Funny Man

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  • Author : Patrick McGilligan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 656 pages
  • ISBN : 0062560964
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Funny Man

Funny Man
  • Author : Patrick McGilligan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 19 March 2019
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A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater, from Patrick McGilligan, the acclaimed author of Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane and Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award–winner Mel Brooks was behind (and sometimes in front the camera too) of some of the most influential comedy hits of

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries
  • Author : Alex Symons
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 06 August 2012
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Which strategies has Mel Brooks used to survive, adapt and thrive in the cultural industries? How has he gained his reputation as a multimedia survivor? Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries.By combining a cultural industries approach together with that of adaptation studies, this book also identifies an important new industrial practice employed by Brooks - defined here

All About Me

All About Me
  • Author : Mel Brooks
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 30 November 2021
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AVAILABLE NOW 'Delightful. A great, fun read.' DAVID JASON 'Mel Brooks is the king of comedy.' DAVID BADDIEL 'A comic genius.' SIMON PEGG 'Convivial and chirpily amusing...Wisecracking Mel's journey from tragedy to comedy.' TELEGRAPH 'Riotous' DAILY MAIL 'If you like Brooks, you'll love this. He brilliantly catches a lost world of postwar showbusiness, describing the writers' room coffee and doughnuts, the deli bagels and lox, the smell of cigar smoke and bananas Foster' SUNDAY TIMES

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman
  • Author : Tom Andrae,Mel Gordon
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Release : 18 May 2022
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Documenting the amazing back story of the world's first Jewish superhero, Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman is an important document of comics and Jewish history. Funnyman, aka Larry Davis, is a red-haired television comedian whose agent talks him into performing a superhero-like stunt in order to obtain publicity. This stunt goes wrong when Larry finds himself in a real crime scene. Larry stops this criminal, not knowing what he is doing is real until after the fact. Discovering that he enjoys

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman
  • Author : Mel Gordon
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 02 February 2011
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Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created two superheroes. One is Superman. The other is Funnyman, and this book details his amazing back story. Inside find reproductions from Funnyman, s rare comic books, Sunday funnies and daily strips. Revealed by au..

Sid Caesar and Your Show of Shows

Sid Caesar and Your Show of Shows
  • Author : Karen J. Harvey
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 17 December 2020
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In the early days of television, "comedy" often meant stale vaudeville routines and stand-up. Then, in 1950, a new comedy-variety show debuted on NBC--Your Show of Shows. Its gifted and mercurial star, Sid Caesar, talented ensemble cast and superb writing staff--including Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Lucille Kallen and Mel Tolkin--would create comedy designed for the new medium and provide a template for successful shows that followed. With rare illustrations and the most complete sketch guide yet compiled, this book highlights Caesar's

The Ritz Brothers

The Ritz Brothers
  • Author : Roy Liebman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 29 June 2021
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The Ritz Brothers were a popular comedy trio in vaudeville, nightclubs, movies and television for more than four decades. Today largely overlooked among the classic comedy pantheon, they have been acknowledged as inspirations by such comics as Mel Brooks, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis and Sid Caesar. This first full-length study of their work examines all the Ritz Brothers' feature films and short subjects 1934-1976, and their television appearances, with background information from the 20th Century-Fox archives. Contemporaneous and modern-day reviews

The Big Screen Comedies of Mel Brooks

The Big Screen Comedies of Mel Brooks
  • Author : Robert Alan Crick
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 14 June 2015
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Mel Brooks is often regarded as one of Hollywood’s funniest men, thanks to such highly successful films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. His films do have a tendency to turn out much like the jokes that comprise them—hit-or-miss, one minute shoot-the-moon brilliant and the next minute well short of laughs. This work provides a thorough synopsis and thematic analysis for each of his twelve films along with complete cast and production credits: The Producers (1968), The

Shooting Ladders

Shooting Ladders
  • Author : Gary Keeney
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 03 August 2010
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Shooting Ladders is a book of advice written to a little girl named Tori. She was four years old when the author started writing the fi rst topic, and she was eight years old when he fi nished the last topic. But he didnt write it for the Tori of then or even the Tori of now; instead he wrote it for the Tori of the future, as something to help her make the right decisions in her late childhood/

Their Own Best Creations

Their Own Best Creations
  • Author : Annie Berke
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 18 May 2022
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A rich account that combines media-industry history and cultural studies, Their Own Best Creations looks at women writers' contributions to some of the most popular genres of postwar TV: comedy-variety, family sitcom, daytime soap, and suspense anthology. During the 1950s, when the commercial medium of television was still being defined, women writers navigated pressures at work, constructed public personas that reconciled traditional and progressive femininity, and asserted that a woman's point of view was essential to television as an art

Powers of Two

Powers of Two
  • Author : Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 05 August 2014
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The power of collaboration, from Lennon and McCartney to Wozniak and Jobs: “An inspiring book that also happens to be a great read” (Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive). Throughout history, partners have buoyed each other to better work—though often one member is little known to the general public. (See Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, or Vincent and Theo van Gogh.) Powers of Two draws on neuroscience, social psychology, and cultural history to present the social foundations of creativity,

Charlie Chaplin and A Woman of Paris

Charlie Chaplin and A Woman of Paris
  • Author : Wes D. Gehring
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 12 January 2021
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Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris (1923) was a groundbreaking film which was neither a simple recycling of Peggy Hopkins Joyce's story, nor quickly forgotten. Through heavily-documented "period research," this book lands several bombshells, including Paris is deeply rooted in Chaplin's previous films and his relationship with Edna Purviance, Paris was not rejected by heartland America, Chaplin did "romantic research" (especially with Pola Negri), and Paris' many ongoing influences have never been fully appreciated. These are just a few of the

Young Frankenstein A Mel Brooks Book

Young Frankenstein  A Mel Brooks Book
  • Author : Mel Brooks
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 18 October 2016
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Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary. Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film's marvelous