Deutsch/German, 23x28 cm, 80 Seiten/pages, Filmographie, durchgehend illustriert Der Film „The Wilde One´´ machte ihn 1953 zur Kultfigur des unangepaßten Rebellen, und das ist Marion Brando bis heute geblieben. Er war „Der Besessene´´, „Der Pate´´, tanzte in „Der letzte Tango von Paris´´ und faszinierte in „Apocalypse Now´´. Lange Zeit lebte er zurückgezogen auf seiner eigenen Südseeinsel, hin und wieder ließ ein Skandal in seiner Familie aufhorchen. Aber er kam zurück mit „Weiße Zeit der Dürre´´ und anderen Filmen. Hollywood riß sich wieder um ihn, denn er blieb stets der alte: ein unbequemer Querulant und Star, die Faust in der Tasche geballt. Jetzt ist die Kinolegende siebzig geworden. Von Berndt Schulz sind in der V.I.P.-Reihe bereits Bildbände über Nick Nolte, Clint Eastwood und zahlreiche andere Stars der internationalen Filmszene erschienen.
In eight years Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry. Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager. But when they first meet, she´s a college student finding her way in the world, and he´s an artist determined to make his way in it. From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer. It´s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008025/bk_tant_008025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her first memoir, the Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother. In her acting career spanning more than six decades, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. The luminous Italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy - and back to Hollywood. In Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Loren shares vivid memories of work, love, and family with winning candor. Born in 1934 and growing up in World War II Italy, Loren´s life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, when she lived in her grandparents´ house with her single mother and sister, and endured near starvation. She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, The Pride and the Passion, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, who would vie with her mentor, friend, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband. Loren also reveals her long-held desire to become a mother, the disappointments she suffered, the ultimate joy of having two sons, and her happiness as a mother and grandmother. From trying times to triumphant ones, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, beginning each chapter with a letter, photograph, or object that prompts her memories. Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006912/bk_sans_006912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media - though long self-identified as a gay man, Williams´ candor about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America´s greatest living playwright were called ´´a raw display of private life´´ by the New York Times Book Review. As it turns out, Williams´ look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once seemed; he recalls his childhood in Mississippi and St. Louis, his prolonged struggle as a ´´starving artist´´, the ´´overnight´´ success of The Glass Menagerie in 1945, the death of his long-time companion Frank Merlo in 1962, and his confinement to a psychiatric ward in 1969 and subsequent recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, all with the same directness, compassion, and insight that epitomize his plays. And, of course, Memoirs is filled with Williams´ amazing friends from the worlds of stage, screen, and literature as he often hilariously, sometimes fondly - sometimes not - remembers them: Laurette Taylor, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh, Carson McCullers, Anna Magnani, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tallulah Bankhead, to name a few. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P.J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/016020/bk_tant_016020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton´s heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have helped to shape the country in the modern age. Claudia Roth Pierpont expertly mixes biography and criticism, history and reportage, to bring these portraits to life and to link them in surprising ways. It isn´t far from Wharton´s brave new women to F. Scott Fitzgerald´s giddy flappers and on to the big-screen command of Katharine Hepburn and the dangerous dames of Dashiell Hammett´s hard-boiled world. The improvisatory jazziness of George Gershwin´s Rhapsody in Blue has its counterpart in the great jazz baby of the New York skyline, the Chrysler Building. Questions of an American acting style are traced from Orson Welles to Marlon Brando while the new American painting emerges in the gallery of Peggy Guggenheim. And we trace the arc of racial progress from Bert Williams´ blackface performances to James Baldwin´s warning of the fire next time, however slow and bitter and anguished this progress may be. American Rhapsody offers a history of 20th-century American invention and genius. It is about the joy and profit of being a heterogeneous people and the immense difficulty of this human experiment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pilar Witherspoon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009460/bk_reco_009460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.