Gebundene Ausgabe - Doubleday - 1989 -English James Dean´s short life — and tragic death — and his three-film Hollywood career have made a seemingly disproportionate impact on the collective worldwide consciousness of the late-twentieth century. In this sensitive and original reassessment of Dean´ s life and career, Barney Hoskyns succeeds in explaining just why the young actor has achieved the status of an icon and what it is that the image of Dean touches in so many people. Hoskyns makes Dean come alive as no other writer has been able to do, revitalizing the shallow cardboard figure portrayed by the media and break-ing away from the customary single-minded emph-asis on Dean´ s good looks and photographic charm. To complement the author´ s thesis, photographs chosen from the collection of the premier James Dean archivist David Loehr are featured throughout the book. Many of these have never previously been published, and, alongside Hoskyns´ illuminating text, they reveal Dean as never before — compelling, talented, winsome, individualistic, inimitable and, above all, human.
English, Softcover, 15x23 cm, 282 pages, many rare b&w photos - Russ Columbo And The Crooner Mystique: A dashing Hollywood figure rather resembling Rudolph Valentino, crooner Russ Columbo once rivaled Bing Crosby. But he was killed by a tragic, accidental shooting - wasn´t he? Lanza and Penna ask that and more in this lushly illustrated book about a filmland sensation of his time. This is the most comprehensive and deeply researched biography of the ´Vocal Valentino´ or ´Romeo of Radio´ ever written. There are to be found within its 280 pages nearly 200 quotes from diaries, newspapers, magazines, books and booklets plus a list of Columbo´s legitimate recordings, radio air checks, compositions, filmography and discography. There are also more than 100 illustrations. We read of other crooners of his-period and of the wheeler-dealer pianist/ composer Con Conrad who became not only Columbo´s manager but also his mentor, until their acrimonious split. The so-called ´Battle of the Baritones´ is well documented as is the whole of the singer´s all too brief career with its highs and lows including the romantic interludes. There is his alleged affair with the silent screen siren Pola Negri - his short-lived romance with the teen-aged film actress Dorothy Dell (sabotaged by Conrad) who was also to meet a tragic death : copies of love-letters from the musical comedy actress Hannah Williams (then the wife of orchestra leader Roger Wolfe Khan) and copies of Columbo´s letters to the film actress Carole Lombard, who meant so much to him, as did the photographer Lansing Brown with whom he had a long, ambiguous relationship and who was responsible, however unwittingly, for the crooner´s tragic death.
Gebundene Ausgabe - 418 Seiten - Virgin Books - Englisch Imagine Elvis´s relatives, friends, musical colleagues and business associates - many speaking for the first time - gathering to remember him and swap stories about him. In this close-up and intimate oral biography, that´s just what nearly 150 of them do. Scotty Moore and Bill Monroe recall Elvis´s days of $50 gigs, while musicians like Faron Young and Johnny Cash reveal how tough it was just a year later to follow him on stage at Louisiana Hayride. Girlfriends share cherished memories of moments alone with him, and his closest friends take us inside the gates of Graceland. We see Elvis battling his stage fright at the Ed Sullivan Show, learn of his loneliness as an Army recruit and witness his heart-breaking grief when his adored mother died. Highlighted by never-before-seen photographs, these riveting personal accounts, skilfully interwoven and put into context, paint a unique portrait of the modest, courteous country boy turned superstar entertainer, who even today remains the King to countless fans. `Bob Neal set Elvis up in their office. They had matchbooks and ashtrays and stuff. Anyway I walked in one time, and Elvis had took fingernail polish and painted his phone red.´ `We passed a little black boy with a watermelon stand. He knew who Elvis was but he wasn´t gonna let Elvis know he knew. Elvis asked ´´How much are the watermelons?´´ A price was established and Elvis just turned round and said ´´We´ll take the whole stand - pay him.´´ That´s the only time the kid´s visage cracked. Elvis bought all those watermelons and took them back to Memphis. `Elvis had a thing about someone shooting and killing him for no reason. At my wedding he had five guns on in the church - one close up under each arm, one stuck in his belt, one behind him and one in his boot.´ 5., FAX, ! !!,11Ill´, lit )1), `Elvis told me two days before he died - the last time I saw him: ´´I´ll never see you again. I love you. Take care of yourself. I´ll see you on the other side.´´
