A fascinating look into the history of the American sideshow and its performers Learn what's real, what's fake, and what's just downright bizarre You've probably heard of Tom Thumb The Elephant Man Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins But what about Eli Bowen, the legless acrobat? Myrtle Corbin, the four-legged woman? Or Prince Randian, the обэек human torso? All these and more were stars during the heyday of the American sideshow, from 1840 to 1950 American Sideshow chronicles the lives of truly amazing performers, examining these brave and extraordinary curiosities, not just as sideshow attractions, but as people, delving into the lives they led and how they were able to triumph over their abnormalities American Sideshow discusses the rise and fall of the original sideshows and their subsequent replacement by today's self-made freaks With the progress of modern medicine, the physical abnormalities are disappearing, either through treatment or prevention; and, ironically, those same technological advancements now make it possible to change our bodies at will It's amazing how easy it is to have your tongue forked, horns surgically implanted, or your earlobes removed There are also modern-day giants, fire-eaters, fire-breathers, sword-swallowers, glass-eaters, human blockheads, and, oh, so much more These fascinating personalities are celebrated through intimate biographies paired with stunning photographs Approximately 200 performers from the past 160 years are featured, giving readers a comprehensive and sometimes astonishing view of the history of the American sideshow. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 304 стр ISBN 1585424412.
Amazon comHilary Liftin's Candy and Me (A Love Story) is not only a love story, but also the story of an otherwise normal, slender, strong-toothed woman's lifetime obsession with candy and all things sweet With brutal honesty, Liftin exposes herself as insatiable As a child she indulged in cups full of powdered sugar mixed with just enough water обэеу to make a paste which she ate in front of the TV, and multiple packs of hot chocolate mix, licked from her finger on her way home from school She is a connoisseur of every candy you've ever tasted or even heard of, and of many candies you've never (and might never) come across The friendships, love stories, and heartbreaks that make up her life story evolve through tales of candy consumption Her memories of all major and minor life events are tightly woven with Necco Wafers, Snickers, Bottle Caps, Conversation Hearts, Circus Peanuts, Twizzler, Tootsie Rolls, Fireballs, Nonpareils, and countless others Either you'll relate a little, or you'll relate alot You might be shocked by the volume of sugar she's ingested, but her story is familiar She's made friends and lost them, she's fallen in love and had her heart broken And then she's fallen in love again Liftin's story is as sweet as her candy cache --Leora Y BloomBook Description As a seven-year-old child, Hilary Liftin poured herself a glass (or two) of powdered sugar Those forbidden cups soon escalated to pound bags of candy corn and multiple packets of dry cocoa mix, launching the epic love affair between Hilary and all things sweet In Candy and Me: A Love Story, Liftin chronicles her life through candy memories and milestones As a high school student, Hilary used candy to get through track meets, bad hair days, after-school jobs, and her first not-so-great love Her sweet tooth followed her to college, where she tried to suppress the crackle of Smarties wrappers in morning classes Through life's highs and lows, her devotion has never crashed -- candy has been a constant companion and a refuge that sustained her As Liftin recounts her record-setting candy consumption, loves and friendships unfold in a funny and heartbreaking series of bittersweet revelations and restorative meditations Hilary survives a profoundobsession with jelly beans and a camp counselor, a forgettable fling with Skittles at a dot-com, and a messy breakup healed by a friendship forged over Circus Peanuts Through thick and thin, sweet and sour, Hilary confronts the challenges of conversation hearts and the vagaries of boyfriends, searching for that perfect balance of love and sugar Written with a fresh dry humor that will immediately absorb you into Liftin's sweet obsessions and remind you of your own, Candy and Me unwraps the meaning found in the universal desire for connection and confection Treat yourself to Candy and Me -- being bad never read so good Download Description"As a seven-year-old child, Hilary Liftin poured herself a glass (or two) of powdered sugar Those forbidden cups soon escalated to pound bags of candy corn and multiple packets of dry cocoa mix, launching the epic love affair between Hilary and all things sweet In Candy and Me: A Love Story, Liftin chronicles her life through candy memories and milestones As a high school student, Hilary used candy to get through track meets, bad hair days, after-school jobs, and her first not-so-great love Her sweet tooth followed her to college, where she tried to suppress the crackle of Smarties wrappers in morning classes Through life's highs and lows, her devotion has never crashed -- candy has been a constant companion and a refuge that sustained her As Liftin recounts her record-setting candy consumption, loves and friendships unfold in a funny and heartbreaking series of bittersweet revelations and restorative meditations Hilary survives a profound obsession with jelly beans and a camp counselor, a forgettable fling with Skittles at a dot-com, and a messy breakup healed by a friendship forged over Circus Peanuts Through thick and thin, sweet and sour, Hilary confronts the challenges of conversation hearts and the vagaries of boyfriends, searching for that perfect balance of love and sugar Written with a fresh dry humor that will immediately absorb you into Liftin's sweet obsessions and remind you of your own, Candy and Me unwraps the meaning found in the universal desire for connection and confection Treat yourself to Candy and Me -- being bad never read so good ". 2003 г 224 стр ISBN 0743245733.
