Last Man Standing

Tales from Tinseltown

Author: Roger Moore

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782432671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 375

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In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show-business scene. We all know him as an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over, but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he's well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud fu
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One Lucky Bastard

Tales from Tinseltown

Author: Roger Moore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he’s an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he’s also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Moore lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. One Lucky Bastard features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers including, Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli, and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, these extraordinary tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best.
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Last Man Standing

A Novel

Author: Jerome Preisler,Walter Hill

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9781572971851

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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A crime war between two bosses, Rossi and Doyle, in a Prohibition-era Texas border town takes a surprising turn when a mysterious drifter arrives, offering his services as a hired gun to both sides
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My Word is My Bond

A Memoir

Author: Sir Roger Moore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061980411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played the role of James Bond longer than any other actor. Beginning with the classic Live and Let Die, running through Moonraker and A View to a Kill, Moore brought his finely honed wit and wry charm to one of Hollywood's most beloved and long-lasting characters. Still, James Bond was only one in a lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era, and encompassing stardom in theater and television on both sides of the Atlantic. From The Saint to Maverick, Warner Brothers to MGM, Hollywood to London to extreme locations the world over, Roger Moore's story is one of the last of the classic Hollywood lives as yet untold. Until now. From the dying days of the studio system and the birth of television, to the quips of Noël Coward and David Niven, to the bedroom scenes and outtakes from the Bond movies, Moore has seen and heard it all. Nothing is left out—especially the naughty bits. The "special effects" by which James Bond unzipped a dress with a magnet; the spectacular risks in The Spy Who Loved Me's opening scene; and Moore's preparation for facing down villains (he would imagine they all have halitosis): the stories in My Word is My Bond are priceless. Throughout his career, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and powerful, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour, and Cary Grant among his contemporaries and friends. Included are stories of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and a kindhearted Richard Kiel, infamous as Bond enemy Jaws. As much as it is Moore's own exceptional story, My Word is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood history.
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The Life and Loves of a He Devil

A Memoir

Author: Graham Norton

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444790277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'I defy anyone not to snort, howl and recoil' The Sunday Times 'Full of wicked asides, tart observations and sharp remarks that could only have originated in Graham Norton's witty brain.' Terry Wogan Looking around the room I saw what life really was. It was made up of my passions. I saw my life reflected back at me. People I liked, people I loved, people I had shared half a century with. All the stories of my life were together in that one room and it made me very happy. Who wouldn't want a friend like Graham Norton? A little bit naughty, full of frank advice, bursting with gossip about the world's biggest stars - but most of all with an emphatic love of life and all its joys, big and small. Join him - glass of wine in hand, faithful doggy friend by your side - and delve in as he shares the loves of his life.
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Bond On Bond

Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies

Author: Sir Roger Moore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762789700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The Bond movies remain the longest continually running film series in movie history. As the over 1 billion dollar worldwide take of last year’s Skyfall showed, James Bond remains an iconic and beloved franchise. While there have been other actors that have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, one of the most renowned and beloved 007s, is the charming and charismatic Sir Roger Moore. To celebrate these films and their cultural heritage, Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them. From the girls to the villains, the cars to the cocktails, the gadgets, locations and everything else, this beautiful book is illustrated with hundreds of iconic images from all the films plus many previously unseen photos from the Bond archive. This is the ultimate James Bond book, written by the ultimate insider, with all the affection and good humor Moore brought to the role. It is the perfect gift for all fans of these much loved films
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Bring on the Empty Horses

Author: David Niven

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9780340839959

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 352

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Following The Moon's a Ballon, this title presents the second part of David Niven's autobiography. This book aims to be a reminder of a much-loved actor who epitomised, for many, the essential British gent, even when surrounded by the stars of Hollywood.
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Jimmy Stewart

Bomber Pilot

Author: Starr Smith

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760328248

Category: History

Page: 287

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Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II--and they were legion--Jimmy Stewart was unique. "Bomber Pilot" chronicles his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat.
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Roger Moore: À bientôt…

Author: Roger Moore

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782438629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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In this warm and engaging book, the late, great Sir Roger Moore reflects on life and ageing. Delivered, along with his own hand-drawn sketches, to his publisher shortly before he passed away, in À Bientôt, Roger looks back on his life - and gives it his trademark sideways glance, too. Nostalgic, funny, charming and, most importantly, very human, his reflections on age and ageing encompass all aspects of this universal experience, from reminiscences on childhood and 'what might have been'; keeping abreast of the ever-changing times; senior moments, memory and getting to grips with technology; the joys - and frustrations - of travel; work and play. Along with these he tells of the intense happiness - and some equally intense sadnesses - of family life. Featuring his own sketches throughout, this book sees Roger at his most open and forthright. The true stories and situations he shares in this warm and intimate book reveal a 'Bond Unbound', the human being inside the action-adventure character that made him so famous the world over. Always upbeat and - as ever - endearingly self-effacing and unpretentious, in À bientôt he shares the joys he experienced every day along with the tiny triumphs that life brings to us all at the most unexpected times.
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For Your Eyes Only

Behind the Scenes of the James Bond Films

Author: David Giammarco

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781550224993

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

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All-new stories told by the people who make Bond come to life. For Your Eyes Only: Behind the Scenes of the Bond Films is a rare tour of the world's most successful film series of all time. Explore the exciting world of James Bond through unprecedented access on the 007 sets and exclusive interviews with Bond's leading players, from Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Sean Connery, to the key directors, stunt and special effects wizards, to the legendary producers and writers, to old series favourites like "Q" and Miss Moneypenny. And, oh yes, the bevy of Bond girl beauties. Retracing the cultural and political impact of the Bond series, the book also features interviews with such luminaries as Hugh Hefner and CIA agent E. Howard Hunt discussing the Bond phenomenon. From literary beginnings, to international film sensation, to mid-'80s faltering, to the spectacular resurgence when Pierce Brosnan took over the infamous role, James Bond is now more popular -- and a bigger box-office behemoth -- than ever before. Tomorrow Never Dies -- and neither does Bond ... James Bond.
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Postcards From the Edge

