WorldCat Identities

Van Patten, Joyce 1934-

Works: 82 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 3,996 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays, American  Radio plays  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Television programs  Television comedies  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joyce Van Patten
Mame ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit
This must be the place by Paolo Sorrentino( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bored, retired rock star learns that his father is close to death, and travels to New York to reconcile with him, only to arrive too late. He embarks on a quest to find his father's nemesis and persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in the U.S
God's pocket ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers a searing performance in this crime thriller helmed by "Mad Men" director/star John Slattery. Hoffman stars as Mickey, a small-time hustler whose life takes a dangerous turn following his stepson's mysterious death. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother suspects murder and demands the truth, Mickey finds himself caught in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Also starring Richard Jenkins (Jack Reacher), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") and John Turturro (The Big Lebowski)
The twilight zone by Rod Serling( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete fourth season of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," featuring eighteen episodes aired in 1962-63
Ray Bradbury's the Martian chronicles ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In pt. 1, it is the year 1999, and as the Earth faces its inevitable extinction, three star-crossed expeditions are launched toward Mars. The fate of each mission unveils another layer of the mystery that shrouds the red planet. In pt. 2, Col. John Wilder (Rock Hudson) is convinced that the Martian civilization, seemingly destroyed by germs transported from Earth, still exists in an unknown form. Many have accompanied Wilder to this planet of dreams, illusions, and hope. What awaits them is a series of strange apparitions and eerie encounters. In pt. 3, Mars becomes mankind's only hope when Earth explodes in the inferno of nuclear war. Col. John Wilder travels to an ancient Martian city where he discovers a secret that will forever alter the course of human existence. Not rated
Breathing lessons by Anne Tyler( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What begins as a two-hour road trip to a neighboring town turns into an all-day adventure for Ira and Maggie Moran
I love you, Alice B. Toklas! by Hy Averback( Visual )
4 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in German and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One day you're a career 9-to-5er with a pending marriage, and then next you know, you chuck it all for beads, bell-bottoms and free love. This is the life of Harold Fine, a dedicated lawyer about to become a more dedicated dropout
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon( Recording )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1930's Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Eugene is preoccupied by his passion for the Yankees and his lust for his beautiful cousin, Nora. Eugene's comic growing pains contrast with the darker issues troubling his family: poverty, illness, long-held sibling resentment, and the growing Nazi threat to relatives in Europe
The trouble with girls ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis is the manager of a travelling Chautauqua show that comes to a small town in 1927. In this nostalgic Americana setting, a murder occurs & one of the Chautauqua workers is accused. Contains the original theatrical trailer
Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River anthology by Charles Aidman( Recording )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bob Newhart show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Newhart stars as Dr. Robert Hartley, a successful Chicago psychologist specializing in group therapy sessions. Bob's patience is often tested by his patients, who are all trying to "find themselves." Even at home with his wife Emily, Bob is surrounded by an assortment of nutty and neurotic neighbors
Without a trace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Season four of this procedural drama about the Missing Persons Squad, a unique New York based FBI task force, finds Martin gravely injured in the line of fire and going through rehabilitation. Jack, Samantha, and Danny try not to let their concern for Martin hinder their efforts. Vivian's heart surgery appears to have been a success. Rookie, Elena Delgado, formerly of the NYPD, has joined the squad after Jack realizes the crisis plagued team needs help, but she has a lot to learn
For the use of the hall by Oliver Hailey( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This madcap, yet heartfelt, comedy about success and failure is built on wonderfully ridiculous situations and uproarious dialogue
Neil Simon's Jake's women ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a writer, his work, his marriage, and the women in his life
The twilight zone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Cavender is coming] Agnes Grep, a klutzy usherette is "rescued" from poverty by a guardian angel as his last chance to win his wings. [Passage on the Lady Anne] In an effort to save their marriage, a young couple book passage on an old ship, which long ago was reserved for lovers. Former passengers, all now over 75, have gathered for her final mysterious voyage. [The brain center at Whipple's] A callous factory owner automates his plant, putting thousands of men out of work. Smugly self-satisfied, he has no regrets-- at first
Malice in wonderland ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During Hollywood's heyday, rival gossip columnists Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper could make or break a career with one stroke of their poison pens. The battle to be top Gossip Queen turns into a catfight Hollywood has never seen and no secret is safe!
Bone a bad day in Beverly Hills ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bone is a mysterious African American man who invades the home of a wealthy Beverly Hills couple. At first he demands money and sex, but soon finds himself embroiled the in the seemingly happy couple's rocky and complicated relationship
Eleanor, first lady of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film picks up Mrs. Roosevelt's storied life after the 1945 death of her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At the request of new president Truman, Eleanor serves as a United Nations delegate, spending much of her time tilting with dedicated anti-FDR politico John Foster Dulles. She goes on to spearhead the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proving she's not soft on Communism"--Container
The Sopranos by David Chase( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife, Carmela, is angling for more financial security. Some long-time lieutenants aren't happy with Tony's recent decisions. A rival boss wants a bigger piece of the suburban pie. A Soprano is actually heading to trial for the first time in decades. At least one child has lost interest in higher education
The key/Tone clusters two short play by Joyce Carol Oates( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Key and Tone Clusters are two one-act plays by 2009 Man Booker Nominee Joyce Carol Oates. The Key: a hilarious perverse encounter between a vacationing suburban housewife, recently separated from her husband, and a prosperous businessman. Tone Cluster: a chilling trig-comedy that takes the form of an interview between a middle-aged, middle-class American couple and the media
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Alternative Names
Patten, Joyce van, 1934-
English (52)
German (2)
Italian (1)