Founded on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee has been known as the city of "white gold" (for the cotton shipped from its waterfront), "home of the blues,"and the "birthplace of rock 'n roll " Tourists from around the world flock to see historic Beale Street and no visit is complete обэеч without a tour of Graceland, Elvis Presley's home In addition, Memphis has become a Mecca for historians and tourists interested in immersing themselves in the history of the civil rights movement in the United States Over 250 vintage postcards, most from the early to mid-20th century, document the historic and nostalgic scenes of this important southern city From the skyscrapers of its vital city-center, historic churches, and cultural centers to the noteworthy bridges, historic homes, and important waterfront areas, Memphis emerges as a dynamic city, determined to overcome the urban and economic hardships of the past Today, visitors to Memphis find a welcoming and hospitable city, with a lifestyle that proudly embraces all that is most appealing about life in the American South Авторы Джинни Пэрфитт Ginny Parfitt Мэри Л Мартин Mary L Martin. Издательство: Schiffer Publishing, 2005 г Мягкая обложка, 126 стр ISBN 0764322885.
Book DescriptionLife in the fifties was so rosy and perfect Mom wore high heels in the sparkling kitchen, Dad was the hardworking breadwinner, romance was always in the air, and birthdays came and went with frosted cupcakes and a roomful of friends InSUBURBAN CONFESSIONS, that vision of perfection is given a modern and hilarious twist with quips, обэеы quotes, and advice for moms, dads, tips on romance, and the wisdom that comes with age The result is a comical new series that combines modern wit with vintage graphics, debuting with four different topics They make perfect gifts for Mother s Day, Father s Day, anniversaries, weddings, showers, birthdays, or just for fun! Suburban Confessions: The Truth about Mom Moms make the world go around But what secrets lurk behind the perfect pincurls and saintly patience? What passions do her hot flashes betray? Get inside a mother s head and find out what the maternal martyr really thinks!. 2005 г 96 стр ISBN 1933112107.
Book Description Adam v Leah Christina and Her Peanut Butter v C T Leah v Mallory v the People of Switzerland Ace v Parisian Taxi Driver C T v Random Guy in Bar Simon v Six Americans FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CAST THAT TURNED THE CITY OF LIGHTS INTO THE CITY OF FIGHTS! The Real World celebrates the joie de vivre in its thirteenth season, обэжа adding a language barrier and general culture shock to the already harrowing experience of sharing a house with six strangers -- and your life with the world Here's the who's who and what's what on the cast that took up residence in a kickin' French chateaux: Ace, Adam, Christina, C T , Leah, Mallory, and Simon Was C T living a secret double life? How does everyone feel now about getting kicked out of the restaurant in Switzerland? Does Ace still hate everything about Paris? Inside this book is theback story on the backstabbing, including the truth behind the tulips, the first and final impressions each of the roomies made on the others, and what the neighbors had to say about late-night hot-tubbing and snowball fights Find out who plans on staying in touch, who wished the show never had to air at all, how many times Mallory flipped the cameras the bird, and much more WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PICTURES TAKEN BY THE CAST AND CREW! Bonus: An exclusive peek at "The Real Deal," the document given to Real World cast members containing the dos and don'ts of life in front of the cameras. 2003 г 176 стр ISBN 0743477731.
The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer артикул 942a.
The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer gathers a colorful and wide-ranging selection of pieces from leading musical commentators and critics Included are revealing interviews with the composer as well as eloquent essays by Ingram Marshall, Michael Steinberg, Alex Ross, Sarah Cahill, Alan Rich, and many others Editor обэем Thomas May has grouped this collection into four sections: profiles of the artist (including a fascinating memory piece from Ingram Marshall on Adams's early San Francisco years), detailed essays on the major works, interviews with some leading collaborators and interpreters, and critical reception This reader should be of use both as an introduction for the general reader to a preeminently significant American artist and as a reference for the more serious student or scholar. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 455 стр ISBN 1574671324.
Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Mishugas of the Yiddish Theater in America артикул 944a.
