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Helmut Neuhold: Das andere Habsburg

Helmut Neuhold: Das andere Habsburg

Homoerotik im österreichischen Kaiserhaus. D 2008, 442 S., Broschur, € 30.90
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Wer hätte das gedacht? Das Haus Habsburg ist eine wahre Fundgrube der Homo- und Bisexualität. Gut - die Homosexualität von Kaiserbruder Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor war nun schon längst legendär. Über seine Skandale im Kaiserbründl und in Schloss Klessheim kursieren genug Geschichten, von denen noch heute in der Szene gesprochen wird. Aber er war eben nicht alleine. Der ungekrönte König der ... Weiterlesen

John Barrowman: Anything Goes - The Autobiography

John Barrowman: Anything Goes - The Autobiography

UK 2008, 256 pp., hardback, € 23.69
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the »Doctor Who« spinoff »Torchwood«, this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including success in the movies »The Producers« and »De-Lovely«. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, ... Weiterlesen

Brian J. Robb: Heath Ledger

Brian J. Robb: Heath Ledger

Hollywood's Dark Star. UK 2008, 208 pp., brochure, € 17.90
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Heath Ledger was one the most charismatic and powerful screen presences of his generation. Having established a high-profile acting career by the age of 21 with the lead in »A Knight's Tale«, the young Australian went on to pursue a succession of increasingly diverse and often subversive roles that challenged the film industry's initial impression of him as a mere ... Weiterlesen

Julie Kavanagh: Rudolf Nureyev - The Life

Julie Kavanagh: Rudolf Nureyev - The Life

UK 2008, 787 pp., brochure, € 14.99
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Ballet's first pop icon, Rudolf Nureyev revolutionized an old art form, sparking Rudimania across the globe. From his birth on a train in Siberia at the height of Stalin's terrors, Nureyev's life was extraordinary. His career was decided at the age of 8, and 9 years later, leaving his Tatar peasant family behind him, he realized his dream of studying ... Weiterlesen

Farley Granger with Robert Calhoun: Include Me Out

Farley Granger with Robert Calhoun: Include Me Out

USA 2008, 255 pp., brochure, € 12.99
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Working with such creative visionaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Luchino Visconti, and Nicholas Ray, Farley Granger was a celebrated figure in films like »Strangers on a Train«, »Rope«, »Senso«, and »They Live by Night«, bringing a memorable presence to the big screen. Behind his characters, however, he was and remains a complex man, full of whimsy as well as strength. Now, ... Weiterlesen

Tom Santopietro: Considering Doris Day

Tom Santopietro: Considering Doris Day

USA 2008, 388 pp., brochure, € 12.39
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
The biggest female box-office attraction in Hollywood history, Doris Day remains unequaled as the only entertainer who has ever triumphed in movies, radio, recordings, and a multi-year weekly TV series. America's favorite girl next door may have projected the kind of wholesome image that led Oscar Levant to quip, »I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin«. Day's acting ... Weiterlesen

Joel Lobenthal: Tallulah!

Joel Lobenthal: Tallulah!

USA 2008, 577 pp., brochure, € 17.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
»It's the good girls who keep the diaries. The bad girls never have the time.« - Tallulah Bankhead. In the golden age of American theater, no celestial body shone more dazzlingly than Tallulah Bankhead. Outrageous, outspoken, and totally uninhibited, she was an actress known as much for her offstage vices as for her onstage roles - the cocaine and alcohol, ... Weiterlesen

Alexander Waugh: Fathers and Sons

Alexander Waugh: Fathers and Sons

USA 2008, 473 pp., brochure, € 12.39
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
If there is a literary gene, then the Waugh family most certainly has it. In this most unusual biographical memoir, Alexander Waugh exposes the fraught dynamics of love and strife that have produced a succession of successful authors. The first, Arthur, a hopeless Victorian, broke the family tradition of medicine when he won a prize for poetry in 1888. His ... Weiterlesen

