by Hope Freleng Shaw, Meet The Pink Panther Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Meet The Pink Panther book, Presents an introduction to the character of the Pink Panther, describing his origins in the Pink Panther diamond, the theft of the jewel, his adventures evading Inspector Clouseau, and what happens when the case is solved.
by Jordan Young, Stan And Ollie From Soup To Nuts Laurel And Hardy Meet The Pink Panther And Other Escapades Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Stan And Ollie From Soup To Nuts Laurel And Hardy Meet The Pink Panther And Other Escapades book, In "Stan and Ollie From Soup to Nuts: Laurel & Hardy Meet the Pink Panther and other escapades," film and show business historian Jordan R. Young gathers together a group of unique pieces about his favorite comedy team, offering revealing anecdotes and little known facts about the duo. The author, who served as editor for the first edition of Randy Skretvedt's acclaimed "Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies," as well as research associate, has written about the team since the 1970s.When Young interviewed Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards and Henry Mancini for The New York Times about "The Pink Panther" films, he discovered to his delight all three were Laurel and Hardy fans, and happy to talk about them as a source of inspiration. The comedians often came to his rescue as a filmmaker, noted Edwards. "If there's a moment where I need a physically humorous perspective, I seem to revert to Stan and Ollie. And that seems to save me." The director also discussed the influence of Leo McCarey, who teamed Laurel and Hardy at Hal Roach Studios in the 1920s.In "They Played the Pantages," George Burns shares memories of Stan and Mae Laurel's vaudeville days. The iconic comedy team of Burns and Allen was still waiting in the wings when George and his partner Billy Lorraine found themselves appearing on the same bill with Stan and Mae. "The Laurels seemed to be fighting day and night. And with the thin-walled dressing rooms on the Pantages circuit, they could easily be heard all over the theater," he recalled.In "Directing Laurel & Hardy," George Marshall offers vivid reminiscences about working with the team, whom he directed in "Pack Up Your Troubles," and two short subjects. "Babe Hardy was the fidgety kind, he'd come in, he'd listen, he'd see the pattern of what you were doing and during that time you were talking he'd suddenly come up with some very good gag...and he'd say, 'Well, I'll see you all later,' and he'd be gone, off to the golf course." Marshall is apparently the only director to discuss working with the beloved comedy team in an in-depth interview, conducted by Young in 1974; this section also includes an overview of Marshall's lengthy career.In "Laurel & Hardy Meet Samuel Beckett," the author asserts "Waiting for Godot" would have provided a fine vehicle for Stan and Ollie. After all, the avant-garde play--the most widely analyzed and discussed of the 20th century--was largely inspired by the popular comedy team, or so it seems. Estragon's attempts to pull off a boot in the play's opening scene recall Hardy's belabored efforts to do likewise in "Be Big," while the tramps' talk of suicide suggests L&H's attempts in "The Flying Deuces." Literary scholars have been digging for the roots of "Godot" for more than 60 years. The intersection where Stan and Ollie met the esteemed playwright, figuratively if not literally, is as good a spot to dig as any. What happens when Laurel and Hardy's long-lost 1927 short subject, "Hats Off," the Holy Grail of comedy aficionados around the world, is discovered in a Cuban film archive? "Hats Off to Pordenone" follows an international group of real-world film scholars and historians in a fictitious adventure as they gather at an annual silent movie festival in Pordenone, Italy, for an eagerly anticipated screening of the film (the blueprint for the team's Oscar-winning short, "The Music Box") and attempt to avert certain disaster when a major problem arises.Jordan R. Young is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. His books include Spike Jones Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music, Reel Characters: Great Movie Character Actors, and The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing In Radio & TV's Golden Age. He has written special material for the Grammy Awards and acted as a consultant for BBC Radio.
by Aisha Hall, The Pink Panther Clique Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Pink Panther Clique book, Everybody knows that if you break the law and get caught, you go to prison. But what happens when the very same people that are supposed to enforce and uphold the law, are criminals themselves? Three strangers, Eshe, Milla, and Sun-Sole, meet under the worst circumstances possible--behind bars. Prison isn't at all what they expected, and from the onset of their arrival, these three savvy boss chicks find themselves surrounded by disloyal snitches, set-ups, and scandalous drama. Determined to survive the system that enslaved them, these courageous women unite and embark on a mission to level the scales of justice. Will they survive the gruesome conditions of confinement, or will they fold under pressure?
