The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens
Author: Tony Maietta,Jerry Torre
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-02
ISBN 10: 9780999517703
ISBN 13: 0999517708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens Book Review:

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is Jerry Torre's touching and at times haunting memoir about his teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films. The book, co-written with film historian Tony Maietta, is a behind-the-scenes look at "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" and their bizarre and reclusive life of squalor amidst the tremendous wealth of East Hampton, the family bond that developed between Jerry and them, and the day everything was turned upside down forever with the arrival of documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles. What begins as a teenager coming upon what he assumed was an old, abandoned house takes on new dimensions when suddenly Edie appears on the porch draped in a shower curtain with an apron tied around her head. "You must be the Marble Faun," she tells the stunned Jerry. Rather than chasing him away as he at first feared, she invites Jerry to meet her mother upstairs. So begins a strange and unusually close friendship with the two women as Jerry takes on the task of volunteer gardener of their estate, often sleeping nights in their living room and staying out of the way of mother-daughter arguments. The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is Jerry's look back on the filming of Grey Gardens but also how the notoriety the movie achieved changed his life along with the Beales's as their private world is shared with audiences everywhere.

My Life at Grey Gardens

My Life at Grey Gardens
Author: Lois Wright
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2007-03
ISBN 10: 9780977746217
ISBN 13: 0977746216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life at Grey Gardens Book Review:

Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, known as Big Edie and Little Edie, were the aunt and cousin of former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. They led an unconventional existence in Grey Gardens, a mansion in East Hampton. Their home was surrounded by overgrown gardens, and filled with fleas, cats, raccoons, and old cans and rubbish. In 1976, the release of a documentary film also called 'Grey Gardens' highlighted their unique lives among the East Hampton elite, and introduced the Beales to their cult fan following. In 1975, Lois Wright, a fellow artist and dear friend of the Beales, was invited to live with them in Grey Gardens. Wright kept a journal of her thirteen months with the Beales, and using those logs, has developed this book. 'My Life at Grey Gardens' offers the reader an intimate look at the daily lives of the Beales, and chronicles the events from Lois's arrival at the house through the passing of Big Edith Bouvier Beale in 1977.

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens
Author: Rebekah Maysles,Sara Maysles,Albert Maysles
Publsiher: Free News Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780977652365
ISBN 13: 097765236X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grey Gardens Book Review:

One of the strangest and subtlest films ever made, the Maysles Brothers' 1975 documentary Grey Gardens today boasts as devoted a following as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or Harold and Maude. Shot at Grey Gardens, the dilapidated East Hamptons mansion of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis, this classic of cinema verite tracks the Beales' eccentric and sequestered lives - which consist mostly of doing nothing, but with a mesmerizing zest and volubility. Little Edie's magical aphorisms ("Raccoons and cats become a little bit boring," she sighs towards the end of the film, "I mean for too long a time") are gems of unwitting camp, and between her observations, her costumes, the incredibly bizarre mother daughter tensions, the cats, raccoons and the beautiful ruins of Grey Gardens itself, "doing nothing" amounts to everything; indeed, it amounts to a tragicomedy of enormous emotional punch. This eclectic volume offers a myriad of collaged illustrations, photographs, film stills, production notes and other archival materials alongside transcripts of the Beales' own stories and conversations edited from unreleased Grey Gardens sound recordings. Structured to mirror the Maysles' own approach to the world of the Beales, it closely resembles the enchanting clutter of the mansion, a self-contained world littered with mementos and telling ephemera. It also reproduces unpublished photographs by both Albert and David Maysles. With an introduction by Albert Maysles, drawings and illustrations by Albert's daughter, Rebekah Maysles and an appendix with the full transcript of Grey Gardens, as well as an audio CD of sound recordings capturing the Beales at their best, this book is the essential companion to the film and a beautiful testimony to its legacy. The 60-minute CD that comes with the book contains conversations with the Beales and their friends, songs and poetry recited by the two Edies and audio of the Beales during and after watching the film for the first time.

