“It was all up there. Says Rock Hudson (Eric Farr) at the start of this rule-breaking, dizzying assortment of clips from Rock Hudson's Hollywood career that make up Mark Rappaport's feature film Rock Hudson's Home Movies. Employing a narrative commentary from beyond the grave, the film invests an eclectic form of biography. The closer you look at Hudson's films the more you see the actor is winking at us. An award-winning blend of dozens of clips, Rock Hudson's Home Movies sheds a new and provocative light on one of Hollywood's greatest legends. Also featuring Gary Cooper, Doris Day, James Dean, Karl Douglas, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor and moreSpecial Features: Rarely seen short film Blue Streak Trailer for forthcoming documentary By Mark Rappaport - The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
WISH I WAS HERE follows the life of Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), an L.A-based mid-thirties husband, out-of-work actor and non-practicing Jew. Approaching a crisis point in his life, he s reluctant to give up on his dream of becoming an actor yet feels the strain he s putting on his wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), the sole breadwinner. When his father (Mandy Patinkin), gets ill and they can no longer afford to send their kids (Joey King and Pierce Gagnon), to a private Hebrew school, Aidan is forced to re-evaluate everything. Not easy for a guy who still daydreams he s a spaceman. Also starring Josh Gad, Jim Parsons and Ashley Greene, WISH I WAS HERE is the uplifting and relatable story of life, love and family for a thirty-something man who finds himself at major crossroads. The talk of Sundance festival on its debut earlier this year, WISH I WAS HERE is renowned as one of the biggest Kickstarter projects ever created, and features soundtrack music from the likes of The Shins, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Cat Power and Paul Simon.
I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself. (Rock Hudson) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In the middle of the 20th century, there was perhaps no leading man as famous and popular as Rock Hudson, who would star in both comedies and dramas on the way to being named one of the Top 10 Stars of the Year for eight years straight (1957-1964). Whether he was starring in a comedy with Doris Day or in a drama opposite Elizabeth Taylor, the tall, impeccably dressed actor couldn't help but make girls in the audience swoon, and he was recognized as one of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs. The successes of his peak years ensured that Hudson would remain a star over the course of four decades. He appeared in about 70 films during his career. Today, however, Rock Hudson might be better known for his personal life. Acting in a more conservative era, Hudson struggled to keep his homosexuality out of the news, for fear it would destroy his career, even though many of his Hollywood contemporaries were aware of it. After Hudson died of AIDS in 1985 - perhaps the first major celebrity to die of the disease - details of his personal life began to be publicized, sometimes amidst messy legal battles. The pains Hudson took to keep his personal life private soon became clear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Kessel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036080/bk_acx0_036080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In New York City in the early 1930s, a man is poisoned on a crowded streetcar during rush hour. Everyone sees Longstreet die - but no one sees the killer. Inspector Thumm's few clues all lead up a blind alley. He finally seeks the aid of Drury Lane - retired Shakespearean actor, master of disguise, and amateur sleuth. Seated amid the splendor of the vast medieval halls of his castle on the Hudson, Drury Lane hears the story from the inspector. He knows who the murderer is right away, but he refuses to reveal his identity until he has sufficient evidence for the police to arrest him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Peckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006886/bk_blak_006886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Chicago-born, Williams started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. He is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as an alien called Mork in the TV sci-fi sitcom series Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills. After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred or co-starred in various films that achieved both critical acclaim and financial success, including Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, The Birdcage, and Good Will Hunting. He also starred in widely acclaimed films such as The World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Awakenings, The Fisher King, One Hour Photo, and World's Greatest Dad, as well as box office hits such as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Night at the Museum. Williams won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards throughout his career. On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California, at the age of 63, which his wife attributed to his struggle with Lewy body disease. