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.
Taschenbuch - 294 Seiten - Louisiana State Univ Pr - 2014 - Englisch ´´I credit Huey with opening the door for funk, basically as we know it, in some ridiculously hip way, and putting it in the mainstream of the world´s music´´: –DR. JOHN, 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ´´Huey ´Piano´ Smith stands tall as one of the major creators of New Orleans rhythm & blues. Drawing on meticulous research, John Wirt tells Smith´s story here in terms of both joyous artistic achievements and grim, demoralizing exploitation. Huey ´Piano´ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues illuminates the vital role of a great talent in an important chapter in Louisiana music history´: –BEN SANDMEL, author of Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans Huey ´´Piano´´ Smith´s musical legacy stands alongside that of fellow New Orleans legends Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint. His 1957 classic, ´´Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu,´´ made Billboard´s top R&B singles chart, and hundreds of artists including Aerosmith, the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, Johnny Riv-ers, and Chubby Checker have recorded his songs. The first biography of the artist responsible for hits ´´Don´t You Just Know It:´ ´´High Blood Pressure:´ and ´´Sea Cruise:´ Huey ´´Piano´´ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues fol-lows the musician´s extraordinary life from his Depression-era childhood to his teen years as a pianist for blues star Guitar Slim to his mainstream success in the 195os and ´6os. Drawing from extensive interviews and court records, author and journalist John Wirt also provides new insights on Smith´s professional disappointments and financial struggles in the 198os and ´9os as he battled over royalties from his most successful and profitable work. Throughout this intimate account, Wirt details Smith´s significant impact on rock and roll history and underscores both the longevity of his music—which has entertained and inspired for over five decades—and the musician´s personal endurance in the face of hard-ship and opposition. JOHN WIRT has covered music, film, and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and The Advocate´s Baton Rouge and New Orleans editions. Front cover photograph by Michael P. Smith, 0 The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2007.01o3.1.801 Louisiana State University Press Baton Rouge 70808
Taschenbuch - 256 - Hillsboro Pr - Englisch ´Nashville was beginning to be felt as a presence in the record industry, not just for its country product, but for R&B as well. I did everything I could to catch the brass ring. I worked at it night and day.´ Ted Jarrett Ted Jarrett has been a central figure in Music City´s rhythm & blues scene since the 1950s, working as a hit songwriter, musician, producer, label chief, artist manager, talent scout, and disc jockey. You Can Make It If You Try provides a fascinating and instructive look at one man´s drive to succeed in the world of music. In rich and frank detail, Jarrett and co-writer Ruth White describe the circumstances under which Jarrett discovered and nurtured top R&B talent. They introduce the numerous musicians, nightclubs, record labels, and radio stations on the scene; and they explain the inspirations behind Jarrett´s best-known songs. Jarrett´s autobiography also offers insightful look into the interaction of white and ´black musical cultures in Nashville, and shares the personal challenges he faced in pursuing a life of music. TED JARRETT is a graduate of Fisk University. His compositions were first recorded by Nashville R&B stars such as Gene Allison, Earl Gaines, and Christine Kittrell, and soon were covered by a wide variety of acts including the Rolling Stones, Webb Pierce, Ruth Brown, and Hank Ballard. Still active at age eighty, Jarrett continues to work as a songwriter, producer, artist manager, and label executive. He is at the heart of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum´s 2004-05 exhibition and Grammy-winning companion CD, Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970. RUTH WHITE, a fifty-year veteran of the music business, has worked in all phases of Nashville´s music industry. A native of Nashville, she majored in music at Ward Belmont College and became a song plugger in 1947. She worked as a copyright administrator for a number of music publishing companies and managed Porter Wagoner Enterprises. After retiring as manager of Reed Music Incorporated´s recording, publishing, booking, and management operations, she began a writing career. She is the author of Every Highway Out of Nashville; Mecklenburg: The Life and Times of a Proud People; and The Original Goober. She is married to country musician and publisher Howard White
(Flaming Star) Clothbound with dustjacket, 24.5 x 25.5 cm, 72 pages
(2004/FLAMING STAR) Hardbound/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 24.5x25.5 cm, 72 pages; liebevoll gestaltete, hochwertige Buchserie (4 Ausgaben) mit seltenen Farb & S/W Fotos (ganzseitig) und Kommentaren bzw.Aussagen von Elvis (329+330) sowie von Prominenten und Wegbegleitern (327+328)
Gebundene Ausgabe - 445 - Barricade Books Inc - 1994 - Englisch Cry is the explosive story of Johnnie Ray, 1950s pop music firebrand, considered by many as the missing link between Sinatra and Elvis. Once the world´s biggest singing star, Johnnie Ray´s controversial style virtually opened the door for rock and roll and influenced an entire generation of singers. An Oregon farm boy who lost most of his hearing at age 12, Ray´s obses-sion with music first led him into the world of burlesque and climaxed in 1951 with his discovery by Columbia Records at the Flame Showbar, Detroit´s leading black nightspot. Johnnie conquered the nation with his emotional multi-million seller lament ´´Cry.´´ His fame encompassed not only bobbysoxers but the likes of Hank Williams Sr., Jackie Gleason and Queen Elizabeth II. His untamed performing style shocked many and his indiscreet per-sonal lifestyle left him wide open for attack. Ray´s wild bisexual activity...
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.
Gebundene Ausgabe - Smithmark Pub - 1994 - Englisch - 30,7 x 23,4 x 1,5 cm Marie Cahill On June 1, 1926, Gladys Pearl Baker Mor-tensen gave birth to her third child, a daughter whom she named Norma Jeane. Gladys was not married and little Norma Jeane grew up never knowing—but always seeking—her father. The child was often without her mother as well, for Gladys could not care for Norma Jeane and left her with foster parents. When Norma Jeane was about six, she and her mother did live together briefly in a small white bungalow that Gladys had bought after years of scrimping and saving, but their time together was brief. Gladys was plagued by mental illness and spent the rest of her life in and out of institutions, unable to care for Norma Jeane. At 16, to escape life in an orphanage, Norma Jeane married Jim Dougherty. By 20, she was divorced and on her way to Holly-wood... and stardom. Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe, one of the world´s most glamorous movie stars, but deep inside she was still Norma Jeane, a tortured soul who only wanted to be loved. She sought solace in sleeping pills and champagne, but the combination was deadly. On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a drug overdose. Whether her death was an accident or a suicide will never be known. She died alone, still seeking the love and security she had been denied as a child. Almost 30 years after her death, the legacy of Marilyn Monroe persists. Innocent yet sen-suous, vulnerable yet strong, Marilyn Monroe had a unique magic that will live on forever.