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens
Author: Scott Frankel,Doug Wright,Michael Korie
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780822221814
ISBN 13: 0822221810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grey Gardens Book Review:

THE STORY: The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses.

Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens

Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens
Author: Eva Marie Beale,Anne Verlhac
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9782916954066
ISBN 13: 2916954066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens Book Review:

Conceived by members of the Beale family, this book traces a line from Edie's childhood through her heady days as a young socialite to her later years at Grey Gardens, offering unprecedented access to the personal history of this iconic woman. She is best known for her appearance in the critically acclaimed 1975 film Grey Gardens - a documentary exploring the reclusive lives of Beale and her mother, who were related to Jaqueline Onassis. The film is now a cult classic.

The Ghost of Grey Gardens

The Ghost of Grey Gardens
Author: Tania Hagan,Lois Wright
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN 10: 9781081689612
ISBN 13: 1081689617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost of Grey Gardens Book Review:

In the early 1970s, two young filmmaking brothers unloaded their camera and recording equipment on the collapsing front porch of a dilapidated manor in East Hampton. The seemingly abandoned, decaying shell of a once-glorious home belonged to Edith Bouvier Beale. She and her daughter Edie Beale were the aunt and first cousin of former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.Lois Erdmann Wright was one of only a handful of outsiders allowed into Grey Gardens. During the decades before the documentary, Lois and her mother had formed a close, family-like bond with the Bouvier-Beale women, and Lois learned to overlook the destruction and disarray of the home.For many years, the Beales lived alone in the crumbling estate, physically and financially unable to keep the house up to the codes demanded by the local Board of Health.Lois understood the Beale family. The two Edies were outsiders, trying to eke out a reclusive existence among their haughty, East Hampton neighbors. Surrounded by dozens of cats, raccoons, and piles of trash, Lois found acceptance, security, and unconditional love in the company of Grey Gardens' unlikely inhabitants.She never questioned her dear friends' lives, and they never questioned Lois. Much like the Beale ladies, and the mysterious mansion disintegrating around them, Lois held onto her own secrets, including one impossible rumor that connected her to the Bouvier-Beales in a way she never expected, and would never forget.Nearly a half-century later, the worldwide appeal and fascination with Grey Gardens hasn't dampened. The story has been recreated as a Tony Award winning Broadway musical, as well as a feature length film, and a second documentary.Now, Lois Wright, the "Ghost of Grey Gardens," tells the truth embedded in the cult-classic fable. For the first time ever, Lois recounts her ninety years of life, including the perfectly-imperfect years she spend with the Beales. Featuring never before seen personal photos, documents, and letters, and revealing jaw-dropping facts, this book is a must read for any Grey Gardens fan.

A Book of Secrets

A Book of Secrets
Author: Michael Holroyd
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 9781429969215
ISBN 13: 1429969210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Secrets Book Review:

A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters that move through Michael Holroyd's new book are destined never to meet, yet the Villa Cimbrone unites them all. A Book of Secrets is a treasure trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements, and family mysteries. With grace and tender imagination, Holroyd brings a company of unknown women into the light. From Alice Keppel, the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; to Eve Fairfax, a muse of Auguste Rodin; to the novelist Violet Trefusis, the lover of Vita Sackville-West—these women are always on the periphery of the respectable world. Also on the margins is the elusive biographer, who on occasion turns an appraising eye upon himself as part of his investigations in the maze of biography. In A Book of Secrets, Holroyd gives voice to fragile human connections and the mystery of place.

The Rules According to JWOWW

The Rules According to JWOWW
Author: Jenni "JWOWW" Farley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 0062075187
ISBN 13: 9780062075185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rules According to JWOWW Book Review:

One of the stars of MTV’s smash hit series The Jersey Shore, Jennifer “JWOWW” Farley lays down The Rules According to JWOWW, offering a new spin on the dos and don’ts of dating, from “smushing” guys to avoiding booty calls to finding the guy of your dreams. The book includes empowering advice for a new generation of self-assured young women, as JWOWW shares her “shore-tested secrets on landing a mint guy, staying fresh to death, and kicking the competition to the curb.”

