Hannah Doran is the wild child of a charming Hollywood producer with perfect friends who is convicted of grand theft after a night of glamorous excess. She is smart, loyal and she insists, innocent of the crime that landed her in prison. She's determined to make something of her life, but it's hard to recast herself when everyone has a stake in her old role--her fascinating cellmates, her ruthless father, a female studio exec with much to hide, and a handsome, ambitious photographer.
Hannah Doran is the wild child of a charming Hollywood producer with perfect friends who is convicted of grand theft after a night of glamorous excess.
Author: Lindsay Marcott
Category: Children of celebrities
This book focuses on ‘urban family soaps’ on television and analyses them as an important resource for anthropological insights into contemporary social issues and practices. It studies the ‘popular’ and ‘everyday’ while also concentrating on the middle class.
Dorothy Hobson rightly states that “television is a producer's medium and the
soap opera is the form which clearly demonstrates ... Kejriwal was trusted
implicitly by the two producers of Balaji Telefilms, the mother and daughter team
of Shobha ...
Author: Shoma Munshi
Category: Social Science
A startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who for the first time writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people who surrounded him -- wives, friends, lovers, users, and sycophants -- from his Hoboken childhood through the notorious "Rat Pack," and beyond. Complete with many never before seen photographs taken directly from family albums, and placing special emphasis on his later years and his marriage to Barbara Marx Sinatra, Tina's personal exploration of this difficult final period in her father's career will solidify our image of Sinatra as a great performer and reinforce him as something even greater: as a father, and as man.
I'd returned to my studies with Jeff Corey, among others, and found periodic work
as an actress. I could earn $1,000 a day for episodes of It Takes a Thief or
Mannix, and was cast by the producers for the Fantasy Island pilot. (As a result, I
got to ...
Author: Tina Sinatra
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.
Women and Magic in the Ancient World Kimberly B. Stratton, Dayna S. Kalleres. [
even for the same person], both the producer and the amulets are [henceforth]
approved, but not the producer. [But] R. Papa asked: What if three amulets [are ...
Author: Kimberly B. Stratton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Study Guide for Gary Soto's "Mother and Daughter", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
mainstream US media, especially with regard to working-class immigrants,
inspired Maria Hinojosa, producer and host of ... object to their son's or
daughter's going to a coed slumber party, even if the rest of the debate team, say,
will be there.
Author: Gale, Cengage
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
He's given up on love. She's a romance writer. When they are thrown together, will love bloom or sparks fly? Justin Miller is one of the producers and host of the reality dating show Who Wants To Marry a Cowboy, but he's tired of helping others find love. He's tired of love in general. Why can't it just be a little business arrangement, like everything else in his life? His business partner sends him on a little vacation to clear his head, and cheer him up. It was just supposed to be a week at a cottage on the beach. Until he meets Ava. Romance writer Ava McDermott believes in love even though she has yet to find the one for her. However, after struggling with her current book, she decides to take a few days off and recharge at a cottage by the sea. She expected some time alone, but when a strange man shows up, she finds herself in a romance of her own. Justin and Ava must decide if it's time to create their own fairy tale ending, even if it's not real. A fictional relationship for two people who are ready to escape reality sounds like the perfect plan, until it isn't. Real feelings can get hurt, even when you're fake dating someone. Image isn't everything, and Ava and Justin have to choose. Is love real, or make believe? Fans of Colleen Coble, Lisa Wingate, and Karen Kingsbury will love this new inspirational Christian romance by Amazon best selling author Lorana Hoopes, this story focuses on second chances and trusting God to bring the right people into your life at the right time. Though titled the sixth book in the series, this is Lorana's third book in the Blushing Brides series and follows The Cowboy's Reality Bride and The Reality Bride's Baby. Book also includes discussion questions for book groups. Follow the journey by clicking the button above.
