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Christian Dior

by Marie-France Pochna, Wanda McCaddon, Joanna Savill & Stanley Marcus Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 1998)

Christian Dior's career, a veritable fairy tale, is set in a rich tapestry of Paris cultural life before, during, and after the war. Much of Dior's daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual...


Endgame

by Frank Brady & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the bestselling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely...


These Few Precious Days

by Christopher Andersen & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2013)

They were the original power couple--outlandishly rich,impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne­dys in their final year together, #1 NewYork...


Double Feature

by Terence Stamp Escargot (August 03, 2015)

In this second installment of Terence Stamp's captivating memoirs, he takes us right into the heart of the swinging '60s. From his Academy Award nomination for Billy Budd to his coming of age under the direction...


Act One

by Moss Hart, Jim Meskimen & Christopher Hart Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the greatest American memoirs--a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all...


Keep Moving

by Dick Van Dyke & Todd Gold Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2015)

In this entertaining and inspirational memoir, Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke shares his secret to staying resilient in old age.

Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his ninetieth birthday in December...


In the Name of Gucci

by Patricia Gucci, Kate Reading & Wendy Holden Blackstone Publishing (May 10, 2016)

The gripping family drama and never-before-told love story surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man who is responsible for making the Italian fashion label the powerhouse it is today, told...


Empire of Self

by Jay Parini & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2015)

An intimate, authorized, yet frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.

The product of thirty...


Beer Money

by Frances Stroh & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (May 03, 2016)

In the tradition of Rich Cohen's Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey's Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist's struggle to find her way...


Peggy Guggenheim

by Francine Prose & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (April 26, 2016)

A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art.

One of twentieth-century America's most influential patrons of the arts,...


The Vanderbilts

by Jerry E. Patterson & Ray Childs Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2010)

In The Vanderbilts, the family's astounding story is told in full: from the farmstead beginnings of the Commodore on Staten Island to the pinnacle of wealth, fame, and social standing achieved by the legendary...


The Good Son

by Christopher Andersen & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day John Died delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys--including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many...


The Four Trials of Henry Ford

by Gregory R. Piché & David de Vries Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

The Four Trials of Henry Ford chronicles Henry Ford's forays into landmark litigation during the early years of the twentieth century. Ford was a man of extraordinary genius in the intricacies and workings of...


Angelina

by Andrew Morton & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (July 31, 2010)

“Why do women dream of having the life of Angelina Jolie? Because the actress is the embodiment of having it all.”—Harper’s Bazaar

Despite all the headlines, what do we know about the real Angelina Jolie?...


Steve Martin

by Morris Wayne Walker & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

This is the story of the wild and crazy years that the author spent growing up with Steve Martin and their apprenticeship in comedy. No one could better chronicle Steve’s life than his best and oldest friend,...


Charlie Chaplin and His Times

by Kenneth S. Lynn & Adams Morgan Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

With the psychologically penetrating insight that marked his award-winning Hemingway, Kenneth Lynn probes beneath the mystique of the "Little Tramp," the first true worldwide celebrity. This landmark, full-scale...


Plain Beautiful

by Sandra Grabman & Margaret O’Brien BearManor Media (November 25, 2014)

Peggy Ann Garner first won the hearts of Americanseverywhere with her performance as the title character in the 1943 filmadaptation of Jane Eyre. Twelve-year-old Peggy Ann then gave anOscar-winning performance...


When Lions Roar

by Thomas Maier & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 28, 2014)

The firstcomprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of theChurchills and the Kennedys and what their special relationship meant forGreat Britain and the United States

When Lions Roar...


Judy Canova

by Ben Ohmart & Diana Canova BearManor Media (December 08, 2015)

Diana Canova delightfully reads Singin' in the Corn!, the biography of her mother, Judy Canova.

Judy Canova was a popular American comedienne, actress, singer, and radio personality who appeared on Broadway and...


Stamp Album

by Terence Stamp Escargot (September 01, 2015)


Rare Stamps

by Terence Stamp, Robin Sachs & Christopher McQuarrie Escargot (July 01, 2015)

Rare Stamps offers a revealing insight into the life of an actor and the making of a man. Beginning with an Academy Award nomination for Billy Budd in 1962, Terence Stamp was called "the most beautiful man alive,"...


Women of Means

by Marlene Wagman-Geller & Susan Ericksen Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2019)

Glimpse behind the façade of rich and famous women

The Grass Isn't Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended,...


Mr. Playboy

by Steven Watts & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2008)

Gorgeous young women in revealing poses; extravagant mansion parties packed with celebrities; a hot-tub grotto, elegant smoking jackets, and round rotating beds; the hedonistic pursuit of uninhibited sex--put...


