The Elephant to Hollywood

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN: 9780805093902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5513


Caine shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London's poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle to his military service and lively adventures to legendary meetings with fellow stars and his glittering five-decade career.

The Elephant to Hollywood

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781444700039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 2250


It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite - born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle - to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him two Oscars, a knighthood, and an iconic place in the Hollywood pantheon, the man now known to us as Michael Caine looks back over it all. Funny, warm, honest, Caine brings us his insider's view of Hollywood (where there's neither holly nor woods). He recalls the films, the legendary stars, the off-screen moments with a gift for story-telling only equalled by David Niven. Hollywood has been his home and his playground. But England is where his heart lies. And where he blames the French for the abundance of snails in his garden. A plaque now celebrates him at the Elephant in London. His handprint is one of only 200 since 1927 to decorate the hallowed pavement outside that mecca of Hollywood stars, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. A very British star, The Elephant to Hollywood is the remarkable full circle of Michael Caine's life.

The Elephant to Hollywood

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848945884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 918


'Uproarious and unflinching' Mail on Sunday 'A truly incredible life story' The Sun 'Most memorable . . . told in a voice as distinctive as his spoken one' Independent 'Brims with his gift for genial anecdote' The Sunday Times * * * From the author of the bestselling Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, the original, definitive autobiography of British screen icon and legend Sir Michael Caine. It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite - born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle - to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him two Oscars, a knighthood, and an iconic place in the Hollywood pantheon, the man now known to us as Michael Caine looks back over it all. Funny, warm, honest, Caine brings us his insider's view of Hollywood (where there's neither holly nor woods). He recalls the films, the legendary stars, the off-screen moments with a gift for story-telling only equalled by David Niven. Hollywood has been his home and his playground. But England is where his heart lies. And where he blames the French for the abundance of snails in his garden. A plaque now celebrates him at the Elephant in London. His handprint is one of only 200 since 1927 to decorate the hallowed pavement outside that mecca of Hollywood stars, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. A very British star, The Elephant to Hollywood is the remarkable full circle of Michael Caine's life.

The Elephant in the Boardroom

Author: Carolyn Weese,J. Russell Crabtree

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429591

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6653


Carolyn Weese and J. Russell Crabtree—experts in the field of church leadership—have written a nuts-and-bolts guide to developing a succession plan for smoothing pastoral transitions. Filled with strategies and solid advice, this handy resource is based in solid research and the authors’ many years of experience working with churches in a wide variety of denominations. Weese and Crabtree clearly show that leadership succession should be part of every church’s planning process.

The Elephant in the Room

Author: Julius G Varga

Publisher: Julius G Varga

ISBN: 1083100785

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

View: 9969


“The Elephant in the Room” is aimed to help you muster up the courage to speak up about ‘hushed about’ problems, bullying and injustice. This book will also offer solutions on how to transmute negative patterns into positive outcomes that are more likely to last.

Working in Hollywood

Author: Ronny Regev

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469637065

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2373


A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system institutionalized creative labor by systemizing and standardizing the work of actors, directors, writers, and cinematographers, meshing artistic sensibilities with the efficiency-minded rationale of industrial capitalism. The employees of the studios emerged as a new class: they were wage laborers with enormous salaries, artists subjected to budgets and supervision, stars bound by contracts. As such, these workers--people like Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, and Anita Loos--were the outliers in the American workforce, an extraordinary working class. Through extensive use of oral histories, personal correspondence, studio archives, and the papers of leading Hollywood luminaries as well as their less-known contemporaries, Regev demonstrates that, as part of their contribution to popular culture, Hollywood studios such as Paramount, Warner Bros., and MGM cultivated a new form of labor, one that made work seem like fantasy.

The Wonder Wall

Author: Peter Gamwell,Jane Daly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150638272X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 802


Learn the four conditions most effective for fostering creativity Sometimes our attempts to foster creativity can stifle it. Gamwell, a former teacher and superintendent who has spent more than three decades studying creativity, shares a fresh perspective on how to nurture creativity, innovation, leadership, and engagement in a variety of settings. You’ll learn how to: Tap the creative and leadership potential in everyone Think bigger by moving from a deficit model of thinking to a strengths-based approach Develop the lost arts of listening and storytelling to optimize learning Handle the inevitable pushback and fear that transformational change can bring