Heroin, Acting, and Comedy in New York City

Author: Barry Spunt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137599723

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 4893

This book focuses on New York City-based actors and comedians who are self-acknowledged heroin users. Barry Spunt examines a number of hypotheses about the reasons why actors and comedians use heroin as well as the impact of heroin on performance, creativity, and career trajectory. A primary concern of the book is the role that subculture and identity play in helping us to understand the heroin use of these entertainers. Spunt captures the voices of actors and comedians through narrative accounts from a variety of secondary sources. He also examines how New York-based films about heroin relate to the major themes of his research.

Actresses and Mental Illness

Histrionic Heroines

Author: Fiona Gregory

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351035487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 2558

Actresses and Mental Illness investigates the relationship between the work of the actress and her personal experience of mental illness, from the late nineteenth through to the end of twentieth century. Over the past two decades scholars have made great advances in our understanding of the history of the actress, unearthing the material conditions of her working life, the force of her creative agency and the politics of her reception and representation. By focusing specifically on actresses’ encounters with mental illness, Fiona Gregory builds on this earlier work and significantly supplements it. Through detailed case studies of both well-known and neglected figures in theatre and film history, including Mrs Patrick Campbell, Vivien Leigh, Frances Farmer and Diana Barrymore, it shows how mental illness – actual or supposed – has impacted on actresses’ performances, careers and celebrity. The book covers a range of topics including: representing emotion on stage; the ‘failed’ actress; actresses and addiction; and actresses and psychiatric treatment. Actresses and Mental Illness expands the field of actress studies by showing how consideration of the personal experience of the actress influences our understanding of her work and its reception. The book underscores how the actress can be perceived as a representative public woman, acting as a lens through which we can examine broader attitudes to women and mental illness.

The Great Pictorial History of World Crime

Author: Jay Robert Nash

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461712157

Category: Law

Page: 1200

View: 7661

This unparalleled reference spans the entire scope of world history offering a thorough investigation into the most infamous crimes and their perpetrators throughout recorded time. Arranged by subject, from Assassination to Terrorism, each chapter begins with an essay that introduces the topic and provides a concise overview of the historical, social, and quite often, political significance of the crime. Subjects are further developed crime-by-crime, from ancient to modern times through descriptive entries covering the criminal acts, modus operandi, criminal background information, and motives along with insightful anecdotes. Every major crime category is presented as a separate, all-inclusive history. Within the two-volumes there are thousands of in-depth profiles and more than 2,000 illustrations, almost half of which are published here for the first time and drawn from the author's personal collection of photographs, drawings, and primary documents. An extensive bibliography of more than 5,000 entries and a comprehensive proper name and subject index make this an easy-to-use and essential reference for those searching for details of the people, places, and events in the world of crime.


Author: Njål Helgheim

Publisher: Njål Helgheim

ISBN: 8283281356

Category: Art

Page: 716

View: 1042

WIKIPILATION: The Encyclopedia of Films about World History & Human Rights and Other Global Issues. Special focus on Africa, the Middle East and Asia. LGBT FOCUS: A special focus also on LGBT issues; two separate LGBT film collections: chapter #357 Same-sex marriage, and chapter #415 LGBT rights opposition and violence against LGBT people, which is a huge collection of best reviewed and popular LGBT documentaries and fictions films from all over the world. 73 out of 420 film collections contain LGBT-related films. 420 COLLECTIONS of best reviewed and popular documentaries and fiction films from 150+ different countries; time period covered: 13 800 000 000 BCE to the present day. 420 chapters about historical events, political entities, movements, social issues, global challenges and other topics of wide relevance; see list of topics below. EASY NAVIGATION: 7428 hyperlinks ensure easy navigation back and forth between chapters and the table of contents or the alphabetical index. CALL FOR GLOBAL CITIZEN ACTION: «Wikipilation» is a topic-based film catalogue and learning tool, and also a call for global citizen action – aiming to raise awareness to the fact that it’s high time we 1) stop being ruled by corporations, 2) heal the Earth, and 3) show more compassion for fellow human beings in distress. FINDING FILMS IS EASY: Go to the table of contents or the alphabetical index, find your topic, and click on the hyperlink leading to the corresponding chapter where you will find all the best films related to that topic. LIST OF TOPICS «WIKIPILATION» gives you all the best films about: 1) CURRENT SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES such as genetic engineering; economic liberalization; neo-colonialism and land grabbing in poor countries by international corporations; environmental deterioration; government–corporate collusion, military privatization, mass surveillance and other threats to democracy; indigenous rights; education; criminal justice; health care; organized crime; child abuse; LGBT rights opposition and violence against LGBT people; poverty; exploitation of labour; slavery; racism; religious persecution; sexism and violence against women; terrorism; war crimes; crimes against humanity. 2) MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS IN THE 2010s, such as the United States diplomatic cables leak; Arab Spring and Arab Winter; Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; Libyan crisis; Syrian civil war; Yemeni crisis; global surveillance disclosures; South Sudanese civil war; Hong Kong protests; annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine; persecution of Muslims in Myanmar, and much more. 3) LONG-TERM AND STILL ONGOING WARS AND CONFLICTS, such as the Chechen-Russian conflict in North Caucasus; Kurdish separatism in Iran, Kurdish-Iraqi conflict, Kurdish rebellions in Turkey, and Syrian Kurdish-Islamist conflict; Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Papua conflict in Indonesia; Colombian conflict; Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in India; Western Sahara conflict between the Polisario Front and Morocco; War in Afghanistan; internal conflict in Peru; Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan; Abkhaz-Georgian conflict; Georgian-Ossetian conflict; Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency; Somali Civil War; Chiapas conflict in Mexico; War on Terror; South Thailand insurgency; War in Darfur; drone strikes in Pakistan; War on Drugs. 4) ALL MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS ON ALL CONTINENTS FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE PRESENT DAY. 5) INDIAN CLASSICAL DRAMA, CHINESE OPERA, WESTERN ART MOVEMENTS, Western opera, ballet, flamenco, samba, tango, fado, contemporary art, blues, jazz, rock music, soul music, RnB, funk, hip hop, sport, chess, poker, cinema, and much more.

