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81. Mr Showbiz (16pt Large Print Edition) - Stephen Dando-Collins
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Born in Port Pirie, South Australia and moving to the UK in the 1950s where he soon established a theatrical agency, at the height of his success, in the 1970s, Robert Stigwood 'Stiggy' was the entertainment industry's most powerful tycoon. He came to renown managing the careers of the Bee Gees, Cream and Eric Clapton. He produced films including Gallipoli, Saturday Night Fever, Tommy and Grease. He was behind West End and Broadway musicals that were huge hits. Stigwood owned the record label that issued his artists' albums and film soundtracks, and he also controlled publishing rights. In addition to the many periods of success, there were also great crashes including an infamous Chuck Berry tour that failed to attract audiences and forced Stiggy to declare bankruptcy. In early 1966, Stigwood became the booking agent for the Who and also began managing the fledgling British group Cream, signing them to his record label Reaction, and their album was immediately successful. Stigwood's ability to pick and promote talent was astounding and he was also known for his many fallings-out. In 1967 the Australian group the Bee Gees arrived in the UK and Stigwood claimed that they were going to be as big as the Beatles. By April, the Bee Gees had their first top 20 hit, and by September their first UK no 1. Stigwood moved into theatre production and took Hair to London. After hearing a demo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Stigwood invested in the project. He oversaw the New York stage production and in 1973 produced the film adaptation. Stigwood continued to work with Lloyd Webber right up to the 1996 film of Evita. Stiggy got involved in making British television sitcoms and adapting them for US audiences. After watching John Travolta in Welcome Back Kotter, Stigwood signed him to a three-picture deal. After reading an article by British journalist Nik Cohn Stigwood developed it into the feature film Saturday Night Fever and asked the Bee Gees to write its music. The album soundtrack remains the biggest seller of its kind while the film proved a huge hit and helped make disco music an international phenomenon. Stigwood then produced the film of the musical Grease. Stigwood lived it up with private planes, yachts, a Central Park West penthouse and staff. The failure of the big-budget musical film of the Beatles' album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band got to him and he sold his record label. Though his ability to create success had not left him entirely with musical productions and films benefitting from his involvement into the 1990s. For many years he lived a mostly reclusive life in an estate on the Isle of Wight though remained a part of the lives of the Gibb family.
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Museums and Visitor Photography is based on new research and innovative practice in some of the world's leading museums. This handbook will help museum and gallery professionals to understand, connect with, and sympathetically manage visitors' participation - both in the museum and online. "A primer in using photography to document, experience, and share." Jeff Gates, Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. "A cornucopia of the latest research. This book will become a standard reference on the topic. A great volume."Ed Rodley, Associate Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum. "Much-needed context to inform photography policies, practices, and programs... an essential resource." Dr. Randy C. Roberts, Deputy Director, Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. "Fresh perspectives for museum and photography studies." Dr. Annebella Pollen, Principal Lecturer, History of Art and Design, University of Brighton. "A fascinating in-depth look at visitor interaction and photography within the museum setting." Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Document Scotland.
83. Norm and Ahmed (Large Print 16pt) - Alex Buzo
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These plays portray a society at the cusp of reform. The writing reflects a deep sense of the need for change, and awareness of the ground beginning to give way beneath the feet. The plays are: Alan Hopgood's Private Yuk Objects, a rich portrait of Australia in the mid - 60s centred around Australia's participation in the Vietnam war; and This Old Man Comes Rolling Home, Dorothy Hewett's celebration of working - class life and politics in an inner - suburban Sydney during the cold war. The Lucky Streak by James Searle, a comedy about two young men who share a room in a boarding house, the play is an exploration of the rhythms of the inarticulate and the aggression, rooted in frustration, present in the simplest of domestic conversations; and Norm and Ahmed, Alex Buzo's classic examination of racism and alienation, and the subject of a controversial censorship debate.
84. Not Dead Yet - Phil Collins
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As one of only three musicians to sell over 100 million records, Phil Collins breathes rare air, but he has never lost his talent for crafting songs that touch listeners around the globe. This is the story of his epic career, from child actor to one of the most successful songwriters of the pop music era. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on-the-job training in the bars and clubs of 1960s London before landing the drum seat in Genesis. Later he would step into the spotlight and compose the songs that would rocket him to international solo fame.
