Twentieth Century Fox: Inside the Photo Archive (Dec., $50), intro. by Martin Scorsese, features photos of Fox stars including Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood and Gregory Peck.
The Cinema of George Lucas (Jan., $50) by Marcus Hearn looks at more than four decades of work by Lucas.
The Artist as Citizen (Jan., $22.95) by Joseph W. Polisi, gathers articles and speeches by Polisi, the president of Juilliard. Advertising.
Made You Laugh!: The Funniest Moments in Comedy (Nov., $29.95) by Joe Garner traces the history of America's funniest moments; includes DVD showcasing comedic moments. 200,000 first printing. Author tour.
Excelsior, You Fathead!: The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd (Oct., $27.95) by Eugene B. Bergmann looks at the life of the master humorist who created the holiday film A Christmas Story. Author publicity.
The Other Chekhov: A Biography of Michael Chekhov, the Legendary Actor, Director & Theorist (Oct., $26.95) by Charles Marowitz observes the life of the nephew of Anton Chekhov. Advertising. Author publicity.
Tommy Land (Oct., $26) by Tommy Lee and Anthony Bozza. Mötley Crue's drummer and rock's brazen bad boy exposes more than his tattoos. Ad/promo. 4-city author tour. 15-city TV satellite tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
AURUM PRESS (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Uma Thurman (Oct., $24.95) by Lucy Ellis and Bryony Sutherland traces Thurman's rise to fame and what lies ahead.
Sing My Way Home : Voices of the New American Roots Rock (Oct., $39.95) by Kent and Keith Zimmerman explores American roots rock and its artists, past and present.
BACK STAGE BOOKS
The Back Stage Book of New American Short Plays 2004: 12 Plays, 12 Fresh Voices (Oct.; $29.95, paper $19.95), guest editor Craig Lucas, series editor Mark Glubke, is the first in an annual series showcasing American's promising playwrights.
They All Sang My Songs (Sept., $27.95) by Jack Lawrence. Songwriter Lawrence tells how his material launched the careers of many including Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore.
Thirty Years of Sausage... Fifty Years of Ham (Oct., $22.95) by Meade Dean and Jimmy Dean is the autobiography of TV and recording star Jimmy Dean ("Big Bad John") whose name also graces the popular brand of sausage.
Lollipop Lounge: Memoirs of a Rock and Roll Refugee (Sept., $24.95) by Genya Ravan. The lead singer for Goldie & the Gingerbreads, pioneer producer and hell-raising iconoclast tells all.
BLACK DOG & LEVELTHAL
Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time (Oct., $34.95) by Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik brings shows to life from The Music Man to Chicago.
JOHN BLAKE (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Mel Gibson: Man on a Mission (Oct., $24.95) by Wensley Clarkson contrasts the star's life of women, drinking and gambling with his marriage, children and religious fervor.
Tori Amos: Piece by Piece (Jan., $22.95) by Tori Amos and Ann Powers. Singer Amos explains her creative process.
The Great Movies II (Feb., $27.50) by Roger Ebert defines 100 more films that have achieved cinematic greatness.
Broadway: The American Musical (Oct., $60) by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon is a comprehensive history of the Broadway musical and companion to the six-part PBS documentary series. 90,000 first printing. Advertising. QPB and InsightOut alternates.
The Sinatra Treasures (Oct., $45) by Charles Pignone gathers letters, mementos and never-before-seen photos, plus a 60-minute CD with rare and previously unreleased material. 200,000 first printing. Advertising.
CARROLL & GRAF
In the Moment: My Life as an Actor (Oct., $26) by Ben Gazzara. The actor, with his peers James Dean, Audrey Hepburn and John Cassavetes, was part of a group that influenced American acting.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Based on a True Story*: Fact and Fantasy in 100 Movies *but with more car crashes (Feb., $18.95) by Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen exposes the truth behind the Hollywood storytelling in 100 reality-based movies. Advertising.
Despite the System: Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios (Feb., $24.95) by Clinton Heylin reveals the heartbreaking details and personal history of this American filmmaker. Advertising.
Postcards from the Boys (Oct., $24.95) by Ringo Starr opens his private archive to share more than 50 never-before-seen postcards sent to him by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
Each One Believing: On Stage, Off Stage, and Backstage (Nov., $35) by Paul McCartney displays never-before-published photos that take readers behind the scenes.
Burlesque: Legendary Stars of the Stage (Sept., $39.95) by Jane Briggeman captures the spirit of this art form through photos, interviews and histories.
I Still Miss Someone: Friends and Family Remember Johnny Cash (Sept., $19.95) by Hugh Waddell. More than 40 people remember the man in black.
One Fine Stooge: A Frizzy Life in Pictures (Oct., $24.95), as told to Stephen Cox and Jim Terry, tells the story of Larry Fine, the frizzy-haired Stooge.
