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On Directing

by Mary Luckhurst, Gabriella Giannachi & Peter Brook St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2014)

The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance?...


The Actor and the Alexander Technique

by Kelly McEvenue & Patsy Rodenburg St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors,...


The Nashville Family Album

by Alan Mayor St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

Alan Mayor has spent the last 25 years photographing the stars of Nashville for record albums, music events, and in personal and candid settings. Now, he gives country music fans some of the greatest photographs...


The Jesus and Mary Chain

by Zoe Howe St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Musically, culturally and even in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy changed the course of popular music, and their iconic blend of psychotic...


Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

by Marcus Baram St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting,...


The Dick Van Dyke Show

by Ginny Weissman St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

In the history of television, there are very few shows that can truly be called "classics." The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of those few--and for the first time, authors Weissman and Sanders have succeed in capturing...


Funk

by Rickey Vincent & George Clinton St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban...


Ireland: A Luminous Beauty

by Peter Harbison & Leslie Conron Carola St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland's. Ireland's light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back...


U2: The Definitive Biography

by John Jobling St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders...


The Art of Noise

by Daniel Rachel St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven great British songwriters and composers. They discuss everything from their individual approaches...


Kiss This

by Gina Arnold St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

This is a true-crime story of the murder of an art form: punk rock. Gina Arnold has been witness to this gradual annihilation, and she's not shy about pointing out the perpetrators: Tipper Gore, Rolling Stone,...


The Assignment

by Dan Gordon St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

The Assignment by Dan Gordon

Carlos the Jackal is a terrorist without rules, without a conscience, without a heart. And no intelligence agency in the free world has been able to stop him. CIA agent Jack Shaw...


Complicated Women

by Mick LaSalle St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2014)

Between 1929 and 1934, women in American cinema were modern! For five short years women in American cinema were modern! They took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, got rid of cheating husbands, enjoyed their...


Mondo Macabro

by Pete Tombs St. Martin's Press (July 29, 2014)

Pete Tombs, author of "Immoral Tales", now brings readers into the exotic, erotic, and eccentric international film scene. Fully illustrated, Mondo Macabro includes an Indian song-and-dance version of "Dracula";...


Fever

by Tim Riley St. Martin's Press (July 29, 2014)

In Fever, music critic Tim Riley argues that while political and athletic role models have let us down, rock and roll has provided enduring role models for men and women. From Elvis Presley to Tina Turner to...


Film Crazy

by Patrick McGilligan St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

In Film Crazy, McGilligan shares some of his fascinating interviews with screen luminaries from his salad days as a young journalist working the Hollywood beat. He rides the presidential campaign bus with Ronald...


Dangerous Men

by Mick LaSalle St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

Using the same mix of accessibility and insider knowledge he used so successfully in Complicated Women, author and film critic Mick LaSalle now turns his attention to the men of the pre-Code Hollywood era.

The...


Sugar Ray

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

These five fly guys are part of today's hottest band!

Hailing from Southern California, Sugar Ray--including hunky frontman Mark McGrath, guitarist Rodney Sheppard, bassist Murphy Karges, DJ Craig Bullock and...


S Club 7

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

GET THE SCOOP ON YOUR FAVORITE BRIT BAND!

S Club 7 is a group of seven cheeky guys and gals who like to have fun wherever they go. They're also a hot new band with their own cool TV show. Now author Anna Louise...


The Moffatts

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

Scott, Clint, Dave and Bob--the Moffatts. They're brothers, friends, and talented musicians. Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, these four cuties (three of them are triplets!) sing pop music for a new...


Cowboys and Indies

by Gareth Murphy St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

Cowboys and Indies is nothing less than the first definitive history of the recording industry on both sides of the Atlantic.

From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to...


'N Sync

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

With such groovin' Top 20 songs as "I Want You Back," "Tearing Up My Heart," and their unforgettable remake of Christopher Cross's "Sailing," 'N Sync is one of today's hottest all-boy bands. And not only are...


I hope you are all happy now

by Nicholas Zinner St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

"Nick Zinner may be a man of few words, but who needs to talk when you can say so much with the click of a shutter button? The rock press has been striving for more than thirty years to show what life is like...


Peter Jackson

by Ian Pryor St. Martin's Press (June 03, 2014)

This fascinating look at the now-celebrated director tells of the inspiration that led to the making of the three world-famous Lord of the Rings films - and the six other films that preceded them. This unauthorized...


Night Moves: Pop Music in the Late '70s

by Don Breithaupt & Jeff Breithaupt St. Martin's Press (May 13, 2014)

The late 1970s brought us an eclectic mix of popular music--everything from big hits (and even bigger hair) to cult favorites, along with the dawn of disco and punk, the coming of corporate rock, the rise of...


Metallica: This Monster Lives

by Joe Berlinger & Greg Milner St. Martin's Press (March 25, 2014)

Metallica is one of the most successful hard-rock bands of all time, having sold more than ninety million albums worldwide. Receiving unique, unfettered access, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky...


Jackie

by James Spada St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

A legendary life shown in rare, mostly never before published photographs. Arguably the most famous woman of the twentieth century, certainly one of its most photographed, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis...


