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Who Let Those Girls Into Ballet Class? (No Way Ballet #7)

by Suzanne Weyn

It all started when Charlie's mother had the brilliant idea that Charlie should take ballet lessons at the local mall. And if that wasn't bad enough, Charlie's mother convinced some other parents that their kids should take ballet, too.

Who Needs Love?

by Elise Primavera Laura Park

Scarlett Starlett and Simon Greensnout were best friends; they were also alligators who lived in a town menaced by a rotten-to-the-core witch. She hated anything sweet and nice and had no use for love.Scarlett longed to be a singer and Simon yearned to travel the world. One day, they stumbled upon a silver dollar that the witch had lost. In exchange for its return to her, the witch granted them their wishes. But be careful what you wish for, because these wishes came with an evil spell attaches. . . .Through some scary twists and turns, Scarlett and Simon managed to find what they were looking for as well as the answer to the question, "Who needs love?"

Who Said I'd Never Dance Again?: A Journey From Hip Replacement Surgery to Athletic Victory

by Darla Davies

Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? is a story of determination and resiliency that inspires and gives hope to anyone who might be facing joint-replacement surgery. Facing hip replacement surgery can be frightening and depressing for anyone—especially a competitive athlete enjoying success—and picking up a book about what lies ahead can be downright daunting. There are countless stories of athletes who have had career-ending injuries and surgeries. Until recently, no one watching competition dancers imagined that someone with an artificial hip could move so deftly on the dance floor. Many viewers don’t have the physical ability, flexibility, or stamina to dance with their own joints, let alone an implanted one. Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? is the first book about ballroom dancing to address a painful, yet victorious comeback after joint replacement surgery, and the rigorous physical and mental strength required to make it happen. Ballroom dancer, Darla Davies shares her story as the only competitive athlete and ballroom dancer to claim the United States Pro Am American Smooth Championship title, succumb to hip replacement surgery, and then fight back to regain the national championship in less than three years. Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? teaches readers the warning signs for hip replacement, how to alleviate the fear of facing surgery, dos and don’ts after surgery, how to restore joy, passion, and fire after an enormous physical setback, and more! Darla’s quest for athletic victory gives readers a glimpse of the less glamorous side of ballroom dance competitions and shows all athletes that it’s never too late and that no one is ever too old to pursue their dream.

Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors

by Peter Bogdanovich

In this fascinating chronicle of Hollywood and the grand art of making movies, Peter Bogdanovich--director, screenwriter, actor, and critic--interviews sixteen legendary directors of the first hundred years of film: Robert Aldrich George Cukor Allan Dwan Howard Hawks Alfred Hitchcock Chuck Jones Fritz Lang Joseph H. Lewis Sidney Lumet Leo McCartey Otto Preminger Don Siegel Josef von Sternberg Frank Tashlin Edgar G. Ulmer Raoul Walsh

Who the Hell's in It: Conversations with Hollywood's Legendary Actors

by Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian's Rainbow); he watched actors work (he went to the theater every week from the age of thirteen and saw every important show on, or off, Broadway for the next decade); he studied acting, starting at sixteen, with Stella Adler (his work with her became the foundation for all he would ever do as an actor and a director).Now, in his new book, Who the Hell's in It, Bogdanovich draws upon a lifetime of experience, observation and understanding of the art to write about the actors he came to know along the way; actors he admired from afar; actors he worked with, directed, befriended. Among them: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, John Cassavetes, Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Ben Gazzara, Audrey Hepburn, Boris Karloff, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, and James Stewart.Bogdanovich captures--in their words and his--their work, their individual styles, what made them who they were, what gave them their appeal and why they've continued to be America's iconic actors.On Lillian Gish: "the first virgin hearth goddess of the screen . . . a valiant and courageous symbol of fortitude and love through all distress." On Marlon Brando: "He challenged himself never to be the same from picture to picture, refusing to become the kind of film star the studio system had invented and thrived upon--the recognizable human commodity each new film was built around . . . The funny thing is that Brando's charismatic screen persona was vividly apparent despite the multiplicity of his guises . . . Brando always remains recognizable, a star-actor in spite of himself. " Jerry Lewis to Bogdanovich on the first laugh Lewis ever got onstage: "I was five years old. My mom and dad had a tux made--I worked in the borscht circuit with them--and I came out and I sang, 'Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?' the big hit at the time . . . It was 1931, and I stopped the show--naturally--a five-year-old in a tuxedo is not going to stop the show? And I took a bow and my foot slipped and hit one of the floodlights and it exploded and the smoke and the sound scared me so I started to cry. The audience laughed--they were hysterical . . . So I knew I had to get the rest of my laughs the rest of my life, breaking, sitting, falling, spinning."John Wayne to Bogdanovich, on the early years of Wayne's career when he was working as a prop man: "Well, I've naturally studied John Ford professionally as well as loving the man. Ever since the first time I walked down his set as a goose-herder in 1927. They needed somebody from the prop department to keep the geese from getting under a fake hill they had for Mother Machree at Fox. I'd been hired because Tom Mix wanted a box seat for the USC football games, and so they promised jobs to Don Williams and myself and a couple of the players. They buried us over in the properties department, and Mr. Ford's need for a goose-herder just seemed to fit my pistol."These twenty-six portraits and conversations are unsurpassed in their evocation of a certain kind of great movie star that has vanished. Bogdanovich's book is a celebration and a farewell.From the Hardcover edition.

