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Kellow, Brian

Overview
Works: 25 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 5,283 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Essays  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy comics  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, wpr
Classifications: ML420.M39, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Kellow
The Bennetts : an acting family by Brian Kellow( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bennetts: An Acting Family is a chronicle of one of the royal families of stage and screen. The saga begins with Richard Bennett, a small-town Indiana roughneck who grew up to be one of the bright lights of the New York stage during the early twentieth century. In time, however, Richard's fame was eclipsed by that of his daughters, Constance and Joan, who went to Hollywood in the 1920s and found major success there. Constance became the highest-paid actress of the early 1930s, earning as much as 30,000 a week in melodramas. Later she reinvented herself as a comedienne in the classic come
Ethel Merman : a life by Brian Kellow( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography equal to the outsized personality of one of Broadway's best-loved stars. From her breakout rendition of "I Got Rhythm" in 1930 to her triumphant performance as Gypsy's Mama Rose in 1959, Ethel Merman defined Broadway stardom for two generations of music lovers. Merman's singing voice--brassy, penetrating, and undeniably American--has transcended genre and era to become a cultural icon. As an entertainer she burned with unstoppable energy; offstage she was the original diva, a woman who knew what she wanted and brooked no interference. Her spats and zingers have become part of theater lore. In an era dominated by outsized personalities and egos, none was more vibrant and powerful than Merman's, yet beneath the tough-dame image was an enormously vulnerable and often lonely woman. Kellow's book, which includes recollections from Merman's friends, colleagues, and family members, stands as the definitive biography and an affectionate portrait of an unforgettable star.--From publisher description
Pauline Kael : a life in the dark by Brian Kellow( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her nearly quarter-century (1968-1991) reviewing films at The New Yorker, Pauline Kael became the most widely read, the most influential, the most powerful, and, often enough, the most provocative critic in America. Her passionate engagement with the work of a new generation of artists--and her ability to share her enthusiasm with a fresh, vernacular, and confrontational style--changed the face of film criticism. On the tenth anniversary of her death comes the first full-scale biography: author Brian Kellow has interviewed family members, friends, colleagues, and adversaries and written a detailed portrait of this remarkable, often relentlessly driven woman. Kellow examines the controversy Kael generated by overstepping what many considered the boundaries of critical propriety. He follows her successes as well as her battles. For anyone who loves film or is concerned about the role of criticism in the arts, this book is a revelatory biography of one of the most influential women of the past half century.--From publisher description
Can I go now? : the life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's first superagent by Brian Kellow( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by anecdotes about and interviews with more than 200 show-business luminaries, a compelling biography of Hollywood's first superagent - one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s - charts show business as it evolved throughout the years --
Can't help singing : the life of Eileen Farrell by Eileen Farrell( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest and most celebrated American singers of the twentieth century, Eileen Farrell is blessed with two voices. A classically trained dramatic soprano who also loves to belt pop songs and torch the blues, she successfully conquered the worlds of opera and popular music over the course of her whirlwind career."--BOOK JACKET. "Now, in this memoir, Farrell shares reminiscences about her remarkable professional and personal life."--BOOK JACKET. "Populated with such figures as Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, Maria Callas, Ethel Merman, Mabel Mercer, and Carol Burnett, this memoir takes the reader from backstage at the Met to behind-the-scenes of the Ed Sullivan Show, providing a fascinating view of opera and the entertainment industry."--Jacket
Jarmila Novotná : my life in song by Jarmila Novotná( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotna (1907-1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances in Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriage of Figaro, and La Traviata, she was a celebrated performer at the Metropolitan Opera and other theaters across Europe and the United States. A "natural screen actress," Novotna also appeared in Hollywood hits such as The Search (1948) with Montgomery Clift (with whom she shared an enduring friendship) and The Great Caruso (1951) with Mario Lanza. She was also considered a pioneering "crossover" star who performed on Broadway, and worked in radio and television with Bing Crosby and Abbott and Costello. This gifted artist captivated audiences worldwide, and while she was still a young woman, the Czech government treated her as a national heroine and its cultural ambassador. 0In 'Jarmila Novotná: My Life in Song', editor William V. Madison brings Novotná's own English-language version of her best-selling memoir to readers for the first time. The memoir details how, following her debut in 1925 at the National Theater in Prague, her fame quickly evolved into a tremendous musical career at a time of unprecedented political upheaval. Novotna provides eyewitness accounts of the Nazi takeovers of Germany and Austria, the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, as well as her extensive travels in the United States during and after World War II
Richard Wagner's the Ring of the Nibelung by Roy Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can I go now? : the life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's first superagent by Brian Kellow( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by anecdotes about and interviews with more than 200 show-business luminaries, a compelling biography of Hollywood's first superagent--one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s--charts show business as it evolved throughout the years
Essays : thought and style( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and language( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drinkers' verse( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matters of fact : short non-fiction( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language matters : expression, usage, structure by Brian Kellow( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language Matters is a lively, student-centred collection of essays, poems, drama, short stories and cartoons that highlight the uses, forms and power of language. Featured are Canadian and international authors whose work exemplifies clear, precise and compelling use of language: Carol Shields, Robertson Cochrane, Margaret Atwood, Lewis Thomas, E. Annie Proulx, Steven Pinker, William Safire, Isabel Allende, E.L. Doctorow, Cullen Murphy and many others. In addition to the fascinating and often humorous selections, follow-up questions and activities assess students' learning and provide opportunities for creative responses
Prose : short forms( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Life : Ethel Merman by Brian Kellow( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Teufels Lustschloss = The devil's pleasure palace : an opera of natural magic in three acts by Franz Schubert( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays : thought and style( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and language( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matters of fact : short non-fiction( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Can I go now? : the life of Sue Mengers by Brian Kellow( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Bennetts : an acting family
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Ethel Merman : a lifePauline Kael : a life in the darkCan't help singing : the life of Eileen FarrellRichard Wagner's the Ring of the NibelungLanguage matters : expression, usage, structure
Alternative Names
Brian Kellow bewerker

Languages
English (85)

German (1)