger-­than-­fiction bedroom adventures -- unveils Janice's dating dos and don'ts, culled from her three decades at the top of the fast-­track world of modeling, and a rich, racy life of dating, mating, and extricating. With the same voracious charm that propelled her into the arms of some of America's most eligible bachelors, here Janice shares her secrets to landing men, loving them, and letting them go. From first dates and old flames to primping, cheating, and sizing things up, is a girl's guide to an irreverent, extravagant love life. Some titillating tips from Lesson #2: Wanna Get a Guy's Attention? Ignore Him! Lesson #13: If He's Got His Eye on the Door, He's Already Halfway Through It Lesson #28: Don't . . .

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Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly, bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of Hollywood’s legendary actresses. In just seven years–from 1950 through 1956–Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From the principled Amy Fowler Kane in to the thrill-­seeking Frances Stevens of, Grace established herself as one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses and iconic beauties. Her astonishing career lasted until her retirement at age twenty-­six, when she withdrew from stage and screen to marry a European monarch and became a modern, working princess and mother. Based on never-­before-­published or quoted interviews with Grace and those conducted over many years with her friends and colleagues–from costars James Stewart and Cary Grant to director Alfred Hitchcock–as well as many documents disclosed by her children for the first time, acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto . . .

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The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to project an audacious spirit and pursue on-­screen excellence. The product of an extraordinary mother and a loving extended family, she produced, with Humphrey Bogart, some of the most electric and memorable scenes in movie history. After tragically losing Bogart, she returned to New York and a brilliant career in the theatre. A two-­time Tony winner, she married and later divorced her second love, Jason Robards, and never lost sight of the strength that made her a star.­Now, thirty years after the publication of her original National Book Award–­winning memoir, Bacall has added new material to her inspiring history. In her own frank and beautiful words, one of our most enduring actresses reveals the remarkable true story of a lifetime so rich with incident and achievement that Hollywood itself would be unable to adequately reproduce it.

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In this revised and updated biography, Maureen Paton encompasses the private, professional and political life of this most enigmatic, charismatic and intensely private of actors.

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Sir Peter Ustinov's beautifully crafted autobiography is told with exquisite wit and insight. From his birth in April 1921, it spans his extraordinary career as actor, playwright, film star and director, confirming his early belief that he is 'irrevocably betrothed to laughter'. Ustinov's renowned gift for mimicry is exploited to the full in. Eccentric relatives, school masters, sergeant majors and manic Hollywood moguls are all brought unforgettably to life.

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In 1997, amid Aerosmith's sold-­out world tour and number one album release, word about Joey's troubles was reported in the press.­Despite the advice he had received to play it down, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey—who has been the drummer in Aerosmith since it was founded in 1970 and is the first member of the band to release his own book—now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-­addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash a fury of endless creativity. This is not just another rock 'n' roll memoir. In addition to the never-­before-­told Aerosmith war stories that abound in the book, unpacks the history of a rock star who was both fragile and tough, who after years of insane wildness became willing . . .

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A supreme achiever to whom his colossal achievements seem to mean nothing . . . A supreme extrovert who prefers discretion . . . A supreme egotist who dislikes talking about himself . . . Philip Norman has long towered above other rock biographers with his definitive studies of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon--­legends whom the world thought it knew, but who came to life as never before through the meticulousness of Norman's research, the sweep of his cultural knowledge, and the brilliance of his writing.­Now Norman turns to a rock icon who is the most notorious yet enigmatic of them all. Throughout five decades of fronting the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has been seen as the ultimate arrogant, narcissistic superstar, whose sexual appetite and cavalier treatment of women rival Casanova's and whose supposed reckless drug use touched off the most famous scandal in rock history. Now a grandfather...

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