Hollywood Royale

Out of the School of Los Angeles

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Author: Matthew Rolston

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961710249

Category: Photography

Page: 278

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"This volume features over 100 mesmerizing photographs selected from Rolston's extensive body of work, centering on his unforgettable portraits of the era's most famous personalities."--

Rogue Royale

The Lost Bond Film by the 'Shakespeare of Hollywood'

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Author: Jeremy Duns

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503262478

Category:

Page: 80

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In the mid-Sixties, the James Bond films became a global phenomenon as the world thrilled to their spectacular action sequences and cool gadgets. But the films nearly went in a very different direction, with a much darker treatment of Ian Fleming's first novel by Hollywood's most acclaimed screenwriter. In this short book, journalist and spy novelist Jeremy Duns finally unearths Ben Hecht's drafts of Casino Royale.

Beauty Light

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Author: Matthew Rolston

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832792554

Category: Photography

Page: 129

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Spanning a spectrum from vampish intrigue to retro glamour, celebrity and beauty photographer Matthew Rolston offers us a unique series of photographic portraits. With painterly skill, Warhol's protA(c)gA(c) combines elements of style, staging, light and color to create indelible impressions of some of the world's most scintillating and talented people, such as Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Drew Barrymore and Salma Hayek. Rolston's photographs build a stage for his characters, imbuing them with the iconic power of vintage Hollywood at its peak. His distinctive work has been featured in such leading publications as Interview, Harper's Bazaar and Rolling Stone, among many others.

Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open

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Author: Mary J. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996814263

Category:

Page: 326

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Hollywood is a cutthroat town. Nobody knows that better than the Landis brothers. It's time for them to step out of their parents' shadow. IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BECOME LEGENDS. NATE LANDIS likes being the anonymous Landis brother. He's a stuntman. Period. So why is someone trying to kill him? Paige Chamberlain prefers to do things on her own. She hates asking, but Nate Landis is the only one who can help The heat is instantaneous. So is the danger that follows Nate to Montana. Can he keep Paige safe? Can she protect her heart from a notorious heartbreaker? Their lives aren't the only things on the line. The real danger is to their hearts. No matter what, they will be DREAMING WITH THEIR EYES WIDE OPEN

Battle Royale: The Novel

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Author: Koushun Takami

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421527727

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 1946

In an alternative future Japan, junior high students are forced to fight to the death! L to R (Western Style). Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Fliesfor the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Royale is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language. A group of high school students are taken to small isolated island and forced to fight each other until only one remains alive! If they break the rules a special collar blows their heads off. Koushun Takami's brutal, high-octane thriller is told in breathless. blow-by-blow fashion. Battle Royale is a contemporary Japanese pulp classic now available for the first time in English.

Casino Royale

James Bond 007

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Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139244

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1947

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM ANTHONY HOROWITZ, AUTHOR OF FOREVER AND A DAY Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes - and SMERSH’s chief operative in France. As his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope of survival is to risk his paymasters’ money at the baccarat table. Across from him sits James Bond, the finest gambler in the British secret service. Bond’s mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell. Amidst the opulence of the Royale-les-Eaux casino, the two men face each other in a game with the highest stakes of all.

My Life as a Mankiewicz

An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

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Author: Tom Mankiewicz,Robert Crane

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813140579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz ( All About Eve [1950], Guys and Dolls [1955], Cleopatra [1963]) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was genuine Hollywood royalty. He grew up in Beverly Hills and New York, spent summers on his dad's film sets, had his first drink with Humphrey Bogart, dined with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, went to the theater with Ava Gardner, and traveled the world writing for Brando, Sinatra, and Connery. Although his family connections led him to show business, Tom "Mank" Mankiewicz forged a career of his own, becoming a renowned screenwriter, director, and producer of acclaimed films and television shows. He wrote screenplays for three James Bond films -- Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) -- and made his directorial debut with the hit TV series Hart to Hart (1979--1984). My Life as a Mankiewicz is a fascinating look at the life of an individual whose creativity and work ethic established him as a member of the Hollywood writing elite. Mankiewicz details his journey through the inner world of the television and film industries, beginning with his first job as production assistant on The Comancheros (1961), starring John Wayne. My Life as a Mankiewicz illuminates his professional development as a writer and director, detailing his friendships and romantic relationships with some of Hollywood's biggest stars as well as his struggle with alcohol and drugs. With the assistance of Robert Crane, Mankiewicz tells a story of personal achievement and offers an insider's view of the glamorous world of Hollywood during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

The Devil's Candy

The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco

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Author: Julie Salamon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 078674183X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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A classic behind-the-scenes account of how a Hollywood blockbuster turned into a bomb that illuminates "how not to make a movie."--New York Times

Castle Hangnail

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Author: Ursula Vernon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147512735

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.

Talking Heads

The Vent Haven Portraits

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Author: Matthew Rolston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938461002

Category: Photography

Page: 151

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Photographer Matthew Rolston captures the inherent humanity found in a rarely-seen collection of ventriloquist dummies from the intimate and obscure Vent Haven Museum.

Hollywood Bound

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Author: Tony Nourmand,Peter Doggett

Publisher: Reel Art Press

ISBN: 9780957261075

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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A photographic ride through the history of movie bondage. Hollywood was a city of extremes: not for Tinseltown the carefully judged subtleties of shot and tone that were the hallmark of the art-house auteurs. It demanded passion, thrills, suspense, violent outbursts of emotion and movement - and so for every protagonist sweeping his way across the screen with a silvery rapier or a sensuous leer, there had to be a victim, waiting to be tossed aside with contemptuous ease or devoured whole in a paroxysm of lust. ... And so it was that innocent maidens were pinned down by rapacious seducers; monstrous villains chained to receive their just desserts; valiant heroes manacled or trussed or viciously tied, awaiting the cruellest of tortures, physical or psychological - only to free themselves in the final reel, and carry off the equally endangered heroines to safety and starry-eyed romance. Researched and collated with typical stylish flair by editor Tony Nourmand and featuring insightful text by author Peter Doggett, Hollywood Bound is a photographic guide to the history of movie bondage. Includes over 100 photographs reproduced to the highest quality.

