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Antiques Roadshow Primer : The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Collectibles from the Most-Watched Series on PBS
by Carol Prisant, Chris Jussel (Preface)


Workman Publishing Company
Paperback - 366 pages
(December 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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The simple but brilliant attraction of the popular PBS series is that deep down inside, everyone wonders if that family heirloom or flea-market antique in the corner of the living room has any real value. Antiques Roadshow Primer can help you answer that question. Carol Prisant, who writes about... Read more

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The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, Ed 7)
by Tim Brooks, Earle Marsh


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 1363 pages
7th edition (December 1, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description

AMERICA'S #1 BESTSELLING TELEVISION BOOK--
NOW REVISED AND UPDATED!

The biggest and best television reference ever published, this is the guide you'll turn to again and again for information on every nighttime network series ever telecast and all the top syndicated and cable series! From The Ed... Read more

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Ally McBeal: The Official Guide
by Tim Appelo, David E. Kelley (Introduction)


Harper Entertainment
Paperback - 208 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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What are the perils of an asparagus diet? What is the Cool Cup supposed to cool? And what on earth does The Music Man have to do with it all? Die-hard Ally McBeal fans will find the answers to these questions and more in Ally McBeal: The Official Guide. The book is packed with photos, quotes,... Read more

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Resist or Serve : The Official Guide to the X-Files (The Official Guide to the X-Files, V. 4)
by Andy Meisler, et al


Harpercollins
Paperback - 288 pages
(January 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
For five seasons, The X-Filers has captivated viewers with its fascinating storylines, visual creativity, and superb characterizations. Now fans of the acclaimed dramatic series created by Chris Carter and staring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson can find out all the behind-the-scenes details of... Read more

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World Radio TV Handbook 2000
by David G. Bobbett(Editor)


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 640 pages
Vol 54 0 edition (January 15, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Extensive, authoritative, reliably current data on radio and TV services anywhere and everywhere in the world makes this respected guide an essential desktop partner for casual listeners and seasoned DXers alike.

The world's original and most comprehensive guide provides updated alphabetical country... Read more


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This Business of Television
by Howard J. Blumenthal, Oliver R. Goodenough


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Hardcover - 688 pages
2nd Bk&Dk edition (August 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1992
A comprehensive, practical guide to the TV/video industries for producers, directors, writers, performers, agents, and executives. Examines how television programming is financed, produced, and distributed; how FCC regulations and federal law shape the form and content of broadcast and cable... Read more

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In the House : Mtv's the Real World : Seattle
by James Solomon


MTV Books
Paperback - 160 pages
(December 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
This is The Real World -- in Seattle
Get an insider's tour of the city of gourmet grind and alternative rock -- and go behind the scenes with The Real World-Seattle cast. Off-camera and off-the-cuff, hear what Lindsay, Rebecca, Janet, Nathan, Stephen, Irene and David... Read more

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Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies and Videos 1999 (Serial)

Dell Pub Co
Mass Market Paperback - 1589 pages
(September 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
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From A Brivele der Mamen, a 1938 Polish soap opera in Yiddish, to Zulu Dawn (1979), a lavish portrayal of African-British violence featuring Burt Lancaster and Peter O'Toole, the Blockbuster Guide is an A-to-Z resource of more than 23,000 movie reviews. Along with each concise summary/review, ... Read more

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The Bond Files : The Only Complete Guide to James Bond in Books, Films, TV and Comics
by Andy Lane, Paul Simpson


Virgin Pub
Mass Market Paperback
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
An ideal companion to the Bond phenomenon, this volume features all that dedicated fans could want--comprehensive coverage of all 18 films (starring Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan); a look at every novel to feature Bond; and an examination of each of... Read more

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Writing Broadcast News : Shorter, Sharper, Stronger (Revised and Expanded edition)
by Mervin Block


Bonus Books
Hardcover - 314 pages
Revised edition (August 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
rosiland jordan, March 26, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
can't live without it!
Ten years ago, I had the privilege of taking introductory radio writing from Mr. Block while earning my master's degree in journalism at Columbia University. If memory serves, Mr. Block also revisited my spring semester radio news course as a guest editor and instructor. He was a tough and fair... Read more

 


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer : Postcard Book

Pocket Books
Paperback - 44 pages
(February 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description

Buffy Summers may have missed picture day at Sunnydale High, but now you've got your own stash of all-new Slayer snapshots.

Twenty-two official, full-color photos from the hit show -- all packed into one postcard gift book.

 

  • Cool close-ups of your favorite characters
  • Great group pics of
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Disney A to Z : The Updated Official Encyclopedia (Disney A to Z, 1998)
by Dave Smith


Hyperion
Hardcover - 608 pages
Updated ed edition (August 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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You may well know that Mickey Mouse's first appearance was in the 1928 cartoon Steamboat Willie, but do you know where Donald Duck made his debut? With the help of Disney A to Z: The Updated Official Encyclopedia, you'll know that Donald made his first appearance in 1934's Wise Little Hen--and that... Read more

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The Everything Trivia Book
by Nat Segaloff


Adams Media Corporation
Paperback - 308 pages
1st edition (July 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
1.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Become a Trivia Genius!

* What traditional food was not on the menu of the first Thanksgiving?
* Which sitcom buddies belonged to the International Order of Friendly Raccoons?
* Why did Elvis Presley visit Richard Nixon at the White House, and what did he bring him as a gift?

If you think you know... Read more


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X-Treme Possibilities : A Comprehensively Expanded Rummage Through Five Years of the X-Files
by Paul Cornell, et al


Virgin Pub
Mass Market Paperback - 474 pages
(December 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Casting an irreverent eye over the series, including seasons four and five which were not covered before, this book looks into such weighty matters as: Weird-Looking Actors, Ooze, Trenchcoat Use, and the tendency for characters not to make it through the pre-titles sequence. It presents a complete... Read more

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The Monty Python Encyclopedia
by Robert Ross


TV Books Inc
Paperback - 272 pages
(April 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Ron Longe, Director of Publicity and Marketing , May 13, 1999
TV Books Calls All Monty Python Fans
THE MONTY PYTHON ENCYCLOPEDIA by: Robert Ross

ISBN: 1-57500-036-9 272 pp, 7 3/8" x 9 3/4" paper, $22.00 [$32.00 Canada]

"The finest book on Monty Python that I've never read." - Terry Gilliam

On October 5, 1969, Monty Python's Flying Circus, a new and radical form of comedy, burst into the calm and... Read more


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Babylon File (Vol 2): The Definitive Unauthorised Guide to J Michael Stracsynski's Babylon 5
by Andy Lane, Jeffrey Willerth


Virgin Pub
Mass Market Paperback - 286 pages
Vol 2 (March 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, December 9, 1999 1 out of 5 stars
Hell hath no fury like a bitter fanboy
It's okay for anyone not to like something and say so. What's NOT okay is to skew the facts in order to represent your opinion as fact. The book is full of misrepresentations and situations where unrelated events are put together to make them look as if they have something to do with each other. He... Read more

 


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The Daria Database
by Peggy Nicoll


MTV Books
Paperback - 80 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
When Teens Turn Bad!

When Teachers Snap!

When Parents Pounce!

When Makeup Smears!

When Milk Starts Getting That Smell!


When a Crafty High School Misfit Compiles a Huge Dossier of Information on her Town and Makes It Public in the Form of an Easily Skimmed Paperback Book!
And much, much more! Read more


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Mtv's Road Rules : Journals
by Alison Pollet


Pocket Books
Paperback - 160 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
YOU'VE SEEN THE SERIES, YOU'VE WATCHED THE MARATHONS, BUT HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT MTV'S ROAD RULES?

Here's your chance to find out more: more about the missions; more about the romances; more about the fights; more about the cast members you've come to love (and even the ones you've come... Read more


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The Soap Opera Encyclopedia
by Gerard J. Waggett, Gerald J. Waggett


Harper Mass Market Paperbacks
Mass Market Paperback - 608 pages
(November 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
A unique look at TV's most successful kind of show, this handy reference book is a must-have for any soap fan. Readers will find the history and stars of all the shows, including character breakdowns, storylines, and a who's who with cast lists of all the featured actors and behind-the-scenes... Read more

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Buffy Chronicles : The Unofficial Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer
by N. E. Gence, Ngaire E. Genge


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 256 pages
1 Pbk Ed edition (December 23, 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The Buffy Chronicles: The Unofficial Companion to Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a fun and informative look at the first season and a half of the series. From body snatchers and poltergeists to werewolves and mummies, it provides the inside track on the show's strange yet seductive characters and... Read more

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Anakin Skywalker: The Story of Darth Vader
by Stephen J. Sansweet, et al


Chronicle Books
Hardcover
Special Edition w/Action Figure edition (November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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"The Force is strong in this one."

Anakin Skywalker, otherwise known as Darth Vader, is arguably the central character in George Lucas's Star Wars story arc. His rise to Jedi power, descent into the temptations of the dark side of the Force, and ultimate redemption by his son Luke make for a... Read more


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Dawson's Creek : The Official Scrapbook
by K. S. Rodriguez, K. S. Rodriquez


Pocket Books
Paperback - 48 pages
(October 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description

The official collectors' edition is a must-have for every fan. Here's the behind-the-scenes scoop on today's hottest TV show and its stars: Katie Holmes (Joey), James Van Der Beek (Dawson), Joshua Jackson (Pacey), and Michelle Williams (Jen). This scrapbook is packed with information about the... Read more


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Sein Off : The Final Days of Seinfeld
by Jerry Seinfeld(Editor), et al


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 175 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Baldwin
...as pleasingly unsentimental as the "no hugging, no learning" sitcom ever was. Read more

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The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons
by Jeff Lenburg, et al


Checkmark Books
Paperback - 512 pages
2nd edition (July 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , April 1, 1992
A completely revised and updated edition of The encyclopedia of animated cartoon series (1981), this comprehensive guide describes every production from 1909 to the present, documenting nearly 1,000 cartoon productions and 50,000 episodic entries, including silent cartoons, theatrical sound... Read more

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TV Mania : A Timeline of Television
by Judith Henry, Edith M. Pavese


Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 144 pages
(October 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
TV trivia buffs will find answers to hundreds of questions in this compact, handy look at American TV history. A perfect gift for the avid viewer, this entertaining, highly pictorial celebration presents the medium's history chronologically from the earliest broadcasts to the present. 185... Read more

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