by Penny Simpson, Deer Wedding Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Deer Wedding book, Set in Split, Zagreb and Hvar in the Forties and the Nineties, sculptor Antun and student Dagmar are separately seeking truths about their parents. The novel explores how a country like Croatia could implode into violence; how history is still a living (and unspent) force for many, and how, when so much has been destroyed, may a future re-emerge.
by Tom Wilson, I Am Tommy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download I Am Tommy book, The uncensored Insider Story of Three Decades in the Canadian Music Business. I was in a unique position. I was a musician who recorded hit songs and performed on stage in front of millions of fans. I was also an agent who met, booked and performed with many of Canada’s and the world’s rock stars. I AM TOMMY!
by , New York Magazine Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New York Magazine book, New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
by Randall Sandke, Where The Dark And The Light Folks Meet Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Where The Dark And The Light Folks Meet book, Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet tackles a controversial question: Is jazz the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination, or is it more properly understood as the juncture of a wide variety of influences under the broader umbrella of American culture? This book does not question that jazz was created and largely driven by African Americans, but rather posits that black culture has been more open to outside influences than most commentators are likely to admit. The majority of jazz writers, past and present, have embraced an exclusionary viewpoint. Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet begins by looking at many of these writers, from the birth of jazz history up to the present day, to see how and why their views have strayed from the historical record. This book challenges many widely held beliefs regarding the history and nature of jazz in an attempt to free jazz of the socio-political baggage that has so encumbered it. The result is a truer appreciation of the music and a greater understanding of the positive influence racial interaction and jazz music have had on each other.
by Mark Arnold, Think Pink The Story Of Depatie Freleng Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Think Pink The Story Of Depatie Freleng book, In 1963, Warner Bros. closed down their long-running cartoon facility that had produced such memorable merrymakers as the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Director/producer Friz Freleng and executive David H. DePatie faced unwanted early retirement. A generous parting gesture from a Warner executive allowed Freleng and DePatie to lease the former Warner cartoons studio on California Street in Burbank, complete with equipment and supplies, for a few dollars each year. They teamed up to create animated cartoons for advertising, but not everything behind their enterprise was enchanting. They struggled to keep their small animation studio running against odds and obstacles such as rising costs, heavy competition, outsourcing of labor to other countries, strikes, death, changing directions, and buyouts. They never anticipated how they would soon style a series of cartoon characters that would paint memorable colors over movie animation history. When director Blake Edwards produced The Pink Panther starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, and Claudia Cardinale, he envisioned a cartoon character of the same name to illustrate the opening credits sequence. Edwards hired Freleng and DePatie, together with artists at their DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio, to design the animated sequence. The crafty magenta furry feline minced his way into moviegoer’s hearts. The inspiration behind the ink was the people that worked at the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE) animation studio. Their hilarious cartoons caused a generation of moviegoers to rock theaters with laughter. Author Mark Arnold returns you to the nostalgic memories of the exhilarating Pink Panther series and other cartoons DFE created. Discover the craftsmen behind the cartoons in an exciting exploration of the Pink Panther, Inspector Clouseau, Ant and the Aardvark, Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, The Lorax, Doctor Dolittle, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Mr. Magoo, The Fantastic Four, Planet of the Apes, Doctor Snuggles, Baggy Pants, The Nitwits, The Barkleys, The Houndcats, The Grump, The Super Six, Super President, Spy Shadow, Hoot Kloot, Blue Racer, Crazylegs Crane, Misterjaw, Tijuana Toads, The Dogfather, The Oddball Couple, Charlie the tuna, David DePatie, Friz Freleng, Blake Edwards, Peter Sellers, and various animators. Over 400 photos and illustrations. Indexed. Appendixes. About the author: Mark Arnold is a comic book and animation historian. He has written for various magazines, including Back Issue, Alter Ego, Hogan’s Alley, Comic Book Artist, and Comic Book Marketplace. He is the author of seven other books, including two about Harvey Comics, two about Cracked magazine, one about TTV (Underdog), one about The Beatles, and one about Disney. He also helped Craig Yoe with a book about Archie. He has also performed commentary for the Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo, and Casper DVD sets for Shout Factory. He is currently at work on a book about Dennis the Menace. He lives in Eugene, OR.