The Marx Brothers

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313245473
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"Well-researched and informative, this volume brings new light on the comedians' contribution to screen art." The Bookshelf

Laurel Hardy

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313251726
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This book presents a combined biographical, critical, and bibliographical estimate of Laurel and Hardy's significance in film comedy, the arts in general, and as popular culture icons. The book features biographical information on the public and privates lives of Laurel and Hardy, a critique of four broad influences of Laurel and Hardy, and a bibliographical essay, assessing key reference materials and locating research collections open to the student and/or scholar.

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Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3476036863
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Shirley Temple Black

Author: Patsy Guy Hammontree
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ISBN: 9780313258480
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An examination of Shirley Temple Black's success as a child star phenomenon and afterward as businesswoman, political activist and humanitarian.

Bob Dylan

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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A true icon of American popular culture, songwriter and entertainer Bob Dylan was a catalyst for changing social currents in the 1960s with memorable songs like "Blowin' in the Wind." Elusive to biographers, Dylan has inspired relatively few substantive accounts, although much has been written about his music. The present study presents an accurate summary of his life and an analysis of his pivotal role in popular music. His more than 400 songs and other writings, recordings, concert tours, and film and television appearances are all fully documented, as are bootleg recordings and recordings of his music by other singers.

The Beatles

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN:
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The career of the Beatles, England's and probably the world's most famous rock 'n' roll musical group of the 1960s, has interested a wide variety of people from journalists to rock historians, from popular writers to the American public. In this one-volume reference book, McKeen traces The Beatles' career from the first American appearance in a film clip on the Jack Paar show in 1964 to their breakup in 1970. The first part of the book contains a biographical essay, and chapters on the group's work--albums, films, performances--their influence on popular culture, and a summary of what happened to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr after the dissolution of the group in 1970. Part II continues with reference material, a discography, a bibliography and a list of concerts, television appearances, and film performances. The final chapter is a chronology of events from 1940-1970. This book is an invaluable resource for courses in Rock Music, Popular Music, and Introduction to Music. It is also a priceless reference book for rock historians and will certainly interest Beatle fans.

Walt Disney a Bio bibliography

Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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When Life magazine unveiled its list of the one hundred most influential Americans of the 20th century, the selection committee was guided by one question: How would our lives be different if each of the honorees did not live? Not surprisingly, Walt Disney made the list. In addition to a complete biography, Jackson explores Disney's impact on American mass media and popular culture by focusing on animation, live-action film, documentary film, television, books, comic books, magazines, sheet music and recordings, theme parks, business, and the over-all Disney vision. A bibliographic essay examines sources of Disney scholarship, including a listing of resources available at the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, California. Appendices provide a Disney chronology, Disney film and television credits, Disney's awards, and a listing of theme parks.

Mae West

Author: Carol Marie Ward
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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"a thorough and interesting investigation of the life and legend (if they are different) of Mae West. . . . Recommended for film collections in all types of libraries." Choice

Fools and Jesters in Literature Art and History

Author: Vicki K. Janik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297854
Format: PDF
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Expert contributors provide alphabetically arranged entries for some 60 fools and jesters ranging from Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, and the Marx Brothers to Falstaff, Hephaestus, and Loki.