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Les animaux les plus célèbres: Anecdotes sur nos héros à poil...
by Christian Vignol

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French

Pages

302

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>Ces animaux, réels ou fictifs, ont brillé au cinéma, dans la littérature ou dans l'actualité !</b><br /><br />Chiens, chats, singes, panthères, lions, dauphins, perroquets... Ces animaux ont largement démontré, dans les foires, au cirque, au cinéma et à la télévision, qu’ils pouvaient être doués d’incroyables talents de comédien, parvenant même souvent à voler la vedette à leurs partenaires humains.<br />Les dessins animés et la bande dessinée avaient déjà copieusement puisé dans ce bestiaire : de Mickey Mouse au Milou de Tintin, que de franches rigolades nous ont-ils régalés !<br />Mais c’est le cinéma et la télé qui ont consacré de véritables animaux-stars dont carrière leur a valu une gloire universelle. De l’ancêtre Rintintin, héros de guerre reconverti en acteur de western, à Rex, chien flic, en passant par Croc-Blanc, seigneur du Grand Nord, ou Lassie la fidèle, les tribulations de ce petit monde animalier nous ont apporté d’intenses moments d’émotion.<br />Le lion rugissant de la Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Clarence, celui qui louche, Willy, l’orque en péril, Flipper le dauphin facétieux, sans oublier Cheetah le chimpanzé, Hollywood, en particulier, a révélé des acteurs de talent, avec ou sans pattes, qui n’avaient pas besoin de la parole pour s’exprimer, séduire les foules… et faire fortune !<br /><br /><b>Oui, quand on le leur demande gentiment, les animaux semblent ne rien pouvoir refuser à l’Homme et se transforment alors volontiers en véritables bêtes de scène, pour notre plus grand plaisir…</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />C’est probablement le lion le plus célèbre du monde.<br />Sa carrière de star se perpétue depuis près d’un siècle sans donner le moindre signe d’essoufflement. Chacune de ses apparitions à l’écran ne dure pourtant qu’une poignée de secondes, mais cela aura suffi à lui valoir une notoriété impérissable. Jamais le roi des animaux n’aura été ainsi porté au pinacle.<br />Il ne fallait pas moins que le roi des animaux pour devenir l’icône emblématique de l’une des plus importantes compagnies cinématographiques du monde, fleuron de l’univers hollywoodien : la Metro Goldwyn Mayer.<br />Ce qu’on ne sait pas toujours, c’est que ce sont pas moins de sept lions différents qui se sont succédé au fil du temps dans ce rôle d’ambassadeur médiatique d’un empire du cinéma qui a pourtant connu au cours de son histoire bien des bouleversements.<br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br /><b>Christian Vignol</b> a travaillé pendant plus de quarante ans en tant que journaliste. Il a également collaboré à plus d’une centaine de courts-métrages documentaires, principalement consacrés aux coutumes religieuses, musicales et folkloriques en Asie, Australie et Amérique du Sud.
Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night
by Jason Zinoman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p><em>New York Times</em> comedy critic Jason Zinoman delivers the definitive story of the life and artistic legacy of David Letterman, the greatest television talk show host of all time and the signature comedic voice of a generation.</p><p>In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. In Letterman, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the <em>New York Times</em>, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer’s titanic legacy. Moving from his early days in Indiana to his retirement, Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman’s television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality. </p><p>Zinoman argues that Letterman had three great artistic periods, each distinct and part of his evolution. As he examines key broadcasting moments—"Stupid Pet Tricks" and other captivating segments that defined <em>Late Night with David Letterman</em>—he illuminates Letterman’s relationship to his writers, and in particular, the show’s co-creator, Merrill Markoe, with whom Letterman shared a long professional and personal connection.</p><p>To understand popular culture today, it’s necessary to understand David Letterman. With this revealing biography, Zinoman offers a perceptive analysis of the man and the artist whose ironic voice and caustic meta-humor was critical to an entire generation of comedians and viewers—and whose singular style ushered in new tropes that have become clichés in comedy today.</p>
Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<DIV>“A close look at how show business power corrupts . . . The dishiest read of the year.” – Janet Maslin, “Ten Favorite Books of the Year,” <I>New York Times</I></DIV><BR /> “Here’s Johnny!” Probably everyone in America knows the phrase, whether they watched every episode of <I>The Tonight Show</I> or none because they had to go to bed early on school nights. From 1962 to 1992, Johnny Carson and his <I>Tonight Show</I> dominated the American consciousness.<BR /><BR /> Henry Bushkin was Carson’s best friend and lawyer during that period, and his book is a tautly rendered and remarkably nuanced portrait of Carson, revealing not only how he truly was, but why. Bushkin explains why Carson, a voracious (and very talented) womanizer, felt he always had to be married; why he couldn’t visit his son in the hospital and wouldn’t attend his mother’s funeral; and much more. <I>Johnny Carson</I> is by turns shocking, poignant, and uproarious — written with a novelist’s eye for detail, a screenwriter’s ear for dialogue, and a knack for comic timing that Carson himself would relish.<BR /><BR /> “A fascinating book about a complex man.” — <I>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</I><BR /><BR /> “Like <I>The Tonight Show</I>, the book has many a merry moment . . . [Johnny Carson] was also one of a kind, and is missed. This book brings a bit of him back.” — <I>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</I><BR /><BR /><DIV>A <I>People</I> magazine Top Ten Book of the Year</DIV>
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
by Gabourey Sidibe

