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Behind the Candelabra by Scott Thorson

Title Behind the Candelabra
Author Scott Thorson
Publisher Head of Zeus
Release 2013-06-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1781856702
Language English, Spanish, and French
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***Now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon*** Liberace's lover tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer, who never publically admitted he was gay. Scott Thorson, a poor boy from a succession of foster homes, met Liberace when he was just 16 years old. Liberace, aged 57, took Scott under his wing as 'the son he'd never had'. By the time Scott was 17, he was also Liberace's lover. Liberace lived life by his credo 'too much of a good thing is wonderful' and Scott shared in it: the fur coats, the Rolls-Royces, the jewellery, the celebrity friends, the 26 lap dogs. A more opulent lifestyle is hard to imagine but it came at a price: Liberace sent Scott to his plastic surgeon to have his face remodeled in Liberace's own image. By turns bizarre, shocking and touchingly intimate, Behind the Candelabra is a compulsive insight in to Liberace, the man behind the flamboyant performer whose successes provide a bright counterpoint to a darker tale of a man hungry for power, a man given to every excess.

Title Behind the Candelabra
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Release 2013
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship - from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.

Behind the Candelabra music from the Hbo Original Film by The Btc Orchestra (Musical Group)

Title Behind the Candelabra music from the Hbo Original Film
Author The Btc Orchestra (Musical Group)
Publisher
Release 2013
Category Film soundtracks
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Liberace by Darden Asbury Pyron

Title Liberace
Author Darden Asbury Pyron
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2013-04-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 512
ISBN 022611712X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More people watched his nationally syndicated television show between 1953 and 1955 than followed I Love Lucy. Even a decade after his death, the attendance records he set at Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, and Radio City Music Hall still stand. Arguably the most popular entertainer of the twentieth century, this very public figure nonetheless kept more than a few secrets. Darden Asbury Pyron, author of the acclaimed and bestselling Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell, leads us through the life of America's foremost showman with his fresh, provocative, and definitive portrait of Liberace, an American boy. Liberace's career follows the trajectory of the classic American dream. Born in the Midwest to Polish-Italian immigrant parents, he was a child prodigy who, by the age of twenty, had performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Abandoning the concert stage for the lucrative and glittery world of nightclubs, celebrities, and television, Liberace became America's most popular entertainer. While wildly successful and good natured outwardly, Liberace, Pyron reveals, was a complicated man whose political, social, and religious conservativism existed side-by-side with a lifetime of secretive homosexuality. Even so, his swishy persona belied an inner life of ferocious aggression and ambition. Pyron relates this private man to his public persona and places this remarkable life in the rapidly changing cultural landscape of twentieth-century America. Pyron presents Liberace's life as a metaphor, for both good and ill, of American culture, with its shopping malls and insatiable hunger for celebrity. In this fascinating biography, Pyron complicates and celebrates our image of the man for whom the streets were paved with gold lamé. "An entertaining and rewarding biography of the pianist and entertainer whose fans' adoration was equaled only by his critics' loathing. . . . [Pyron] persuasively argues that Liberace, thoroughly and rigorously trained, was a genuine musician as well as a brilliant showman. . . . [A]n immensely entertaining story that should be fascinating and pleasurable to anyone with an interest in American popular culture."—Kirkus Reviews "This is a wonderful book, what biography ought to be and so seldom is."—Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph "[A]bsorbing and insightful. . . . Pyron's interests are far-ranging and illuminating-from the influence of a Roman Catholic sensibility on Liberace and gay culture to the aesthetics of television and the social importance of self-improvement books in the 1950s. Finally, he achieves what many readers might consider impossible: a persuasive case for Liberace's life and times as the embodiment of an important cultural moment."—Publishers Weekly "Liberace, coming on top of his amazing life of Margaret Mitchell, Southern Daughter, puts Darden Pyron in the very first rank of American biographers. His books are as exciting as the lives of his subjects."—Tom Wolfe "Fascinating, thoughtful, exhaustive, and well-written, this book will serve as the standard biography of a complex icon of American popular culture."—Library Journal

