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Call Her Miss Ross

Author : J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 614 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0345369254

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She was Motown's brightest star, the one with guts enough and ambition enough to make her dreams come true, no matter where they took her. Rules that apply to others have never applied to Diana Ross. She won't let them. CALL HER MISS ROSS goes behind the footlights and stage facade, behind the broad smile and beautiful voice, for an exclusive look at the real Diana. J. Randy Taraborrelli has interviewed over 400 people and uncovered stories that have never been told before. The ultimate control maven, she became the star of The Supremes without giving Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard a second throught, but also gave them both money when they ended up broke; self-centered, she dated newlywed Smokey Robinson on the sly in order to get more work at Motown; fiercely devoted mother of five, she gives her children anything they desire; impossible employer, she insists that everyone call her "Miss Ross"; insecure star, she demands complete control over every record, every movie, and every performance, no matter what the result. Her triumphs and tragedies, her virtues and vices, her lovers and enemies -- here's Miss Diana Ross as she's never been seen before. "Enjoyable . . . [A] marathon bitchfest." -- The Village Voice

Diana Ross:

Author : J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher : Citadel
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2014-05-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780806537634

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Diana Ross: by J. Randy Taraborrelli Pdf

The New York Times bestselling biographer provides “the dish on Motown’s most famous songstress” in this newly updated edition (The Dallas Morning News). Drawn from hundreds of interviews conducted over four decades, Diana Ross paints an unforgettable picture of an extraordinary and often controversial legend—a pop music goddess, acclaimed actress, loving mother, Civil Rights trailblazer, and consummate entertainer. Beautiful and fascinating, she is her own invention—the definition of a superstar. First-time revelations abound, from the tough decisions she made while having Berry Gordy’s baby and the real reasons behind the break-up of the Supremes to her triumphant recovery after a surprising DUI arrest and her gala appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors. Bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli boldly explores Diana Ross’s troubled relationships and the heartbreak she feels compelled to hide, bringing into focus a complex personality too often obscured by the bright lights of fame. Rich with detail and personal anecdotes, and fully up-to-date, Diana Ross is both definitive and delightful—the ultimate biography that Miss Ross so richly deserves. “A complete, up-to-date history of the star.” —Associated Press “Truly a definitive biography . . . boasts epic research, including extensive interviews with Ross and virtually all the major people in her life.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Riveting.” —The Washington Post

Diana Ross

Author : Tom Adrahtas
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 410 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781425971403

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This unauthorized biography of entertainment legend Diana Ross strives to give a balanced account of her life and career while giving her the historical due that seems to have escaped her previously. Captured in vivid detail are her groundbreaking performances leading the Supremes, the renowned concert in Central Park amidst a raging thunderstorm, and the peaks and valleys of the more than 40 years of her ongoing stage, studio, and screen career. The book steers clear of dry biography, in that it is interspersed with entertaining essays that capture the effect her life and career have had on fans throughout the years. This book is a must-read for anyone with an appreciation for popular culture over the last half century.

Diana Ross

Author : Diana Ross,Rosanne Shelnutt
Publisher : Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2004-04-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0789310481

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Diana Ross by Diana Ross,Rosanne Shelnutt Pdf

In this extraordinary "scrapbook"-a photo album as glamorous and compelling as its subject-Diana Ross has insightfully collected a treasury of filmic memories, iconic images, and personal moments from her long career. An icon and powerful role model for four decades, she has been one of the most noticed people of our time, pictured by all the leading fashion photographers-Richard Avedon, Victor Skrebneski, and Herb Ritts, among them. From lead singer of The Supremes to one of the most successful female artist of all time, from her academy award nominated performance as Billie Holiday to her role as a muse to artists, she has been a powerful and vibrant force in American life. Hers is an inspirational story, first told carefully in words in her 1993 memoir Secrets of a Sparrow. Here her life is daringly and lovingly assembled in pictures, many never before published, and all rich with recent history, insightful comments, and plentiful anecdotes. From fashion icon to mother at home, this is a rare self-portrait by a very special person of our time. In this extraordinary "scrapbook"-a photo album as glamorous and compelling as its subject-Diana Ross has insightfully collected a treasury of filmic memories, iconic images, and personal moments from her long career. An icon and powerful role model for four decades, she has been one of the most noticed people of our time, pictured by all the leading fashion photographers-Richard Avedon, Victor Skrebneski, and Herb Ritts, among them. From lead singer of The Supremes to one of the most successful female artist of all time, from her academy award nominated performance as Billie Holiday to her role as a muse to artists, she has been a powerful and vibrant force in American life. Hers is an inspirational story, first told carefully in words in her 1993 memoir Secrets of a Sparrow. Here her life is daringly and lovingly assembled in pictures, many never before published, and all rich with recent history, insightful comments, and plentiful anecdotes. From fashion icon to mother at home, this is a rare self-portrait by a very special person of our time.

This Is Major

Author : Shayla Lawson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2020-06-30
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780062890603

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A National Book Critics Circle Finalist in Autobiography * Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award * Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by USA Today, Bitch Magazine, Parade, Salon and Ms. Magazine From a fierce and humorous new voice comes a relevant, insightful, and riveting collection of personal essays on the richness and resilience of black girl culture—for readers of Samantha Irby, Roxane Gay, Morgan Jerkins, and Lindy West. Shayla Lawson is major. You don’t know who she is. Yet. But that’s okay. She is on a mission to move black girls like herself from best supporting actress to a starring role in the major narrative. Whether she’s taking on workplace microaggressions or upending racist stereotypes about her home state of Kentucky, she looks for the side of the story that isn’t always told, the places where the voices of black girls haven’t been heard. The essays in This is Major ask questions like: Why are black women invisible to AI? What is “black girl magic”? Or: Am I one viral tweet away from becoming Twitter famous? And: How much magic does it take to land a Tinder date? With a unique mix of personal stories, pop culture observations, and insights into politics and history, Lawson sheds light on these questions, as well as the many ways black women and girls have influenced mainstream culture—from their style, to their language, and even their art—and how “major” they really are. Timely, enlightening, and wickedly sharp, This Is Major places black women at the center—no longer silenced, no longer the minority.

The Story of the Little Red Engine

Author : Diana Ross
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Children's stories
ISBN : 0233994025

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Once there was a little red engine and every day at seven o''clock it came out of its shed at Taddlecombe Junction to go on his journey. Then one day, the Little Red Engine didn''t arrive. It had never been late before, whatever could have happened?'

The Little Red Engine Gets a Name

Author : Diana 1910- Ross,George 1900- Ill Him
Publisher : Hassell Street Press
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2021-09-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1013307720

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Diana Ross

Author : J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 572 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2008-09-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780330470148

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Diana Ross was raised in the Detroit projects and, through hard work and determination, scaled the heights of superstardom, first as lead singer of the Supremes and then as a solo artist. To this day she remains the grand diva against which all others in showbusiness are measured. This acclaimed biography reveals stunning new details about her combative relationship with the other Supremes, her passionate romance with Berry Gordy, president of Motown, which produced her very own 'love child', her two marriages and divorces, her recent arrest for drunk driving and her inspiring recovery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Taraborrelli paints an unforgettable picture of an extraordinary star. Diana is a Civil Rights trailblazer, a temperamental celebrity, a consummate entertainer, a loving mother. There is only one Diana Ross. And this is her story. 'For this admirably balanced, nuanced and respectful - yes respectful - examination of her life, Diana Ross should be grateful to J. Randy Taraborrelli. His credentials are excellent, as is the source of his cumulative labours . . . grips to the very last page' Sunday Times

Feminisms

Author : Robyn R. Warhol,Diane Price Herndl
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 1238 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0813523893

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Feminisms by Robyn R. Warhol,Diane Price Herndl Pdf

"Everything you might want to know about the history and practice of feminist criticism in North America". -Feminist Bookstore News

Steak Diana Ross

Author : David McVay
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2012-09-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0955880777

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Reprinted, revamped and updated version of the acclaimed sporting book charting the life and times of a journeyman footballer in the 1970s through his contemporary diaries.

Motown

Author : Gerald Posner
Publisher : Random House
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2009-04-02
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780307538628

