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Vaill, Amanda

Overview
Works: 25 works in 88 publications in 5 languages and 3,982 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Historical television programs  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Moderator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: GV1785.R52, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Amanda Vaill
 
Most widely held works by Amanda Vaill
Everybody was so young : Gerald and Sara Murphy, a lost generation love story by Amanda Vaill( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There was a shine to life wherever they were," said Archibald MacLeish, describing his friends Gerald and Sara Murphy. The real-life models for Nicole and Dick Diver in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, the Murphys have appeared in virtually every book about the Lost Generation, for their apartment in Paris and their Mediterranean Villa America were the center of social and artistic life for the likes of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Stravinsky, John Dos Passos, Jean Cocteau, Cole Porter, and others. Gerald Murphy, the organizer of magical parties, was a brilliant painter whose work is currently undergoing a serious revival. Sara Murphy, an heiress who wore her pearls to the beach, was an enigmatic beauty whose allure enthralled Picasso (he painted her many times) as well as Fitzgerald and Hemingway
Hotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe--a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century"--Six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour, hopes that this war will give him fresh material and new romance; Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious novice journalist hungry for love and experience, thinks she will find both with Hemingway in Spain. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic young photographers based in Paris, want to capture history in the making and are inventing modern photojournalism in the process. And Arturo Barea, chief of Madrid's loyalist foreign press office, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are struggling to balance truth-telling with loyalty to their sometimes compromised cause--a struggle that places both of them in peril. Hotel Florida traces the tangled wartime destinies of these three couples against the backdrop of a critical moment in history. As Hemingway put it, "You could learn as much at the Hotel Florida in those years as you could anywhere in the world." From the raw material of unpublished letters and diaries, official documents, and recovered reels of film, Amanda Vaill has created a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story about truth: finding it out, telling it, and living it--whatever the cost"--
Somewhere : the life of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vaill( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins, discussing his Jewish roots, childhood, personal life, career achievements, lifestyle, and other related topics
Jerome Robbins : something to dance about( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other creative figure of the latter twentieth century was as contradictory as Jerome Robbins, and few were as controversial. Theater producer, director, and choreographer, he was a master of the Broadway musical, transforming its possibilities with such works as West Side Story, Gypsy, and Peter Pan, and was one of the greatest ballet choreographers this country has ever produced. Robbins was a five time Tony Award winner, recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and one of only six directors who won the Academy Award for Best Director for a film debut. This documentary features excerpts from his personal journals, archival performance footage, and never-before-seen rehearsal recordings, as well as interviews with Robbins himself and over forty witnesses to his extraordinary life and career
Seaman Schepps : a century of New York jewelry design by Amanda Vaill( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O. Henry selected stories by O Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 80 stories displays O. Henry's comic eye and ironic approach to life's realities. These stories are about con men and tricksters, and "innocent" deceivers, about fate, luck and conncidence
Sex & Mrs. X( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York journalist, whose husband has just left her for a younger woman, is assigned to do a story on a secretive and successful Paris madam
Hotel Florida : idealisme, liefde en strijd in de Spaanse Burgeroorlog by Amanda Vaill( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van de Spaanse Burgeroorlog (1936-1939) aan de hand van de wederwaardigheden van drie beroemde stellen: schrijvers Ernest Hemingway en Martha Gellhorn, fotografen Robert Capa en Gerda Taro, en perscensors Arturo Barea en Ilsa Kulcsar
Selected stories by O Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories, including selections from "The Four Million," "Roads of Destiny," and "Strictly Business."
Hotel Florida : amore e guerra a Madrid by Amanda Vaill( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotel Florida Wahrheit, Liebe und Verrat im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg by Amanda Vaill( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seaman Schepps : a century of New York jewelry design by Amanda Vaill( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso et les femmes by Pablo Picasso( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niobid, Lola Ruiz, Corina Romeu, Seqora Soler, Sada Yacco, the three Jeannes, Suzanne Bloch, Alice Derain, Fernande Olivier, Gertrude Stein, Eva Gouel, Fanny Tellier, Gabrielle Depeyre, Irhne Lagut, Eugenia Errazuriz, Olga Picasso, Sara Murphy, Marie-Thirhse Walter, Nush Eluard, Lee Miller, Frangoise Gilot and Dora Maar. Picasso painted, drew and sculpted each and every one of these women, and many, many more. The female sex was arguably more important and central to Picasso's oeuvre than to any other in the 20th century. Not only was the content of his work inspired by them, his stylistic development weaved in and out of his passionate, tumultuous romantic relationships, his female friendships, and his affairs with women patrons, family members, models, admirers and others of the fairer sex. "Picasso et Les Femmes" presents all the women through the Picassos they modeled for, photographs from the time, and essays by a wide range of contributors, including Norman Mailer, Ingrid Mvssinger, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Per Kirkeby, Sabine Rewald, Frangoise Gilot and Angela Rosengart. But though they are seen here through text and image, recollection and fact, this long list of women remains much as Picasso left them, immortal and a mystery
Truth love and death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers. It is here that six people meet and find their lives changed forever. 'Hotel Florida' traces the tangled wartime destinies of these three couples - and a host of supporting characters from Antoine de Saint-Exupery to John Dos Passos - living as intensely as they had ever done, against the backdrop of a critical moment in history
Everybody was so young : a lost generation love story by Amanda Vaill( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet in sneakers : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the creation of a film adaptation of Jerome Robbins' ballet New York export: opus jazz, to be filmed at various locations around New York City, featuring current New York City Ballet dancers. Panel discussions are moderated by Robbins biographer Amanda Vaill. Former dancers with Ballets: USA, Barbara Milberg and Edward Verso, discuss the creation of the ballet in 1958 at the Spoleto Festival and audience reactions to it. Ballet master Jean-Pierre Frohlich and re-stager Edward Verso speak about the revival of the ballet in 2005 at New York City Ballet. The creators and producers of the new film, Sean Suozzi and Ellen Bar, speak about the inspiration for the film and their desire to make the ballet accessible to their own generation. The filmmaking team (Henry Joost, Jody Lee Lipes and Ariel Schulman) speak about the technical challenges of filming out-of-doors; the cinematic decisions they made about how to capture the dance; the High Line location used for the one completed movement, Passage for two; the artistic collaboration between the worlds of dance and filmmaking; and plans for completing the remainder of the film. The panel discussion is interspersed with film clips of the work-in-progress and a live performance of one movement of the ballet, Statics
Everybody was so young : Gerald and Sara Murphy, a lost generation love story by Amanda Vaill( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of a New York society couple, Gerald and Sara Murphy, who moved to France in the 1920s. Gerald's interest in painting brought them into contact with artists and writers of the time, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. In later years, personal tragedy and financial setbacks struck the Murphys, but their love endured
The life of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vaill( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somewhere' tells the story of choreographer Jerome Robbins, a 'made-in-the-USA genius."
Mount Acidale and the medieval sensibility : a reading of book six of the Faerie queene by Amanda Vaill( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jerome Robbins, by himself : selections from his letters, journals, drawings, photographs, and an unfinished memoir by Jerome Robbins( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A selection of the unpublished writings, journals, and letters of Jerome Robbins, with additional texts by Amanda Vaill"--
 
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Everybody was so young : Gerald and Sara Murphy, a lost generation love story
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Alternative Names
Amanda Vaill American historian and writer

Amanda Vaill Amerikaans historica

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