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<DIV><B>The Oscar-nominated <I>Precious</I> star and <I>Empire</I> actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—a version of the American experience different from anything we’ve read</B><BR /><BR /> Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie <I>Precious</I>. In <I>This Is Just My Face</I><I>,</I> she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibe tells the engrossing, inspiring story of her first job as a phone sex “talker.” And she shares her unconventional (of course!) rise to fame as a movie star, alongside “a superstar cast of rich people who lived in mansions and had their own private islands and amazing careers while I lived in my mom's apartment.” <BR />  <BR /> Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight (“If I could just get the world to see me the way I see myself,” she writes, “would my body still be a thing you walked away thinking about?”). Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, <I>This Is Just My Face</I> will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different, and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true. </DIV>
Connecting Who: Artificial Beings
by Peter Grehan

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English

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April 11, 2017

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The Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, the Daleks… the artificial beings of Doctor Who are some of the most iconic in science fiction. But what inspired them? <br /><br />Connecting Who traces their origins back to the myths, folktales and real events of history; the teachings of religion; not to mention the wealth of other sci-fi writing from which Doctor Who has drawn.<br /><br />Peter Grehan has been an avid fan since Doctor Who’s very first broadcast. With him as your guide, explore the wealth of material which lies behind the longest running science fiction series of all time.<br />
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Revised Edition: From Lady...
by Emily Ansara Baines

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

October 03, 2014

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The only collection of recipes good enough for the Crawley family to eat!<BR><BR>Eat like one of the Crawley family. Host an elegant afternoon tea. Treat guests to lavish six-course dinners. With this collection of delicacies inspired by Emmy Award–winning series <i>Downton Abbey</i>, you will feel as sophisticated and poised as the men and women of Downton when you prepare these upstairs and downstairs favorites from eras new and old. Each dish finds its roots within the kitchen of the grand estate, including:<ul><li>Velvety Cream of Mushroom Soup</li><li>Baked and Buttery Balsamic Asparagus with Sea Salt</li><li>Crispy Roast Duck with Blackberry Sauce</li><li>Creamless Steak au Poivre</li><li>Upper-Class Fruit Salad</li></ul> Complete with fifteen brand-new recipes from the Roaring Twenties, you will love indulging in the splendors of another era with the snacks, entrees, and desserts from this masterpiece of a cookbook.
Family Don't End with Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Ha...
by Smart Pop

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<div><br /><B>How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—Lives</B><br /><BR><br /><BR>May 2017 marks the end of the twelfth season of the CW hit <I>Supernatural</I>, a television show about two demon-hunting brothers (and an angel) that is at the center of a fan community as tight-knit as family—a virtual support system that spans the globe. The three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV” show has made a name for itself by supporting and encouraging its fans to “always keep fighting,” a main theme echoed in the show, and demonstrating the inspiring truth to a memorable line from early in the show’s run: “Family don’t end with blood.”<BR><br /><BR>In twenty powerful chapters written by <I>Supernatural</I>’s actors and fans, including series lead Jared Padalecki, <I>Family Don’t End with Blood: How Supernatural Has Changed Lives</I> examines the far reach of the show’s impact over the last eleven years. <I>Supernatural</I> has encouraged fans to change their lives, from getting “sober for Sam” to escaping a cult to pursuing lifelong dreams. But fans aren’t the only ones who have been changed. The actors who bring the show to life have also found, in the show and its community, inspiration, courage, and the strength to keep going when life seemed too hard.<br /><br /><BR>In keeping with the show’s message to “always keep fighting,” and to support the important work of combatting stigma and encouraging those who are struggling to speak out, a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to charity Attitudes in Reverse, whose mission is to educate young people about mental health and suicide prevention.<br /><br /><BR>Contributors from <I>Supernatural</I>’s cast include:<BR>Jared Padelecki (“Sam Winchester”)<BR>Jim Beaver (“Bobby Singer”)<BR>Ruth Connell (“Rowena MacLeod”)<BR>Osric Chau (“Kevin Tran”)<BR>Rob Benedict (“Chuck Shurley aka God”)<BR>Kim Rhodes (“Sheriff Jody Mills”)<BR>Briana Buckmaster (“Sheriff Donna Hanscum”)<BR>Matt Cohen (“Young John Winchester”)<BR>Gil McKinney (“Henry Winchester”)<BR>Rachel Miner (“Meg Masters”)<BR><br /><BR>Edited by Lynn S. Zubernis, a clinical psychologist, professor, and passionate <I>Supernatural</I> fangirl, <I>Family Don’t End with Blood</I> provides an insightful and often uplifting look into the way international fan communities become powerful, positive forces in the lives of so many.</div>
The Post-Apocalyptic Reader’s Guide: The Ultimate Stockpile of ...
by J. Thorn