Ego Trip's

by Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao & Gabe Alvarez et al. St. Martin's Press (March 25, 2014)

Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism!

Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop...


Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python

by Brian Cogan, Ph.D. & Jeff Massey, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusions

Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects),...


The Art of Getting Over

by Stephen Powers St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

What started as simple street movement, a way to assert individuality and pride, has blossomed into much more: Graffiti is everywhere. From Sprite commercials to The Source magazine to Soho art galleries, the...


One Way Out

by Alan Paul, Butch Trucks & Jaimoe St. Martin's Press (February 18, 2014)

A New York Times Best seller!

One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews...


I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

by Matt Dobkin & Nikki Giovanni St. Martin's Press (January 14, 2014)

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin's first album for Atlantic Records and famed producer Jerry Wexler, was a pop and soul music milestone that jump-started Franklin's languishing career....


Belle and Sebastian

by Paul Whitelaw St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2014)

In the years since their first release, Belle and Sebastian have grown from a secretive cult concern into one of the most beloved and revered pop'n'roll bands in the world. Intelligent and sensitive, witty and...


Men's Style

by Russell Smith St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

Guys don't wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men's clothes: the right suit, or tie, or shirt, or shoes still projects mystery, erotic potential, and power. And to negotiate...


Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey

by Emma Rowley & Gareth Neame St. Martin's Press (October 29, 2013)

Gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Downton Abbey in this official Season 4 tie-in book, complete with never-before-seen photos giving fans insight into the making of the runaway hit.

Expertly crafted...


Beautiful Old Dogs

by David Tabatsky & Garry Gross St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry.

Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated."...


Run Like an Antelope

by Sean Gibbon St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

One journalist's wild summer on the road with the world's most popular cult rock band, Phish.

Despite their enormous success and their status as America's biggest cult rock and roll band, Phish remains an enigma....


The Making of Kind of Blue

by Eric Nisenson St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

From the moment it was recorded more than 40 years ago, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue was hailed as a jazz classic. To this day it remains the bestselling jazz album of all time, embraced by fans of all musical...


The Devil's Guide to Hollywood

by Joe Eszterhas St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

Mike Ovitz told him his Wilshire Blvd. "foot soldiers" would hunt him down. He's antagonized almost everyone at the top in Tinseltown. And now, Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows -- in brief, quotable bursts...


Clawing at the Limits of Cool

by Salim Washington & Farah Jasmine Griffin St. Martin's Press (October 22, 2013)

When the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over well-known, respected saxophonists such as Sonny Rollins to pick out the young, still untested...


Art on the Block

by Ann Fensterstock St. Martin's Press (September 17, 2013)

A fascinating tour of the last five decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists are catalysts of gentrification and how neighborhoods in turn shape their art--with special insights into...


My So-Called Punk

by Matt Diehl St. Martin's Press (September 24, 2013)

When it began, punk was an underground revolution that raged against the mainstream; now punk is the mainstream. Tracing the origins of Grammy-winning icons Green Day and the triumphant resurgence of neo-punk...


Gloria Swanson

by Stephen Michael Shearer & Jeanine Basinger St. Martin's Press (August 27, 2013)

Gloria Swanson defined what it meant to be a movie star, but her unforgettable role in Sunset Boulevard overshadowed the true story of her life. Now Stephen Michael Shearer sets the record straight in the first...


Meet the Mertzes

by Rob Edelman & Audrey Kupferberg St. Martin's Press (August 27, 2013)

Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America's most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love...


Fell in Love with a Band

by Chris Handyside St. Martin's Press (August 13, 2013)

With only two members and no bass player the White Stripes certainly seemed like the ultimate makeshift band. So how is it that this enigmatic couple—who publicize themselves as brother and sister though official...


Rocks Off

by Bill Janovitz St. Martin's Press (July 23, 2013)

December 3-4, 1969. Keith and Mick stood at the same microphone at Muscle Shoals, lights dimmed, splitting a fifth of bourbon, and simultaneously sang the melodies and harmonies on the three songs that they...


How to DJ

by Tom Frederikse, Phil Benedictus & Point Blank St. Martin's Press (July 16, 2013)

How to DJ is the insider's guide to becoming a professional DJ. Written by two industry insiders who DJ and produce hit records throughout the world, this is the concise, how-to sourcebook that comes straight...


Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks

by Peter Filichia St. Martin's Press (May 28, 2013)

"Wait..Gypsy didn't win the Tony for Best Musical?"

That's a question that gets asked over and over again, every time a new Rose takes to the runway in the Broadway classic "Gypsy". In "Strippers, Showgirls and...


Not Since Carrie

by Ken Mandelbaum St. Martin's Press (August 15, 1992)

Not Since Carrie is Ken Mandelbaum's brilliant survey of Broadway's biggest flops. This highly readable and entertaining book highlights almost 200 musicals created between 1950 and 1990, framed around the notorious...


The Stone Roses

by SIMON SPENCE St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2013)

The Stone Roses captures the magic—and chaos—behind the UK band's rise, fall, and recent resurrection.

The iconic Brit pop band The Stone Roses became an overnight sensation when their 1989 eponymous album...