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119152/bk_acx0_119152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writers clamor to get into the Best Gay Erotica series because it sets the bar for the highest quality of sexy, gay stories. Richard Labont is an icon in the field of erotic and romantic writing who has a knack for finding seductive, literary talent. Blair Mastbaum, author, editor, producer, and actor, selected this year's crop, picking top-notch stories that are unparalleled in hotness and excellence. Best Gay Erotica 2010 is the biggest page-turner of them all, with stories running the gamut of gay male sexual experiences, from first times to one-night stands, from long-time lovers to explosive group get-togethers. In "A Beautiful Place," a young male ingenue brings Hollywood to its knees, literally. "The Suburban Boy" reveals that the real magic kingdom in central Florida, where every erotic wish comes true. Contributors include Simon Sheppard, Rachel Kramer Bussel, David Holly, Nick Hudson, Marvin Partridge, Thom Wolf, and Jamie Freeman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000621/bk_acx0_000621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An actress turns Hotwife. On the big screen! A group of hackers gain access to a prominent young actress’s cloud account and leaks explicit images of her Online. Lisa Hudson finds herself suddenly thrust into a new limelight basking under the glow of never-ending male attention. The attention intensifies leading up to her week-long tour for a movie shoot. Jared is stunned that his gorgeous wife is managing to handle the violation of her privacy so calmly. At first furious and disgusted at the leak, he finds himself intrigued and curious at his wife’s willingness to entertain the spotlight. The couple’s thoughts and desires cross paths as Lisa butt-dials her husband while engaging in a naughty extramarital affair. Jared and Lisa confess their innermost secret desires with each other, sharing a rare golden moment as they learn of each other’s hotwife fantasy. And so when the married woman is due on her week-long movie tour to play an intimate scene with the actor... the couple finds their relationship taking a path they never thought they would take… A sizzling hot 32,000 word romance novella featuring an actress finding her naughty pictures leaked Online, a husband curious about his addiction to other men fantasizing over his wife, and a couple who suddenly find their hotwife fantasies stepped up several notches as a wife explores her fantasy on the big screen with the lead actor. Sign up to Karly’s mailing list to get the free epilogue to The Hotwife Adventure! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Harder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116269/bk_acx0_116269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this audiobook, Christian Schramm, success coach, presenter and actor makes you familiar with the recipe for success used by Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie. If you want to be convincing and want to give an authentic, self-confident and authentic presentation in the stages of your life, you only have to use the Hollywood technique! Christian Schramm - known from German TV, movies and comedy shows (Die Lindenstrasse, Ein Fall für Zwei, Rosenheimcops) combines his know-how, practically applied methods and a lot of humor to motivate you to let your own star shine! With the 10 point strategy and your guideline for success, he will show you how to become the director of your performance! Christian Schramm has been inspired by his acting coaches in Los Angeles as well as by international training with some of the most famous Hollywood-acting coaches such as M.K. Lewis, Sam Christiansen and Bernie Hiller (who taught Cameron Diaz, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Kate Hudson). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Schramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhei/000040/bk_rhei_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Gripping, funny, creative, and courageous, Rocking the Pink is a winner.” (Jack Black, actor) “Rocking the Pink is a funny, raw, soul-joltingly joyful, effing freebird of a memoir. It made me laugh out loud and ache in all the right places. Whatever excuse you have for not latching onto life, this book strips it away. Whoever’s telling you that you can’t be whatever brand of rock star you were born to be, this book makes a liar out of them.” (Joni Rodgers, author of Bald in the Land of Big Hair and The Hurricane Lover) “Rocking the Pink is compelling, romantic, funny, sad, smart, and most of all, the truth.” (Mark Hudson, Grammy-winning producer/songwriter) “Laura Roppé not only shares her story but does so in raucous terms. She shows us not only how to fight back but how to live.” (Jennifer Griffin, Fox News correspondent) “Rocking the Pink is bursting with Laura’s moxie, charm, and grit. I was hooked from page one.” (David Fishof, founder of Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp) “The art of surviving cancer is all about how you choose to get busy living in the wake of life-altering circumstances. Laura and her work embody this.” (Matthew Zachary, Founder of I’m Too Young For This and host of The Stupid Cancer Radio Show) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Roppé. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004224/bk_brll_004224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.