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Gay Cinematherapy : the Queer Guy's Guide to Finding Your Rainbow One Movie At a Time
West, Beverly; Bergund, Jason
9.20 USD
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Raised by Wolves: the Story of Christian Rock & Roll
Thompson, John J.
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The Blues Route
Merrill, Hugh
8.28 USD
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Deep Are the Roots : Memoirs of a Black Expatriate, Heath, Gordon R. ; Abramson, Doris (Foreword by) ; Thelwell, Ekwueme Mike (Afterword by)
1 Heath, Gordon R. ; Abramson, Doris (Foreword by) ; Thelwell, Ekwueme Mike (Afterword by) Deep Are the Roots : Memoirs of a Black Expatriate
1558490205 / 9781558490208; NEW - "Superb autobiography of a gay black actor. . . . Rich commentary on the thespian arts in the grandly informal words of Heath (1918-1991) , who played a legion of classic roles, became the first black announcer on American radio, played scores of whites on radio dramas. . . And apparently possessed a wit, if not genius, for marvelous speech - and who wrote just as well. . . He was also a skilled musician and singer and, in Paris, owned a nightclub (where he did a guitar act) and directed his own theater. . . Caviar. " Kirkus Reviews. Includes black & white photographs. Includes index.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
University Of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA, 1992, First Edition
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
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The RKO Story, Jewell, Richard B. ; Harbin, Vernon
2 Jewell, Richard B. ; Harbin, Vernon The RKO Story
0517546566 / 9780517546567; This is the complete studio history, with all of the 1, 051 films described and illustrated. RKO Pictures existed in almost continual chaos, from its optimistic beginnings in 1928, until it collapsed into ruins at the hands of the megalomanaiac Howard Hughes nearly 30 years later. They made some of the greatest films and nurtured some of the finest talents. They immortalized Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and almost ruined Katherine Hepburn's career. Citizen Kane, Bringing Up Baby, Gunga Din, I Remember Mama and more are included. The end papers are "autographed" by dozens of actors. The movies are listed in order by year along with photos of each. Includes an index of personnel. Bottom corners are bumped, spine ends lightly worn; jacket has a 1/2" tear at the spine top, bottom corners have light chipping and bumping. There is a partial address label on the inside flap. Oversized, overweight. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Arlington House
New York, NY, 1982, First Publishers Edition
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

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3 Martin, John The Dance the Story of the Dance in Pictures and Text
In magnificent pictures and vivid prose, the (former) distinguished dance critic of the New York Times traces the development of the dance from its primitive beginnings through folk and early pageants and spectacles, to the latest forms (for 1946) , and includes dance in films. His ability to access archives of dance history enabled him to collect an amazingly complete group of pictures illustrating all phases of the dance. There are more than 260 superb shots. The book is in four parts: Basic dance, in which the elemental nature of all dance is discussed simply and intimately; Dance for the Sake of Dance, a charming discussion of folk dancing and ballroom dance; Dance as a Spectacle, covering all the significant trends and styles that have swept through the history of ballet; and last, Dance as a Means of Communication, with an especially brilliant critical history of American dance from Isadora Duncan to Denishawn down to the contemporary concert scene, plus a chapter on African-American Dance. 160 pages including index. The binding is fine, black with a silver outline of the dancer on the jacket. There is foxing on the page tops. The jacket has a 1/2" triangular piece missing at the lower left; chipping and light wear at the corners and spine ends. Foxing on the vertical edges and tops of flaps, and scuffing on the back; jacket is in a protective cover. 8 1/2" x 11
Tudor Publishing Co.
New York, 1946, First Edition
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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4 Merrill, Hugh The Blues Route
0688066119 / 9780688066116; Hugh Merrill set out in 1986 on a cross-country trek to retrace the migration of blues musicians from the rural South to the rest of the country. From the birthplace of the blues - Dockery Plantation and the juke joints of the Mississippi River Delta, to the crowded blues bars of Chicago's South side, he continues meeting and talking to blues musicians. He visited smoky dives on the fringe of New Orlean's French Quarter, dance bars featuring Zydeco (an amalgam of Cajun rythms and blues) , and the cocktail lounges of Oakland and Los Angeles. We meet the legends of blues and the new generation of performers struggling to preserve the music - this blues universe is to be relished by both aficionados and the uninitiated. 236 pages including 8 pages of photographs, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1990, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
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Price: 8.28 USD
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5 Thompson, John J. Raised by Wolves: the Story of Christian Rock & Roll
1550224212 / 9781550224214; This is an insider's look at the birth, evolution and growing popularity of Christian rock music. As the counter-culture movement of the sixties gathered steam, one of its first splinter groups was the Jesus freaks. In addition to newly hip pastors, the scene produced a handful of musicians who brazenly coupled rock & roll music with lyrics that reflected a Christian world-view. Jesus music was born. But by the late sixties, Christian rock had been rejected by its forefathers and dismissed by mainstream pop culture. Legions of creative musicians suddenly found themselves orphaned - left to be raised by wolves. As the author argues, these musicians are the real rebels of rock & roll, living on the fringes of an underground Christian culture, and discovering what can be accomplished when art is combined with faith. Full of photographs that reveal the amazing diversity of the Christian rock scene, this volume presents a detailed exploration of the artists, the social conditions, and, above all, the music that has married Christianity and rock & roll for more than 30 years. 262 pages including an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
E C W Press
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000, 
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Illustrated by Kotthoff, Dinah K.; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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6 West, Beverly; Bergund, Jason Gay Cinematherapy : the Queer Guy's Guide to Finding Your Rainbow One Movie At a Time
Finally - a video and DVD guide that understands what gay men and their best friends have known for years - movies are more than entertainment, they're therapy that can cure anything from a coming-out crisis to the home-alone blues. A real-life Will and Grace, Beverly West (co-author of the best selling Cinematherapy series) and her best friend and roommate Jason Bergund team up to help gay men find the comfort, humor, inspiration, and inner beauty tips they need, without looking any further than the corner video store. Includes an introduction and ten sections, depending on your movie mood. Each movie includes the actors, director and writers, along with a well-written, amusing synopsis of the movie. 224 pages with index. Small red remainder dot on the bottom. 7 1/4" x 9
Universe Publishing
New York, 2004, First Edition

Price: 9.20 USD
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