The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia

The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia
Author: John Keast Lord
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1866
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: KBNL:KBNL03000129489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia Book Review:

Why Is Your Name Upside Down

Why Is Your Name Upside Down
Author: David Oakley
Publsiher: Carmel Saybrook
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-02
ISBN 10: 9780990986515
ISBN 13: 0990986519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Is Your Name Upside Down Book Review:

Don't do things that people will remember. Do things that people will never forget. Like eating a fishing worm to make a point. Why is Your Name Upside Down? is a collection of hilariously entertaining stories from award-winning creative director David Oakley's adventures in advertising. For over 25 years, David has been creating provocative brand stories and experiences that people want to share. From starting his own agency with the biggest presidential campaign blunder in history to smashing a car with a giant muffin, David's stories are a rollicking good read. These stories go well beyond advice to the young advertising professional. Even people who hate advertising will love learning how to make peace with the "Celine Dion curse," how a ping-pong table bought from a drug dealer can cure your writer's block, and how to deal with a celebrity spokesman who insists on destroying your client's product. If for nothing else, you should read, Why is Your Name Upside Down? just to find out why Oakley is upside down in the BooneOakley logo. At least once a week, someone comes to the front door of the agency to tell us that our sign is upside down. And they want to know why. So David tells them the story. The advertising business is a story telling business. Every day, our job is to tell brand stories. In the form of TV commercials, radio spots, digital content and even billboards. The ads we create are often a story themselves. But behind these ads are a lot more stories. Relationship stories. Sad stories. Happy stories. Funny stories. Dumb stories. This book is a collection of stories that David loves telling. And it's his way of sharing some of the lessons these stories have taught him. So why is his name upside down? Because it gets noticed, it's memorable and people talk about it. At least that's what he tells people. It certainly makes a good story.

Moose

Moose
Author: Robert B. Sherman
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN 10: 1491883669
ISBN 13: 9781491883662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moose Book Review:

Robert B. Sherman has forged a phenomenal career as a songwriter, screenwriter and painter. Along with his brother, Richard, he is responsible for the iconic scores of Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlotte's Web and The Tigger Movie, to name just a few. But to fully appreciate the impact of his songs, one has to get to know the man behind them first. Finally, in his own words and inimitable writing style, comes his long awaited, definitive autobiography: Moose, the delightful and unconventional story of a creative giant, who changed the fabric of the Family Musical forever.

Titanic Officers and a Gentleman

Titanic Officers and a Gentleman
Author: Ned W. Schillow
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 9781727502084
ISBN 13: 1727502086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Titanic Officers and a Gentleman Book Review:

The lives of eight deck officers and the chairman of the White Star Line were irrevocably changed when the Titanic collided with an iceberg. Four would not survive the night, and the other five could never escape being forever linked to those events which spanned just a few hours.While it is certainly true that their adrenaline-pumped actions of April 14-15, 1912, have become the focal points of their existences, far more can be said about them. Each of these nine men experienced a lifetime of events which are told here: childhoods, apprenticeships, family life, and what may have seemed like the most mundane work routines all contributed to their very essence of being. For those fortunate enough to have survived the sinking, their lives continued with further service linked to the sea, two world wars, personal relationships, and retirement activities.Clearly none of them wished to be defined solely by the Titanic disaster. This presentation of the nine men is a celebration of their fortitude as well as their personal journeys. Certainly life is more than the sum of its parts.

Loch Ness

Loch Ness
Author: Adrian Shine
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780955311505
ISBN 13: 0955311500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loch Ness Book Review:

At the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, he brought together four decades of research into an objective, revolutionary and award -winning exhibition. Now this book follows that very same story and shows how the world famous legend emerged and how very special environment of Loch Ness contributes some surprising evidence to the debate!

