Performing Arts

Okay? Okay! Dennis James' Lifetime of Firsts (Hardback)

Author: Adam Nedeff

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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Dennis James, the first host of a TV variety show; the first host of a network game show; the first host of an infomercial and many more television firsts. This is his story.
Performing Arts

Okay? Okay! Dennis James' Lifetime of Firsts

Author: Adam Nedeff

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

View: 510

This is an unusual book chronicling many of television's firsts ... the first host of a TV variety show; the first host of a network game show; the first host of an infomercial; and more!
Antiques & Collectibles

2019 Winter Catalog BearManor Media

Author: BearManor Media

Publisher: BearMarnor Media

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The NEW 2019 Winter Catalog from BearManor Media - showcasing new titles like: Son of Dracula, Alice (TV series), Robert Urich biography, Rondo Hatton biography, Gracie Fields biography, The MASH Trivia Book, Spike Milligan scripts, Michael Sloan (creator of The Equalizer) autobiography, Dawn Wells, Bela Lugosi, and many more. Over 1000 entertainment titles to choose from inside.
Social Science

Freedom Facts and Firsts

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.
Performing Arts

The Life (and Wife) of Allen Ludden

Author: Adam Nedeff

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

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He was an educator, a lecturer, an advocate...an author, a newspaper columnist, and an essayist...an executive, a producer...an actor, a singer, an interviewer, a game show host...and Betty White's sweetheart. Allen Ludden was a broadcasting fixture for nearly forty years, with beloved shows like GE College Bowl and Password, but now, author Adam Nedeff (The Matchless Gene Rayburn) brings you the remarkable life of a man who became a television star by accident, and a man who won Betty White's heart again and again and again. This is the story of the man whom Betty White loved, and you'll like him too, once you discover It's More Than Password! The Life (and Wife) of Allen Ludden.
Biography & Autobiography

The Matchless Gene Rayburn (Hardback)

Author: Adam Nedeff

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 556

View: 365

This is the HARDBACK version. "I got interested in Gene Rayburn during the 1990s, when I was a teenager and I discovered a marvelous cable channel called Game Show Network. I'd been a fan of game shows my entire life, and I was excited about seeing all these shows that I just vaguely remembered from my early childhood. My biggest surprise was how obsessed I became with a show I had never heard of until I got Game Show Network; a show that was cancelled the same year I was born, funnily enough. It was a show called Match Game. Gene Rayburn, of course, was the host of Match Game, and I appreciated right away how different he was from other game show hosts. He was so hammy and mischievous and physical, and he fit the show he was hosting better than anybody I had ever seen hosting a game show. He and Match Game were absolutely made for each other. I think the biggest discovery I made was the way Gene just got repeatedly sidetracked during his career. He came to New York to become a star in musical theater. When he couldn't find work in musical theater, he wound up becoming a disc jockey. And after a decade of that, he decided to try being a television star. That didn't work out right away, so he took a job announcing a new show. Well, that turned out to be The Tonight Show. His career, right up to the end, was filled with little detours. Gene always wound up doing something besides what he was really trying to do. John Lennon was right and Gene was the proof; life is what happens when you're making other plans. The biggest pitfall I encountered was the dearth of materials from earlier in Gene's career. Because reruns weren't a consideration for so long, a considerable chunk of the man's work in television is just gone. Think about it-he's best remembered for the 1970s version of Match Game, a job that he started when he was 55 years old. So finding resources from earlier than that could be surprisingly tricky, but that made it all the more exciting when I finally did see the occasional kinescope or hear an audio recording. I think readers will enjoy #1, the memories, if they enjoy Match Game as much as I do, and #2, the surprises. Gene really had a remarkable career outside of that show. My hope for this book is that it makes that image on the TV screen a little more three-dimensional. Gene was very human, very flawed; he had his frustrations and disappointments like the rest of us." -- The Author
History

The Untold Civil War

Author: James I. Robertson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

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Category: History

Page: 351

View: 554

Dramatically illustrated with archival images and objects and compelling contemporary photography, this book delivers a surprise on every page: from precious personal mementos to forgotten battle sites; from newly recovered glass-plate negatives that reveal long-obscured photographic details to long-lost documents
Performing Arts

Radio Speakers

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 278

"This reference guide covers the 1,160 performers who filled the strategic roles of the voices of radio. The text is alphabetically arranged and features most of the prominent air-life "speakers." Each entry includes radio programs; the personality's spec
Television game shows

Game Show FAQ

Author: Adam Nedeff

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers

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Category: Television game shows

Page: 388

View: 313

(FAQ). TV game shows are an American pastime, broadcast ratings champ, and cultural institution. Lavishly illustrated and filled with entertaining titbits, Game Shows FAQ presents an unprecedented look at how the game show genre has evolved in the past hundred years. From its earliest days as a promotional tool for newspapers, to the high-browed panel games on radio, to the scandalous years of the quiz shows, to the glitzy and raucous games of the 1970s, to the prime-time extravaganzas of the modern era this book examines the most relevant game shows of every decade, exploring how the genre changed and the reasons behind its evolution. Packed with photos and mementos to give a feel of how game shows evolved over the years, the book includes interviews and insights from the shows' beloved hosts, including Wink Martindale and Marc Summers, executives Bob Boden and Jamie Klein, and producers Aaron Solomon and Mark Maxwell-Smith, among others. Game Shows FAQ offers a richly detailed lineage of this American television institution.

