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A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, 2d ed.
A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, 2d ed.
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ean: 9781476672946, isbn: 1476672946,

This thoroughly updated and revised critical account of the Godzilla movie franchise explores the fascinating story behind Japan's most famous movie monster and its development from black-and-white arthouse allegory to international commercial jugger...


The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia: A Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs
The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia: A Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs
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mpn: ca. 20 photos, maps, resource guide, ind, ean: 9780786448388, isbn: 0786448385,

This comprehensive book explores the Malaysian form of shadow puppet theatre, highlighting its unique nature within the context of Southeast Asian and Asian shadow puppet theatre traditions. Intended for a Western audience not familiar with Asian per...


Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance
Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance
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mpn: photos, notes, glossary, bibliography, i, ean: 9780786439232, isbn: 0786439238,

This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews. Beginning with an analysis of flamenco ...


Radio Crime Fighters: More Than 300 Programs from the Golden Age
Radio Crime Fighters: More Than 300 Programs from the Golden Age
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ean: 9780786443246, isbn: 0786443243,

In the early days of radio, producers, directors and scriptwriters were well aware of the listening public's fascination with subject matter tinged with wrongdoing. Stories of right and wrong, crime and punishment, and law and order kept audiences of...


Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870
Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760-1870
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780786494330, isbn: 0786494336,

Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in some of the historical blanks for a dance form often known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as "belly dance". Eyewitness accounts wri...


The Tap Dance Dictionary
The Tap Dance Dictionary
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mpn: ill, ean: 9780786471645, isbn: 0786471646,

The language of tap dancing is as rich and varied as that of any art, and different choreographers, teachers and performers often use totally different terms for exactly the same step. The various names of all steps and clear descriptions of them are...


Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends
Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends
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ean: 9781476668055, isbn: 1476668051,

"What audacity!" exclaimed actor Robert Wagner when he heard about the authors' adolescent exploits in nabbing interviews with Hollywood celebrities. In 1978, Fantle and Johnson, St. Paul teenagers, boarded a plane to meet with Fred Astaire and Gene ...


Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904-2010, 2d ed.
Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904-2010, 2d ed.
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ean: 9780786447787, isbn: 0786447788,

Recounting the more than century-long stage and screen history of J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, Bruce K. Hanson updates and expands his 1993 volume on "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." Hanson traces the origin of Barrie's tale through the first London ...


Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture
Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture
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mpn: photographs, bibliography, index, ean: 9780786415854, isbn: 0786415851,

Death Metal is among the most despised forms of violently themed entertainment. Many politicians, conservative groups and typical Americans attribute youth violence and the destruction of social values to such entertainment. The usual assumptions abo...


Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspectives
Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspectives
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mpn: 40 photographs, ean: 9780786494705, isbn: 0786494700,

The language of the body is central to the study of flamenco. From the records of the Inquisition, to 16th century literature, to European travel diaries, the Spanish dancer beguiles and fascinates. The word flamenco evokes the image of a sensuous an...


Encyclopedia of Unaired Television Pilots, 1945-2018
Encyclopedia of Unaired Television Pilots, 1945-2018
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ean: 9781476672069, isbn: 1476672067,

Covering the years 1945-2018, this alphabetical listing provides details about 2,923 unaired television series pilots, including those that never went into production, and those that became series but with a different cast, such as The Green Hornet, ...


Television Specials: 5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936-2012
Television Specials: 5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936-2012
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ean: 9780786474448, isbn: 0786474440,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
This is a complete revision of the author's 1993 McFarland book Television Specials that not only updates entries contained within that edition, but adds numerous programs not previously covered, including beauty pageants, parades, awards programs, B...


Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003, 2d ed. (2 vol set)
Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003, 2d ed. (2 vol set)
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mpn: 156 illustrations, ean: 9781476665993, isbn: 1476665990,

This comprehensive reference to TV cartoon shows covers some 75 years. In the decade or so since the first edition, the industry has grown and expanded to previously unimagined heights, thanks in great part to the upsurge of cable TV services caterin...


Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection
Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection
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ean: 9780786433483, isbn: 0786433485,

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Many early radio stars, writers, and producers later migrated to television, but the crossover left the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television histor...


Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.
Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.
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ean: 9780786464777, isbn: 0786464771,

This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also cove...


The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions
The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions
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mpn: 160 illustrations, ean: 9780786498123, isbn: 0786498129,

Jan & Dean were among the most successful artists of the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, with hits including "Baby Talk," "Surf City," "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)." Slapstick humor and offbeat personas were a big par...


Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory
Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory
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sku: 1058674, ean: 9780786409839, isbn: 0786409835,

In accord with the fascination that surrounds Hollywood celebrities and the increasing popularity of celebrity grave-hunting, this book serves as a guide to the final resting places of the many celebrities who are buried in Los Angeles County, Califo...


Gunsmoke 2 Volume Set: A Complete History and Analysis of the Legendary Broadcast Series with a Comprehensive Episode-By-Episode Guide to Bot
Gunsmoke 2 Volume Set: A Complete History and Analysis of the Legendary Broadcast Series with a Comprehensive Episode-By-Episode Guide to Bot
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ean: 9780786472215, isbn: 0786472219,

The series ran nine years on radio and twenty on television--the all-time longest running prime-time program with continuing characters. It introduced to the American people a cast of characters that quickly took on mythic proportions. There are 74 ...


Encyclopedia of Television Shows: A Comprehensive Supplement, 2011-2016
Encyclopedia of Television Shows: A Comprehensive Supplement, 2011-2016
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ean: 9781476671383, isbn: 1476671389,

This is a supplement to the author's Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925-2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks--ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC--are covered along with many cable channe...



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