Speeches by Great Entertainment Celebrities is a compilation of contributors to the entertainment industry. From filmmakers, producers, and stars to music icons, book writers, and comedians, this collection features words, talks, addresses, reflections, tips, and speeches about their lives and accomplishments. Alfred Hitchcock speaks of filmmaking (22:58) James Cameron talks about making Avatar and Titanic (16:37) Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Sheen reflect on the making of Apocalypse Now (57:51) Martin Scorsese: making movies and the preservation of film (31:05) Steven Spielberg speaks at the Academy of Achievement (12:18) Bill Haley talks about the early days of rock ´n´ roll (3:48) Elvis Presley: Vancouver, BC, press conference from 1957 (22:35) The Beatles: BBC interview (8:31) Brian Epstein talks about managing the Beatles and the music business (14:32) Jimmy Buffett: 2015 University of Miami commencement address (18:33) Ernest Hemingway: receiving the Nobel Prize (2:08) Ray Bradbury: writing tips (51:45) Tom Clancy speaks on America, government, the private sector, and writing (39:45) John Grisham: 2010 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill commencement (18:30) Katharine Hepburn reads a letter she wrote to Spencer Tracy (6:40) Marilyn Monroe: press conference and ´´Happy Birthday´´ to JFK (2:00) Clint Eastwood: ´´Empty Chair´´ address at 2012 Republican National Convention (11:12) Robert Redford: 2013 Westminster College Commencement Address (16:57) Barbara Walters: Yale Class of 2012 commencement (24:37) Jennifer Lopez: address to the Woman´s Conference 2008 (10:48) Bob Newhart speaks at the Press Club (48:53) Don Rickles: 1985 address at Ronald Reagan... 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009712/bk_blak_009712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular entertainment has frequently been hailed as the harbingers of social downfall, but is it really that simple? From public executions to theater, from ballet to video games, this brief essay examines the turmoil that surrounds history´s most cherished forms of entertainment. Nancy Fulda is an essayist and science fiction writer living in Germany. She is a Phobos Award winner, a Jim Baen Memorial award winner, and a recent Hugo and Nebula nominee. Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, this article is approximately 2500 words or 15 printed pages long. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryant Cantrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022825/bk_acx0_022825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You think you know Hollywood Hulk Hogan? Brother, you don´t know squat about me. Yeah, I´m the towering red-and-yellow warrior who revolutionized the wrestling business, the larger-than-life superhero who transformed an entire country into a horde of Hulkamaniacs. I´m the guy who spit blood and breathed fire to help create an empire called World Wrestling Entertainment. But it wasn´t always like that. Once I was a fat kid named Terry Bollea watching legends like Dusty Rhodes and Superstar Billy Graham, never dreaming I´d be a professional wrestler myself one day. Find out what makes me cry like a baby and what makes my blood boil. Then tell me you know the man called Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Join the Babe Ruth of wrestling on a gritty, no-holds-barred odyssey from his start in the barbaric wrestling arenas of the ´70s through the humiliation of his involvement in federal steroid-abuse trials to the achievement of his greatest triumph yet. Along the way, lock up with the likes of Mr. T, Ted Turner, The Rock...and of course, Vince McMahon, head of World Wrestling Entertainment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hulk Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000385/bk_sans_000385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elizabeth Taylor has never been short on star power, but in this unprecedented biography, the spotlight is entirely on her - a spirited beauty full of magic, professional daring, and wit. Acclaimed biographer William Mann follows Elizabeth Taylor publicly as she makes her ascent at MGM, falls into (and out of) marriages, wins Oscars, fights studio feuds, and combats America´s conservative values with her decidedly modern love affairs. But he also shines a light on Elizabeth´s rich private life, revealing a love for her craft and a loyalty to the underdog that fueled her lifelong battle against the studio system. Swathed in mink, disposing of husbands but keeping the diamonds - this is Elizabeth Taylor as she lived and loved, breaking and making the rules in the game of supreme celebrity. In the 60s, Elizabeth Taylor´s affair with the married Richard Burton knocked John Glenn´s orbit of the moon off front pages nationwide. Yet, despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. William Mann, praised by Gore Vidal, Patricia Bosworth, and Gerald Clarke for Kate, uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on-and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. With unputdownable storytelling he tells the full truth without losing Taylor´s magic, daring, or wit. Listeners will feel they are sitting next to Taylor as she rises at MGM, survives a marriage engineered for publicity, feuds with Hedda Hopper and Mr. Mayer, wins Oscars, endures tragedy, juggles Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton and her country´s conservative values. But it is the private Elizabeth that will surprise - a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio´s treatment of her led to a lifelong batt... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013082/bk_adbl_013082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is Cricket and how did it come about? What and more importantly who is involved in this sport? The 150 trivia questions audiobook brings hours of entertainment and fun knowledge about this amazing game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Gaddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031878/bk_acx0_031878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This article examines the amazing success of A&E´s Duck Dynasty. Entertainment insiders cannot figure out why a show about camo-wearing duck hunters in rural Louisiana whose motto is ´´faith, family, ducks´´ resonates with eight million viewers. The Robertson family and their producers have discovered a winning formula for television entertainment. Find out why their show is a hit and what other reality shows should imitate to attract big audiences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032620/bk_acx0_032620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nowadays, sport has gained a new format. It is part of a rapidly developing industry: the sports entertainment industry. As part of this industry, and as its main product, sport has taken on a new look in the eyes of all: activity and mass practice. Sport has become a business endowed with a large market and a high potential for sales and marketing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cyrus Nilo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065693/bk_acx0_065693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professional football today is an $8 billion sports entertainment industry - and the most popular spectator sport in America, with designs on expansion across the globe. In this astute field-level view of the National Football League since 1960, Michael Oriard looks closely at the development of the sport and at the image of the NFL and its unique place in American life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015582/bk_adbl_015582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This essay is a casual discussion about New York-based folk singer Wendy Sayvetz, who promotes subway entertainment in the New York City subway system, under the banner Music Under New York (MUNY). For many years Wendy Sayvetz has been committed to making subway entertainment a respectable activity. Wendy Sazvetz has performed across the country as well as at the White House. She and her husband, Andrew Schulman, a guitartis, run their music company, Abaca Productions. Sayvetz has a well-polished soprano voice, that is wholesome, melodic, and similar to that of Judy Collins and Joan Baez. Sayvetz sings across genre and gives each song her own interpretation. When I listen to her I think about how wonderful it would if she teamed up with Johnny Mathis.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Van Sweden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017479/bk_acx0_017479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What songs have made up your life´s soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre - from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones - can help us understand our place in our own lives. This collection of short, sharp essays by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman (Mo´ Meta Blues), organized around a thematic playlist of songs, serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Greenman´s wit, insight, and honesty are as sweet and satisfying as the hits (and the deep cuts) at the center of each essay. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008203/bk_brll_008203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.