Poisoning & Toxicology Handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lexi-Comp


Category: Medical

Page: 1553

View: 2998

This reference describes 683 medicinal agents, 317 nonmedicinal agents, 217 biological agents, 57 herbal agents, 111 diagnostic tests or procedures, and 78 antidotes and drugs used in toxicology. Each entry contains information on CAS number, brand names, mechanism of action, adverse reactions, sign

Black Cop

The Real Deal : the True Story of New York City's Most Decorated Cop

Author: Richard Lewis

Publisher: Destiny Image Pub

ISBN: 9781560435839

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 7035

The true story of how Richie Lewis, a boy from the housing projects of New York City went on to become Detective Richard Lewis, the most highly decorated police officer in the history of New York City. Richard speaks out against the racism that still exists in America - within police departments. He relates how he and other black police officers were repeatedly denied promotions and were even treated like criminals themselves by some white cops.

The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 3939


Schöne Verhältnisse


Author: Edward St. Aubyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442737918


Page: 187

View: 3537


Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

Author: Horst Rieck,Kai Hermann,Christiane F.

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646902329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

View: 5319

Im Alter von zwölf Jahren kommt Christiane F. in einem Jugendheim zum Haschisch, kurz darauf in einer Diskothek zum Heroin. Sie wird süchtig, geht vormittags zur Schule und nachmittags mit ihren ebenfalls heroinabhängigen Freunden auf den Kinderstrich am Bahnhof Zoo. Die Berlinerin Christiane F. erzählt mit minuziösem Erinnerungsvermögen und rückhaltloser Offenheit ihre traurige Geschichte. Ein Buch, das in den 70er Jahren Deutschland erschütterte - und bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt hat.

Movie Stars Do the Dumbest Things

Author: Margaret Moser

Publisher: Renaissance Books

ISBN: 9781429978378

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 7174

Johnny Depp. Marilyn Monroe. Marlon Brando. Leonardo DiCaprio. Woody Allen. Shanron Stone. What do all of these actors have in common? They're outrageous, receive huge salaries, have enormous agos, and have way too much spare time. Their out-of-control lifestyles prove that, as one Hollywood observer noted, "Hollywood is a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat." You'll learn which director was furious when he was misquoted as saying, "Actors are cattle." He clamed he had really said, "Actors should be treated as cattle." You'll discover that Bruce Wilis ordered the final scenes in Striking Distance to be re-shot at a cost of over $750,000 because the original shots exposed his toupee. You'll find that Melanie Griffith explained her ignorance of the Nazi holocaust by saying, "I don't know why I didn't know. Maybe I missed school that day...I'm not stupid." Whether you're a fan of Hugh Grant, Dennis Hopper, or Whoopi Goldberg, you'll learn about all of the embarrassing moments in your favorite star's life. From young actors like Ben Affleck and Cameron Diaz to screen legends like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, Movie Stars Do the Dumbest Things is proof that actors are more childish and impulsive than you've ever imagined.

To Make Our World Anew

A History of African Americans

Author: Robin D. G. Kelley,Earl Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839018

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2439

Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to today's black filmmakers and politicians. Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious "Jim Crow" laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and '60s, and the emergence of today's black middle class. From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.

Crash and Burn

Author: Artie Lange,Anthony Bozza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476765111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9788

The comedian and radio personality discusses his drug addiction, battle with depression, and ultimate recovery.

Film Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion picture industry

Page: N.A

View: 9095


Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

View: 3840

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

New York Theatre Critics' Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theater

Page: N.A

View: 5282

Theatre critics' reviews brings you the complete reviews from these New York publications and stations whenever covered by the critic: New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, WABC-TV, CBS-TV, New York times, Christian Science monitor, Newsweek.

The Michigan Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dearborn (Mich.)

Page: N.A

View: 2671


Women Filmmakers & Their Films

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster,Katrien Jacobs,Amy L. Unterburger

Publisher: St James Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 573

View: 2190

This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b&w portraits and stills.