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[image of a smiling Colleen Dewhurst] SHOW BIZ BIO Colleen Dewhurst/Her Autobiography is an inspired memoir written with and complete by Tom Viola, producing director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Mr. Viola, the late star's assistant when she was president of Actors' Equity, completed the book after she died in 1991. Ms. Dewhurst's generosity, humane regard for troubled friends and infectious laughter are vividly etched, as is her glowing career. Mr. Viola has also enriched the book with comments from such friends and colleagues as José Quintero, Maureen Stapleton, Elizabeth Wilson, Edward Albee, Ken Marsolais, Jason Robards, Zoe Caldwell and her two sons, Campbell and Alex (Shribner, $27.50). [drawing of a man writing at a desk] HIRSCHFELD FOR THE HOLIDAYS Fans of Al Hirschfeld can enjoy his unique artistry via two items this holiday season. Cabin Fever Entertainment offers The Line King: The Al Hirfeld Story, a video of the Oscar-nominated documentary that captures the warmth and genius of one of the world's most renowned illustrators whose art has graced the pages of The New York Times for the past 70 years. The video, priced at $24.98, is available where fine videos are sold. It is also available, free of charge, with any purchase at the Margo Feiden Galleries, Hirschfeld's exclusive representative at 699 Madison Ave. Pace Signatures Group is the exclusive distributor of The Al Hirschfeld Signature Series, featuring caricatures of Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon and Carol Channing. Each lithograph is hand-signed by Hirschfeld and the stars and is limited to 410 hand-signed impressions. Prices begin at $1,000 each and will increase as editions sell out. For info., call 800-672-2397, or write to Hirschfeld Series, P.O. Box 2875, Van Nuys, CA 91404. © Al Hirschfeld drawing reproduced by special arrangement with Hirschfeld's exclusive representative, the Margo Feiden Galleries, New York. VIDEO BONANZA Paramount Home Video has released some of that studio's memorable films for home viewing on your VCR, at very reasonable prices. Among the titles are such classics as Sunset Boulevard, Barefoot in the Park, Plaza Suite, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Shirley Valentine. These are available for $14.95 each wherever videos are sold. A double video of Ragtime, which inspired the upcoming Broadway Musical of the same name, is available for $29.95. Universal Studios Home Video has some powerful action videos for your holiday enjoyment. The Studios' most powerful TV action heroes-Hercules and Xena- have joined forces in their first animated motion picture called Hercules & Xena-The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus starring the voices of Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless (a recent Rizzo in Grease!). The video premieres on January 6, 2998, for a suggested retail price of $19.98. Also on home video from Universal Studios: Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (suggested a retail price, $22.98). The film's Widescreen Edition has also been released on laserdisc for $39.98. New from Paramount home Video (below): Ragtime with James Cagney [[image]] [[image]] Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park is on Universal Studios Home Video [image]] 70 WWW.PLAYBILL.COM ▲ PURE THEATRE ONLINE [[advertisement]] free pair of diamond studs with this ad [[image of jewelry and a model]] [[logo for Diamonds International New York]] 589 5th Avenue (on 48th Street, Between 5th and Madison), New York City Tel: (212) 832-9890. Customer Service: 1-800-51-JEWEL (1-800-515-3935) [[/advertisement]]
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