Halloween the Changing Shape of an Iconic Series

Halloween  the Changing Shape of an Iconic Series
Author: Ernie Magnotta
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-10-20
ISBN 10: 9781726033589
ISBN 13: 1726033589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halloween the Changing Shape of an Iconic Series Book Review:

October 25th, 1978. John Carpenter's Halloween is unleashed upon an unsuspecting public and, in no time, becomes a horror movie phenomenon. Made for only $320,000.00, the expertly crafted and terrifying film would eventually gross $70 million worldwide, and would not only create a solid formula that has been imitated endlessly since 1978, but would also spawn no less than nine sequels with a tenth due out this October. In his book Halloween: The Changing Shape of an Iconic Series, author Ernie Magnotta meticulously details exactly what made this entertaining and terrifying film the enduring classic that it is today. He then goes on to discuss how the sequels strayed further and further away from writer/director/composer John Carpenter's original vision until they became something almost entirely different.The author goes into detail about all aspects of the series including story, characters, acting, suspense/scares, cinematography, direction/composition, music, Michael Myers' ever-changing mask and much, much more!Packed with loads of information as well as almost 200 full-color photos, Halloween: The Changing Shape of an Iconic Series is a must have for fans of the classic franchise."A totally great read!" -P.J. Soles ("Lynda" 1978's Halloween) "Ernie definitely knows the Halloween series. This October 31st, I'll let him live." -Dick Warlock ("Michael Myers" 1981's Halloween II)"Ernie Magnotta has meticulously detailed the nuances of the Halloween franchise characters...I found his observations of Rachel Carruthers and Jamie Lloyd in H4 and H5 to be spot on." -Ellie Cornell ("Rachel Carruthers" Halloween 4 and 5)

Ancient Marbles in Naples in the Eighteenth Century

Ancient Marbles in Naples in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Eloisa Dodero
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN 10: 9004399100
ISBN 13: 9789004399105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Marbles in Naples in the Eighteenth Century Book Review:

In Ancient Marbles in Naples in the Eighteenth Century Eloisa Dodero aims at documenting the history of numerous private collections formed in Naples during the 18th century, with particular concern for the “Neapolitan marbles” and the circumstances of their dispersal.

The Crimes of the Papin Sisters

The Crimes of the Papin Sisters
Author: Amy Delaney
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2017-05-28
ISBN 10: 9781546994596
ISBN 13: 1546994599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crimes of the Papin Sisters Book Review:

Christine Papin and L�a Papin were two French maids who murdered their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France, on 2 February 1933. The murders were a shock to the country and but some saw the maids as symbols of the underclass lashing out against the rich. The case has formed the basis of a number of films and plays. This is the story of how the two unassuming sisters became murderers.

Soul of the Documentary

Soul of the Documentary
Author: Ilona Hongisto
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9789089647559
ISBN 13: 9089647554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul of the Documentary Book Review:

Soul of the Documentary offers a groundbreaking new approach to documentary cinema. Ilona Hongisto stirs current thinking by suggesting that the work of documentary films is not reducible to representing what already exists. By closely reading a diverse body of films--from The Last Bolshevik to Grey Gardens--Hongisto shows how documentary cinema intervenes in the real by framing it and creatively contributes to its perpetual unfolding. The emphasis on framing brings new urgency to the documentary tradition and its objectives, and provokes significant novel possibilities for thinking about the documentary's ethical and political potentials in the contemporary world.

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight
Author: Michael H Ward
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780996710336
ISBN 13: 0996710337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight Book Review:

In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-10-26
ISBN 10: 9781502992536
ISBN 13: 1502992531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. Talking in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new kind of hedonism, Lord Henry suggests that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty, and the fulfillment of the senses. Realising that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian cries out, wishing that the portrait Basil has painted of him would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, subsequently plunging him into a sequence of debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, each sin being displayed as a new sign of aging on the portrait. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature.

Chasing Space

Chasing Space
Author: Leland Melvin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 0062496778
ISBN 13: 9780062496775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Space Book Review:

In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. In this uplifting memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, determination, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny. As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.