Jerry Lewis is back -- in the legendary small-screen version of "The Jazz Singer" excoriated by critics following its 1959 airing on NBC.
The sum of the parts equals more than the whole in Paul Zollo's "Hollywood Remembered." The biggest names are conspicuously absent, yet the paucity of star power is not the problem. But Zollo never…
There are no wire hangers in this Joan Crawford bio. As co-authors Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell have it, Joan Crawford was the victim of lies when her daughter, Christina, penned her…
The Catholic Church condemned it, United Artists disowned it, the critics panned it and audiences stayed away from it.
Not-so-famous director Laurent Tirard searches for the way famous directors achieve great cinema in "Moviemaker Master Class." Tirard, a former journalist, compiled 20 of his Studio magazine…
Andrew Dickos asks pertinent questions about the nature of film noir in "Street with No Name." Unfortunately for the reader, he tries to answer them. Presumably, Dickos' study is meant to serve as a…
What is there left to say about Alfred Hitchcock? With tomes about the Master of Suspense taking up entire bookstore shelves, it seems hard to imagine that any fresh angle could sustain the length of…
In this era of "Final Fantasy," "Moulin Rouge" and "Run, Lola, Run," John Cassavetes' disdain for stylized artifice and love of improvisation stands out in startling antithesis. As this fascinating…
Once upon a time, in a land called Hollywood, moguls possessed real power. But according to "A Silent Siren Song," another sibling team deserves a place in the potentate pantheon. Sadly, however…