Beyond My Dreams | Mel A. Tomlinson

Mel Tomlinson’s fascinating true story starts before his birth at his family’s home in the Chavis Heights Housing Project in Raleigh, NC. It starts with the struggles of his parents and grandparents in Jim Crow-era North Carolina and continues with his unexpected and meteoric rise through the ranks of the professional ballet world with almost no prior dance training. After years spent as a soloist and principal dancer in some of America’s top professional ballet companies, Mel finds himself placed in the House of Mercy AIDS Hospice in Belmont, NC, where his friends and family expect him to soon die a hideously painful death. But it seems that powers beyond his dreams had other plans for Mel Tomlinson, the once captivating, charismatic dancer.

A Biographical Memoir as Told to Claudia Folts. Foreword by Heather Watts.

  • ISBN 978-0-9973829-9-0

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Stars in My Eyes | Tony Charmoli

Tony Charmoli’s memoir of working in Show Business. From his immigrant roots to early days on Broadway, to the beginnings of television and five decades of working with the most famous people in entertainment, the journey is not only his but the journey of modern culture and the personalities that have entertained us.

The book is full of funny anecdotes of very famous people- it is not a “tell all” but rather like sitting 

and hearing great stories about people you have admired from afar from someone who was there. Tony genuinely enjoyed these people and you can tell it in what he chooses to focus on. It is also a story of a child of immigrants who arrived speaking no English, and how through hard work he achieved great success. With lots of rare pictures of early TV shows, this book is a wonderful look at 20th century entertainment.

  • ISBN-10: 0997382902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997382907

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My New York | John Jonas Gruen

John Jonas Gruen shares his enduring love of New York City in this lavish 275-page coffee table book showcasing more than fifty years of his extraordinary photographs that celebrate every aspect of New York life, from the monumental to the mundane, the anonymous to the celebrated, the titillating to the tragic. Edited by Sam Swasey.

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