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Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor

By: Callow, Simon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Methuen Publishing Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03082

ISBN: 0413587703

Condition: Very Good


Most actors are lucky to leave behind one memorable role. Charles Laughton's gift to the world- and to mimics - is unique. Not just one but three universally recognised creations; the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh. These and glimpses of the complex actor behind them- live on, years after his death. The text block is lightly tanned with some spotting. View more info

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Judy Garland

By: David Shipman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03901

ISBN: 1872180957

Condition: Near Fine


Judy Garland was one of the twentieth century's most popular entertainers. In this full length biography, the author traces the extraordinary life of a star who enchanted cinema audiences in the '30s and '40s and went on to thrill concert audiences in the 50's and 60's. The author also recreates the electrifying atmosphere of Garland's live performances. The D/w shows light shelf wear. View more info

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Enchantment. the Life of Audrey Hepburn

By: Donald Spoto

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Harmony Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04102

ISBN: 0091796555

Condition: Very Good


With all the insight, background knowledge and intimate sympathy for his subject, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman. The d/w shows light shelf wear with a small nic to the head of the spine. It is also priced clipped. View more info

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Sophia Style

By: Donohue, Donohue

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Friedman/Fairfax Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03478

ISBN: 1586631268

Condition: Fine


Lavishly illustrated with glorious black- and- white and full-colour photographs, this book demonstrates how glamorous Sophia Loren brings her complex, nuanced, and larger-than-life personality to everything she does - and wears. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Audrey Hepburn, Elegant Spirit

By: Ferrer, Hepburn, Sean.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03521

ISBN: 0283073853

Condition: Fine


This book features nearly three hundred photographs, documents and artwork by Audrey herself, many of which have previously been unavailable. In this unprecedented memoir, Sean Hepburn Ferrer remembers the actress the world adored has only a son can. There is very light shelf-wear to the D/W . A good , clean copy. View more info

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Alec Guinness The Unknown: A Life

By: Garry O'Connor

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04140

ISBN: 0283073403

Condition: Very Good


Backed by impeccable research, including interviews with Guinness himself as well as those close to him, this riveting biography will at last fill in the gaps, adding a to depth to our understanding not just of Guinness's life but of his remarkable acting career. There is light creasing and wear to the top corners of the d/w. View more info

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Bounder!: The Biography of Terry-Thomas

By: Graham McCann

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2008

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04335

ISBN: 1845133188

Condition: Near Fine


With his sly little moustache, broad gap-toothed grin, garish waistcoats and ostentatious cigarette holder, Terry-Thomas was renowned as an absolute bounder, both on screen and off, graham McCann's hugely enjoyable biography celebrates the life and career of a very English rascal. A tight , clean copy. View more info

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Sinatra: Behind the Legend

By: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2015

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03708

ISBN: 0283072067

Condition: Fine


Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential and talented entertainers the world has ever seen. He was also one of the most complex - generous, a loyal friend, a champion of causes, a devoted son and father, a womanizer and a loud-mouth tough guy. Based on many years of in-depth research, including hundreds of interviews, the result is a compelling and honest tribute to a man whose songs touched a chord in all of us. A clean, tight and near fine copy. View more info

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And That's Not All: The Memoirs of Joan Plowright.

By: Joan Plowright

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03660

ISBN: 0297645943

Condition: Fine


With a host of good stories of a life devoted to acting, of fellow actors and directors, she recalls a career that continued to flourish in the years sinceOlivier's death. Joan Plowright reveals herself as a natural raconteur: her memoirs are a delight. There is light shelf wear to the D/W. View more info

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The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney

By: Richard A. Lertzman; William J. Birnes

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Gallery Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04103

ISBN: 1501100963

Condition: Near Fine


The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney', is the definitive biography of the iconic actor and Hollywood legend ( 1920 - 2014 ) and his extravagant, sometimes tawdry life, drawing on exclusive interviews with those who knew him best. A tight , clean copy. View more info

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Marlene Dietrich Remembered: A Woman at War.

By: Riva, David.J. ( Editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Painted Turtle: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03151

ISBN: 0814332498

Condition: Very Good


Marlene Dietrich's conflicted personal journey from Berliner to American soldier during World War II is as intense as any role she played on screen In this collection of interviews and photographs, the many facets of Dietrich's personality and of her life during World war II are recounted by those whose lives she touched. The D/J shows signs of shelf-wear with light rubbing to both front and back panels, and there are some indentations on the back panel. View more info

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McQueen: The Biography

By: Sandford, Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins Entertainment: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03114

ISBN: 0002571951

Condition: Very Good


McQueen' brings life to the Hollywood icon, the enigmatic and intensely troubled King of Cool who was both admired and feared by those who knew him. This is the definitive story of the complex man behind the icon of cool. The text block has some light marking to its edges, and a slight lean on the spine, the D/J has a small tear to the rear bottom corner, it is also priced-clipped. View more info

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Bogart

By: Sperber. A.M ; Eric Lax

Price: £16.50

Publisher: USA, William Morrow & Co: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03584

ISBN: 0688075398

Condition: Near Fine


Humphrey Bogart died in 1957, and it has taken forty years for a truly in-depth biography of him to appear. But Bogart is not just another movie star biography. Perhaps no other book has provided a more graphic rendering of what life was like for a contract player when the big studios ruled Hollywood or has captured in the late 1940's as some of the biggest names in the industry pitted themselves against the excesses of House Un-American Activities Committee in the early... View more info

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Tony Curtis :American Prince: My Autobiography

By: Tony Curtis; Peter Golenbock

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Virgin Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03825

ISBN: 1905264348

Condition: Fine


Sparing no name, no detail and no ego. Tony Curtis speaks candidly of the people he has know during his long career. From his hard-knock childhood to his wild days as a Hollywood playboy, his destructive drug addiction and his life as an artist in his eighties. Tony Curtis speaks with humour and grace about a truly amazing life. The black boards are fine, the edges of the D/W show wear. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Camp David

By: Walliams, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03136

ISBN: 071815861X

Condition: Near Fine


To read Camp David is to be truly shocked, as well as tickled pink - Walliams bares his soul as never before and reveals a fascinating and complex mind. Containing extracts from his deeply private diaries, this extraordinary memoir unlocks many closely guarded secrets that until now have remained hidden in his past. There is a faint shadow of a label on the front cover. A clean and tight copy. View more info