Lance Bass: Out of Sync

Lance Bass: Out of Sync

USA 2008, 196 pp., brochure, € 11.59
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
At 16, Lance Bass received a phone call from Justin Timberlake that would change his life forever. Soon after, he left his small-town home in Mississippi, to join an emerging musical group called *NSYNC that was inspiring Beatles-esque mania around the world, becoming the face of the new MTV generation. He's remained in the spotlight ever since, and here he ... Weiterlesen

Marijane Meaker: Meine Jahre mit Pat

Marijane Meaker: Meine Jahre mit Pat

Erinnerungen an Patricia Highsmith. Dt. v. Manfred Allié. CH 2008, 325 S., Pb, € 10.18
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Diogenes
Marijane Meaker - selbst Schriftstellerin - war die Lebensgefährtin an der Seite von Patricia Highsmith. Ihre Erinnerungen an die gemeinsame Zeit sind ungeschönt, zeigen, dass das lesbische Zusammensein zweier Künstlerinnen sehr wohl auch schwierig sein konnte. Marijane Meaker verkneift sich jede Form später Rache an der Geliebten, die im Februar 1994 verstarb, lässt sich aber auch nicht zu einer Verklärung ... Weiterlesen

Andy Claus: Uwe Görke - Mein Leben mit HIV

Andy Claus: Uwe Görke - Mein Leben mit HIV

D 2008, 176 S., Broschur, € 17.37
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Himmelstürmer Verlag
Aktivist Uwe Görke ist seit 15 Jahren HIV-positiv. Die Autorin Andy Claus erzählt seine Geschichte, um anderen Mut zu machen und um über Aids aufzuklären. Für jeden Menschen hat der Tag, an dem er erfährt, dass er HIV-positiv ist, eine ganz besondere, persönliche Bedeutung. Für die wenigsten ist er Anlass, damit offensiv umzugehen und die Öffentlichkeit zu suchen. Die meisten ... Weiterlesen

Truman Capote: Die Hunde bellen

Truman Capote: Die Hunde bellen

Dt. v. Marcus Ingendaay. CH 2008, 907 S., geb., € 30.63
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Für Magazine wie »Esquire« und den »New Yorker« verfasste Truman Capote Reportagen und Porträts. Alle Qualitäten, die den Schriftsteller Capote ausmachten, finden sich auch hier: seine Begabung, Melancholie sprachlich glänzend zu erfassen, seine Beobachtungsgabe - gepaart mit einem glühenden Interesse an anderen Menschen - und spritzige, treffende Dialoge. Die hier zusammengestellten Reportagen und Porträts reichen von Reiseskizzen, die er als ... Weiterlesen

Andrea Weiss: In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain

Andrea Weiss: In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain

The Erika and Klaus Mann Story. USA 2008, 302 pp., hardbound, € 21.79
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Thomas Mann's two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept by fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. Although their father's fame has unfairly overshadowed their legacy, Erika and Klaus were serious authors, and political visionaries. Their views earned them ... Weiterlesen

Jimmy Lavery, Jim Mydlach, Louis Mydlach: The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy

Jimmy Lavery, Jim Mydlach, Louis Mydlach: The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy

USA 2008, 247 pp., hardbound, € 20.69
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Former employees take us inside the secret world of two young German guys who battled their way up from nothing, created an act that mixed wild white tigers with magic and built a multi-million Las Vegas empire. It's gossipy and fun - with side trips to sun-drenched beaches south of the border for what might be called »body-surfing«: their secret ... Weiterlesen

Pagan Kennedy: The First Man-Made Man

Pagan Kennedy: The First Man-Made Man

USA 2008, 214 pp., brochure, € 12.39
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
In the 1920s, when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition, and there was no known solution. During a time when plastic surgery and synthetic hormones were in their infancy, Dillon pursued a course of action that was both socially unheard of and potentially life threatening. From upper-class ... Weiterlesen

  
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