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Thomas, Bob 1922-2014

Overview
Works: 105 works in 556 publications in 8 languages and 18,320 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Performer, Redactor, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1998.A3, B
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Most widely held works about Bob Thomas
 
Most widely held works by Bob Thomas
Walt Disney : an American original by Bob Thomas( Book )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: Walt Disney is an American hero--the creator of Mickey Mouse, and a man who changed the face of American culture. After years of research, with the full cooperation of the Disney family and access to private papers and letters, Bob Thomas produced the definitive biography of the man behind the legend--the unschooled cartoonist from Kansas City who went bankrupt on his first movie venture but became the genius who produced unmatched works of animation. Complete with a rare collection of photographs, Bob Thomas' biography is a fascinating and inspirational work that captures the spirit of Walt Disney
Astaire : the man, the dancer by Bob Thomas( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of dancer Fred Astaire
Disney's Art of animation : from Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast by Bob Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Disney and the magic of animation with basic techniques, examples of story sketches, layouts, animation drawings, and background painting, along with interviews with the animators themselves
The road to Hollywood : my 40-year love affair with the movies by Bob Hope( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Crawford, a biography by Bob Thomas( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Crawford was, of course, an icon of the American film. Her strongly sculpted face graced 81 movies, and dominated such as Mildred Pierce, for which she won an Oscar, Humoresque, Grand Hotel, and Daisy Kenyon. She was a worldwide, great, durable star, and it seems highly unlikely that there's anyone out there who doesn't know her compelling eyes and carved cheekbones. Joan Crawford has reputed lesbian relationship
Golden boy : the untold story of William Holden by Bob Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I got rhythm! : the Ethel Merman story by Bob Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thalberg; life and legend by Bob Thomas( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the interval between World Wars, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was indisputably the Olympus of Movieland. How this motion picture studio was able to gain such ascendancy in a brash, highly competitive industry is one of the most fascinating chapters in the annals of filmmaking. It is also primarily the story of one man: Irving Thalberg. Thalberg, almost invariably referred to as the "Boy Wonder of Hollywood," arrived at Sunset and Vine when he was scarcely out of school. By the time he was twenty years old, he was head of production at Universal and already displaying flashes of that remarkable genius for developing stars and doctoring scripts that was to make his name a legend in the land of legends. It was in partnership with Louis B. Mayer that Thalberg really came into his own. Forming the combine of MGM, he converted the studio into the greatest film factory in movie history. With the true impresario's gift for artistic merit and financial gain, he presented Garbo in Anna Christie; the Lunts in The Guardsman; Clark Gable and Charles Laughton in Mutiny on the Bounty; John, Lionel and Ethel Barrymore in Rasputin and the Empress; Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard in Romeo and Juliet; the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera; and many others. The record of this extraordinary life--the early success, fantastic achievement, ideal marriage (to Norma Shearer), and untimely death--was to furnish F. Scott Fitzgerald with the material for the hero of his final, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon. Now, in this definitive biography of Thalberg, the legend comes to life.--Adapted from dust jacket
Liberace : the true story by Bob Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rijk geïll. biografie van de extravagante pianist en entertainer, overleden aan de gevolgen van aids kort na het verschijnen van dit werk
Building a company : Roy O. Disney and the creation of an entertainment empire by Bob Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without Roy, the world might never have known Walt. As his younger brother Walt Disney dreamed, drew, and imagined, Roy O. Disney stayed in the shadows, forming an empire. A brilliant financier and businessman, Roy helped turn Walt Disney's dreams into reality, building the company that bears his brother's name. Closer than the Warners or the Gershwins, Roy and Walt's lifelong partnership had its stormy moments, but neither of them ever wavered from their joint goal of producing high-quality family entertainment. While Walt's pen gave birth to Mickey Mouse, Roy founded the Buena Vista Distribution Company, brought Disneyland to a fledgling medium called television, and pioneered a merchandising business that would put Mickey on shelves from Brooklyn to Beijing
My husband, Rock Hudson : the real story of Rock Hudson's marriage to Phyllis Gates by Phyllis Gates( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocks Hudson's Marriage to Phyllis Gates
King Cohn; the life and times of Harry Cohn by Bob Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selznick by Bob Thomas( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one and only Bing by Bob Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing Crosby. No performer will ever be remembered with more affection. For over forty years, this golden-voiced crooner delighted the world with his easy charm and graceful style. He made "White Christmas" a holiday tradition. His "Road" movies with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour are classics of zany comedy. He raised spirits during the Depression, entertained our soldiers during the war, and consistently reassures us that life is a joy and the virtue will be rewarded. Bing's popularity has endured through three generations. And no one remembers him with more affection than author/journalist Bob Thomas in this joyous memoir of Crosby's career and life. You can share again the special moments of the great Bing Crosby's remarkable career. Filled with many rare photographs and anecdotes of Bing, his family, and friends, and featuring an illustrated filmography and a list of his greatest hits, The One and Only Bing is an admiring tribute to an unparalleled singer, a fine actor, and a great man
Winchell by Bob Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bud & Lou : the Abbott & Costello story by Bob Thomas( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time
Clown prince of Hollywood : the antic life and times of Jack L. Warner by Bob Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon, portrait of the rebel as an artist by Bob Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections : a life in two worlds by Ricardo Montalbán( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directors in Action: selections from Action, the official magazine of the Directors Guild of America by Bob Thomas( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Action, the official magazine of the Directors Guild of America
 
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Disney's Art of animation : from Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast
Alternative Names
Bob Thomas Amerikaans schrijver (1922-2014)

Bob Thomas amerikansk författare

Bob Thomas amerikansk skribent

Bob Thomas periodista estadounidense

Bob Thomas periodista estatunidenc

Bob Thomas (reporter)

Bob Thomas (reporter) journaliste américain

Thomas Robert Joseph

Thomas, Robert Joseph 1922-

Thomas, Robert Joseph 1922-2014

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Disney's Art of animation : from Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the BeastThalberg; life and legendBuilding a company : Roy O. Disney and the creation of an entertainment empireSelznick