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Handsome Johnny

Author : Lee Server
ISBN : 9781250038258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A rich biography of the legendary figure at the center of the century’s darkest secrets: an untold story of golden age Hollywood, modern Las Vegas, JFK-era scandal and international intrigue from Lee Server, the New York Times bestselling author of Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing... A singular figure in the annals of the American underworld, Johnny Rosselli’s career flourished for an extraordinary fifty years, from the bloody years of bootlegging in the Roaring Twenties--the last protégé of Al Capone—to the modern era of organized crime as a dominant corporate power. The Mob’s “Man in Hollywood,” Johnny Rosselli introduced big-time crime to the movie industry, corrupting unions and robbing moguls in the biggest extortion plot in history. A man of great allure and glamour, Rosselli befriended many of the biggest names in the movie capital—including studio boss Harry Cohn, helping him to fund Columbia Pictures--and seduced some of its greatest female stars, including Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. In a remarkable turn of events, Johnny himself would become a Hollywood filmmaker—producing two of the best film noirs of the 1940s. Following years in federal prison, Rosselli began a new venture, overseeing the birth and heyday of Las Vegas. Working for new Chicago boss Sam Giancana, he became the gambling mecca’s behind-the-scenes boss, running the town from his suites and poolside tables at the Tropicana and Desert Inn, enjoying the Rat Pack nightlife with pals Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. In the 1960s, in the most unexpected chapter in an extraordinary life, Rosselli became the central figure in a bizarre plot involving the Kennedy White House, the CIA, and an attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro. Based upon years of research, written with compelling style and vivid detail, Handsome Johnny is the great telling of an amazing tale.

Handsome Johnny

Author : Luke Hartwell
ISBN : 1516838971
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This collection of Luke Hartwell's short stories--Jimmy, Michael, Nothing Strikes Back!, Handsome Johnny, Hand, and Toller--showcases his ability to create intriguing characters then tell their stories in a voice so accurate readers are transported. "Jimmy" has been compared favorably to "Brokeback Mountain" for its sparse prose and simple power. "Michael" is simply one of the funniest pieces to appear in the gay literary canon. "Nothing Strikes Back!" is a sweet story of an adolescent boy's infatuation with the somewhat older narrator. "Toller" possesses much of the humor found in "Michael" but also elements of Hartwell's groundbreaking novel Atom Heart John Beloved. "Handsome Johnny" is a brief sequel to that novel. Together, these stories are a testament to Hartwell's engaging style and remarkable voice.

Belgravia

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ISBN : UCAL:B3035419
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Lost For A Woman

Author : May Agnes Fleming
ISBN : UIUC:30112004609266
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This Son Of Vulcan A Novel By The Authors Of Ready Money Mortiboy Libr Ed By W Besant And J Rice

Author : sir Walter Besant
ISBN : OXFORD:590078756
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I Am Still The Greatest Says Johnny Angelo

Author : Nik Cohn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021140103
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"I Am Still The Greatest Says Johnny Angelo" is Nik Cohn's hymn to rock as myth, in all its crazed, absurd, and glorious excess. Partly based on the legendary rocker, PJ Proby, Johnny Angelo is the pop star to end all pop stars--narcissistic, mock-heroic, and massively destructive. The novel follows his progress from warped infancy to final messianic explosion. It is a top read, which David Bowie once claimed inspired Ziggy Stardust.

West S Federal Supplement First Series

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ISBN : UCAL:B4444292
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New York

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ISBN : NWU:35556019678077
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Bowker S Complete Video Directory 2001

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835244229
Genre : Films for the hearing impaired
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Films And Filming

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015151371
Genre : Motion pictures
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Ararat

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020575358
Genre : Armenian literature
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The Best Short Stories Of And The Yearbook Of The American Short Story

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ISBN : UVA:X030572626
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A Wild Desire

Author : George
ISBN : 0671668226
Genre : Fiction
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Stowing away in an Old West produce wagon to escape an arranged marriage, Brier Morgan is saved, then romantically stalked, by cucumber-cool gambler Matt Cavanaugh

The History Of Professional Wrestling

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ISBN : PSU:000050951048
Genre : Wrestling
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Studies In American Drama 1945 Present

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020081888
Genre : American drama
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Numbers

Author : John Rechy
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173023655728
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100 Shakespeare Films

Author : Daniel Rosenthal
ISBN : 184457170X
Genre : Performing Arts
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From Oscar-winning British classics to Hollywood musicals and Westerns, from Soviet epics to Bollywood thrillers, Shakespeare has inspired an almost infinite variety of films. Directors as diverse as Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann and Julie Taymor have transferred Shakespeare's plays from stage to screen with unforgettable results. Spanning a century of cinema, from a silent short of 'The Tempest' (1907) to Kenneth Branagh's 'As You Like It' (2006), Daniel Rosenthal's up-to-date selection takes in the most important, inventive and unusual Shakespeare films ever made. Half are British and American productions that retain Shakespeare's language, including key works such as Olivier's 'Henry V' and 'Hamlet', Welles' 'Othello' and 'Chimes at Midnight', Branagh's 'Henry V' and 'Hamlet', Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet' and Taymor's 'Titus'. Alongside these original-text films are more than 30 genre adaptations: titles that aim for a wider audience by using modernized dialogue and settings and customizing Shakespeare's plots and characters, transforming 'Macbeth' into a pistol-packing gangster ('Joe Macbeth' and 'Maqbool') or reimagining 'Othello' as a jazz musician ('All Night Long'). There are Shakesepeare-based Westerns ('Broken Lance', 'King of Texas'), musicals ('West Side Story', 'Kiss Me Kate'), high-school comedies ('10 Things I Hate About You', 'She's the Man'), even a sci-fi adventure ('Forbidden Planet'). There are also films dominated by the performance of a Shakespearean play ('In the Bleak Midwinter', 'Shakespeare in Love'). Rosenthal emphasises the global nature of Shakespearean cinema, with entries on more than 20 foreign-language titles, including Kurosawa's 'Throne of Blood and Ran', Grigori Kozintsev's 'Russian Hamlet' and 'King Lear', and little-known features from as far afield as 'Madagascar' and 'Venezuela', some never released in Britain or the US. He considers the films' production and box-office history and examines the film-makers' key interpretive decisions in comparison to their Shakespearean sources, focusing on cinematography, landscape, music, performance, production design, textual alterations and omissions. As cinema plays an increasingly important role in the study of Shakespeare at schools and universities, this is a wide-ranging, entertaining and accessible guide for Shakespeare teachers, students and enthusiasts.

Broadside

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ISBN : IND:30000116754726
Genre : Ballads, English
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The Best Plays And The Year Book Of The Drama In America

Author : Burns Mantle
ISBN : UCAL:$B454164
Genre : Drama
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Bowker S Complete Video Directory 1996

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835237672
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