Monday, February 28, 2011

The Big Show

The Oscars-whether you watched them or could care less, they're a hot topic this time of year! I prefer the old-school glamor of early to middle 20th century Hollywood myself, so in honor of last night's celebrity glitzfest, abcreads celebrates movie stars! Here's some of the latest actor biographies in our catalog:

Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford by Donald Spoto

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe ; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment

Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson by Robert Sellers

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger

American Prince: A Memoir by Tony Curtis

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis by Ed Sikov

Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman by Caryl Flinn

Ava Gardner: "Love is Nothing" by Lee Server

Here's a couple of Academy Award related titles you might enjoy:

Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards by Bronwyn Cosgrave

The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards by Steve Pond

I enjoyed these film critics' take on last night's ceremony:

& finally, tomorrow, March 1st: Catch Alan Arkin at Readings on the Rio Grande! The Oscar-winning co-star of Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin presents his memoir, An Improvised Life, a reflection on what the theater has taught him about both craft and life. At the KiMo Theater, 7 p.m. Free tickets available at BookWorks.

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