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The Entertainers: Portraits of Stardom in the 20th Century

The Entertainers: Portraits of Stardom in the 20th Century
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Author: Timothy White
Publisher: Billboard Books
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 1998
Pub. Date: 432
ISBN-10: 0823076067
ISBN-13: 9780823076062

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Candid, insightful, and penetrating, Timothy White's timeless profiles of more than two dozen of the twentieth century's brightest stars are compiled for the first time ever in The Entertainers. First published in major national publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar, these acclaimed pieces appear here in specially expanded form, and include previously unseen material deleted from the original features as well as new forewords written especially for this collection.

The Entertainers is a truly unique in its expansive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes personality profiles that reflect a bygone era in American journalism. As today's entertainment elite achieve a degree of media penetration far in excess of what was once even imagined, the upper echelon of celebrity no longer need to provided the press with the extent of access provided in the past. As a result, Timothy White's incisive portraits of legendary figures such as most memorable interviews, with such noted celebrities as Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, John Travolta, Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Muhammad Ali, Johnny Carson, and the cast of Star Wars – culled from days, weeks, or months of extended interviews are written from the rare intimate perspective of an insider reporting from the subjects' workplaces, homes, haunts, and private refuges.

Complete with unforgettable black-and-white visuals by photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and David Burnett, The Entertainers offers a unique look at the history of popular entertainment in the twentieth century as seen by many of the stars who made it.

What people say:

"Among a group of pioneer Rolling Stone writers, Timothy White let the movies take him to the same place the music did – the truth." — Peter Travers, The Rolling Stone Film Reader

About the Author:

Timothy White (1952-2002) was a prominent American entertainment journalist who established a portfolio of interviews with some of the greatest figures in film, television, sports, and music. As well as writing biographies, columns, and more Rolling Stone cover stories than any other writer, he was also the editor of Billboard, the American music industry's principal trade paper.