There was something refreshing in just letting go, but now her stomach yearned
for some food and her fingers itched to add a little ... He was teaching his
daughter to drive, and she accidentally put the car in reverse and drove over his
Author: Lorana Hoopes
Publisher: Lorana Hoopes
Producers' Choice: Six Plays for Young Performers showcases some of the best plays for young people produced by the UK's leading theatre companies. The plays are ideal for young performers aged 13-25 and offer a diverse range of challenges, styles and subjects. The volume will prove essential for teachers and students of Drama and for youth drama groups. The plays include modern reworkings of classics, such as Simon Reade's witty and brilliantly inventive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much-loved fantasy, and DJ Britton's version of Sophocles' Theban plays, the tragic Oedipus/Antigone. Contemporary teenage issues are dealt with in Megan Barker's beautiful and uplifting Promise and Sarah May's The Butterfly Club. Simon Stephens' hit-play Punk Rock set in a grammar school explores dislocation and aggression among sixth form pupils; James Graham's Tory Boyz is a fast-paced, political comedy about prejudice and ambition in Westminster. Each play features production notes and the volume is introduced by Paul Roseby, Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre. For schools, youth theatre groups and drama colleges this anthology of thematically and stylistically diverse plays will prove an invaluable resource.
The stories of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone are commonly told as separate
tragedies, but here the efficiency and speed of the script will allow a large cast to
tell the stories in an appealing easy-on-the-ear way without missing any of the ...
Author: Megan Barker
Publisher: A&C Black
"She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take It from the Big Mouth, the first full-fledged biography of the multi-talented performer, explores Raye's life and career with candor and insight. Raye got her big break when she caught the attention of a film director as she kidded with audience members Joe E. Lewis and Jimmy Durante during an engagement at the Trocadero in Hollywood. In the late 1930s, Raye appeared in a number of films, and the press heralded her as a "stridently funny comedienne with a Mammoth Cave mouth." From there her career soared. She landed a role in Charlie Chaplain's film Monsieur Verdoux, and the New York Post commented that Raye was the only one who could hold her own with the comic master. By the 1950s she hosted her own highly rated television show, reaching millions with her clowning. Behind the huge smile and raucous laugh, though, there was a darker side to Martha Raye. She found solace from her insecurities and a frenzied schedule in the use of drugs and alcohol. Her seven rocky marriages, the last to a man 33 years her junior whom she had known less than two weeks, fueled headlines and gossip columns. Particularly painful was her turbulent relationship with her only daughter, Melodye. She was passionately committed to entertaining troops abroad during World War II, and she worked tirelessly as both entertainer and nurse in the remote jungles of Vietnam. Bob Hope commented that "she was Florence Nightingale, Dear Abby, and the only singer who could be heard over the artillery fire." The Green Berets designated her an honorary lieutenant colonel, and she later received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. After her death in 1994, "Colonel Maggie" became the only civilian laid to rest among the Green Berets at the Fort Bragg military cemetery.
Maggie was uptight about her own rejection by producers. When her daughter
came to the Bel Air house and began demanding answers to her suspicions,
Maggie, whose self-respect already was being shredded by her own rebuffs from
Author: Jean Maddern Pitrone
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Baxters Take One Could they change the world—before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world. The Baxters Take Two The producers are gaining respect and are on the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film—but is the change worth the cost? The Baxters Take Three Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison set out to change the world with their films—and they are finally seeing their dreams come true. The dedicated producers are deep in negotiations with America’s top young movie star to play the lead in their next inspirational movie. But life takes a sudden turn for Chase, removing him from Jeremiah Productions permanently. The Baxters Take Four The new producers find they must truly act as missionaries in order to help save the film, their families, and the young movie star. Breakthroughs take place that the public will never know about, as the possibility of saving the world through film is finally a very real possibility.
She'd seen her before—on the set of the movie filmed in Bloomington last year.
This was the producer's daughter, right? “Andi?” Fear iced the girl's expression
and she shook her head, taking a single step back. “I'm...I'm afraid I have the ...
