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Levy, Shawn

Overview
Works: 32 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 6,945 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biography  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  History  Instructional television programs  Fiction  Crime films 
Roles: Author, fmd, Director, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shawn Levy
Paul Newman : a life by Shawn Levy( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Paul Newman: A Life," film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose
King of comedy : the life and art of Jerry Lewis by Shawn Levy( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Jerry Lewis, discussing his varied career as a performer, director, fundraiser, and standard-setting comedian, and looking at the private man and the forces that drive him
Rat pack confidential : Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey & the last great showbiz party by Shawn Levy( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul Newman : a life by Shawn Levy( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and accomplishments of the motion picture actor, director, and philantropist, from his early life and acting career to his personal life and family
The last playboy : the high life of Porfirio Rubirosa by Shawn Levy( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porfirio Rubirosa was the last great playboy: a symbol of powerful masculinity, ubiquity, and easy-come-easy-go money. He had an eye for beautiful women, particularly when they came with great wealth: he managed to marry two of the richest women on the planet. Rumor had him bedding hundreds of others, including Christina Onassis, Eva Perón, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But he was a man's man, too, chumming around with the likes of Joe Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Oleg Cassini, Aly Khan, and King Farouk. When above-board income was scarce, he diverted himself with jewel-thievery, shadowy diplomatic errands, and any other illicit scam that came his way. Whatever legitimate power he wielded came to him from Rafael Trujillo, one of the most power-mad dictators the New World has ever seen. When Rubi died at the age of 56, wrapping his sports car around a tree, an era went with him.--From publisher description
Ready, steady, go! : the smashing rise and giddy fall of Swinging London by Shawn Levy( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ready Steady, Go! Shawn Levy captures the spirit of the sixties in all its exuberance. A portrait of London from roughly 1961 to 1969, it chronicles the explosion of creativity - in art, music and fashion - and the revolutions - sexual, social and political - that reshaped the world. Levy deftly blends the enthusiasm of a fan, the discerning eye of a social critic and a historian's objectivity as he re-creates the hectic pace and daring experimentation of the times - from the utter transformation of rock 'n' roll by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, to the new aesthetics introduced by fashion designers like Mary Quant, haircutters like Vidal Sassoon, photographers like David Bailey, actors like Michael Caine and Terence Stamp and filmmakers like Richard Lester and Nicolas Roeg, to the wild clothing shops and cutting-edge clubs that made Carnaby Street and King's Road the hippest thoroughfares in the world."--Jacket
De Niro : a life by Shawn Levy( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by palpable awkwardness, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this compelling biography, Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restaurateur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry.--From publisher description
Dolce vita confidential : Fellini, Loren, Pucci, paparazzi, and the swinging high life of 1950s Rome by SHAWN LEVY( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A romp through the worlds of fashion, film, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest capital on the planet. In the 1950s, Rome rose from the ashes of World War II to become a movable feast for film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style, and flair. Old money, new stars, fast cars, wanton libidos, and brazen news photographers created a way of life captured and exposed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Rome was a playground for film stars (Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren), fashionistas, exiles, moguls, and martyrs, all of whom wanted a chance to experience and indulge in the sweet life. It became one of the great cultural capitals of the world--with more than just a trace of the city of the Caesars or the Borgias. Dolce Vita Confidential re-creates Rome's stunning ascent with vivid and compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city's magnificent transformation"--
Ready, steady, go! : swinging London and the invention of cool by Shawn Levy( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London var i nogle få år i 1960'erne toneangivende indenfor mode, populær musik, teater og meget mere
Night at the Museum by Li wei( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Daley is een gescheiden vader die met enige tegenzin een baan als nachtwaker in het Historisch Museum van New York accepteert. Tijdens zijn diensten komen allerlei attributen tot leven. Vanaf ca. 9 jaar
Paul Newman : la biografía by Shawn Levy( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Spanish and Polish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Paul Newman: A Life," film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose
Just in time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael, a widower with a young daughter, must learn to listen to his daughter and his heart when choosing between his daughter's nanny and a high-powered public relations director who's after more than his business
Date night by Shawn Levy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een drukbezet echtpaar wordt tijdens een avondje uit aangezien voor een echtpaar met relaties in de onderwereld
De Niro : a life by Shawn Levy( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists (his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr., was widely celebrated) who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restauranteur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. His many friendships with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Winters, Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, are woven into this extraordinary portrait of DeNiro the man and the artist, also adding a depth of understanding not before seen
This is where I leave you( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een vader overlijdt, blijkt zijn laatste wens dat zijn vier kinderen en hun overbezorgde moeder die weinig contact met elkaar hadden een week lang, met aanhang, onder één dak verblijven
King of comedy by Shawn Levy( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a scrupulously honest portrait of the controversial comic star, Vegas icon, film distributor and philanthropist and the story of more than fifty years of show business history. It shows Lewis as a man driven to achieve for his own sake and for the sake of giving to others around the world
 
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Paul Newman : a life
Alternative Names
レヴィ, ショーン

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (8)

Polish (2)

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King of comedy : the life and art of Jerry LewisRat pack confidential : Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey & the last great showbiz partyPaul Newman : a lifeThe last playboy : the high life of Porfirio RubirosaReady, steady, go! : the smashing rise and giddy fall of Swinging LondonReady, steady, go! : swinging London and the invention of coolPaul Newman : la biografíaKing of comedy