Title Up To The Minute Matt Damon 198 Facts
Author Jason Valdez
Publisher Emereo Publishing
Release 2015-03-19
Category Reference
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9781488888687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Take Matt Damon to the next level. This book is your ultimate resource for Matt Damon. Here you will find the most up-to-date 198 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Matt Damon's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Invictus (film) - Awards and honors, Courage Under Fire - Plot, Michael Douglas - Recent years, People magazine - Sexiest Man Alive, Minnie Driver - Acting, Courage Under Fire - Production, Anthony Mackie - Career, Warren Muck - Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Voice Cast, Hereafter (film), Stuck on You (film), We Bought a Zoo, Scott Thorson - Behind the Candelabra movie, H2O Africa Foundation - History, Groton School - Notable alumni, Jimmy Kimmel Live! - I'm Fucking Matt Damon video, History of United Airlines - Slogans, Titan A.E. - Cast, Elysium (film) - Cast, Green Zone (film) - Cast, Inside Job (2010 film) - Reception, The Informant! - Awards, Gare du Nord - In popular culture, Sheremetyevo International Airport - In popular culture, Bourne (film series) - The Bourne Supremacy, Steven Soderbergh - From 2006, Elysium (film) - Plot, All the Pretty Horses (film), Promised Land (2012 film) - Production, Invictus (film) - Cast, Sharlto Copley - Personal life, World War Z (film) - Sequel, Grant L. Roberts - Films, Bryce Dallas Howard - 2007-present, Scott Thorson - Relationship with Liberace, William Goldman - Memoirist, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - In popular culture, FrackNation - Television, La Samaritaine - History, Suffolk University Law School - Suffolk Law School in television, film and literature, and much more...

Title A Companion to American Indie Film
Author Geoff King
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2016-10-19
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 544
ISBN 1118758080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Companion to American Indie Film features a comprehensive collection of newly commissioned essays that represent a state-of-the-art resource for understanding key aspects of the field of indie films produced in the United States. Takes a comprehensive and fresh new look at the topic of American indie film Features newly commissioned essays from top film experts and emerging scholars that represent the state-of-the-art reference to the indie film field Topics covered include: indie film culture; key historical moments and movements in indie film history; relationships between indie film and other indie media; and issues including class, gender, regional identity and stardom in in the indie field Includes studies of many types of indie films and film genres, along with various filmmakers and performers that have come to define the field

Title La Divina Commedia The Divine Comedy Purgatorio
Author Paul S. Bruckman
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2011-06-07
Category Poetry
Total Pages 827
ISBN 9781456878955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the second book of a trilogy. Click on the links below to view the other two volumes of the trilogy. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Inferno LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Paradiso

A Companion to the Biopic by Deborah Cartmell

Title A Companion to the Biopic
Author Deborah Cartmell
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2019-12-10
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 464
ISBN 1119554799
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The most comprehensive reference text of theoretical and historical discourse on the biopic film The biopic, often viewed as the most reviled of all film genres, traces its origins to the early silent era over a century ago. Receiving little critical attention, biopics are regularly dismissed as superficial, formulaic, and disrespectful of history. Film critics, literary scholars and historians tend to believe that biopics should be artistic, yet accurate, true-to-life representations of their subjects. Moviegoing audiences, however, do not seem to hold similar views; biopics continue to be popular, commercially viable films. Even the genre’s most ardent detractors will admit that these films are often very watchable, particularly due to the performance of the lead actor. It is increasingly common for stars of biographical films to garner critical praise and awards, driving a growing interest in scholarship in the genre. A Companion to the Biopic is the first global and authoritative reference on the subject. Offering theoretical, historical, thematic, and performance-based approaches, this unique volume brings together the work of top scholars to discuss the coverage of the lives of authors, politicians, royalty, criminals, and pop stars through the biopic film. Chapters explore evolving attitudes and divergent perspectives on the genre with topics such as the connections between biopics and literary melodramas, the influence financial concerns have on aesthetic, social, or moral principles, the merger of historical narratives with Hollywood biographies, stereotypes and criticisms of the biopic genre, and more. This volume: Provides a systematic, in-depth analysis of the biopic and considers how the choice of historical subject reflects contemporary issues Places emphasis on films that portray race and gender issues Explores the uneven boundaries of the genre by addressing what is and is not a biopic as well as the ways in which films simultaneously embrace and defy historical authenticity Examines the distinction between reality and ‘the real’ in biographical films Offers a chronological survey of biopics from the beginning of the 20th century A Companion to the Biopic is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and students of history, film studies, and English literature, as well as those in disciplines that examine interpretations of historical figures

Aging Heroes by Norma Jones

Title Aging Heroes
Author Norma Jones
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2015-05-06
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 268
ISBN 1442250070
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With multi-disciplinary and accessible essays that span the expanding spectrum of aging and related stereotypes as our population gets older, this book offers a broad range of readers new ways to understand, perceive, and think about aging.

Title Talking Book Topics
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Release 1990
Category Talking books
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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