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Deconstructing Sammy

Deconstructing Sammy Book
Author : Matt Birkbeck
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2008-09-16
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Documents an investigation into the illicit life of the entertainment icon to explain his descent into poverty, in an account that offers insight into his alleged connections to the mob and scandalous rumors about his personal life. 100,000 first printing.

Deconstructing Sammy

Deconstructing Sammy Book
Author : Matt Birkbeck
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0061982415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sammy Davis Jr. lived a storied life. Adored by millions over a six-decade-long career, he was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. His estate was declared insolvent, and there was no possibility of itever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife, Altovise, a once-vivacious woman and heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, was living in poverty, and with nowhere else to go, she turned to a former federal prosecutor, Albert "Sonny" Murray, to make one last attempt to resolve Sammy's debts, restore his estate, and revive his legacy. For seven years Sonny probed Sammy's life to understand how someone of great notoriety and wealth could have lost everything, and in the process he came to understand Sammy as a man whose complexity makes for a riveting work of celebrity biography as cultural history. Matt Birkbeck's serious work of investigative journalism unveils the extraordinary story of an international celebrity at the center of a confluence of entertainment, politics, and organized crime, and shows how even Sammy's outsized talent couldn't save him from himself.

Biographical Dictionary of African Americans Revised Edition

Biographical Dictionary of African Americans  Revised Edition Book
Author : Rachel Kranz
Publisher : Infobase Holdings, Inc
Release : 2021-01-01
ISBN : 1438198779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For centuries, African Americans have made important contributions to American culture. From Crispus Attucks, whose death marked the start of the Revolutionary War, to Oprah Winfrey, perhaps the most recognizable and influential TV personality today, black men and women have played an integral part in American history. This greatly expanded and updated edition of our best-selling volume, The Biographical Dictionary of Black Americans, Revised Edition profiles more than 250 of America's important, influential, and fascinating black figures, past and present—in all fields, including the arts, entertainment, politics, science, sports, the military, literature, education, the media, religion, and many more.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers

Focus On  100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers Book
Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Release : 2023-01-29
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Male Musical Theatre Actors

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Male Musical Theatre Actors Book
Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Release : 2023-01-29
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focus On 100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Focus On  100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Book
Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Release : 2023-01-29
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Male Soap Opera Actors

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Male Soap Opera Actors Book
Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Release : 2023-01-29
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Impressionists Entertainers

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Impressionists  Entertainers  Book
Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Release : 2023-01-29
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dancing Down the Barricades

Dancing Down the Barricades Book
Author : Matthew Frye Jacobson
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2023-02-07
ISBN : 0520391810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A deep dive into racial politics, Hollywood, and Black cultural struggles for liberation as reflected in the extraordinary life and times of Sammy Davis Jr. Through the lens of Sammy Davis Jr.'s six-decade career in show business—from vaudeville to Vegas to Broadway, Hollywood, and network TV—Dancing Down the Barricades examines the workings of race in American culture. The title phrase holds two contradictory meanings regarding Davis's cultural politics: Did he dance the barricades down, as he liked to think, or did he simply dance down them, as his more radical critics would have it? Davis was at once a pioneering, barrier-busting, anti–Jim Crow activist and someone who was widely associated with accommodationism and wannabe whiteness. Historian Matthew Frye Jacobson attends to both threads, analyzing how industry norms, productions, scripts, roles, and audience expectations and responses were all framed by race against the backdrop of a changing America. In the spirit of better understanding Davis's life and career, Dancing Down the Barricades examines the complexities of his constraints, freedoms, and choices for what they reveal about Black history and American political culture.

Sinatra

Sinatra Book
Author : James Kaplan
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN : 0307946932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the Best Books of the Year The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The story of Frank Sinatra’s second act, Sinatra finds the Chairman on top of the world, riding high after an Oscar victory—and firmly reestablished as the top recording artist of his day. Following Sinatra from the mid-1950s to his death in 1998, Kaplan uncovers the man behind the myth, revealing by turns the peerless singer, the (sometimes) powerful actor, the business mogul, the tireless lover, and—of course—the close associate of the powerful and infamous. It was in these decades that the enduring legacy of Frank Sinatra was forged, and Kaplan vividly captures “Ol’ Blue Eyes” in his later years. The sequel to the New York Times best-selling Frank, here is the concluding volume of the definitive biography of "The Entertainer of the Century."

