The American public (and the public around the world) remain fascinated with film stars. A Timeline of Women's Contributions to the Movies is a unique book about the film industry in that the format is a timeline that will include a picture of each woman or the film or technology in which she was involved, and a short description of her significant accomplishments. Quotes and other pictures are placed throughout the book to provide a rich historical context of the societal and political events occurring at that time. The format allows the reader to move quickly from woman to woman and from achievement to achievement. In spite of women purchasing half of the movie tickets sold in the U.S. today, women and girls are chronically underrepresented in the mainstream film industry, both behind the camera and on the screen. It is important, therefore, to show that women have been involved with the film industry in every capacity since its founding in 1896.
Editors Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, international appeal and its relationship to tap, rock, indie, black concert dance and Latin dance.
"This excellent introduction stands out in a crowded field with its lively, accessible writing, broad coverage, and particular focus on traditionally marginalized figures in film history. . . . Illustrations abound, and even the best-versed cineaste will find new films to track down after reading … Highly recommended for all collections" —Library Journal, starred review
An acclaimed Beatles historian offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing and reception of Abbey Road.
Joy Harjo's play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light is the centerpiece of this collection that includes essays and interviews concerning the roots and the reaches of contemporary Native Theater. Harjo blends storytelling, music, movement and poetic language.