Battle Royale Slam Book

Essays on the Cult Classic by Koushun Takami

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Author: Various Haikasoru

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421577011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale is an international best seller, the basis of the cult film, and the inspiration for a popular manga. And fifteen years after its initial release, Battle Royale remains a controversial pop culture phenomenon. Join New York Times best-selling author John Skipp, Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm, Philip K. Dick Award-nominated novelist Toh EnJoe, and an array of writers, scholars, and fans in discussing girl power, firepower, professional wrestling, bad movies, the survival chances of Hollywood’s leading teen icons in a battle royale, and so much more! -- VIZ Media

The Royale

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Author: Marco Ramirez

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783198575

Category: Drama

Page: 136

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‘Ain’t about bein’ no Heavyweight Champion of the White World. It’s about bein’ Champion, period.’ 'Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a boxing promoter hatches a plan for the ‘Fight of the Century’, The Sport might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion, but at what cost? It’s not just a retired champ he’s facing, it’s ‘The Great White Hope’. In daring to realise his dream, is Jay responsible for putting African American lives in the danger zone? Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.

It's the First Day of School...Forever!

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Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429995467

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It's not just the first day of school; it's the worst day of school. On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it's the first day of school...forever? "A fast and goofy romp" (Booklist) that "delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love" (School Library Journal), from the master of children's horror, R.L. Stine.

Flicker

Your Brain on Movies

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Author: Professor Jeffrey Zacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199982899

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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How is it that a patch of flickering light on a wall can produce experiences that engage our imaginations and can feel totally real? From the vertigo of a skydive to the emotional charge of an unexpected victory or defeat, movies give us some of our most vivid experiences and most lasting memories. They reshape our emotions and worldviews--but why? In Flicker, Jeff Zacks delves into the history of cinema and the latest research to explain what happens between your ears when you sit down in the theatre and the lights go out. Some of the questions Flicker answers: Why do we flinch when Rocky takes a punch in Sylvester Stallone's movies, duck when the jet careens towards the tower in Airplane, and tap our toes to the dance numbers in Chicago or Moulin Rouge? Why do so many of us cry at the movies? What's the difference between remembering what happened in a movie and what happened in real life--and can we always tell the difference? To answer these questions and more, Flicker gives us an engaging, fast-paced look at what happens in your head when you watch a movie.

Hostage to the Devil

The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans

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Author: Malachi Martin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062285165

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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One On One With Satan A chilling and highly convincing account of possession and exorcism in modern America, hailed by NBC Radio as "one of the most stirring books on the contemporary scene."

A Dark Path to Freedom

Rusi Nazar from the Red Army to the CIA

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Author: Enver Altayli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1849049157

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Born in Margilan, Central Asia on the eve of the Russian Revolution of 1917, Ruzi Nazar had one of the most exciting lives of the twentieth century. Charming, intellectually brilliant and passionately committed to the liberation of Central Asia from Russian rule, his life was a series of adventures and narrow escapes. He was successively a Soviet student, a Red Army officer, an officer in the German Turkestan Legion during World War II, a fugitive living in postwar Germany's underworld, and finally an immigrant to the United States who rose high in the CIA. Here he mixed with the powerful and famous, represented the US as a diplomat in Ankara and Bonn, and became an undercover agent in Iran after the hostage crisis of 1979-81. Nazar's foresight was formidable. He predicted that communism would collapse from within, briefing Reagan on the weakness of the Soviet system before the Reagan-Gorbachev talks. A Muslim who rejected Islamism, his warnings to the US government about the dangers of Islamic radicalism fell on deaf ears. This remarkable biography casts unique light on the lives of people caught up in the turmoil of the Soviet Union, World War II, the Cold War, and the struggle of nationalities deprived of their freedom by communism to regain independence.

Nightmares & Fairytales 3

1140 Rue Royale

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Author: Serena Valentino,Crab Scrambly

Publisher: SLG Publishing

ISBN: 9781593620653

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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Annabelle is a rag doll who has been the cherished companion of countless girls and women. She doesn't know who made her or even exactly what she is. But she does know the stories of those who have owned her.

Cuba: Black and White

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Author: Anna Mia Davidson

Publisher: Steidl Dap

ISBN: 9783958290280

Category:

Page: 144

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In 1961, the United States' ban on trade and travel to Cuba, followed by a break in diplomatic relations, created a de facto embargo on information about Cuba. In 1999, at the age of twenty-five, Anna Mia Davidson visited Cuba for the first time, determined to capture her personal vision of this isolated Caribbean island nation with her camera. At this time Cuba was just beginning to recover from the "Special Period," the economic crisis that occurred after 1989 when Russia withdrew its financial support after nearly four decades. On further travels during the following eight years, Davidson portrayed daily life in the cities, villages and the country - side in an attempt to depict her sense of Cuba's "soul." Her black-and-white photographs reflect the resilience, ingenui - ty and spirit of the Cuban people during the embargo against them. It was also here that Davidson came into contact with traditional forms of sustainable farming--a passion that has since influenced her life and work. -- Having travelled to Cuba many times, it is refreshing to expe - rience Anna Mia Davidson's photographs that show another side of Cuba, rarely seen. Hossein Farmani -- Exhibition: Leica Gallery, Los Angeles, from 3 December 2015