The Quiet Don

The Quiet Don Book
Author : Matt Birkbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 1101618264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To what extent was Rosario “Russell” Bufalino involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975? In the CIA’s recruitment of gangsters to assassinate Fidel Castro? In organizing the historic meeting of crime chieftains in 1957? Even in the production of The Godfather movie? A uniquely American saga that spans six decades, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino’s remarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to a man described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as “one of the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States.” Secretive—even reclusive—Russell Bufalino quietly built his organized crime empire in the decades between Prohibition and the Carter presidency. His reach extended far beyond the coal country of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and quaint Amish farms near Lancaster. Bufalino had a hand in global, national, and local politics of the largest American cities, many of its major industries, and controlled the powerful Teamsters Union. His influence also reached the highest levels of Pennsylvania government and halls of Congress, and his legacy left a culture of corruption that continues to this day. INCLUDES PHOTOS

The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath

The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath Book
Author : Thomas Aiello
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2021-10-15
ISBN : 1496835387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1963, at the height of the southern civil rights movement, Cecil Brathwaite (1936–2014), under the pseudonym Cecil Elombe Brath, published a satire of Black leaders entitled Color Us Cullud! The American Negro Leadership Official Coloring Book. The book pillories a variety of Black leaders—from political figures like Adam Clayton Powell and Whitney Young to civil rights activists like Martin Luther King, Bayard Rustin, and John Lewis, and even entertainers like Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne, and Dick Gregory—critiquing the inauthenticity of movement leaders while urging a more radical approach to Black activism. Despite the strong illustrations and unique commentary presented in the coloring book, it has virtually disappeared from histories of the movement. The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath restores the coloring book and its creator to a place of prominence in the historiography of the Black left. It begins with an analysis of Brath’s influences, describing his life and work including his development as a Black nationalist thinker and Black satirist. This volume includes Brath’s early works—illustrations for DownBeat magazine and Beat Jokes, Bop Humor, & Cool Cartoons—as well as the full run of his comic strip “Congressman Carter and Beat Nick Jackson” from the New York Citizen-Call and a complete edition of Color Us Cullud! itself. These illustrations are followed by annotations that frame and contextualize each of the coloring book’s entries. The book closes with selections from Brath’s art and political thinking via archival material and samples of his written work. Ultimately, this volume captures and restores a unique perspective on the civil rights movement often omitted from the historiography but vital to understanding its full scope.

Ink

Ink Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deconstructing Sammy

Deconstructing Sammy Book
Author : Matt Birkbeck
Publisher : Amistad
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 9780061450679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adored by millions, Sammy Davis Jr. was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. Years later his once-vivacious wife, Altovise, heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, was living in poverty. With nowhere else to turn, she asked a former federal prosecutor, Albert “Sonny” Murray, to try to resolve Sammy's debts and restore his estate. For seven years Sonny probed Sammy's life and came to understand the tormented artist as a man of tragic complexity. Deconstructing Sammy is the extraordinary story of an international celebrity whose outsize talent couldn't save him from himself.

Stars for Freedom

Stars for Freedom Book
Author : Emilie Raymond
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2015-06-08
ISBN : 0295806079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Oprah Winfrey to Angelina Jolie, George Clooney to Leonardo DiCaprio, Americans have come to expect that Hollywood celebrities will be outspoken advocates for social and political causes. However, that wasn’t always the case. As Emilie Raymond shows, during the civil rights movement the Stars for Freedom - a handful of celebrities both black and white - risked their careers by crusading for racial equality, and forged the role of celebrity in American political culture. Focusing on the “Leading Six” trailblazers - Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Sidney Poitier - Raymond reveals how they not only advanced the civil rights movement in front of the cameras, but also worked tirelessly behind the scenes, raising money for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legal defense, leading membership drives for the NAACP, and personally engaging with workaday activists to boost morale. Through meticulous research, engaging writing, and new interviews with key players, Raymond traces the careers of the Leading Six against the backdrop of the movement. Perhaps most revealing is the new light she sheds on Sammy Davis, Jr., exploring how his controversial public image allowed him to raise more money for the movement than any other celebrity. The result is an entertaining and informative book that will appeal to film buffs and civil rights historians alike, as well as to anyone interested in the rise of celebrity power in American society.

