Kings of Madison Avenue: The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men

“’Mad males’ beguiles like a Christmas catalog of the entire forbidden vices … a graceful, hard-boiled drama with a smooth, satirical core.” — long island occasions “The year’s top new show.” — Time journal ”If this can be the way forward for television, the future’s having a look good.” — united states this day no longer in view that a undeniable mob boss battled nervousness assaults has a sequence tapped into the zeitgeist with such velocity. And but, this refined convey approximately Sixties Madison road advertisements residence Sterling Cooper has handed even The Sopranos in cultural resonance. From severe studies that swoon over the dependent storytelling to model designs that pay homage to the smooth sensibility, everyone seems to be speaking approximately Mad males. lovers of author Matthew Weiner’s convey take pleasure in not just the high-calibre storytelling however the ironic view of modern heritage. As such, they thirst for a spouse quantity that would deepen their realizing and appreciation of the convey. Kings of Madison road offers particular episode publications, forged biographies, and wealthy sidebar content material (how to celebration just like the Mad males and a go back and forth itinerary for the suitable Mad males new york weekend). yet as the fanatics of this express also are connoisseurs of background, this booklet deals additional old context infrequently to be had in significant other courses, comparable to impacts of the express (Sex & the only lady writer Helen Gurley Brown, progressive Road’s Richard Yates, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment), or old touchstones intertwined within the storylines (the landmark ”Think Small” Volkswagen Beetle crusade, the Nixon/Kennedy presidential crusade, the production of fortunate Strike’s “It’s toasted” slogan). a chain that not just sketches the cultural panorama with ability yet has additionally taken a spot in that very panorama calls for a advisor that displays the breadth and intensity of this influence. Kings of Madison road: The Unofficial consultant to crazy males is simply that book.

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All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage

By Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach is understood for motion picture roles like fats urban, American heritage X, the tv sequence Titus, and naturally Mike Hammer, yet he is additionally respected within the as a major actor who is enthusiastic about his craft. In his lengthy, amazing profession, he has been hailed as America's most interesting classical degree actor, incomes approval for his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. He has labored along and develop into associates with the giants of yank tradition, from Joseph Papp to George C. Scott, from James Earl Jones to Oliver Stone. Keach's memoir starts off with the riveting account of his arrest in London for cocaine ownership. he is taking listeners via his trial and his time at studying detention center as he battles his drug habit after which fights to restore his profession. Keach poignantly unearths his performing insecurities and courting struggles. All in All is stuffed with invaluable behind-the-scenes Hollywood moments and friendships-from his late-night pool and backgammon showdowns with John Huston to his passionate courting with Judy Collins. Incidental track composed and played through Stacy Keach.

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Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television

A landmark learn by way of the major critic of African American movie and television

Primetime Blues is the 1st accomplished heritage of African americans on community tv. Donald Bogle examines the stereotypes, which too frequently proceed to march around the display this day, but additionally indicates the ways that tv has been invigorated by means of striking black performers, whose presence at the reveal has been of serious value to the African American group.

Bogle's exhaustive examine strikes from the postwar period of Beulah and Amos 'n' Andy to the politically stressed sixties mirrored in I secret agent and an edgy, ultra-hip application like Mod Squad. He examines the tv of the seventies, whilst a kingdom nonetheless stuck up in Vietnam and Watergate retreated into the ethnic humor of Sanford and Son and stable instances and the poltically conservative eighties marked by means of the unforeseen good fortune of The Cosby convey and the emergence of deracialized characters on such dramatic sequence as L.A. legislations. eventually, he turns a severe eye to the tv panorama of the nineties, with indicates similar to The clean Prince of Bel Air, i will Fly Away, ER, and The Steve Harvey Show.

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

By Countess of Fiona Carnarvon

Lady Almina and the true Downton Abbey tells the tale in the back of Highclere fort, the real-life notion and surroundings for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS express Downton Abbey, and the lifetime of considered one of its most famed population, woman Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a wealthy shop of fabrics from the documents of Highclere citadel, together with diaries, letters, and images, the present girl Carnarvon has written a transporting tale of this fabled domestic close to war.
    very similar to her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, woman Cora Crawley, girl Almina used to be the daughter of a prosperous industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a tender age, her dowry serving because the an important hyperlink within the attempt to maintain the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home.  Throwing open the doorways of Highclere citadel to are inclined to the wounded of global battle I, girl Almina extraordinary herself as a courageous and memorable woman.
    This wealthy story contrasts the elegance of Edwardian existence in a good apartment opposed to the backdrop of the 1st global struggle and provides an inspiring and revealing photograph of the girl on the heart of the historical past of Highclere Castle.