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Excuse me, if I am putting things a little too bluntly, but how would you feel if it
was your daughter, or your mother, who was ... A highly respectable,
grandfatherly, Marathi film producer cast her in the role of a, greatly venerated,
Author: Vivek Iyer
Publisher: Polyglot Publications London
This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
But from the beginning , Violet seems like a shrewd , scrappy and sure - footed
creature , a little like Sissy Spacek in “ Coal Miner ' s Daughter . ” And you ' re
never convinced , as you have to be , of the desperate spiritual pain with which
Author: Times Times Books
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Performing Arts
An elegant hardcover boxed set including The Athena Project, Full Black, and Black List, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. “[Brad Thor] and Harvath are the real deal, and you should accept no substitutes.” —BookReporter.com Both a must-have for any fan of Brad Thor and the perfect introduction to his masterful thrillers, this handsomely bound edition is one of four special Collector’s Editions, available now. Follow counterterrorism operative and ex-SEAL Scot Harvath’s action-packed exploits, and discover why Brad Thor has been called “America’s favorite author” (KKTX). THE ATHENA PROJECT When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, four of Delta Force’s best and brightest women—part of a top-secret program codenamed the Athena Project—are tasked with hunting down a Venetian arms dealer. But as team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper close in on their target, the deadly assignment unearths a grisly discovery in the jungles of South America . . . and a foreign spy penetrating a mysterious secret hidden in the American West. With an unthinkable second attack already set in motion, the women of the Athena Project race to uncover the greatest of threats: the secrets kept by their own government. FULL BLACK Born in the shadows and kept from heads of state, some missions are so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don’t exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, only former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath can carry out an audacious plan to prevent the United States from facing complete and total collapse. But as the identities of the perpetrators are laid bare, Harvath will be left with only one means to save America. Unable to trust anyone, he will be forced to go full black. BLACK LIST Somewhere…deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off…until you’re dead. Someone…has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name. Somehow…Harvath must evade assassination long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why. Somewhere, someone, somehow…can put all the pieces together. But Harvath must get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived.
Ralston respected the silence, just as he had hours earlier in the producer's
driveway. ... “If you don't mind my asking,” said Hank as he brought over three
plates of food and set them down on the table, “how'd you lose your daughter?
Author: Brad Thor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
She becomes ill , and sends her daughter with her last possession to the
pawnbroker who recognizes it as a gift he had made to his daughter . ... Producer
: Biograph . ... The daughter ' s husband dies , and she and her child visit the ill
Publisher: Univ of California Press
From the late 1960s until the present day, a significant number of women playwrights have emerged in Scottish theatre who have made a pioneering contribution to dramatic innovation and experimentation. Despite the critical reassessment of some of these authors in the last twenty years, their invaluable achievement in playwriting, within and outside Scotland, still deserves more thorough investigations and fuller acknowledgement. This work explores what is still uncharted territory by examining a selection of representative texts by Ann Marie di Mambro, Marcella Evaristi, Sue Glover, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Sharman Macdonald, and Joan Ure. The three macro-thematic areas of the book – the rewriting of the Shakespearean canon; the representation of female communities and minorities; and the conflicts between the self and society – find significant and paradigmatic expression in their dramas. All seven writers examined in this book have explored new theatrical methods, introduced aesthetic innovations and opened new perspectives to engage with the complexities of national, community and individual identities. This study will surely contribute to wider recognition of their achievement, so that their work can never again be described as “uncharted territory”.
An example is the line quoted in the title of the present section: “[It]'s our job, you
see, to get something out of it more than they put in” (p. 56), in which “they” refers
both to society in general and to her daughter who, entirely wrapped up in her ...
Author: Gioia Angeletti
Category: Performing Arts
A hangman loose from the 1800's is still murdering people, that's how the story goes-what if it's true? A man falls into a coma, yet thinks he is still living his life. An antique dealer meets with a strange collector who has a very rare collection. A woman falls for another man; her husband is a mad scientist! The wrong man gets murdered, jealousy drives a person to have a deep hunger, a boy becomes worse than a serial killer and the list goes on.
producer's daughter. Well since Gary's brother was a junior ski pro, the producer
liked him and so they had become friends. So the producer asked Gary if he
could use Matt in a TV commercial to sell some products. Gary was beside
Publisher: America Star Books
The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales. Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music (including a reader-friendly analysis of each score) from the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No to John Barry's trend-setting early scores for such films as Goldfinger and Thunderball. We learn how synthesizers, disco and modern electronica techniques played a role in subsequent scores, and how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound for the 1990s and beyond. The book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Burlingame examines the decades-long controversy over authorship of the Bond theme; how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. The author shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved, and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace. New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details--temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and the convergence of great music and unforgettable imagery--make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans. This paperback edition is brought up-to-date with a new chapter on Skyfall.