From the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed biographies Groucho and Ball of Fire comes a definitive look back at the Yiddish Theater In this soulful and entertaining elegy Stefan Kanfer traces its meteoric rise, its precipitous fall, and its lasting mark on American theater, film, and culture in general The Yiddish Theater’s обэех star seems to have burned out The venues in New York City have all gone So have the performers and their immigrant audiences But in Stardust Lost they live again as Kanfer brings the colorful stage roaring back to life Meticulously unraveling the history of Jewish theater, he begins with the drama of the Old Testament and moves through time and space to the cultural explosions of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the oppressions of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, and the pogroms of early twentieth-century czarist Russia Fleeing anti-Semitic edicts, the Jews of Eastern Europe push westward, migrating first to England and then to America With them come the extravagant personages who bring drama—in every sense of the word—to Manhattan’s Lower East Side Stardust Lost invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters En route, Kanfer reveals the nightly drama and comedy that played out behind the scenes as well as onstage, and introduces all the players—actors, divas, playwrights, directors, designers, and producers—who made it possible Along with the beating pulse of the Yiddish tradition come the larger-than-life stars: Boris Thomashefsky, Jacob P Adler, Molly Picon, Paul Muni, Bertha Kalisch, David Kessler, Maurice Schwartz, and many others, most with libidos to match their oversized egos The book grants us views of genuine artistic achievement along with tales of cutthroat competition, adulterous liaisons, and hilarious wrangles As we see in detail, assimilation, world events, and great shifts in American entertainment—the very entertainment that the Yiddish Theater encouraged by providing talent to uptown stages and film studios—lead to a poignant finale From the daring Yiddish interpretation of The Merchant of Venice to Stella Adler’s influence on young actors to John Garfield’s and Marlon Brando’s impact on the screen, Kanfer traverses lower Manhattan, Broadway, and Hollywood to give us the tumultuous birth, flourishing, and decline of a great art form It is a richly evocative chronicle that resurrects the forgotten landmarks and the vital personalities of the Yiddish Theater, whose work has gone but whose achievements can never be lost. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 352 стр ISBN 1400042887.
The Art of Voice Acting, Third Edition: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voice-Over артикул 946a.
From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, this book covers it all The Art of Voice Acting is an excellent introduction to the business and art of voice acting This new edition also features coverage of specialist areas of voice over: animation/video gaming and film/ обэещ movie trailer Updated to reflect the latest changes in performance techniques and products in the industry, it is essential reading for all voice over actors Packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips, it is the ideal resource for anyone involved in the industry The voice over demos and exercises on the expanded CD ROM complete this perfect modern manual to getting established in the voice acting industry *Learn insider tips on finding work, making audition tapes and establishing yourself as a professional voice over actor *Gain expert advice on how to keep your voice in top condition *Perfect your performing skills using easy-to-follow voice exercises and demos on CD Rom. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 360 стр ISBN 0240808924.
Theatricality as Medium артикул 948a.
Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that it is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle calls the "mythos," or the "plot " This conception of theater has subordinated characteristics related to the theatrical medium, such as the process обэею and place of staging, to the demands of a unified narrative This readable, thought-provoking, and multidisciplinary study explores theatrical writings that question this aesthetical-generic conception and seek instead to work with the medium of theatricality itself Beginning with Plato, Samuel Weber tracks the uneasy relationships among theater, ethics, and philosophy through Aristotle, the major Greek tragedians, Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, Kafka, Freud, Benjamin, Artaud, and many others who develop alternatives to dominant narrative-aesthetic assumptions about the theatrical medium His readings also interrogate the relation of theatricality to the introduction of electronic media The result is to show that, far from breaking with the characteristics of live staged performance, the new media intensify ambivalences about place and identity already at work in theater since the Greeks. 2004 г Мягкая обложка, 414 стр ISBN 0823224163.
Замок короля Артура Конструктор, 550 элементов артикул 950a.
Уникальный конструктор "Замок короля Артура" поможет Вам окунуться в волшебные времена Короля Артура - времена рыцарей, драконов и магии! Постройте катапульту и замок, обэжб установите на него флаги, подвижные фигурки пяти рыцарей, одного из которых можно посадить на лошадь, расположите собаку и орла, и начинайте поединок! В набор входят специальные стержни с двигательными элементами Прикрепив стержень к рыцарю, двигайте кнопку, и Ваш рыцарь будет поднимать и опускать руку с мечом, когда Вам это будет нужно Кто из соперников окажется сильнее? Это покажет исход этой великолепной битвы! В набор также входит множество дополнительных элементов, таких как поднос с едой, сундук с кладом и других Характеристики: Высота фигурки рыцаря: 6 см Размер упаковки: 59 см х 38 см x 8 см Изготовитель: Китай Состав 550 элементов конструктора, пошаговая иллюстрированная инструкция. Серия: Legend King Arthur.