Blue Sky: The Art of Computer Animation (Mar., $24.95) by Peter Weishar reveals the innovative 3-D animation process which won Blue Sky a 1998 Academy Award for the animated short Bunny.
Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian (May, $45) by Jeffrey Vance and Suzanne Lloyd features many never-before-published photographs.
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The Future of Jazz (May, $16.95) by Will Friedwald, Ted Gioia et al., edited by Yuval Taylor. Ten leading critics discuss the future of jazz. Ad/promo.
The Book of Klezmer: The History, the Music, the Folklore (Aug., $28) by Yale Strom traces the Yiddish music's history and includes interviews with luminaries including Theodore Bikel and Leonard Nimoy. Ad/promo.
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R&B (Rhythm and Business): The Political Economy of Black Music (Mar., $24), edited by Norman Kelley, examines how black music has been developed, marketed and distributed within American capitalism.
Arturo Toscanini: The NBC Years (Mar., $29.95) by Mortimer Frank details the artist's 17 years (1937-1954) conducting the NBC symphony orchestra.
Playing the Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Mar., $24.95) by Robert Taub. The internationally acclaimed pianist discusses performing all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas.
Other Animals: Drawings and Journals (Mar., $40) by Merce Cunningham offers the choreographer's colorful depictions of creatures large and small, illuminated by photographs and excerpts from his journals.
Celebrity Lies!: Stars' Fibs, Fabrications, Myths, and Little White Lies (May, $22.95) by Boze Hadleigh. From Elvis to Tom Arnold, from Elizabeth Taylor to Anne Heche, this is a tell-all collection of quotes. Advertising.
Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors, Volume One (1915-1965) (May, $34.95), edited by Barry Monush, includes brief biographies, vital statistics and a filmography.
The Sound of Their Music: The Story of Rodgers & Hammerstein (June, $24.95) by Frederick Nolan. This revised edition includes Rodgers's early career with Lorenz Hart. Advertising. Author publicity.
Private Dreams of Public People (Apr., $34.95) by Lauren Lawrence unveils the meaning behind the personal dreams of 70 celebrities.
Great Women of Film (Mar., $29.95) by Helena Lumme celebrates 30 filmmakers, editors, directors, actors, composers and cinematographers who have made a difference in the motion picture industry.
Baryshnikov in Black and White (Mar., $60) collects photographs documenting the last three decades of the dancer's career.
What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line (May, $24.95) by Art Linson. A veteran producer takes readers on a journey through the horrors of Hollywood from script to screen.
Film Journal (Aug., $40) by Eve Arnold looks at movie stars on location.
The Great Movies (Mar., $26) by Roger Ebert. The film critic offers 100 essays on the films that he thinks define greatness.
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead (Aug., $30) by Dennis McNally is an authorized history written with the band members' cooperation.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (May, $9.95) by John Whitman captures the story of the second movie in the Star Wars prequel series.
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Astaire & Rogers (Mar., $24.95) by Edward Gallafent presents a portrait of these legendary performers.
Fats Waller: The Cheerful Little Earful, Revised Edition (May, $24.95) by Alyn Shipton reexamines Waller's career, arguing that his many talents have not been fully appreciated.
Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans (May, $27.95) by Will Brooker looks at the Star Wars phenomenon from the audience's perspective.
A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson (June, $29.95) by Oscar Peterson is the pianist's autobiography.
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Judy Garland: The Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Legend (May, $27.95) by Scott Schechter is an everyday account of the singer and actress's life from the early days of her career through her misunderstood final years.
The Bitter End: Hanging Out at America's Nightclub (June, $27.95) by Paul Colby and Martin Fitzpatrick. The owner of the Greenwich Village music and comedy venue for more than 25 years shares his memories.
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Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Reader (Apr., $26), edited by Michael Streissguth, explores the life and legend of the 'man in black.'
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Simon Rattle: From Birmingham to Berlin (July, $30) by Nicholas Kenyon charts the conductor's entire career.
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Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978 (Mar., $40) by Andy Neill and Matt Kent. In a series of day-to-day diaries, the authors replay the band's performing career up until the time of Keith Moon's death.
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The Yalta Game (May, $24.95) by Brian Friel is a new play by the Irish playwright.
The Bluebird Café Scrapbook: Music and Memories from Nashville's Legendary Singer-Songwriter Showcase (June, $22.95) by Amy Kurland is a 20th anniversary celebration of the legendary hangout.
The Sexiest Man Alive: A Biography of Warren Beatty (July, $25.95) by Ellis Amburn reveals new details about the star's well-known conquests as well as milestones in his career.
Art of Fellowship of the Ring (June, $35) by Gary Russell provides more than 400 full-color pictures revealing the art and design of the film. 125,000 first printing. Coincides with the DVD release of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Guitar Towns: A Journey to the Crossroads of Rock 'n' Roll (May, $28.95) by Randy McNutt. A rock historian comes face-to-face with the people who created hits including 'My Guy' and 'Five O'Clock World.'
