Most widely held works about Marian Seldes
Most widely held works by Marian Seldes
The visitor ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,684 libraries worldwide
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek.
August Rush ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,647 libraries worldwide
A charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square. They are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York City and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.
Tom and Huck ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain's classic story of the mischievous but goodhearted Tom Sawyer and his adventures along the Mississippi.
Ballets Russes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love, and dance: essential elements that made up more than fifty years in the lives of a group of revolutionary artists. This is the story of an extraordinary merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers who collaborated with composers, choreographers, and designers to transform the face of ballet for generations to come. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris to its halcyon days in the 1930s and '40s--when the Ballets Russes toured America and the world, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen--to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, this is a brief yet fascinating history of a groundbreaking company.
The bright lights : a theatre life by Marian Seldes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
If these walls could talk. 2 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Set in different decades in the same house, these stories of three lesbian couples each reflect a specific concern. In 1961, Abby and Edith, two retired schoolteachers, lead a quiet life. Abby has a stroke and dies, and her nephew and his wife come for the funeral and to sort and sell Abby's things, unaware that she and Edith were a lifelong couple. In 1972, four college-age lesbians share the house. They have problems with the campus feminism group, and Linda is drawn to Amy a very butch lesbian who wears a men's clothing and drives a motorcycle. How can a feminist fall for a lesbian who acts like and dresses like a man? By 2000, long-term couple Fran and Kal want to have a child, and their quest leads from proposing sperm donation to a gay couple they know, to the horror of shopping for sperm on the Internet.
Town & country ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Revelations of his best friend's affair drive wealthy architect, Porter, to begin questioning his own life and marriage. In search of some meaning to their rapidly disintegrating lives, the two guys go on a cross-country trip to figure their lives out.
Dancing for Mr. B six Balanchine ballerinas ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Portrays six of Balanchine's celebrated American ballerinas and, through them, also illuminates the life of their mentor.
Home ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Inga is a poet. She wants to buy and restore a house she is drawn to that reminds her of her childhood home, but her distant husband Hermann sees little value in it or many of the things Inga loves. Her crumbling marrigae is a stark contrast to the relationship that she shares with her 8-year-old daughter, with whom she shares her hopes, fears and inner-most thoughts following her recovery from breast cancer. By day their lives seem magical, but at night, Inga is troubled by her marriage and its lack of intimacy and her own fear of mortality.
Time together : a novel by Marian Seldes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Selected shorts. volume 19 a celebration of the short story : timeless classics ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Selected shorts, a celebration of the short story even more laughs ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
From silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series, "Selected shorts."
The boys from Syracuse a musical comedy sensation by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
In from the night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Vicki Miller (Marcia Gay Harden) is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby (Taylor Handley) shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes that he's run away, she takes him in. From that point on, Vicki is bound to Bobby. This story tells the tale of two people trying to find themselves and make their way in the world. It's a story of two people's paths to acceptance and healing, and they both benefit from this one child's need for love and a family.
Gertrude Stein and a companion ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Presents a stage presentation, set in their Paris salon, that celebrates the mutual devotion, respect, and love of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Based on Toklas' letters and historical materials.
Home alone 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A band of international crooks hides a stolen military computer chip in a toy car, but an airport mix-up puts it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt. When the criminals zero in on him, he sets an array of ambushes and booby traps.
The laughmaker ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The laughmaker: Gleason plays the sad clown, and Carney his nemesis, a reporter looking for the man behind the mask. The square peg: A personnel psychologist is unwittingly hired by a mob boss to shake up his crew. When the psychologist realizes what's going on, he tries to do the right thing--the wrong way.
The roan stallion by Robinson Jeffers ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of an eight-year-old girl who finds the courage to accompany her father into the Connecticut wilderness and remain with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.
The making of Americans [and] Lectures in America by Gertrude Stein ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Abandoned children Actors Architects Ballet Ballet companies Ballet dancers Ballets russes Biography Boys Children's films Closed captioning College teachers Dance Dancers Deportation Diaghilev, Serge,--1872-1929 Divorce settlements Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) History Illegal aliens Independent films Juvenile works Lesbian couples Lesbian feminism Lesbianism Lesbians Lesbians--Social conditions Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Missouri Missouri--Hannibal Musical films New York (State)--New York Romance films Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) Seldes, Marian Short stories, American Street entertainers Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired