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Martijn Icks: The Crimes of Elagabalus

Martijn Icks: The Crimes of Elagabalus

The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor. UK/USA 2011, 276 pp. with b/w plates, pb, € 37.95
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Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's »bad emperors«: a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos. An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged 14 when he was elevated to power - he placed the sun god Elagabal at the head of the ... Weiterlesen

Elliot Tiber: Palm Trees on the Hudson

Elliot Tiber: Palm Trees on the Hudson

A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland and Interior Decorating. USA 2011, 183 pp., hardbound, € 24.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 25 Euro Bestellwert.
Square One
»Palm Trees on the Hudson« is the hilarious prequel to Elliot Tiber's bestseller »Taking Woodstock.« Before Elliot found financial success by bringing Woodstock Ventures to his upstate motel, he was one of Manhattan s leading interior designers. Then Elliot's career came to a halt due to a floating society party, Judy Garland, and the Mob: Elliot's glamorous society event turned ... Weiterlesen

James C. Hormel and Erin Martin: Fit to Serve

James C. Hormel and Erin Martin: Fit to Serve

Reflections on a Secret Life. USA 2011, 288 pp., illustrated, hardbound, € 22.95
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Skyhorse
James Hormel - a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family built the SPAM meatpacking »empire« and lived in the only mansion in his small Midwestern town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not mentioned, never mind accepted. Outwardly, he tried to live up to the life his parents wanted for ... Weiterlesen

Judith Chazin-Bennahum: René Blum and the Ballets Russes

Judith Chazin-Bennahum: René Blum and the Ballets Russes

In Search of a Lost Life. USA 2011, 277 pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 59.95
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Oxford University Press
The biography of a cultural hero, »René Blum and the Ballets Russes« uncovers the events in the life of the enigmatic and brilliant writer and producer who resurrected the Ballets Russes after Diaghilev died. A passionate and prominent littérateur, René Blum was also brother of Léon Blum, the first socialist PM of France. As an editor of a chic literary ... Weiterlesen

Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark: Wrestling Reality

Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark: Wrestling Reality

The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling's Gay Superstar. USA 2011, 312 pp with colour photographs, brochure, € 17.29
Kostenloser Versand ab 25 Euro Bestellwert.
ECW
A rare glimpse not only into the life of a professional wrestler but the life of a gay man in a straight world: one of the most popular wrestlers of the late 1990s, Kanyon kept his personal life private from his fans until finally revealing his biggest secret in 2006. Going through the various roles that Kanyon played, both in ... Weiterlesen

Barbara Eden and Wendy Leigh: Jeannie Out of the Bottle

Barbara Eden and Wendy Leigh: Jeannie Out of the Bottle

USA 2011, 274 pp. with numerous photographs, brochure, € 14.29
Kostenloser Versand ab 25 Euro Bestellwert.
Three Rivers
Barbara Eden's memoir is a thrilling insider's look at the glittery life in showbiz, which takes us behind the scenes of NBC's iconic TV series »I Dream of Jeannie« as well as Barbara Eden's dozens of other stage and screen performances. But it is also a deeply intimate memoir of personal tragedy, from a stillborn child and a verbally abusive, ... Weiterlesen

John Waters: Role Models

John Waters: Role Models

USA 2011, 304 pp. with b/w photographs, brochure, € 15.95
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich, and happily horrify readers everywhere. »Role Models« is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities - some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to ... Weiterlesen

James Lord: My Queer War

James Lord: My Queer War

USA 2011, 344 pp., brochure, € 15.99
Kostenloser Versand ab 25 Euro Bestellwert.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In 1942, a timid, inexperienced 21-year-old James Lord reported to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to enlist in the U.S. Army. His career in the armed forces took him to Nevada and California, to Boston, to England, and eventually to France and Germany, where he witnessed first-hand the ravages of total war on Europe's land and people. Along the way he ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (eds.): In Maremma

