By Myself and Then Some

Author: Lauren Bacall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755364694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

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Lauren Bacall was barely 20 when she made her Hollywood debut with Humphrey Bogart and became an overnight sex symbol. Their romance on and off screen made them Hollywood's most celebrated couple and together they produced some of the most electric scenes in movie history. But when Bogart died of cancer in 1957, Bacall had to find a way of living beyond the fairytale. In a time of post war communism, Hollywood blacklisting and revolutionary politics she moved with the legends: Hemingway, the Oliviers, Katharine Hepburn, Bobby Kennedy, an engagement to Frank Sinatra and a second turbulent marriage to Jason Robards. Now in her eighties, BY MYSELF AND THEN SOME brings her story up to date including her recent films and Broadway runs, fond memories of her many close lifelong friendships, not least the greatest love of her life, Humphrey Bogart.

Summary of Lauren Bacall's By Myself and Then Some

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 75

View: 5829


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was a nice Jewish girl who dreamed of being a Hollywood actress, and when that didn’t happen, I was stuck with being a nice Jewish girl who dreamed of being a Hollywood actress. #2 I was a nice Jewish girl who dreamed of being a Hollywood actress. I was never deprived, but I was always deprived of something. #3 My mother was a nice Jewish girl who dreamed of being a Hollywood actress. She was not demonstrative, but I never doubted her love and total dedication to me. #4 Mother was a nice Jewish girl who dreamed of being a Hollywood actress. She was not demonstrative, but she never doubted her love and total dedication to me.

The Truth in Twenty ... and Then Some

Author: Joe Wise

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 145258110X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

View: 6693


The Truth in Twenty. The Twenty is minutes. Timed writing. The rest is arriving at emotional truth with pen in hand. I am encouraging writing as self-revelation and as a tool for finding doors and expanding awareness—mostly, I hope, by example. The Truth in Twenty also serves as a memoir at seventy-three, exploring specific events, moments, and experiences of my soul and spirit.

Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 1 - 1926 TO 1956

Author: Gary Vitacco-Robles

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 722

View: 5524


Goddess . . . legend . . . icon. You thought you knew her, but never before like this. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, and chaos to become a psychological, cultural, and spiritual phenomenon of the twentieth century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, and posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies. Psychotherapist and author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes and redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film and stage performances. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times and through her relationships with literary, entertainment, and political figures. Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed and sensitive biography which intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, and have a family. Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files, and void of sensationalism, this biography dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star. Robles brings a unique perspective to his biography of Monroe with the extensively detailed account of not only her fascinating and tumultuous life but by presenting a psychological perspective of the many facets of her personality. What sets this book apart is his ability to shed a new light on her humanity and psyche to bring forth a balanced view of the person inside. “Icon” is tribute to the reality of her work, heartache and strengths that coincide with the wonder and complexity of the truly iconic star. Available now. -- Rage Magazine, May 2014

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture

Author: Jack R. Fischel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313087342

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 2382


This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.

Frank

Author: James Kaplan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385533640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 2921


Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity. Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra—as man, as musician, as tortured genius.