Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780743291187
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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When it was released in 1955, the film Rebel Without a Cause had a revolutionary impact on moviemaking and youth culture, virtually giving birth to our concept of the American teenager. For the first time, Live Fast, Die Young tells the complete story of the explosive making of Rebel, a film that has rocked every generation since its release. Set against a backdrop of the Atomic Age and an old Hollywood studio system on the verge of collapse, it vividly evokes the cataclysmic, immensely influential meeting of four of Hollywood's most passionate artists. When James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, and director Nicholas Ray converged, each was at a crucial point in his or her career. The young actors were grappling with fame, their burgeoning sexuality, and increasingly reckless behavior. As Ray engaged his cast in physical melees and psychosexual seductions of startling intensity, the on- and off-set relationships between his ambitious young actors ignited, sending a shock wave through the film. Through interviews with the surviving members of the cast and crew and firsthand access to both personal and studio archives, Lawrence Frascella and Al Weisel reveal Rebel's true drama -- the director's affair with sixteen-year-old Wood, his tempestuous "spiritual marriage" with Dean, and his role in awakening the latent homosexuality of Mineo, who would become the first gay teenager to appear on film. Complete with thirty photographs, including ten never-before-seen photos by famed Dean photographer Dennis Stock, Live Fast, Die Young tells the absorbing inside story of an unforgettable and absolutely essential American film -- a story that is, in many ways, as provocative as the film itself.

Category : Young Adult Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 0646964496
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 118
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Molly's best friend Alex has done a U-turn from Yale-bound student to rebel without a cause. She's determined to find out why. But is she truly ready to learn Alex's devastating secret?

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Editor : CreateSpace
ISBN : 1497347157
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 440
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When Kim, a certified ghetto dime piece moved her son Santana from the gritty streets of Northwest, B.C. to Prince Georges County Maryland, she hoped that the change of environment would deter Santana from the allurements of the fast life she tried so desperately to leave behind. Kim soon came to realize that the Kentland neighborhood they moved into was just as dangerous, and crime infested, as B.C. Santana, AKA Lil Suavey, along with his best friend Lil Chills, decided to step their game up from being petty car thieves, to entering the more lucrative drug trade. Under the tutelage of the big homie K.B., the two youngins jumped into the game head first, and began stacking paper faster than they knew what to do with it. The only problem was, the block they set up shop on was already being run by notorious brothers Bice and Wayne Wayne, who didn't take kindly to any form of competition. Then there's Krud Nasty, a neighborhood tyrant who believed Suavey was nothing more than a pretty boy chump, who didn't deserve his street success and planned to take Suavey out at all cost. Before Suave and Chills knew it, along with their success, came beef raging on all fronts. With every enemy they annihilate, another seems to take its place. What these two youngin's were never told in the beginning, was that sometimes the consequences for "Living Fast..".is "Dying Young."

Category : Travel
Editor : Summersdale Pub Limited
ISBN : 1849530491
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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One autumn, radio producers Chris and Joe drive across America, roof down, stereo up, and discover the roots of the sounds they love.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor :
ISBN : 1560251697
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 254
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Drawing on letters, diaries, and tape-recorded conversations, the author recounts his friendship with Dean, including their sexual relationship, and reveals Dean's feelings about his success, his parents, and death

Category : Boxers (Sports)
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ISBN : 0615805752
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 716
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Live Fast, Die Young tells the story of Harry Greb, the Pittsburgh Windmill, one of the most feared boxers in history. Greb terrified champions and contenders across three weight divisions for nearly a decade. Greb would become famous for fighting anyone regardless of size or race. Prior to his untimely death he harbored a long standing ambition to challenge for legendary heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's title despite rarely weighing over 165 pounds. Along the way he won the world middleweight championship, American light heavyweight championship, and became the only man to defeat Dempsey's eventual conqueror Gene Tunney. Greb would become one of those outrageous characters that made the Roaring Twenties roar. It is a story that could only be found in the history pages of early 20th century America. He was born the son of an immigrant father who fled Germany one step ahead of the law and a first generation mother in Pittsburgh at a time when the city was helping to usher in the Second Industrial Revolution. The rugged, hard-working men who surrounded Greb during his formative years influenced a toughness and work ethic that carried him to the highest levels of one of the most unforgiving sports. As Harry gained fame and fortune he witnessed the world devolved into chaos as World War I broke out, the passing of Prohibition, the birth of the Jazz Age, and the Golden Age of Sports. Throughout these historic events Harry often found himself right in the middle of things and happy to be there. The author tells the story of one of the most colorful periods in history and one that period's most colorful and unforgettable characters in Live Fast, Die Young: The Life and Times of Harry Greb.

Category : Travel
Editor : Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN : 9781848399372
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 198
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A tale of friendship tested to the limit, noble myths, love lost and found, perfect lyrics, and good times as two friends drive across the U.S. to pay homage to the roots of Rock and Roll One autumn, radio producers Chris and Joe drive across America, roof down, stereo up, and discover the roots of the sounds they love. They sell their souls to the devil on the same crossroads as Robert Johnson, buy booze from the same store as Jim Morrison, hang out with the spirit of Johnny Cash in his own front room, and sit on a jetty by an alligator infested lake to sing 'Happy Birthday' to country-rock musician Gram Parsons. But first they must learn the ukulele, grow moustaches, fail to get into the Chateau Marmont, get very drunk with rising popstar Terra Naomi—and that's just day one.

Category : Family & Relationships
Editor : Anchor
ISBN : 9781101969984
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 274
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*A NEW YORK TIMES HUMOR BESTSELLER* By the author of I Like You Just the Way I Am and a frequent Chelsea contributor, an outrageous collection of personal stories about motherhood, responsibility, and other potential disasters. Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress living in New York. Until recently, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and one hundred percent impulsive. She had a husband who embraced her crazy—who understood her need to occasionally stalk around the house in his ex-girlfriend’s old beach caftans and to invite their drug dealer to Passover seder (so he wouldn’t feel like they were using him only for drugs). Then they had their son, Sid, and overnight, Jenny was forced to grow up: to be responsible, to brush her hair, to listen to her voicemail. Searingly funny and surprisingly affecting, Live Fast Die Hot is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that some things are more important than crafting the perfect tweet—and a reminder that even if you never thought you were cut out for parenting, at least you can be better at it than your mother.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : University of Illinois Press
ISBN : 9780252093807
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville's music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed more than eighty songs on the country music charts, founded the long-running country music periodical Music City News in 1963, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Flamboyant, impulsive, and generous, he helped and encouraged a new generation of talented songwriter-performers that included Willie Nelson and Bill Anderson. Presenting the first detailed portrayal of this mercurial country music star, Diane Diekman masterfully draws on extensive interviews with Young's family, band members, and colleagues. Echoing Young's characteristic ability to entertain and surprise fans, Diekman combines an account of his public career with a revealing, intimate portrait of his personal life.

Category : Family & Relationships
Editor : CSHL Press
ISBN : 0879696524
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 172
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Ageless Questis a personal, sometimes controversial, account of the pursuit of a genetic †̃cure' for aging by an expert in the field. The author is the Novartis Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aging has always been regarded as a highly complex process with many degenerative changes leading to the cessation of life. But recent research has identified a relatively simple mechanism that governs the pace of aging. Lenny Guarente's Ageless Questis a scientific detective story for the baby boom generation. It offers an insider's view of an area of potentially astonishing high reward—and equally high risk.