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Fred Astaire represented the aristocracy, I represented the proletariat. - Gene Kelly When people think of musicals, two of the first names that immediately spring to mind are Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, two giants of one of Hollywood´s most distinctive genres. Without question, both men played an instrumental role in popularizing and sustaining the musical from the 1930s through the 1950s, the final decades of Hollywood´s Golden Age. Although they did collaborate on two occasions, in many ways Gene Kelly´s rise to popularity in the 1940s amounted to a changing of the guard. For film historians and fans of the musical, however, even if they weren´t contemporaries, Astaire and Kelly will forever be viewed as rivals, with each having left an indelible stamp on the genre that defined their careers. While it is true that a comparison between Astaire and Kelly is indispensable to any study of Kelly´s life, much can also be gained simply by focusing mostly on his life and career. What made Kelly unusual for actors of that era is that he did not actually arrive in Hollywood until he was nearly 30 years old, so his early life and work before film had a crucial influence on his star image. Furthermore, given that he came to prominence after Astaire, Kelly’s career offers a valuable lens through which to chart the evolution of the musical genre, as well as a look at the prevailing standards of masculinity within Hollywood at the time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Van Linda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038137/bk_acx0_038137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis Preview: Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly´s debut, is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined stories of three women: Caroline Ferriday, a New York socialite and philanthropist; Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish prisoner at the Ravensbrück concentration camp for women; and Herta Oberheuser, a Nazi doctor at Ravensbrück. In 1939, 37-year-old Caroline volunteers at the busy French consulate in New York City. Scrambling to book a speaker for a gala, Caroline approaches Paul Rodierre, a handsome French actor who´s in New York to perform on Broadway. Paul agrees, and afterward, Caroline and Paul begin a close and sexually charged friendship. Unfortunately for Caroline, Paul has a wife, Rena, in France. In spring 1940, after Hitler invades Denmark and Norway, Paul goes back to Paris. He worries about Rena, who is half Jewish. By June, France has surrendered to Germany. Not long after, Caroline´s boss.... Please note: This is summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Lilac Girls: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author´s Style About the Author 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristi Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061176/bk_acx0_061176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s an emotional tale of family secrets set in 2038. Jen has been estranged from her father, a Shakespearian actor, ever since he got divorced from her mother years and years ago. But when her mother dies, Jen is astonished to discover that she has left her ex-husband a fortune in her will. Jen tries to confront her father but first she must get past the robot that cares for him. A Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon nominee and winner of the Locus Award for best short story of 1997.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkc/071130/bk_jpkc_071130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A six-time world surfing champion and actor describes his life and career, recounting how he turned to surfing to escape his difficult home life, appeared on Baywatch for a year, briefly dated Pamela Anderson, and worked to achieve his athletic goals. Reprint.
A funny, glamorous and endearing novel about a pretty, friendly, ordinary girl called Kelly who meets a super-famous, crazily handsome and rich Hollywood actor and falls head-over-heels in love with him. Rufus is super famous, super rich, and super attractive. Women all over the world adore him, but he loves Kelly. Women all over the world will do anything to be with him, and photographers will do anything to get pictures of him. His life belongs to the world, but his heart belongs to Kelly. But is that enough? Can their love survive their different lifestyles, different worlds? Rufus is the world´s biggest celebrity. Kelly has no desire to be rich and famous. To be frank, she´s happy in her little world, with her two lovely, crazy flatmates, drinking in the local pub. But with photographers circling and a new group of high-profile, sophisticated friends to impress, can she ever stay the same sweet Kelly? And what of the women who surround Rufus? The beautiful ones, the rich ones, the desirable ones, and the downright unkind ones who set out to ruin Kelly´s relationship with her Hollywood hero? Will they ruin Kelly´s relationship, or is her love for Rufus strong enough to survive against the odds? Can a normal girl stay normal when she is plunged headfirst into an abnormal world? Set just outside London, England, near the beautiful Hampton Court Palace, by the river Thames, this is a tale of love, beauty, and commitment. It´s about the strength of love and the passion of love against the odds.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Nicholls. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120915/bk_acx0_120915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the cocreator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years. A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series and will prep fans for the upcoming SHOWTIME® series like nothing else out there. Four original Twin Peaks cast members who are appearing in the new Twin Peaks for SHOWTIME® - Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, and David Patrick Kelly - join three new actors - Amy Shiels, Robert Knepper, and James Morrison - to voice the audiobook edition of the novel along with cocreator Mark Frost and original cast member Chris Mulkey. Additional actors Annie Wersching (Bosch) and Len Cariou (Blue Bloods) are also featured, as is narrator Mat Hostetler. Of the audiobook, creator Mark Frost says, ´´I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this other aspect of the world of Twin Peaks to life.´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Cariou, Mark Frost, Michael Horse, Mat Hostetler, David Patrick Kelly, Robert Knepper, Kyle MacLachlan, James Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002328/bk_aren_002328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.