Uncharted TerriTori

by Tori Spelling Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

Welcome to Los Angeles, birthplace and residence of Tori Spelling.

It's not every Hollywood starlet whose name greets you on a Virgin Airways flight into la-la land. But Tori Spelling has come to accept that...


The Magnificent Elmer

by Pearl Bernstein Gardner, Lorna Raver & Gerald Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2014)

Written by his wife of twenty years, The Magnificent Elmer is the first book about Elmer Bernstein, aseminal figure of movie music.

Born in New York City in 1922, Elmer Bernstein was one of America's most celebrated...


JFK Jr., George & Me

by Matt Berman & George Newbern Blackstone Publishing (May 20, 2014)

If George magazine was about "not just politics asusual," a day at the office with John F. Kennedy Jr. was not just business asusual. John handpicked creative director Matt Berman to bring his vision for anew...


Natalie Wood

by Gavin Lambert & Robert Blumenfeld Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2006)

From her starring roles as a skeptical child inthe perennial classic Miracle on 34thStreet and a troubled adolescent in Rebelwithout a Cause to mature roles in Splendorin the Grass and West Side Story,actress...


James Dean

by Joe Hyams, Christopher Lane & Jay Hyams Blackstone Publishing (August 31, 2014)

He made only three movies--East of Eden, Rebel without aCause, and Giant--and became aninternational icon after his tragic death at the age of twenty-four. He wasJames Dean, and no one has told the real story...


Tiger

by Steve Helling & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (May 04, 2010)

He was born to a father who described him as the "chosen one," a boy who would grow into a man with the power to impact nations. His mother called him the "universal child," blessed with the ability to hold...


Not the Girl Next Door

by Charlotte Chandler & Christine Williams Blackstone Publishing (February 05, 2008)

She was beautiful, talented, irascible, ruthless, vulnerable, and a true Hollywood legend. From abused child to dance-hall entertainer to silent-film actress, she went on to become one of Hollywood’s screen...


Chasing Rubi

by Marty Wall, Isabella Wall, Tom Weiner & Robert Bruce Woodcox Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2007)

Was he a spy, assassin, or just a gigolo? Porfirio Rubirosa mingled with kings, dined with princes, and socialized with presidents, dictators, mobsters, and movie stars. In the wake of his frenzied activities,...


One of a Kind

by Nolan Dalla, Joe Barrett, Peter Alson & Mike Sexton Blackstone Publishing (July 30, 2009)

He was a legend before he was of legal age. Stuey Ungar dropped out of high school to become an underground card-table sensation, eventually taking out every top gin-rummy player on the east coast. Bankrolled...


What Really Happened

by Rielle Hunter & Cassandra Campbell Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2012)

The John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair madeheadlines for years. "One of the biggest political scandals of all time," "afall from grace," "a modern-day tragedy"--it's a story that has been reported,distorted,...


The Man Who Saw a Ghost

by Devin McKinney & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (October 02, 2012)

The first major biography of the iconic actor Henry Fonda--a story of stardom, manhood, and the American character

Henry Fonda's performances--in The Grapes of Wrath, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Lady Eve, 12 Angry...


Jack Nicklaus

by Jack Nicklaus, Ian Esmo & Ken Bowden Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2010)

During his more than forty-year career as champion amateur, dominating professional, and senior star, the Golden Bear has won almost one hundred tournaments around the world. Topping that astounding achievement...


First Lady of Song

by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman Blackstone Publishing (January 20, 2013)

Ella Fitzgerald. The name alone conjures up images of the Savoy Ballroom; of the Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie bands; of hot jazz, sweet ballads, and a genuinely unique presence. Ella Fitzgerald,...


Condé Nast

by Susan Ronald & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst

Condé Nast's life and career was as high profile...


Be Careful Who You Love

by Diane Dimond Spoken Realms (October 08, 2019)

The explosive, definitive account of Michael Jackson's fall from grace has now been updated with four new fascinating chapters. Award-winning journalist Diane Dimond, who first broke the story of the King of...


Fireball

by Robert Matzen & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2014)

This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," CaroleLombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to theshocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in1942....


Julia

by James Spada & Ellen Archer Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2006)

Julia Roberts represents a return to the glamour of the great Hollywood stars of another era. Fans flock to her movies, and she's a staple cover subject of People magazine and every entertainment show imaginable....


Effie

by Suzanne Fagence Cooper & Sophie Ward Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England's Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped...


Rosemary

by Kate Clifford Larson & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.

Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive...


Being Martha

by Lloyd Allen & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“No matter what they say about my mom, all she ever does is teach the world good things that will help them in life. So what if she shows you the perfect way to do it? Would you want your professor at school...


Empire

by Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (April 22, 2009)

Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. Here at last, in a uniquely full and brilliantly documented biography by a Pulitzer...