85. On The Rails---A Kid's Guide To Brenner Pass - Penelope Dyan
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You can get very bored on a long train ride, but you won't get bored if you know what is ahead on the tracks. Brenner Pass is a beautiful place, and the exciting thing is that you can see it by train! If you want, you can even stop at one of the many train stations along the way and stretch your legs and talk a walk around one of the several lovely small towns. Brenner Pass is a feast for the eyes. Have your children count how many church steeples they see along the way, or how many small villages they see. Watch for hikers and take in the breath taking beauty. With photography by John D. Weigand and poetry by award winning author, Penelope Dyan, you can delight in the sights and impressions of these two travelers as you talk to your children about what happened along the pass. Brenner Pass served mule trains and carts until a road was opened in 1777. The railway, completed in 1867, is the only trans-alpine rail route with no major tunnel. At the end of World War I international borders shifted. Control of the area has shared between Italy and Austria ever since. During World War II, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met there to celebrate their Pact of Steel on March 10, 1940. And Brenner Pass was a Nazi escape route after the collapse of Germany in 1945. The pass is beautiful to behold, and with or without its colorful history, the journey is fun and interesting. Travel the pass through the pages of this book, and pretend you can hear the sound of the rails going clickity clack, clickity clack as you trave along the railroad's track.
86. One Way or Another The Story of a Girl Who Loved Rock Stars (Large Print 16pt) - Nikki McWatters
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I looked down at this man who adorned the bedroom walls of girls all over the world. His eyes were spinning, his makeup was melting and he had the goofiest grin on his handsome face. This was what the Vulture Club was about. This was fun. This was as rock and roll as it got. I was bedding this rock god on behalf of every teenage girl who had ever imagined doing exactly this - and it felt fantastic. In 1981, fifteen - year - old Nikki McWatters is living in a Gold Coast suburb, dragging herself through humdrum schooldays and dreaming of losing her virginity to a rock star. With three friends she starts the Vulture Club for aspiring groupies - and so begins a festival of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. By day Nikki is a dutiful student; by night she collects rock stars, crawling out her bedroom window and sneaking backstage to meet the band. As Nikki gets older, her conquests get bigger and the stakes get higher. Soon she finds herself in Sydney, chasing an acting career and carousing with her idols. From Australian Crawl to INXS, Pseudo Echo to Duran Duran, she is living her teenage dream - but is the groupie life all it's cracked up to be? One Way or Another is a rollicking ride through a world of pub rock, big hair, wild nights and mornings after. With irrepressible humour and a bulging little black book, Nikki McWatters recalls an age when everything seemed possible - even if everything wasn't such a good idea.
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Oral History and Art: Photography forms part of a series of three books - the other two focus on Painting and Sculpture - drawn from oral history transcripts in the collection of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Containing complete transcripts of exclusive interviews with Lewis Baltz, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Aaron Siskind - photographers whose work has profoundly changed both our understanding of the world and the course of photography itself - these texts are essential reading for anyone involved in the study of the creative process. With the immediacy of everyday conversation, the personality of each artist becomes visible as they recount their artistic influences, their working processes, and their personal lives and experiences.
88. Over Dover---A Kid's Guide To Dover, UK - Penelope Dyan
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Dover, is a great place to visit when you are in Britain. Just a short distance from Canterbury, you can see so many things. Prominent to any visit to Dover is, of course, a visit to Dover Castle, where through the years they have restored it to what they believe is historical accuracy. Children and adults alike can reve in the color and majesty of the past as they walk u steep staircases to the castle top! Bring a camera and take lots of pictures of the castle and of Dover and take notes and add tickets and things to the pages of this book and make it your own, because you only truly learn from a book or anything in life, when you make it your own. Photographer John D. Weigand and award winning author, and attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, have again combined their efforts to create a book for kids that will look great on your coffee table and will remind you of where you have been, what you have seen and what you have done. If you can't see Dover in person, then you can see it right here through the eyes of Weigand and Dyan! The main thing is to laugh, smile and have some fun, however you see the world!
89. Paris Flea Market Style (Large Print 16pt) - Claudia Strasser
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Shop and dream Paris style.If you love French interior design and bargain hunting, Paris is the place where your shopping daydreams come true. Claudia Strasser takes us on a winding tour through the Parisian flea markets finding decorative pieces all along the way.Strasser discusses ways to bring the look to your home by building collections and looking for furniture and accessories to reflect your individual style whether it's Napoleon III, Louis XV, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Moderne or Belle Epoque. Whatever it is, you're sure to find rare pieces that will be treasured in your home. Shop and dream your way around the Paris flea markets with this deliciously colorful stroll through the city's best markets and take home special pieces that are destined to become heirlooms.A stylized map gives readers the lay of the land and Claudia shares her tips on where to find what, trade secrets, her favorite dealers and advice on shipping items home. So, now take a seat and take a trip to Paris!Claudia Strasser began her career in 1993 when she opened a boutique in New York City's East Village and filled it with French boudoir furniture and accessories. She painted and repaired flea market finds, reincarnating them into the sparkling treasures. Now she travels to Paris throughout the year, taking small groups shopping and sharing resources. She works on books and articles while designing a furniture line and doing some decorating projects. Claudia's style and business have been featured in scores of magazines. She is the author of The Paris Apartment: Romantic D cor on a Flea Market Budget (1997).Claudia splits her time between New York, Paris, and Miami.