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24: The House Special Subcommittee's Findings at CTU

By Marc Cerasini, Alice Alfonsi

final season, CIA agent Jack Bauer, performed through Golden Globe award-winning actor Keifer Sutherland, had us glued to our TVs and cursing the time clock as he exposed a plot to assassinate presidential nominee, David Palmer. With simply 24 hours to spot the killer, Bauer additionally needed to take care of the abduction of his spouse and daughter and the life of a mole on the company.

This season he is at it back, aiding President David Palmer shop l. a. from nuclear ravage.

Lest you think that Jack had a few down time among life-altering reviews, try out 24: the home designated Subcommittees Findings at CTU. it is a new ebook delivering a riveting account of Jack's grueling visual appeal ahead of our government's such a lot inquiring minds in the course of their probe into alleged wrongdoings at CTU that first fateful 24 hour interval. The testimony from those closed hearings was once leaked to investigative journalist Marc Cerasini, who then ran with it to writer HarperCollins.

With many of the best reporting visible considering that Woodward's insurance of the Pentagon Papers, this e-book comprises:

  • Jack Bauer's entire Grand Jury Testimony
  • Press statements from President-elect David Palmer
  • Transcribed debriefings with different key CTU brokers
  • formerly sealed records on Bauer's similar undercover act6ivities
  • The arrest, detainment and shipping files for Victor Drazen
  • Teri Bauer's scientific files
  • Autopsy studies
  • Campaign finance files
  • Commentary from the Beltway's so much celebrated political pundits
  • Theories as to how and why key gamers inside of CTU grew to become.

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

Many early radio stars, writers, and manufacturers later migrated to tv, however the crossover left the yankee Radio documents with a treasure trove of tv records. The accrued scripts span greater than forty years of yankee tv historical past, from stay proclaims of the Forties to the overdue Eighties. additionally they disguise the full spectrum of tv leisure programming, together with comedies, cleaning soap operas, dramas, crime and westerns. The records disguise approximately 1,200 courses represented by means of over 6,000 person scripts. contains an index of actors, group, titles and construction businesses, in addition to a thesaurus of phrases and 38 photos.

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Radio Times [UK] (28 May 2016)

Review: Get an identical nice content material you recognize and love, from the UK’s greatest promoting caliber journal. per week:
-> information and perspectives from broadcasting’s largest names, top writers and brightest stars.
-> locate unmissable leisure with our roundup of the simplest of the Week
-> lovely photo-shoots, crimson carpet reportage and specific behind-the-scenes pix.
-> courses to the simplest television, movie and radio on a daily basis.
-> movie evaluate from the Radio Times’ movie staff, together with Barry Norman and Andrew Collins.
-> the simplest of iPlayer, Netflix and different catch-up and on-demand companies.
-> accomplished listings so you’ll by no means leave out a exhibit, and with convenient hyperlinks so that you can bounce in your wanted day of the week.
-> Puzzles, together with crosswords, Egg Heads and merely attach.

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Living it Arg

By James Argent

One of many unique solid individuals of the award-winning truth television sequence, the one method is Essex, Arg is healthier identified for his long term dating with Lydia brilliant and his affectionate 'Bro-mance' with Mark Wright. A key determine within the convey, he continues to be a favorite with writers and is a personality enjoyed through female and male lovers alike.

But lifestyles for Arg hasn't continuously been effortless - damaged hearts, an on-going conflict with weight and vanity matters - there's a lot extra to Arg than meets the attention and he lifts the lid the following for the 1st time. From his disastrous on-going quest to discover 'The One' to his mystery ardour for The Rat Pack and Frank Sinatra, Arg is an old school soul who came across over-night status and he tells us what relatively is going on backstage of 1 of ITV's greatest hit indicates.

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