DA CAPO PRESS
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (Sept., $24) by Michael Streissguth recalls the day Cash strode into prison and created music history.
IVAN R. DEE
Not So Prime Time: Chasing the Trivial on American Television (Sept., $26) by Howard Rosenberg. The Pulitzer Prize—winning critic traces a disturbing pattern of TV's relentless pursuit of the mundane and its seeming quest to dumb down America.
Sinatra (Sept., $40) by Richard Havers offers an exploration of this showbiz icon.
The Beatles: 10 Years That Shook the World (Sept., $39.95) by Mojo magazine editors looks at the day-to-day lives of the Fab Four.
The King & I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary (Oct., $25.95) by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette traces the 36-year relationship between the opera superstar and his manager. Ad/promo.
Happy Trails: A Pictorial Celebration of the Lives of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (Oct., $24.95) by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss. The family shares their memories of Roy, Dale, Trigger and their other sidekicks.
FSG/FABER AND FABER
The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings at the Academy Awards (Jan., $TBA) by Steve Pond looks at the behind-the-scenes machinations at the Oscars.
Matzo Balls for Breakfast and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish (Nov., $24), edited by the late Alan King. Celebrities provide humorous, surprising and unforgettable remembrances of growing up Jewish.
Zappa (Nov., $25) by Barry Miles is the biography of the religion-baiting, chain-smoking, classically trained guitar virtuoso Frank Zappa. 35,000 first printing.
Falling Stars: Air Crashes That Filled Rock & Roll Heaven (Sept., $24.95) by Rich Everitt examines the lives of stars killed in plane crashes, among them John Denver, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly and Patsy Cline. Author tour.
All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine (Nov., $25) by Terry Teachout brings to life the story of the Russian émigré who transformed the art of ballet. Advertising. Author publicity.
George Balanchine (Nov., $19.95) by Robert Gottlieb. This Eminent Lives biography looks at the choreographer and artist. 35,000 first printing.
A Paper Life (Oct., $24.95) by Tatum O'Neal. The child star and troubled young woman tells her tale of survival. 100,000 first printing.
Jack (Nov., $26.95) by Edward Douglas is a warts-and-all biography of Jack Nicholson. 75,000 first printing.
Cary Grant: The Biography (Sept., $25.95) by Marc Eliot. This incisive biography uncovers new details about Grant's life. Author publicity.
Memories Are Made of This: My Life with Dean Martin (Oct., $24) by Deana Martin, foreword by Jerry Lewis. Martin's daughter recalls life with her father and shares stories about his Rat Pack pals. Author publicity. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe (Jan., $26) by Sarah Churchwell investigates the stories, often unverified, that surround the life of the legendary star.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The World of Music According to Starker (Oct., $29.95) by Janos Starker offers a colorful memoir by one of the world's great cellists; includes a CD of his last recital.
The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood (Dec., $27.50) by David Thomson explores the American movie business in all its complexity. 75,000 first printing.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
Kaufman & Co.: Broadway Comedies (Oct., $35), edited by Laurence Maslon, presents nine classic comedies from Broadway's golden age. Ad/promo.
A Beautiful Fairy Tale: The Life of Actress Lois Moran (Nov., $24.95) by Richard Buller. Stage actress Moran came of age in Paris in the 1920s, was rumored to be a paramour of F. Scott Fitzgerald and eventually took Hollywood by storm—on her own terms. Advertising.
Cinema Treasures: Movie Theaters 1905 to Today (Sept., $40) by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs takes readers from the nickelodeon to the megaplex. Advertising. Author publicity.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Between Rock and a Home Place (Oct., $24.95) by Chuck Leavell with J. Marshall Craig puts together a photo-filled memoir of Leavell's career as keyboard player for the Rolling Stones, environmentalist and U.S. forestry expert.
Open Wide: Inside the Blockbuster Movie Factory (Sept., $22.95) by Dade Hayes and Jonathan Bing focuses on July 4, 2003, last summer's biggest blockbuster weekend, exposing the behind-the-scenes maneuvers from marketing meetings to press junkets.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul (Jan., $TBA) by James Brown with Mark Elliott tells the story of the "Godfather of Soul."
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
A Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago (Oct., $29.95) by Richard Christiansen pays tribute to the rich history of Chicago theater with interviews, memories and photos.
Bob Dylan: Performing Artist Volume 3: Mind Out of Time, 1996 and Beyond (Oct., $29.95) by Paul Williams follows the continuing evolution of rock's master singer and songwriter.
The Elvis Archives (Jan., $29.95) by Todd Slaughter illustrates Elvis's life with more than 100 rare and exclusive color photos.
Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood (Feb., $26.95) by Donald Bogle documents how African-Americans lived and worked in the movie colony. Author publicity.
The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen: The Last Twenty-Five Years of the Broadway Musical (Oct., $26.95) by Ethan Mordden reviews them all again.
Everybody Loves Raymond: A Family Album (Sept.; $29.95, paper $19.95) by Ray Romano and Phil Rosenthal takes an inside look at Raymond's worlds.
The Wire: Truth Be Told (Sept., $25) by Rafael Alvarez explores the actual people and events that inspired the show's gritty stories.
Walking Shadows: Orson Welles, William Randolph Hearst, and
Citizen Kane (Oct., $35) by John Evangelist Walsh dissects the high profile battle between newspaper tycoon Hearst and brash filmmaker Welles over his film Citizen Kane.
Presenting Celia Cruz (Oct., $45) by Alexis Rodriquez-Duarte in collaboration with Tico Torres explores the life of "The Queen of Salsa."
PRINCETON BOOK COMPANY
The Nutcracker Backstage: The Story and the Magic (Sept., $29.95) by Angela Whitehill and William Noble first tells the story of The Nutcracker then goes backstage to show how the ballet magic is created.
Never Coming to a Theater Near You: A Celebration of a Certain Kind of Movie (Oct., $22) by Kenneth Turan. Film critic Turan profiles the most intelligent, original and entertaining movies and details what makes them so good.
Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life (Oct., $24.95) by Wynton Marsalis with Geoffrey C. Ward explains the fundamentals of jazz and how to apply them to living modern life. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Other Hollywood (Oct., $25.95) by Legs McNeil exposes the adult film industry through those who work in it.
U2Show (Oct., $35) by Diana Scrimgeour is an authorized biography of U2's career, with more than 500 exclusive archival photos.
The Bobby Darin Show (Jan., $24.95) by David Evanier creates a portrait of the legendary singer timed to coincide with the release of Beyond the Sea, the Kevin Spacey biopic.
Lucy & Desi: A Real-Life Scrapbook of America's Favorite TV Couple (Oct., $35) by Elisabeth Edwards contains 25 interactive, 3-D replicas of memorabilia, including Desi's report card and telegrams. 50,000 first printing.
White Christmas (Sept., $14.99) covers this holiday classic with bios of the cast, stories about the making of the film and anecdotes about its success; includes CD with Bing Crosby's version of the song and two others by Louis Armstrong and Vince Gill.
There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale (Oct., $24.95) by Sean Astin with Joe Layden is the actor's memoir of Hollywood life and candid recollections of the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 7-city author tour.
Metallica: This Monster Lives (Nov., $24.95) by Joe Berlinger with Greg Milner is the book behind the revealing documentary.
100 Things to Love and Hate About TV (Jan., $24.95) by Ken Tucker collects provocative pieces by the Entertainment Weekly magazine critic.
Jurgen Vollmer: The Beatles in Hamburg: Photographs 1961 (Sept., $19.95) by Jurgen Vollmer depicts the Beatles' early days.
Masters of Movement: Portraits of America's Greatest Choreographers (Oct., $39.95) by Rose Eichenbaum. Fifty-nine leading American choreographers discuss the creative life.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Ailey Spirit: The Journey of an American Dance Company (Nov., $35) by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, text by Robert Tracy, reflects on the company's 45-year history.
A Theatrical Feast in New York (Nov., $19.95) by Elizabeth Sharland celebrates both the continuity and change of New York City's theater district. Advertising.
Bobby Darin: A Life (Nov., $24.95) by Michael Starr examines the singer's life, from his Bronx boyhood to his stardom as a singer and actor.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet (Nov., $34.95) by Kenneth Morgan appraises the career of the Hungarian-born conductor.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Getting Closer: A Dancer's Perspective (Oct., $29.95), photographs by Rosalie O'Connor. An American Ballet Theater ballerina-turned—professional photographer captures fellow company members in personal moments both onstage and off.
Margot Fonteyn: A Life (Oct., $29.95) by Meredith Daneman tells the remarkable story of the celebrated ballerina's life.
The Inner Voice: Notes from a Life Onstage (Nov., $24.95) by Renée Fleming. The acclaimed soprano shares the story of her career and the creative process. 8-city author tour.
The Good Body (Sept., $19.95) by Eve Ensler. The author of The Vagina Monologues mounts a new production that looks at women's relationships with their bodies.
W PUBLISHING GROUP
The Man Called CASH: The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend (Sept., $24.99) by Steve Turner is an authorized biography of country music legend Johnny Cash.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
First Nights at the Opera (Sept., $35) by Thomas Forrest Kelly narrates the social history of European opera during its golden age and re-creates a first look at the premieres of five operas.