In the history of the movies, thousands of men, women, children, and even animals have tried to find success as a movie star. They were drawn from theater, opera, sports, and every type of entertainment venue, and some even came from out of nowhere. They took valiant stabs at entrancing audiences with their faces, personalities, or peculiarities. A precious few achieved greater popularity than anyone could have ever dreamed, but others vanished beneath the sands of time along with the films they so lovingly made. They gave us their most audacious efforts, but they did not find any lasting success, or having enjoyed a brief blush with triumph, they returned home to their true metiers. Some simply never found a second chance. This book celebrates the memorable attempts of ten who tried to be a movie star.
They shot across silver screens like comets, but they all disappeared like falling stars. Pulitzer nominated author David W. Menefee searched the major archives of the world to uncover the true behind-the-scenes stories of ten of Hollywood's most legendary headliners. He returned with this fascinating anthology that includes detailed analyses of their attempts at films, plot synopses, casts, contemporary reviews, production notes, and hundreds of rare photographs that capture the glamour and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Era. Enjoy this engaging compilation featuring Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Mary Garden, Babe Ruth, Otis Skinner, Anna Pavlova, Eleonora Duse, Lottie Pickford, Harry Houdini, and Maude Adams. Pulitzer nominee David W. Menefee is the author of: Sweet Memories Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era' The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures, "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Secret of St. Laurent Lighthouse, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Quest for the Jade Dragons, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood
This work features a casebook correlation chart, correlating each section of book with pages covering the same topic in four leading evidence casebooks, plus an 83-page summary of key concepts of the law of evidence, designed especially for studying for final exams. Some 130 short-answer questions are included, with most of them selected and adapted from the publisher's Law in a Flash book on evidence, which contains 532 flashcards. Exam tips alert readers to issues that often pop up on real-life evidence exams. The author is affiliated with Harvard Law School.
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School Zone Get Ready! Books offer a complete preschool curriculum. Distinguished by charming, full-color illustrations, these workbooks offer easy-to-read instructions and fun-to-do exercises for parents and children to enjoy together.
Caught in a blizzard, they expected to fight for their lives. What they didn’t expect was a miracle… Renee and Gabe Roman are on the edge—relationally and spiritually. Both believe they are followers of Christ who know God. So why is their marriage so difficult? After years of struggle, they wonder if it’s all been for nothing. Then, on an anniversary trip to a remote resort, their truck hurtles down the side of a mountain. Suddenly, they find themselves at the mercy of the rugged Oregon wilderness, forced to fight for survival by relying on each other. But both must surrender their last defenses if they are to come home at last—to God and to each other. Can the Romans overcome their greatest obstacle—themselves—in time?
The Andersons, a fictional Scottish family in New Orleans, decide to evacuate to Texas as Hurricane Katrina approaches. Tizer, the Andersons' pet schnauzer, sniffs the air and paces restly around the family's apartment balcony, sensing danger and taking a leadership role as he predicts the storm to the other family pets: Tipsy, the hamster; and the two turtles, Sheldon and LD. After listening to the news, the children, Ryan and Kirsty, and their parents prepare to pack up and drive out of the city to safety.
Confusion breaks out when Tipsy is discovered to have escaped from his cage, and the family must give him a generous supply of food, and leave him behind. Tipsy escapes to the roof, witnesses and survives the height of the storm, and is able to greet his delighted family when they return.