90. Pete Duel: A Biography - Paul Green
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Actor Pete Duel, most widely known for his starring role as outlaw Hannibal Heyes in television's "Alias Smith and Jones", led an unpredictable and often tumultuous life. This biography reveals the personal aspects of his life, including his political involvement and environmental activism.
91. Piano Classics -
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92. Pigs Might Fly The Inside Story of Pink Floyd (Large Print 16pt) - Mark Blake
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Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box - sets collecting demos and out - takes, and Roger Waters' world tours of The Wall playing to packed stadiums. Now, Mark Blake's superbly comprehensive and engrossing history of the group, rightly acclaimed as the definitive book on the band, has been fully revised and extended with new interviews to bring the story up to date with the recent appearances of David Gilmour and Nick Mason with Roger Waters at a London date on his The Wall tour.
93. Planet of the Apes An Unofficial Companion (Large Print 16pt) - David Hofstede
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The unauthorized history of one of the most popular movies of all time. Released in 1967, Planet of the Apes was a top - ten box - office hit that captivated audiences with its provocative vision of the future. Over the next decade it spawned four sequels, a television series, an animated series, two comic books, and hundreds of merchandise tie - ins. To some, the Apes projects were a campy, sci - fi blast, with colourful characters and delightfully over - the - top performances. But others took the stories more seriously, as allegories on man's struggles with such issues as race, intolerance, and protecting of the environment.
Though there hasn't been a new Apes movie since 1974, the popularity of the original films and TV series has endured and, if anything, expanded in the interim. When director Tim Burton's remake of the original Planet of the Apes is released in the summer of 2001, interest in the phenomenon is certain to be rekindled on a prodigious scale.
Planet of the Apes: An Unofficial Companion is a comprehensive look at all aspects of Planet of the Apes, featuring interviews, reviews, complete cast and credit information, and a behind - the - scenes look at what made this quirky science - fiction series an enduring classic.
94. Planet X and the Kolbrin Bible Connection: Why the Kolbrin Bible - , Greg Jenner
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95. Playlisted Everything You Need to Know about Australian Music Right Now (Large Print 16pt) - Craig Mathieson
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Featuring Powder finger, Kylie, The Presets, The Drones, Silver chair, Jet, INXS, Sarah Blasko, Eskimo Joe, The Veronicas, The Living End, Australian Crawl, You Am I, Delta Goodrem and many more, Play listed takes the pulse of Australian rock-n-roll with a series of short, sharp chapters from leading music journalist Craig Mathieson. Smart, opinionated, funny and often controversial, each chapter launches from a single significant track on an illuminating musical journey into an underrated album or an overrated career. It's neither encyclopaedic nor heavy handed, preferring to cut to the chase while mixing together rock stars and pop princesses, artists and frauds. It will have you digging through your music collection, and searching out the new acts discovered within.
96. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good Larry David and the Making of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm (Large Print 16pt) - Josh Levine
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As a comedian, then producer of Seinfeld, and now the creator and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David has a fanatical following. In his early stand - up days, if he walked on stage and didn't like the crowd, he would walk off. Together with Jerry Seinfeld, he pitched NBC on a sitcom where nothing happens. A whole show could be about waiting in line at a Chinese restaurant. And somehow Seinfeld became the most successful comedy show of all time.
After nine years of writing and producing Seinfeld, and after making a huge amount of money, Larry David began to create a new show for HBO. Without much separation between himself and the character he plays, Curb follows the daily routines of Larry David. Being politically correct is far from Larry's mind, and the audience cringes as he berates, torments, and blusters his way into the hearts of TV watchers.
Follow the early exploits of Larry's stand - up career, his days writing for Seinfeld, and learn how Curb was conceived and developed. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good - titled after Larry's key catchphrase - also explores Larry's on - and off - screen relationships with famous pals like Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and the cast of Seinfeld, and contains an in - depth episode guide to Curb Your Enthusiasm.
97. Print/Out: 20 Years in Print - Christophe Cherix
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99. Radical Desire Kink & Magickal Sex - Mark Ramsden
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Re-written with much new material Completely new illustrations & 3 bonus short stories ‚ÄúThe wit and wisdom of Mark Ramsden's illuminating text delivers a gripping journey through a rich seam of sexual expression. Read this book, enjoy this book, for it deserves your utmost attention. Over 40? Fat? The style gurus say you're not sexy, not horny, this book says ‚ÄėBollocks!‚Äô An essential reference work... And bloody good fun too.‚ÄĚ
100. Radio Sound Effects: Who Did it, and How, in the Era of Live Bro - Robert L. Mott
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