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Ruth Etting: America's Forgotten Sweetheart

by Kenneth Irwin & Charles O. Lloyd Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2009)

A comprehensive, full-length biography of Ruth Etting (1897-1978), this book details her rise to fame, her career as a Ziegfeld Girl and singer (1929-1931), her pioneering radio and film accomplishments, and...


Mr. Bernds Goes to Hollywood: My Early Life and Career in Sound Recording at Columbia with Frank Capra and Others

by Edward Bernds Scarecrow Press (April 29, 1999)

Edward Bernds came to Hollywood in 1928 to help United Artists make the transition to sound. He worked with some of the most notable directors in Hollywood including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, and Howard Hawks....


Freddie Francis: The Straight Story from Moby Dick to Glory, a Memoir

by Freddie Francis & Tony Dalton Scarecrow Press (August 22, 2013)

Freddie Francis was regarded as one of the great cinematographers of the last half of the 20th century. He won Academy awards for Sons and Lovers and Glory. This is Francis’ memoir in which he recalls working...


William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier

by Bruce Long Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1991)

By reprinting over 400 items from contemporary newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, this book reveals Taylor's life in Hollywood-from his arrival as a minor actor in 1912 until his death in 1922 as one...


Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio

by William J. Bush Scarecrow Press (November 29, 2012)

In Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio, the first in-depth biography of America’s first recording super-group, William J. Bush retraces the band members’ personal and professional...


Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music, 1930-1967

by Don Rayno Scarecrow Press (December 19, 2012)

In this second volume of Rayno’s magisterial treatment of the life and music of this remarkable maestro, Whiteman’s career during the second half of his life is explored in the fullest detail, as Whiteman...


Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi Scarecrow Press (January 04, 2013)

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance...


An Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh

by Safford Chamberlain & Gary Foster Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2004)

An Unsung Cat explores the life and music of jazz saxophonist, Warne Marsh. The book also offers an extensively researched discography and photographs that reveal the public and private face of this unique performer....


David Lynch: Beautiful Dark

by Greg Olson Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2008)

In David Lynch: Beautiful Dark, author Greg Olson explores the surreal intricacies of the director's unique visual and visceral style not only in his full-length films but also his early forays into painting...


Robeson: An American Ballad

by Arnold H. Lubasch Scarecrow Press (October 05, 2012)

Paul Robeson was a towering figure in American culture, conquering many disparate venues—from football to film and law to Shakespeare. An extraordinary athlete-scholar-actor-singer, Robeson also became a crusader...


Early Charlie Chaplin: The Artist as Apprentice at Keystone Studios

by James L. Neibaur Scarecrow Press (December 30, 2011)

Before making a name for himself as an undisputed master of cinema, Charlie Chaplin first developed his acting, writing, and directing skills at Keystone Studios. This book examines each of these films, assessing...


American Classic Screen Interviews

by James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts & Kevin Brownlow Scarecrow Press (July 23, 2010)

In American Classic Screen Interviews, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable interviews conducted for the magazine over its ten-year history. This...


The Cinema of John Boorman

by Brian Hoyle Scarecrow Press (September 14, 2012)

John Boorman has written and directed more than 25 television and feature films, including such classics as Deliverance, Point Blank, Hope and Glory, and Excalibur. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards,...


Shoot the Rehearsal!: Behind the Scenes with Assistant Director Reggie Callow

by Rudy Behlmer Scarecrow Press (May 26, 2010)

Assistant director Reggie Callow recounts what it was like to work on such celebrated films as Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, Mutiny on the Bounty, and The Sound of Music, recalling the work of filmmakers Alfred...