Hairspray: The Movie Musical

by Landau Diana
Foreword by John Waters
Contribution by John Travolta

Palace Press | January 6, 2009 | Hardcover

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Audiences have fallen in love with Hairspray and its heroine, Tracy Turnblad--a girl with big hair, big dreams and an even bigger heart--since John Waters created this original, subversively hilarious film in 1988. Next the hit Broadway musical won countless more fans and an armful of Tonys in 2003. Now Hairspray returns to the screen as an innovative movie musical from New Line Cinema, the producers of Chicago, and director-choreographer Adam Shankman.
This lavish companion book celebrates the singular phenomenon that is Hairspray, and the supremely talented cast and crew who brought this new incarnation to life. Features about the cast, locations, sets, and costumes give readers an intimate look behind the scenes. Here are profiles of Hairspray''s extraordinary actors, all of whom do their own singing and dancing in the film. John Travolta stars in a career-bending twist as Edna Turnblad, the role created by the late Divine. The dream cast also includes Queen Latifah (Motormouth Maybelle), Michelle Pfeiffer (Velma Von Tussle), and Christopher Walken (Wilbur Turnblad) as well as rising young stars led by new talent Nikki Blonsky as Tracy.
Hairspray captures the spirit of a time when everything was changing, in music and in society. This special volume captures the essence of the film''s creative achievement with more than 200 vivid production photographs and first-person contributions by Waters, director Shankman (Bringing Down the House), and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. From casting and scripting to rehearsing, shooting scenes and recording the music--it''s all explored and depicted in a unique collector''s edition.

Features:
Film poster and postcards
Booklets that highlight various behind-the-scenes production details
Character profiles including a tip-in "45 RPM single," key facts and Hairspray trivia printed on the facsimile record''s sleeve

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.93 in

Published: January 6, 2009

Publisher: Palace Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933784385

ISBN - 13: 9781933784380

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Hairspray: The Movie Musical

by Landau Diana
Foreword by John Waters
Contribution by John Travolta

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.93 in

Published: January 6, 2009

Publisher: Palace Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933784385

ISBN - 13: 9781933784380

About the Book

In "Hairspray," its 1962--the 50s are out and change is in the air. The 2007 film version is based on the 2003 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and includes a stellar cast and crew as well as new songs added to its award-winning score.

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Audiences have fallen in love with Hairspray and its heroine, Tracy Turnblad--a girl with big hair, big dreams and an even bigger heart--since John Waters created this original, subversively hilarious film in 1988. Next the hit Broadway musical won countless more fans and an armful of Tonys in 2003. Now Hairspray returns to the screen as an innovative movie musical from New Line Cinema, the producers of Chicago, and director-choreographer Adam Shankman.
This lavish companion book celebrates the singular phenomenon that is Hairspray, and the supremely talented cast and crew who brought this new incarnation to life. Features about the cast, locations, sets, and costumes give readers an intimate look behind the scenes. Here are profiles of Hairspray''s extraordinary actors, all of whom do their own singing and dancing in the film. John Travolta stars in a career-bending twist as Edna Turnblad, the role created by the late Divine. The dream cast also includes Queen Latifah (Motormouth Maybelle), Michelle Pfeiffer (Velma Von Tussle), and Christopher Walken (Wilbur Turnblad) as well as rising young stars led by new talent Nikki Blonsky as Tracy.
Hairspray captures the spirit of a time when everything was changing, in music and in society. This special volume captures the essence of the film''s creative achievement with more than 200 vivid production photographs and first-person contributions by Waters, director Shankman (Bringing Down the House), and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. From casting and scripting to rehearsing, shooting scenes and recording the music--it''s all explored and depicted in a unique collector''s edition.

Features:
Film poster and postcards
Booklets that highlight various behind-the-scenes production details
Character profiles including a tip-in "45 RPM single," key facts and Hairspray trivia printed on the facsimile record''s sleeve

About the Author

Diane Landau is a writer and editor based in San Francisco. She is the author of several books on the making of motion pictures, including Dances With Wolves: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film, Bram Stoker''s Dracula: The Film and the Legend, Ali: The Movie and the Man, and Gladiator: The Making of the Ridley Scott Film.
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