The Best Plays of 2000-2001 (Mar., $47.50), edited by Jeffrey Eric Jenkins. This annual edition includes essays on the 10 best plays of the year with casts and credits for productions in New York and more.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Celluloid Saints: Images of Sanctity in Film (Apr., $40) by Theresa Sanders looks at the way saints are depicted in films.
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Miller's Movie Collectibles (May, $26.95) by Rudy and Barbara Franchi includes information on posters, programs, props, press kits and more.
Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies (May, $28.95) by Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner offers an account of the personal and political lives of the left-wing screenwriters, directors and actors behind Hollywood's Golden Age.
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Despite the title, Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood (Putnam, May), by longtime insiders Peter Bart and Peter Guber, contains no heaping helpings of Tinseltown dish. "It certainly names names," says Putnam senior editor John Duff, "but it's not a book about picking up a rock to see who crawls out. It's a real book about how and why movies get made--or don't. These authors share a tremendous depth of experience over many years in Hollywood." Currently editor-in-chief of Variety, Bart was once president of Lorimar Films. Guber has been head of production at Columbia Pictures and president of Sony Entertainment. For about a decade, the two have taught a graduate course at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television that traces the step-by-step evolution of a Hollywood movie from conception to completion (or not), including the inevitable "shoot out" that occurs when writers, directors, producers, stars and agents take aim at each other. "The book really did spring from the course," notes Duff. "After reading it, you have a greater understanding of the inner workings of the Hollywood machine."
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Planet TV: A Global Television Reader (July; $70, paper $25), edited by Lisa Parks and Shanti Kumar, provides an overview of the rapidly changing landscape of global television.
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Stardust Melody (Mar., $32) by Richard M. Sudhalter is a biography of Hoagy Carmichael, one of the America's leading songwriters from the 1920s to the '60s.
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The Oxford Companion to Music (May, $60), edited by Alison Latham, explores all aspects of music theory, performance and practice, with profiles of composers and more. 25,000 first printing.
Stardust Memories: The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs (Apr., $27.50) by Will Friedwald. Songs include 'I Got Rhythm,' 'My Funny Valentine,' 'Lush Life' and nine more.
A Great, Silly Grin: The British Satire Boom of the 1960s (Apr., $27.50) by Humphrey Carter is a history from Beyond the Fringe to Monty Python's Flying Circus. Advertising. Author publicity.
Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood (Mar., $26.95) by Peter Bart and Peter Guber. Two insiders uncover the high drama of making movies. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Morning Bogeyman: My Life in Radio's Fast Lane (Aug., $22.95) by Renan Almendarez Coello is the biography of the 'Latino Howard Stern' whose Southern California radio show brings humor to his listeners. 8-city author tour.
365 Glorious Nights of Love and Romance (May, $24.95) by Patrika Darbo and Lorraine Zenka. Darbo, a Days of Our Lives star, shares her professional and personal life story.
Soul Survivors: Our Journey from Young Ladies to Independent Women (June, $24.95) by Beyonce Knowles, Kelendria Rowland and Michelle Williams. The members of Destiny's Child reveal how they rose above obstacles to become a successful female singing group.
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Act Like Somebody (May, $9.99) by Jim Clark and Ken Beck contains dialogue and photos that celebrate special moments of parenting from the Andy Griffith Show.
Close Up on Sunset Boulevard (Mar., $24.95) by Sam Staggs is the untold story of how Sunset Boulevard became a screen classic. 30,000 first printing.
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Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro (Apr., $24.95) by Michele Kort uncovers never-before-revealed details of the singer-songwriter's life.
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TV Creator: Conversations with America's Top Producers of Television Drama, Volume Two (Apr., $19.95). Twelve of today's writers and producers talk about the television industry today.
Mouse in the Rat Pack: The Joey Bishop Story (May, $27.95) by Michael Seth Starr paints a picture of the man and the entertainer who is the last surviving Rat Packer. Author tour.
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Hollywood Gets Married (May, $29.95) by Sandy Schreier chronicles the glamour and glitz of Hollywood nuptials in a full-color pictorial history.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Don't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class (Mar., $34.95) by Bill C. Malone examines the relationship between 'America's truest music' and its most dedicated supporters.
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Open the Door: The Life and Music of Betty Carter (Mar., $29.95) by William R. Bauer looks at the lifelong influence that Betty Carter has had on the music world.
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Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses (Aug., $40) by Anthony Slide offers portraits of careers and often eccentric lives.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats (June, $35) by Frederick J. Spencer, M.D., weighs the details of jazz legends' deaths against the rumors swirling around jazz funerals.
REM: An Alternative Biography (May, $29.95) by David Buckley presents an informed reanalysis of the REM myth.
Ain't It Cool?: Hollywood's Redheaded Stepchild Speaks Out (Mar., $23.95) by Harry Knowles with Paul Cullum and Mark C. Ebner. Internet personality and self-proclaimed movie geek Knowles talks about film. Advertising. 25-city radio satellite tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Sisters of Salome (Apr., $27.95) by Toni Bentley looks at four women who performed Salome's seductive dance: spy Mata Hari, modern dancer Maud Allan, Russian heiress Ida Rubinstein and French novelist Colette