Miss I don t give a sh t

 Miss  I don   t give a sh t  Book
Author : Adele Bates
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2021-09-01
ISBN : 1529776066
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you want to be an inspiring teacher for everyone you teach, even the trickier cherubs in your class? Or maybe you just want to get through a lesson without a desk flying at you or a blazer being set alight? In this down-to-earth book Adele Bates shares practical approaches, strategies and tips from the classroom on how to help pupils with behavioural needs thrive with their education. Packed full of real-life classroom scenarios, student voice and relevant theory, every chapter offers an Action Box helping you to implement these strategies – next lesson, next week and long term. From relationship building and teaching self-regulation, to fostering inclusivity, paying attention to your own self-care and schoolwide approaches, Adele Bates unpicks some of the most difficult aspects of being a teacher and empowers you to grow as a confident classroom professional.

African Americans in the Performing Arts

African Americans in the Performing Arts Book
Author : Steven Otfinoski
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 143812855X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides short biographies of African Americans who have contributed to the performing arts.

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry Book
Author : Keith Hatschek,Veronica A. Wells
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-09-15
ISBN : 1538111446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important artists, managers, companies, industry terminology and significant trade associations.

A Beautiful Child

A Beautiful Child Book
Author : Matt Birkbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-08-02
ISBN : 144062366X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY GIRL IN THE PICTURE Sharon Marshall was a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a lifetime of deception that became one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American true crime. A student at Forest Park High School near Atlanta, Georgia, popular blonde-haired Sharon Marshall was at the top of her class. Serving as a Lt. Colonel in the ROTC, she earned a full scholarship to Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering. She was the ultimate girl next door, sweet, generous, and well-adjusted. But Sharon had disturbing secrets so shocking and unique, they took more than a decade to unravel... This is the horrifying true story of a mysterious young woman caught in the violent web of the murderous fugitive she called her father—and a heartrending testament to the profound courage and perseverance of one woman trapped in the grip of extreme evil.

A Deadly Secret

A Deadly Secret Book
Author : Matt Birkbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-03-30
ISBN : 110198743X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Even as he awaits trial, accused murderer Robert Durst can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. The subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx and the upcoming Lifetime movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, his story is as captivating as it is horrifying. Here, from the first reporter to access Durst’s NYPD files, is the authoritative account of a decades-long criminal odyssey—the very book found in Durst’s own apartment when it was searched by police. When medical student Kathie Durst vanished in 1982, she was married to Robert Durst, son of a New York real estate magnate. Kathie’s friends had reason to implicate her husband. They told police that Kathie lived in terror of Robert, and that she had uncovered incriminating financial evidence about him. But Durst’s secrets went even deeper. For decades, Kathie’s disappearance remained a mystery. Then in 2001, Durst, an heir to an empire valued at two billion dollars, was arrested for shoplifting in Pennsylvania. When the police brought him in, they discovered that he was a suspect in the murder of Texas drifter Morris Black, whose dismembered remains were found floating in Galveston Bay, and that Durst was also wanted for questioning in the killing of his friend, Susan Burman, in Los Angeles. Based on interviews with family, friends, and acquaintances of Durst, law enforcement, and others involved in the case, A Deadly Secret is a cross-country odyssey of stolen IDs and multiple identities that raises baffling questions about one of the country’s most prominent families—and one of its most elusive suspected killers. Includes additional material not in the original Berkley edition and eight pages of photographs