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No Film in My Camera
Bill Gibson, Jack R. Lousma

Scarecrow Press, 2000

Why would you purposefully shoot scenes with no film in your camera? To find the answer, you will need to read this memoir, in which internationally-known Director/Cameraman Bill Gibson recounts some of his most exciting assignments of the past six decades. His career as a combat cameraman propelled him through World War II with the Navy, the Korean Conflict with the Air Force, and to Vietnam as a civilian on assignment with the U.S. Marines. ...


Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series)
Harry Carey

Scarecrow Press, 1996

...absolutely wonderful...immense unforgettable read... —The Hollywood Reporter


Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio
William J. Bush

Scarecrow Press, 2012

In Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio, the first in-depth biography of America's first recording super-group, William J. Bush retraces the band members' personal and professional lives, from their rapid rise to stardom to their early retirement in 1967. Through interviews with Trio members, their families, and associates, Bush paints a detailed portrait of the Trio's formative early years and sudden popular success, their ...


Orchestral Music
David Daniels

Scarecrow Press, 1996

Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this compact sourcebook provides information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals: instrumentation, duration, and source of performance materials. The new third edition features 4500 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 30% increase over the second edition), better intelligibility in individual entries, and a more ...


The Architecture of Drama: Plot, Character, Theme, Genre and Style
Joe Stockdale, David Letwin, ...

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Many of the world's greatest dramas have sprung not only from the creative impulses of the authors but also from the time-honored principles of structure and design that have forged those impulses into coherent and powerful insights. An understanding of these principles is essential to the craft of creating and interpreting works of drama for the stage or screen. The Architecture of Drama provides an introduction to these principles, with ...


Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre

Scarecrow Press, 2009

The easy-to-use handbook Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre offers practical advice on all the facets of auditioning, walking the reader step by step through the audition process, explaining what to expect, how to behave, and how to prepare for a winning audition. It also coaches the actor through the ins and outs of pursuing a career in musical theatre. Through his professional and teaching experience, Jonathan Flom ...


Book Savvy
Cynthia Lee Katona

Scarecrow Press, 2005

Katona has compiled a complete handbook for general students and readers of literature. Developed out of a thirty-one year career of teaching Introduction to Literature to community college freshmen, this book aims not just to teach how to read literature, but how to actually enjoy it. Beginning with the state of reading in America, Katona gives eleven good reasons to make reading a regular part of life, and supplies an annotated list of tried ...


Smile When the Raindrops Fall
Brian Anthony, Andy Edmonds

Scarecrow Press, 1997

At the age of ten, Charley Chase was singing and dancing on the street corners of Baltimore. Charley eventually became a local vaudeville attraction, but Baltimore could not contain the ambitious young man. After a brief, but memorable, stint in New York, Chase finally landed in Los Angeles in 1912. His timely arrival coincided with the birth of the film industry, and Charley Chase became a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy. A ...


Jimmie Foxx: The Pride of Sudlersville
Mark R. Millikin

Scarecrow Press, 1998

While major league baseball gained popularity in large American cities at the beginning of the twentieth century, it was still relatively unseen by small town inhabitants who could only read about it in the newspaper or catch an exhibition game as major league teams traveled through the United States. What was popular was 'town baseball,' fierce competitions between local teams to best the other in all aspects of baseball, particularly power ...


Great Jews in Sports Great Jews in Sports
B P Robert Stephen Silverman

Scarecrow Press, 2003


The poltergeist
William George Roll

Scarecrow Press, 1976


Ready When You Are, Mr. Coppola, Mr. Spielberg, Mr. Crowe
Jerry Ziesmer

Scarecrow Press, 1999

Once a year, the world gathers around their television sets and views that glorious tribute the film industy pays to itself. By the end of Oscar night, a handful of emotional writers and directors and stars have blinked back tears as they stared into the spotlight and thanked God, their parents, and even their make-up artist. Few ever think to acknowledge the individual who gasses up the engine of movie-making, partially because the job by ...


Company of Heroes
Jr. Harry Carey

The Scarecrow Press, 1994

When Harry Carey, Sr. died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's 26-year-old son, Harry, Jr. in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers. Ford and the elder Carey had filmed an earlier version of the story, and Ford dedicated the Technicolor remake to his memory. Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. In it, Harry Carey, Jr. casts a remarkably observant eye on the ...


Singing in Czech
Timothy Cheek

Scarecrow Press, 2001

A much-needed guide for singers, vocal coaches, voice teachers, collaborative pianists, and opera and choral conductors. Practical and authoritative, Part One of this pioneering book takes the reader systematically through each sound of the Czech language, enhanced by a recording of native Czech opera singers. The formation of each sound is described, and when useful, compared to English, the Romance languages, German, and Russian. Every sound ...


Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks
David Rothel

Scarecrow Press, 1984

Features in-depth profiles of such fondly remembered comic character actors as George 'Gabby' Hayes, Smiley Burnette, Andy Devine, Max Terhune, and Fuzzy Knight--39 sidekicks in all. Rothel interviewed Charles 'Durango Kid' Starrett, Buster Crabbe, Gene Autry, Lash La Rue, Roy Rogers, and many other Western stars, sidekicks, and extras. With over 200 photos; filmographies, bibliography, and index.


Corresponding with Carlos: A Biography of Carlos Kleiber
Charles Barber

Scarecrow Press, 2011

Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) was the greatest conductor of his generation. His reputation is legendary, and yet astonishingly, in his five decades on the podium, he conducted only 89 concerts, some 600 opera performances, and produced 12 recordings. How did someone who worked so little compared to his peers achieve so much? Between his relatively small output and well-known aversion to publicity, many came to regard Kleiber as reclusive and ...


Singing with Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice

Scarecrow Press, 2001

Singing with Your Whole Self teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. It contains an important and unique feature: modularized Feldenkrais "Awareness through Movement" lessons. These are specifically designed for liberating function in all musicians and in singers in particular. Modularized lessons allow the user to choose between ...


The Disney Song Encyclopedia
Thomas Hischak, Mark A. Robinson

Scarecrow Press, 2009

Songs written for Disney productions over the decades have become a potent part of American popular culture. Since most Americans first discovered these songs in their youth, they hold a special place in one's consciousness. The Disney Song Encyclopedia describes and discusses hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs from Disney films, television, Broadway, and theme parks from the 1930s to the present day. Over 900 songs are given ...


The UFO Evidence - Volume 2 : A Thirty Year Report
Richard H. Hall

Scarecrow Press, 2001

Patterned after the first volume published in 1964, The UFO Evidence, Volume II is much anticipated by the research community. The book reports 30 years of UFO sightings since 1964 with related data and descriptive features organized by category. Among the topics discussed are the now strongly established patterns of UFO sightings, the growing evidence worldwide that UFOs represent someone's technology, the history of government sponsored UFO ...


Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography (Studies in Jazz)
Gary Carner

Scarecrow Press, 2012

Pepper Adams' Joy Road is more than a compendium of sessions and gigs done by the greatest baritone saxophone soloist in history. It's a fascinating overview of Adams' life and times, thanks to colorful interview vignettes, drawn from the author's unpublished conversations with Adams and other musicians. These candid observations from jazz greats about Adams and his colleagues reveal previously unknown, behind-the-scenes drama about legendary ...



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