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 05, 2016

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"All in all, this is a great reference and a terrific starting point for your own post-apocalyptic journey!"<br />-OutlawPoet, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer Vine Voice<br /><br />Kick back, relax and start prepping. I’ve got your post-apocalyptic entertainment covered.<br /><br />Join author and post-apocalyptic superfan J. Thorn, in an Armageddon celebration. The Post-Apocalyptic Reader’s Guide: The Ultimate Stockpile of Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Books, Movies, Television, Games & More features reviews and recommendations on these beloved science fiction sub-genres. Discover new and classic post-apocalyptic and dystopian books, movies, games and more.<br /><br />Also included for a limited time in this special edition guide—eight fascinating essays about our love for the apocalypse, recommendations on the best post-apocalyptic Facebook groups to join and a special gallery of work by world-renown post-apocalyptic artist, Michal Karcz. Foreword by former editor of SFX magazine, Dave Golder.<br /><br />You’ve never been so excited about the End of Days!
There's More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stor...
by Theresa Caputo

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 01, 2013

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For fans of TLC’s <I>Long Island Medium</I> and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, <I>New York Times</I> bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit.<BR><BR>Beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show <I>Long Island Medium</I>, opens the door to her world and invites you to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who’ve crossed over to the Other Side. The always funny, frank, and down-to-earth medium—whether she’s talking to her family, the local butcher, or the souls of those who’ve passed on—began communicating with Spirit at the age of four, but didn’t fully accept her gift until she was thirty-three years old. She had a good life as a busy wife and working mom, but also suffered from chronic anxiety that, as it turned out, came from ignoring her abilities. Once Theresa began channeling, she realized that she felt much better after delivering a message from Spirit and releasing that energy. Since then she’ s used her extraordinary gift to help people heal from the loss of their loved ones.<BR> <BR> Theresa feels that it’s her purpose to make us all aware that there is more to life than what we see here in the physical world. She wants you to know that your deceased loved ones are safe and at peace, and that they’re now with you in a different way—watching over you, loving you, and assisting you from the Other Side. She also wants you to realize that the unexplainable things you sense and feel from these souls are real, and that it’s healthy and essential to acknowledge them.<BR> <BR> <I>There’s More to Life Than This</I> lends insight on how Theresa’s mediumship works, what happens to your soul when you die, what Spirit says Heaven is like, what the deceased want you to know, the importance of living a positive life, and the many roles that your family, friends, angels, guides, souls of faith, and God play here and in the afterlife. It also explores how to safely connect with Spirit, so that you can recognize when your loved ones are reaching out.<BR> <BR> Through Theresa’s personal story, compelling anecdotes, and fascinating client readings, she teaches us about how she communicates with Spirit and helps us to understand and appreciate the important lessons and touching messages that we’re meant to embrace every day.
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun i...
by Carol Burnett

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<b><i>The New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br />Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, <i>The Carol Burnett Show</i>.</b><br /> <br />In <i>In Such Good Company</i>, Carol Burnett pulls back the curtain on the twenty-five-time Emmy-Award winning show that made television history, and she reminisces about the outrageously funny and tender moments that made working on the series as much fun as watching it. <br /><br />Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and improvisations that made <i>The Carol Burnett Show </i>legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed her favorite video stills from the archives to illustrate the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful. <br /><br />Putting the spotlight on everyone from her costars to the impressive list of guest stars, Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. With characteristic wit and incomparable comic timing, she details hiring Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; shares anecdotes about guest stars and close friends, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; and gives her take on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.<br /><br />This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show. Get the best seat in the house for "eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox."

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