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Deep Are the Roots : Memoirs of a Black Expatriate

By: Heath, Gordon R. ; Abramson, Doris (Foreword by) ; Thelwell, Ekwueme Mike (Afterword by)

Price: $10.58

Publisher: Amherst, MA, University Of Massachusetts: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003579

ISBN: 1558490205

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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... View more info

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The RKO Story

By: Jewell, Richard B. ; Harbin, Vernon

Price: $27.60

Publisher: New York, NY, Arlington House: 1982

Edition: First Publishers Edition

Seller ID: 004002

ISBN: 0517546566

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

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, Bring... View more info

The Dance the Story of the Dance in Pictures and Text

By: Martin, John

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003472

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

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 ... View more info

The Blues Route

By: Merrill, Hugh

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Morrow/Avon: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000664

ISBN: 0688066119

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

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 r... View more info

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Raised by Wolves: the Story of Christian Rock & Roll

By: Thompson, John J.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, E C W Press: 2000

Seller ID: 002859

ISBN: 1550224212

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 forefa... View more info

Gay Cinematherapy : the Queer Guy's Guide to Finding Your Rainbow One Movie At a Time

By: West, Beverly; Bergund, Jason

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Universe Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003437

Condition: New

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, withou... View more info