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock? (Who was?)

by Meg Belviso Nancy Harrison Pamela D. Pollack Jonathan Moore

Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great movies, but the genius of Hitchcock helped make movies great. Learn how a chubby boy from London became the "Master of Suspense."

Who Was Andy Warhol? (Who was?)

by Nancy Harrison Kirsten Anderson Gregory Copeland

Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named "Factory," Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon.

Who Was Bruce Lee? (Who was?)

by Nancy Harrison John Hinderliter Jim Gigliotti

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time.

Who Was Charlie Chaplin? (Who was?)

by Patricia Brennan Demuth

Who was the real Charlie Chaplin? Kids will learn all about the comic genius who created "The Little Tramp"!Charlie Chaplin sang on a London stage for the first time at the age of five. Performing proved to be his salvation, providing a way out of a life of hardship and poverty. Success came early and made Chaplin one of the best loved people in the United States until the McCarthy witch hunts drove Chaplin from his adopted country. This is a moving portrait of a multi-talented man--actor, director, writer, even music composer--and the complicated times he lived in.

Who Was Elvis Presley? (Who Was?)

by Geoff Edgers John O'Brien

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Geoff Edgers’s fascinating biography of this icon of American pop culture includes black and- white illustrations on nearly every spread.

Who Was Mister Rogers? (Who Was?)

by Diane Bailey Who HQ

Learn how Fred Rogers, a minister and musician from Pennsylvania, became one of America's most beloved television personalities and everyone's favorite neighbor.Even though he's best known for his successful PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred Rogers never dreamed of working in television. In fact, he hated the very first program that he ever watched! Join author Diane Bailey as she takes readers through the journey that brought Mister Rogers into our living rooms. From his childhood interest in puppet-making and music, to his courageous visit to Russia during the Cold War, this book details Mister Rogers's quest for kindness and his gentle appeal to be more neighborly.

Who Was P. T. Barnum? (Who Was?)

by Kirsten Anderson Who HQ

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for Who HQ's entertaining biography of P. T. Barnum: politician, businessman, and The Greatest Showman on Earth!After moving from Connecticut to New York City in 1834, twenty-four-year-old Phineas Taylor Barnum launched his now-legendary career as a showman. Even though spectators debated whether his exhibitions were authentic wonders, hoaxes, or a little bit of both, they were always astounded by what they saw. And readers are sure to be amazed by the story of how Barnum went from owning a museum filled with rare and unusual items to transforming the American circus into a popular and thrilling phenomenon.

Who Was That Masked Man Anyway?

by Avi

A fast-paced, madcap adventure--with a fresh new cover treatment--from the always surprising raconteur, Avi! It's the spring of 1945 in Brooklyn, and while WWII rages in Europe, sixth grader Frankie Wattleson--inspired by the heroics of The Lone Ranger and other radio show idols--sets out to right the wrongs of the world. Frankie is so caught up in his superhero stories that he becomes convinced the tenant renting his brother's room is a mad scientist. Can Frankie and his trusty sidekick, Mario, save the world from an evil genius? Or will Frankie's mother pull the plug on their schemes before they can save the day? Told exclusively through dialogue and radio excerpts, this fast-paced story shows off Avi's versatility and incomparable storytelling skills.

Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was?)

by Whitney Stewart Nancy Harrison

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Who Were The Three Stooges?

by Pam Pollack Meg Belviso

Discover more about the comedy team that perfected the art of the pie fight!The Three Stooges were the hardworking children of immigrants and discovered a love of performing at an early age. Starting out as a vaudeville act, they soon transitioned into movies, becoming a worldwide sensation in feature films and shorts. Never the critics' darlings, audiences loved them for their mastery of physical comedy and their willingness to do anything for a laugh. They remained popular over the years despite several personnel changes that revolved around the three Howard brothers from Brooklyn. Their comedies are still in syndication more than 50 years after they were first shown on TV and continue to delight old fans and attract new ones.

