Andy And Don

Author: Daniel de Visé
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476747741
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"When Andy Griffith went to Hollywood in 1960 to film a TV pilot about a small-town sheriff, his friend Don Knotts called to ask if his sheriff could use a deputy. Together, Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife elevated The Andy Griffith Show from a folksy sitcom into a timeless study of human friendship. The program was fiction, but the friendship was powerful and real."--Book jacket.

The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television Turning Points In American Culture

Author: Aaron Barlow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838879
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This book spotlights the 25 most important sitcoms to ever air on American television—shows that made generations laugh, challenged our ideas regarding gender, family, race, marital roles, and sexual identity, and now serve as time capsules of U.S. history. • Identifies the reason each show was a turning point in American television and provides analysis of the issues and themes present in each sitcom, how the content was received by the American public, and the lasting effects of the program • Covers a time period of more than half a century, from I Love Lucy to Modern Family • Clearly demonstrates how television as well as American ideals and values have changed dramatically over a fairly short period of time

The Comeback

Author: Daniel de Vise
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802165796
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In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. In summer 1989, he again won the Tour—arguably the world’s most grueling athletic contest—by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds over another French legend, Laurent Fignon. It remains the closest Tour de France in history. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping—a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.

Playing To The Gods

Author: Peter Rader
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1476738386
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The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical Eleonora Duse, who broke all the rules to popularize the natural style of acting we celebrate today. Audiences across Europe and the Americas clamored to see the divine Sarah Bernhardt swoon—and she gave them their money’s worth. The world’s first superstar, she traveled with a chimpanzee named Darwin and a pet alligator that drank champagne, shamelessly supplementing her income by endorsing everything from aperitifs to beef bouillon, and spreading rumors that she slept in a coffin to better understand the macabre heroines she played. Eleonora Duse shied away from the spotlight. Born to a penniless family of itinerant troubadours, she disappeared into the characters she portrayed—channeling their spirits, she claimed. Her new, empathetic style of acting revolutionized the theater—and earned her the ire of Sarah Bernhardt in what would become the most tumultuous theatrical showdown of the nineteenth century. Bernhardt and Duse seduced each other’s lovers, stole one another’s favorite playwrights, and took to the world’s stages to outperform their rival in her most iconic roles. A scandalous, enormously entertaining history full of high drama and low blows, Playing to the Gods is the perfect “book for all of us who binge-watched Feud” (Daniel de Visé, author of Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show).

The Classic Television Reference

Author: Hank Moore
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781881554462
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Containing personal interviews and photographs of classic television stars such as Lucille Ball, Ed Sullivan, Dick Clark, Tim Conway, Ed McMahon, Buddy Ebson, Jack Lord, Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert, Don Knotts, Sonny and Cher, Johnny Cash, Burg Reynolds, Barbara Walters, Bill Bixby, Jack Klugmann, Merv Griffin, Jim Nabors, Robert Young, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo), and includes sports stars such as Bud Wilkinson, Chris Schankel and others, THE CLASSIC TELEVISION REFERENCE is a delightful stroll down Memory Lane and a behind-the-scenes look at Classic TV shows, Classic TV stars and the business behind them.

Cue

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Video Movie Guide 1998

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780345407931
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Reviews thousands of movies and rates each film according to a five-star rating system, and features cross-indexing by title, director, and cast.