David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (eds.): In Maremma

Life and a House in Southern Tuscany. USA 2011 (revised, expanded edition), 141 pp. with color photographs, brochure , € 17.95
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Publishers Group West
In 1997 David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell bought a house in southern Tuscany: not a villa but a dilapidated farmhouse dating from the late 1950s and abandoned for more than 20 years. This book recounts the restoration of the house, as well as the gradual process by which two Americans became initiated into a part of Italy - and a ... Weiterlesen

Lothar Müller: Herman Bang

Lothar Müller: Herman Bang

D 2011, 87 s., geb., € 20.46
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Deutscher Kunstverlag
Lothar Müller zeichnet den Lebensweg des schwulen Autors und Journalisten, verhinderten Schauspielers und Theaterkritikers Herman Bang nach. In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts galt er als der bedeutendste dänische Journalist seiner Zeit - und gleichzeitig als Skandalnudel Nummer eins: Herman Bang lebte das Leben eines Dandys, machte aus seiner Homosexualität kein Geheimnis und inszenierte sich als Gesamtkunstwerk nach dem ... Weiterlesen

Werner Schroeter: Tage im Dämmer, Nächte im Rausch

Werner Schroeter: Tage im Dämmer, Nächte im Rausch

Autobiographie. D 2011, 408 S. mit zahlreichen S/W-Fotos, geb., € 23.59
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Aufbau-Verlag
Werner Schroeter war ein ekstatischer Künstler. Wie sein Leben war auch sein Werk (es umfasst mehr als 30 Spiel- und Dokumentarfilme sowie 80 Theaterinszenierungen) geprägt von einer eigenwilligen Radikalität. Er war ein enfant terrible und geradezu genialer Autodidakt. Im Leben wie im Schaffen verschmolz er Pathos und Punk zu einer unnachahmlichen Einheit. Entgegen dem Eindruck, den zahlreiche Prämierungen seiner Arbeit ... Weiterlesen

Rabbi Shmueley Boteach: Die Michael Jackson Tapes

Rabbi Shmueley Boteach: Die Michael Jackson Tapes

Dt. v. A. Tepper. D 2011, 303 S., geb., € 24.70
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Hannibal
Dieses Buch hätte bereits zu Michael Jacksons Lebzeiten erscheinen sollen, die Veröffentlichung wurde aber wegen des Kindesmissbrauchsprozesses gegen ihn im Jahr 2005 verschoben. Shmuley Boteach hatte die therapeutischen Gespräche mit Michael Jackson zwischen 1999 und 2001 auf der Neverland-Ranch geführt und mit seiner Erlaubnis aufgezeichnet. Michael Jackson bestand danach sogar auf einer Veröffentlichung, die dann aber erst nach seinem überraschenden ... Weiterlesen

Eleanor Hancock: Ernst Röhm

Eleanor Hancock: Ernst Röhm

Hitler's SA Chief of Staff. USA 2011, 273 pp., brochure, € 79.95
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Macmillan
A one-time comrade and intimate of Adolf Hitler, Ernst Röhm commanded the stormtroopers and had an influential and controversial career within the Nazi Party before being killed on Hitler's orders in 1934. This biography is based on research from original sources. It overturns many misconceptions that have arisen about his politics and his role in Nazism - including the claim ... Weiterlesen

Deborah Ball: House of Versace

Deborah Ball: House of Versace

The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival. USA 2011, 352 pp., brochure, € 19.95
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Versace. The very name conjures up images of outrageous glamour and bold sexuality, opulence and daring. All, of course, true - but only half of the story. Versace is also the legacy of a great creative genius from a poor, backward part of southern Italy who transformed the fashion world. Gianni Versace, with his flamboyant sister Donatella at his side, ... Weiterlesen

Martin Gayford: A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

Martin Gayford: A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

UK 2011, 248 pp. with numerous b/w + color illustrations, hardbound, € 23.90
Kostenloser Versand ab 25 Euro Bestellwert.
Thames and Hudson
David Hockney is described as the world's most popular living painter. His exuberant work is widely loved, but he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art. Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. How does ... Weiterlesen

  
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