Who, What, When, Where, Why - in the World of Literature

by Ceil Cleveland

Trivia questions about literature, with answers at the back.

Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight With Led Zeppelin

by Ralph Hulett Prochnicky Jerry

In September 1968, four English lads gathered together for the first time in a small, stuffy London rehearsal room in a basement filled with wall-to-wall amplifiers. It was their first big tryout as musicians, and each of them was nervous. Would they come together as a band? Or would they crash and burn, becoming nothing but a rock footnote? Then the room exploded, with wailing chords, howling vocals, and a locked-tight rhythm section-a sonic assault of heretofore unknown power. Here for the first time was Led Zeppelin: the screaming rock guitar of Jimmy Page, the scorching blues vocals of Robert Plant, the driving jazz bass of John Paul Jones, and the power drumming of John Bonham. The session was amazing, electrifying, and stunning. The Zepp had arrived. There was no turning back. And rock entertainment would never be the same again. Told by the band, the musicians, the groupies, and the fans themselves, this chronicle of one of rock's greatest and most innovative bands comes alive with the hiss of turntables, the sweat of the crowd at the Fillmore East, the hustle and bustle of backstage life, and the electricity of small clubs where rock history was about to be made. It's a story about a band's influence on two impressionable guys, and the countless others who came to get the Led out and stayed to become part of rock 'n' roll legend. With exclusive and rare photos

Whole World of Music: A Henry Cowell Symposium (Contemporary Music Studies)

by David Nicholls

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Whom God Wishes to Destroy…: Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood

by Jon Lewis

In March 1980 Francis Coppola purchased the dilapidated Hollywood General Studios facility with the hope and dream of creating a radically new kind of studio, one that would revolutionize filmmaking, challenge the established studio machinery, and, most importantly, allow him to make movies as he wished. With this event at the center of Whom God Wishes to Destroy, Jon Lewis offers a behind-the-scenes view of Coppola's struggle--that of the industry's best-known auteur--against the changing realities of the New Hollywood of the 1980s. Presenting a Hollywood history steeped in the trade news, rumor, and gossip that propel the industry, Lewis unfolds a lesson about power, ownership, and the role of the auteur in the American cinema. From before the success of The Godfather to the eventual triumph of Apocalypse Now, through the critical upheaval of the 1980s with movies like Rumble Fish, Hammett, Peggy Sue Got Married, to the 1990s and the making of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein, Francis Coppola's career becomes the lens through which Lewis examines the nature of making movies and doing business in Hollywood today.

Whoopi Goldberg: Comedian and Movie Star

by William Caper

Examines the life and career of the versatile actress and comedian who overcame a drug addiction and became the first black female Academy Award winner since 1939.

Who’s 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die: An Unofficial Companion

by Robert Smith Graeme Burk

<p>Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of popular culture. <p>This must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, trivia, connections to Doctor Who lore, and much more.</p>

Who's 'Bout to Bounce?: Who's 'bout To Bounce (The Cheetah Girls #3)

by Deborah Gregory

Dorinda's dance teacher tells her that she's got what it takes to audition as a back-up dancer for the singing sensation Money Monique. This is Dorinda's chance to really make it. But since Dorinda has always been the best dancer in the Cheetah Girls, she's been the one to make up the group's "phat" dance moves. If she gets chosen to tour with Money Monique, she'll have to leave the Cheetah Girls and Mrs. Bosco, her foster mother, behind.

Who's 'Bout to Bounce, Baby? (Cheetah Girls #3)

by Deborah Gregory

Dorinda's dance teacher tells her that she's got what it takes to audition as a back-up dancer for the singing sensation Money Monique. But if she gets chosen to tour with Money Monique, she'll have to leave The Cheetah Girls and Mrs. Bosco, her foster mother, behind.

Who's Orp's Girlfriend?

by Suzy Kline

Orp's life becomes very complicated when he realizes that he likes two girls at the same time.

Why AC/DC Matters

by Anthony Bozza

Australian rock giants AC/DC have sold more records in the U.S. than Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and than the Rolling Stones, yet have always been undervalued and unappreciated by mainstream rock music critics. In Why AC/DC Matters, former Rolling Stone staff writer and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza addresses this inequity, penning a just tribute to these monsters of rock. Brimming with fascinating stories and insights from musicians, fans, music scholars, and the author himself, Why AC/DC Matters is an overdue homage to arguably the greatest rock and roll band of all time.

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