American Motorcyclist

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Page: 74

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American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.
History

Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Vintage Canada

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Category: History

Page: 496

View: 99

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand. As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before.
African American men

Native Son

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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Category: African American men

Page: 398

View: 921

Widely acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on race and class divisions in America, this powerful novel reflects the forces of poverty, injustice, and hopelessness that continue to shape out society. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Billboard

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Page: 112

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Curiosities and wonders

The Book of Firsts

Author: Ian Harrison

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Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 288

View: 433

African Americans

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Author: Malcolm X

Publisher: lresda kames

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Category: African Americans

Page: 460

View: 361

REA's MAXnotes for Alex Haley's *The Autobiography of Malcolm X* MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers. Amazon.com Review Malcolm X's searing memoir belongs on the small shelf of great autobiographies. The reasons are many: the blistering honesty with which he recounts his transformation from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist, the continued relevance of his militant analysis of white racism, and his emphasis on self-respect and self-help for African Americans. And there's the vividness with which he depicts black popular culture--try as he might to criticize those lindy hops at Boston's Roseland dance hall from the perspective of his Muslim faith, he can't help but make them sound pretty wonderful. These are but a few examples. The Autobiography of Malcolm X limns an archetypal journey from ignorance and despair to knowledge and spiritual awakening. When Malcolm tells coauthor Alex Haley, "People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book," he voices the central belief underpinning every attempt to set down a personal story as an example for others. Although many believe his ethic was directly opposed to Martin Luther King Jr.'s during the civil rights struggle of the '60s, the two were not so different. Malcolm may have displayed a most un-Christian distaste for loving his enemies, but he understood with King that love of God and love of self are the necessary first steps on the road to freedom. --Wendy Smith Review Biography, published in 1965, of the American black militant religious leader and activist who was born Malcolm Little. Written by Alex Haley, who had conducted extensive audiotaped interviews with Malcolm X just before his assassination in 1965, the book gained renown as a classic work on black American experience. The Autobiography recounts the life of Malcolm X from his traumatic childhood plagued by racism to his years as a drug dealer and pimp, his conversion to the Black Muslim sect (Nation of Islam) while in prison for burglary, his subsequent years of militant activism, and the turn late in his life to more orthodox Islam. --The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Performing Arts

Quizmaster: The Life & Times & Fun & Games of Bill Cullen

Author: Adam Nedeff

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

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Question: What do Bob Barker, Dick Clark, Pat Sajak, and Alex Trebek have in common? Answer: Bill Cullen hosted more game shows than all of them combined. And all of them have referred to Bill as the best game show host of all time. Quizmaster: The Life & Times & Fun & Games of Bill Cullen is the remarkable story of a “a kid with polio” who became a mechanic, truck driver, photographer, pilot, disc jockey, and the finest master of ceremonies that a game show could ever have. On the game show Quick as a Flash in 1949, host Bill Cullen was assisted for some of the questions by actress Mercedes McCambridge. In 1973, McCambridge supplied the voice for a child in what horror movie? THE EXORCIST On an episode of the game show Catch Me If You Can in 1948, host Bill Cullen welcomed a contestant who was unemployed and seeking work as an actor. That night, he won a gas range. The following year, that actor made his film debut, playing a painter in The Lady Takes a Sailor. His final film role, in 2000, was playing elderly Hardy Greaves in The Legend of Bagger Vance. Who was that actor? JACK LEMMON The long-running game show I've Got a Secret was created and produced by a comedy writer who later became a star in his own right with a wildly popular series of albums featuring his parodies of popular songs. Who was he? ALLAN SHERMAN In 1956, The Price is Right premiered with host Bill Cullen. Bill got the job after an actor-comic said no. In 1961, that actor's legendary sitcom made its debut on CBS. Who said no to The Price is Right? DICK VAN DYKE
Fiction

Caleo

Author: James Crawford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

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Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 511

A teenager finds out he is the "weapon" that a race of leeches have been looking for for decades.
Political Science

The Battle for Congress

Author: James A. Thurber

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 281

This volume provides an in-depth examination of six political campaigns waged during competitive 1998 races for the U.S. House of Representatives. The case studies evaluate the professional political consultants who managed each campaign, their interaction with the candidates, and the impact of the campaigns on voters. Relying on unparalleled access to both the consultants involved and the candidates themselves, the contributors explore the electoral setting and context of the congressional districts, the strategy, theme, and message of each campaign, the consultants' decisionmaking, fund-raising, and spending, and any outside forces that entered into the races. The book features new data on tracking, polls, and television advertising budgets.