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A Dangerous Kind of Love . . . When Ellie Watt offered herself to her thuggish former lover Javier to save Camden´s life, she never imagined the twisted game Javier had planned for her. Trapped by him and his entourage of killers, Ellie is forced to commit a dangerous, heinous crime-or Javier will kill Camden. Now ex-con artist Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game...before it destroys her and the only man she ever loved. Camden McQueen can´t forget Ellie Watt. Seeking revenge and pursued by the authorities for a crime he didn´t commit, the talented tattoo artist does things he never thought himself capable of to save Ellie. As Camden straddles the line between love and retribution, he vows to do everything in his power to get her back. But if Camden unleashes his dark side, will Ellie still love him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Den, Peter Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001518/bk_hach_001518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Randy Engelhard - DER Shooting Star der internationalen Tattoo-Szene bringt es auf den Punkt: Erfolg ist eine Reise! Frühzeitig peilt der Mann aus Zwickau die höchsten Sphären der Branche an, und ist bereit, dafür alles zu geben. Sich vom Fliesenleger und berüchtigten Hooligan zum weltweit gefeierten Spitzentätowierer hochzuarbeiten ist ein harter Weg und nur wer wirklich hungrig nach dem Erfolg ist, kann seine Ziele erreichen. Randy zeigt in diesem Buch seine spektakulärsten Arbeiten und zieht schon einmal Bilanz über einen abgefahrenen Trip, der noch lange nicht zu Ende ist.
This calendar is part of an ongoing project in which the photographer is documenting Julia¿s development over time, both as a model and as a woman. During twenty shootings, she has transformed herself from a ´´sweet´´ model into a mature woman. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with added benefits: Our calendars always look beautiful on your wall because we produce them locally with premium paper and sophisticated spiral binding, ensuring easy turning of pages and flat hanging against the wall. A protective transparent plastic cover sheet provides added stability and each calendar comes in five languages. Treat yourself to a Calvendo calendar and you get something that looks better all year round. PREMIUM-LINIE mit Kunstdrucken im Hochglanzformat in Museumsqualität. Stabile Rückwand mit 2 innovativen Einstecktaschen für eine optimale Präsentation an der Wand EINZELFERTIGUNG mit hochwertigen Materialien in Deutschland (Made in Germany) Damit die Papierbogen glatt an der Wand hängen hat dieser hochwertige Kalender innovative Einstecktaschen. Sie schützen die großen Blätter vor Luftfeuchte-Effekten. Papier ist ein natürliches Material. Die Fasern reagieren auf Raumklimaschwankungen. Die Einsteckecken sollten daher nicht entfernt werden.
One of the most acclaimed essayists of his generation, Wesley Yang writes about race and sex without the jargon, formulas, and polite lies that bore us all. His powerful debut, The Souls of Yellow Folk, does more than collect a decade´s worth of cult-reputation essays - it corrals new American herds of pickup artists, school shooters, mandarin zombies, and immigrant strivers, and exposes them to scrutiny, empathy, and polemical force. In his celebrated and prescient essay ´´The Face of Seung-Hui Cho´´, Yang explores the deranged logic of the Virginia Tech shooter. In his National Magazine Award-winning ´´Paper Tigers´´, he explores the intersection of Asian values and the American dream, and the inner torment of the child exposed to ´´tiger mother´´ parenting. And in his close reading of New York Magazine´s popular Sex Diaries, he was among the first critics to take seriously today´s Internet-mediated dating lives. Yang catches these ugly trends early because he has felt at various times implicated in them, and he does not exempt himself from his radical honesty. His essays retain the thrill of discovery, the wary eye of the first explorer, and the rueful admission of the first exposed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Shih. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013143/bk_tant_013143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to a world of fabulous fairies created by the bestselling artist of Creative Cats coloring book. Thirty-one enchanting images include a tiny artist painting delicate blossoms, a sprite riding on a shooting star, and other winsome illustrations.