... company; later he also ran Hilary Music, Saltzman's musicpublishing company
(named after the producer's daughter). ... With Barry unavailable for Live and Let
Die, Kass pulled off a major musical coup using his longestablished London ...
Author: Jon Burlingame
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Every page is a joy."—Sue Harrison, Self Magazine ". . . discerning, brightly written . . . Highly recommended."—Library Journal With a brand new author's introduction and a previously unpublished chapter. The inspiration for the Merchant Ivory film starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Hershey, a rich and poignant family story from the daughter of novelist James Jones (From Here to Eternity). Based on the author's early years in Paris with her famous father.
People who have heard her sing say she has a strong voice. Gillis, the Princess
Child, is still a princess child. She married a very rich and very old film producer
and lives in Beverly Hills with his two daughters who are at least five years her ...
Author: Kaylie Jones
Publisher: Akashic Books
THE LUMINOUS AND GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM "ONE OF OUR BEST WRITERS" (JONATHAN YARDLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST) When Julia Lambert, an art professor, settles into her idyllic Maine house for the summer, she plans to spend the time tending her fragile relationships with her father, a repressive neurosurgeon, and her gentle mother, who is descending into Alzheimer's. But a shattering revelation intrudes: Julia's son Jack has spiraled into heroin addiction. In an attempt to save him, Julia marshals help from her looseknit clan: elderly parents; remarried ex-husband; removed sister; and combative eldest son. Ultimately, heroin courses through the characters' lives with an impersonal and devastating energy, sweeping the family into a world in which deceit, crime, and fear are part of daily life. Roxana Robinson is the author of Sweetwater, which Booklist called a "hold-your-breath novel of loss and love." Billy Collins praised Robinson as "a master at moving from the art of description to the work of excavating the truths about ourselves." In Cost, Robinson tackles addiction and explores its effects on the bonds of family, dazzling us with her hallmark subtlety and precision in evoking the emotional interiors of her characters. The result is a work in which the reader's sense of discovery and compassion for every character remains unflagging to the end, even as the reader, like the characters, is caught up in Cost's breathtaking pace.
He did what hecould for hispatients; many he healed, most of them he helped. He
'd saved probably the mind, certainly the eyesight, of a Hollywood producer's
daughter. Afterward, someone had called Katharine and asked for her favorite ...
Author: Roxana Robinson
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.
Conspicuously missing are comments about his first wife (whom he divorced in
1915), his daughter Ruth, or his parents. Following ... Until the Easton and Marx
books this short publication was the best source on the producer's life and career.
Author: Frank Manchel
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Category: Performing Arts
The only child of an electrical engineer and a mother who resented the fact that she'd never been to university, the broadcaster Jenni Murray grew up in a traditional household in the 1950s. But instead of becoming the conventional housewife her mother expected her to be, Jenni opted to forge her own path in both her career and her personal life. The resulting tensions have lasted as long as she can remember. How, she has often wondered, could two women be so close, so full of love for each other, and at the same time so full of hate that they broke each other's hearts? And so Jenni began her remarkable memoir - and continued to write throughout 2006 as her mother lay dying, and Jenni struggled to care for her and her beloved father while herself being treated for breast cancer. Filled with love and laughter, frustration and heartbreak, and with the courage 'to keep on keeping on' even in the darkest days, it will speak to every mother and daughter, dutiful or not.
I became a station assistant, responsible for studio management duties and
some broadcasting. I'm not sure whether it was my talent in front of the
microphone or inadequacies in the technical department that got me the job as
producer and ...
Author: Jenni Murray
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography