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Gottlieb, Robert.

Published by Yale. 1 Cloth(s) (2010)

ISBN 10: 0300141270 ISBN 13: 9780300141276

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Item Description: Yale. 1 Cloth(s), 2010. hard. Book Condition: New. Everything about Sarah Bernhardt is fascinating, from her obscure birth to her enduring fame as an actress who redefined the nature of her art—and particularly her highly public romantic life and her indomitable spirit. Well into her seventies, after the amputation of her leg, she was performing under bombardment for soldiers during World War I, as well as crisscrossing America on her ninth tour of the country. Robert Gottlieb, at various times the editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New Yorker, gives us a brilliant, humane portrait of an iconic figure."Robert Gottlieb is true to the mystery of his subject's self-invented life. He also does what few biographers of famous women seem able or willing to do: He focuses on her work. Vintage Gottlieb, full of humor and refreshingly free of hagiography."—LATimes"Gottlieb, author of George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker, launches Yale's Jewish Lives series with a digestible account of the life and times of the 'Divine Sarah.'. He grounds each scenario in whatever historical evidence or plausible data does exist, allowing readers to draw their own educated conclusions. Where this biography truly shines, however, is in the mini-portraits of the people who played significant roles in Sarah's saga; family, friends, colleagues, rivals, admirers, detractors, and lovers are vividly brought to life. The result: one of the greatest actresses of all time stars in the story of her life, surrounded by an extraordinary cast of supporting characters."—Booklist 233. Bookseller Inventory # 42104

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Grohs-Martin, Silvia.

Published by Welcome Rain. 1 Paperback(s) (2000)

ISBN 10: 1566492408 ISBN 13: 9781566492409

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Item Description: Welcome Rain. 1 Paperback(s), 2000. soft. Book Condition: New. A former actress, singer, and dancer who had been performing at the Hollandsche Schouwburg—the Jewish theater and cultural center in Amsterdam—when the Nazis shut it down, Sylvia Grohs-Martin worked with the Dutch Resistance and helped send Jewish children into hiding in the Dutch countryside. Her story is most remarkable for how she survived four years in Nazi concentration camps with her spirit intact, and her memoir is unforgettable."This highly literary and often engagingly witty new addition to the culturally vital genre of the Holocaust memoir details Grohs-Martin's life from her middle-class, secular Jewish childhood in Vienna in the late 1930s to her liberation from Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1945. Grohs-Martin's theatricality comes through in her brave actions and determination not to capitulate to the Nazis, and in her prose style, which is filled with vivid flourishes and incidents (e.g., she describes a female camp inmate at a desk job powdering her nose when asking questions and a decorated Christmas tree in the middle of Ravensbrück)."—Publishers Weekly 373. Bookseller Inventory # 43290

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Mann, William J.

Published by Mariner. 1 Paperback(s) (2012)

ISBN 10: 0544104463 ISBN 13: 9780544104464

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Item Description: Mariner. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Book Condition: New. In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a 17-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took acting classes. Just four years later, she was the top-selling female recording artist in America and the star of Funny Girl, one of Broadway's biggest hits. The author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn chronicles this meteoric ascent, telling the behind-the-scenes story of how Streisand and her team transformed her from an unknown dreamer into one of the world's most beloved stars."Combining extensive interviews . and exhaustive archival research, [William] Mann balances intimate personal details with audience reactions and critical acclaim to etch an indelible portrait of the artist as a young woman."—Publishers Weekly 566. Bookseller Inventory # 43547

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Fellowes, Jessica, Foreword by.Fellowes, Matthew Sturgis. Julian, Foreword by.

Published by Collins. 1 Cloth(s) (2012)

ISBN 10: 0007453256 ISBN 13: 9780007453252

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Item Description: Collins. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. Naturally following The World of Downton Abbey, this gorgeously illustrated volume is a companion to the third season of the Emmy-winning, utterly addictive series from PBS's Masterpiece, featuring of course the arrival of the mother of the Countess of Grantham, Mrs. Isidore Levinson, portrayed by Shirley MacLaine. The Great War is over, but the battles at Downton Abbey continue apace, as different family members come to the fore and a new hierarchy needs to be resolved. Which branch of the family tree will Lord Grantham's first grandchild belong to? And what will become of the servants, both old and new? An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, the book focuses on the individual characters, examining the motivations, actions, and the inspirations behind each one. It is also a visual feast, illustrated with page-filling scenes from the program, formal character portraits, and ephemera of the 1920s. 320. Bookseller Inventory # 36156

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