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In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters. The building’s entrance was adorned with a large sign that improbably boasted “Hitsville U.S.A.” The kitchen served as the control room, the garage became the two-track studio, the living room was reserved for bookkeeping, and sales were handled in the dining room. Soon word spread that any youngster with a streak of talent should visit the only record label that Detroit had seen in years. The company’s name was Motown. Motown cuts through decades of unsubstantiated rumors and speculation to tell the true behind-the-scenes narrative of America’s most exciting musical dynasty. It follows the company and its amazing roster of stars from the tumultuous growth years in Detroit, to the drama and intrigue of Hollywood in the 1970s, to resurgence in 2002. Set against the civil rights movement, the decay of America’s northern industrial cities, and the social upheaval of the 1960s, Motown is a tale of the incredible entrepreneurship of Berry Gordy. But it also features the moving stories of kids from Detroit’s inner-city projects who achieved remarkable success and then, in many cases, found themselves fighting the demons that so often come with stardom—drugs, jealousy, sexual indulgence, greed, and uncontrollable ambition. Motown features an extraordinary cast of characters, including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. They are presented as they lived and worked: a clan of friends, lovers, competitors, and sometimes vicious foes. Motown reveals how the hopes and dreams of each affected the lives of the others and illustrates why this singular story is a made-in-America Greek tragedy, the rise and fall of a supremely talented yet completely dysfunctional extended family. Based on numerous original interviews and extensive documentation, Motown benefits particularly from the thousands of pages of files crammed into the basement of downtown Detroit’s Wayne County Courthouse. Those court records provide the unofficial—and hitherto largely untold—history of Motown and its stars, since almost every relationship between departing singers, songwriters, producers, and the label ended up in litigation. From its peaks in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Motown controlled the pop charts and its stars were sought after even by the Beatles, through the inexorable slide caused by their failure to handle their stardom, Motown is a riveting and troubling look inside a music label that provided the unofficial soundtrack to an entire generation.

Diana's Dogs

Author : Ed Ifkovic
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2007-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780595471041

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The Guinness Book of World Records calls her the best-selling female singer in history. Billboard named her the Celebrity of the Century. Diana Ross, lead singer of the most popular girl group of the 1960s and later a consummate solo artist, has been in the public eye for over four decades. From 1964-when "Where Did Our Love Go?" rose to number one on the pop charts-to the present day, she has been the ultimate diva, an artist worshiped by fanatical fans, yet pilloried in the press for her temper tantrums and untoward demands. Ed Ifkovic delivers his own spin on this international celebrity, an idiosyncratic collection of short pieces that create a portrait of the mercurial star. From a Detroit housing project to a Connecticut mansion-who is this woman who exacts such loyalty from her fans and such vitriol from her detractors? There are pieces on Diana's tantrums, true, but also jottings on the homes she's lived in, the food she eats, the cars she drives, even her role as muse for writers. There is a collection of poetic similes commentators have employed to describe her, as well as a mind-boggling catalogue of garish tabloid headlines. This off-beat book, admittedly an obsessive fan's unembarrassed send-up-equal parts delight and censure-is a spirited yet sardonic tale that also explores the integration of black music into the white mainstream. Frankly, Diana led that noble charge. What the author delights in is the unorthodox observation and gossipy tidbit that accompanied that revolution.

Diana Ross Reflections

Author : Ian Phillips
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2015-05-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1910705101

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With a career now spanning over five decades, Diana Ross remains one of the most successful recording and performing artists of all time. As lead singer of The Supremes, she amassed a total of twelve number one hit singles between 1964 - 1969, and had a further six as a solo artist. Ian Phillips' book takes a detailed, affectionate and critical look back at Miss Ross' career which began in the late 1950s. Phillips' examines all of her recording work from The Primettes through to the present day, as well as highlighting her many career highlights and accomplishments, including her work in film, television and on stage. There are a wealth of fascinating background stories and anecdotes relating to her river of legendary classics, from Baby Love, Reflections, Love Child, to Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Touch Me In The Morning, Love Hangover, Upside Down, I'm Coming Out and so many, many more. This is an essential read for all Diana Ross fans, spotlighting not only on her ground-breaking success but also her revolutionary cultural impact, overcoming so many obstacles as a black woman and breaking down so many racial barriers. A legend, a trailblazer, pioneer, icon, there are so many words that can be used to describe Diana Ross but so little has been written in such detail on her extensive body of work. Until now. A true labour of love for this book, is an entertaining, and the ultimate, guide to the career of Miss Diana Ross.

Women in Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Author : Laura L. Finley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2023-03-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9798216172611

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Women in Popular Culture [2 volumes] by Laura L. Finley Pdf

Including more than 300 alphabetically listed entries, this 2-volume set presents a timely and detailed overview of some of the most significant contributions women have made to American popular culture from the silent film era to the present day. The lives and accomplishments of women from various aspects of popular culture are examined, including women from film, television, music, fashion, and literature. In addition to profiles, the encyclopedia also includes chapters that provide a historical review of gender, domesticity, marriage, work, and inclusivity in popular culture as well as a chronology of key achievements. This reference work is an ideal introduction to the roles women have played, both in the spotlight and behind it, throughout the history of popular culture in America. From the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age to the chart toppers of the 2020s, author Laura L. Finley documents how attitudes towards these icons have evolved and how their influence has shifted throughout time. The entries and essays also address such timely topics as feminism, the #MeToo movement, and the gender pay gap.