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The great American broadcast: a celebration of radio's golden age
Par Leonard Maltin. 1997
An account of radio's early years from 1920 to the 1950s. Draws upon interviews with radio show writers, directors, actors,…and announcers to present an "anecdotal history" of the dominant form of home entertainment during that era. c1997.
The film club: a true story of a father and son
Par David Gilmour. 2007
The true story of author Gilmour's decision to let his 16-year-old son drop out of high school, on the condition…that the boy agree to watch three films a week with him. Examines how those years changed both their lives. From French New Wave and Kurosawa to De Palma, film noir, and Billy Wilder, Gilmour describes key moments in each film, as he teaches his son about life and the vagaries of growing up through the power of the movies. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Canada Reads 2012. 2007.
The Fifth (and probably last) Morningside papers
Par Peter Gzowski. 1994
Peter Gzowski offers more letters and stories sent to his CBC Radio program, "Morningside." The selections include everything from memories…of Christmas to Sarah Binks to thoughts from the Arctic. 1994. Uniform title: Morningside (Radio program).
The English vision: the picturesque in architecture, landscape and garden design
Par David Watkin. 1982
This text is both an account of the most widespread artistic concern of eighteenth-century England, and a history of unique…indigenous tradition of architecture in its setting. It includes chapters on the early landscape gardens; on the fashion for ruins and follies; on the theory and practice of garden design; on the influence of the Picturesque in Europe; and on the history of village design and town-planning, culminating in the garden city. 1982.
The defiant imagination: why culture matters (Why Culture Matters Ser.)
Par Max Wyman. 2004
Technology and globalization are changing the world we live in, and our social and economic structures are struggling to keep…pace. Innovation and imagination are needed to find humane solutions. These qualities are argued to be most integral to the field of arts and culture. 2004.
The Daily Show (the book): an oral history as told by Jon Stewart, the correspondents, staff and guests
Par Jon Stewart, Chris Smith. 2016
For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and…opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of one of America's most groundbreaking shows. Bestseller. 2016.
The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson: an introduction
Par Anne Newlands. 1995
The cinema of isolation: a history of physical disability in the movies
Par Martin F Norden. 1994
Film has often shown people with physical disabilities as deserving isolation from the rest of society. Norden examines hundreds of…Hollywood and international movies and uncovers the industry's practices for maintaining this status quo, while offering an array of physically disabled characters who embody or break out of stereotypes. He observes the arrival of a new set of stereotypes tied to the growth of science and technology in the 1970s and 1980s, and underscores later movies that display a newfound sensitivity. Some descriptions of sex, strong language. 1994.
The boys of Saturday night: inside Hockey night in Canada
Par Scott Young. 1990
A history of the 60-year-old CBC broadcast which originally began on radio in 1929 and became a Canadian institution. Discusses…the financial arrangements, the internal politics and battles with CBC, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the announcers, cameramen, technicians and directors who put the show together. 1990.
Suzanne Valadon, ou, La recherche de la vérité
Par Jeanne Champion. 1984
The As it happens files: radio that may contain nuts
Par Mary Lou Finlay. 2008
For eight years, Mary Lou Finlay had the pleasure of being the co-host of one of CBC Radio's most enduring…institutions. On any given day she and Barbara Budd interviewed people on subjects varying from the Air India investigation to a man who invented a suit that would withstand an attack from a grizzly bear to a cheese-rolling contest in Cheshire. 2008.
Tell them it was wonderful: selected writings
Par Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeleine Bemelmans. 1985
Tell it to the King
Par Larry King, Peter Occhiogrosso. 1988
Gossip from the 30-year files of the radio and cable TV interviewer. Includes anecdotes of such celebrities as evangelist Jimmy…Swaggart, author Jimmy Breslin and author Judith Krantz. Some strong language. Bestseller 1988.
The $12 million stuffed shark: the curious economics of contemporary art
Par Donald N Thompson. 2008
Delves into the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world - artists, dealers, auction houses, and wealthy collectors. If…it's true that 85 percent of new contemporary art is bad, why were record prices achieved at auction in 2006 and 2007? Explores money, lust, and the self-aggrandizement of possession in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work of art valuable while others are ignored. 2008.
Par John Fraser. 1986
Taking it all in
Par Pauline Kael. 1984
Swashbucklers: the story of Canada's battling broadcasters
Par Knowlton Nash. 2001
Knowlton Nash relates how the Canadian broadcast media came to be. Nash, a newsman on CBC television for many years,…tells the story of Canadian broadcasting via its many battles: public vs. commercial interests; radio vs. television as an advertisement revenue source; and cable vs. over-the-air transmission. 2001.
Suddenly they heard footsteps: storytelling for the twenty-first century
Par Dan Yashinsky. 2004
The art of storytelling is very much alive in today's world. Yashinsky has lived with storytelling all his life, first…listening to storytellers and then becoming one himself. It's the traveler who stops to hear the voice of the dusty little mouse on the road who is rewarded with the treasure. 2004.
Sleepers: in search of lost Old Masters
Par Philip Mould. 1995
This book presents an insider's view of the art world. The author, a dealer, reveals the processes of identification, deduction…and restoration which can turn a grubby misattributed 'sleeper' into a major masterpiece. He reveals the men and women who have made these discoveries, the auctioneers whose job it is to spot the 'sleepers', and the dealers whose job it is to outwit them. 1995.
Show time!: music, dance, and drama activities for kids
Par Lisa Bany-Winters. 2000
Introduces the concepts of music, dance, and acting, suggesting how to create a musical production through games and role-playing, and…describing all aspects of a show from auditions to curtain call. Grades 4-7. 2000.