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849833656

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue
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Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse

And Other Lessons from Modern Life

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 178335058X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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What's wrong with calling a burglar brave? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? Why is every film and TV programme a sequel or a remake? Why are we so reliant on perpetual diversion that someone has created chocolate toothpaste? Is there anything to be done about the Internet? These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell as he delights us with a tour of the absurdities of modern life - from Ryanair to Downton Abbey, sports day to smoking, nuclear weapons to phone etiquette, UKIP to hotdogs made of cats. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense,Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious nation.
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Shallow Graves

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743424011

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From The Bone Collector to his James Bond masterwork, “there is no thriller writer today like Jeffery Deaver”(San Jose Mercury News)! John Pellam had a promising career as a Hollywood stuntman, until a tragedy sidetracked him. Now he’s a divorced, hard-living location scout who travels the country in search of shooting sites, and pulling his camper into any small town brings out the locals seeking their fifteen minutes of fame. But behind an idyllic locale in upstate New York is a hotbed of violence, lust, and conspiracy, and Pellam is thrust into the heart of an unfolding drama and the search for a killer when a brutal murder has him hunting down justice on behalf of a dear friend.
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Sexplosion

From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange-- How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos

Author: Robert Hofler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062088351

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in our pop culture: Portnoy's Complaint, Myra Breckinridge, Hair, The Boys in the Band, Midnight Cowboy, Last Tango in Paris, and Deep Throat. In Sexplosion, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking many of the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these and other controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. During the time the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village and Roe v. Wade was making its way to the Supreme Court, a group of daring artists was challenging the status quo and defining the country's concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences upon one another and the rest of entertainment. Always colorful and often unexpected, Sexplosion is an illuminating account of a generation of sexual provocateurs and the power their works continue to hold decades later.
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Roger Moore

His Films and Career

Author: Gareth Owen,Oliver Bayan

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780709078845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Most famous as suave sleuth Simon Templar in the 1960s, Roger Moore hung up his halo and in 1973 stepped into the shoes of James Bond 007 for a blockbusting seven adventures—making him one of the most recognizable faces in the world. His wicked sense of humor and raised eyebrow have endeared him to both peers and fans alike. Authors Gareth Owen and Oliver Bayan offer the full story of his films and career, punctuated with memories and anecdotes from the man himself. With almost 100 rare photographs, including many from Moore's own collection, Roger Moore: His Films and Career offers an insight into the world of the intensely private actor and tireless charity worker.
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Cuba in Revolution

Escape from a Lost Paradise

Author: Miguel A. Faria

Publisher: Hacienda Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communism

Page: 452

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The 007 Diaries

Filming Live and Let Die

Author: Roger Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750987592

Category:

Page: 224

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To tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film's production which was published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From the previous October, when he was unveiled as the new 007, through to his first scenes on location in New Orleans and his final shot in New York, Moore describes his whirlwind journey as cinema's most famous secret agent. Taking in the sights of Jamaica before returning to Pinewood Studios, Moore's razor wit and unique brand of humor is ever present. With tales from every location, including his encounters with his co-stars and key crew members, Moore offers the reader an unusually candid, amusing and hugely insightful behind-the-scenes look into the world's most successful film franchise. Never before, and never since, has a 007 himself written such a book, and this new, limited edition will introduce the next generation of Bond fans to Roger Moore's extraordinary legacy.
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Radiance

A Novel

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765335298

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Radiance is a decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery set in a Hollywood-and solar system-very different from our own, from Catherynne M. Valente, the phenomenal talent behind the New York Times bestselling The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father's films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars. For this is not our solar system, but one drawn from classic science fiction in which all the planets are inhabited and we travel through space on beautiful rockets. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe. But her latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Though her crew limps home to earth and her story is preserved by the colony's last survivor, Severin will never return. Told using techniques from reality TV, classic film, gossip magazines, and meta-fictional narrative, Radiance is a solar system-spanning story of love, exploration, family, loss, quantum physics, and silent film.
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Tammy Wynette

Tragic Country Queen

Author: Jimmy McDonough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The first full-scale biography of the enduring first lady of country music The twentieth century had three great female singers who plumbed the darkest corners of their hearts and transformed private grief into public dramas. In opera, there was the unsurpassed Maria Callas. In jazz, the tormented Billie Holiday. And in country music, there was Tammy Wynette. "Stand by Your Man," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Take Me to Your World" are but a few highlights of Tammy's staggering musical legacy, all sung with a voice that became the touchtone for women's vulnerability, disillusionment, strength, and endurance. In Tammy Wynette, bestselling biographer Jimmy McDonough tells the story of the small-town girl who grew up to be the woman behind the microphone, whose meteoric rise led to a decades-long career full of tragedy and triumph. Through a high-profile marriage and divorce, her dreadful battle with addiction and illness, and the struggle to compete in a rapidly evolving Nashville, Tammy turned a brave smile toward the world and churned out masterful hit songs though her life resembled the most heartbreaking among them. Tammy Wynette is an intimate portrait of a music icon, the Queen of Heartbreak, whose powerful voice simultaneously evoked universal pain and longing even as it belied her own.
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