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Funny Man

Funny Man Book
Author : Patrick McGilligan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-03-19
ISBN : 0062560964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 our time, including The 2,000 Year Old Man, Get Smart, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. But before this actor, writer, director, comedian, and composer entertained the world, his first audience was his family. The fourth and last child of Max and Kitty Kaminsky, Mel Brooks was born on his family’s kitchen table in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926, and was not quite three-years-old when his father died of tuberculosis. Growing up in a household too poor to own a radio, Mel was short and homely, a mischievous child whose birth role was to make the family laugh. Beyond boyhood, after transforming himself into Mel Brooks, the laughs that came easily inside the Kaminsky family proved more elusive. His lifelong crusade to transform himself into a brand name of popular humor is at the center of master biographer Patrick McGilligan’s Funny Man. In this exhaustively researched and wonderfully novelistic look at Brooks’ personal and professional life, McGilligan lays bare the strengths and drawbacks that shaped Brooks’ psychology, his willpower, his persona, and his comedy. McGilligan insightfully navigates the epic ride that has been the famous funnyman’s life story, from Brooks’s childhood in Williamsburg tenements and breakthrough in early television—working alongside Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner—to Hollywood and Broadway peaks (and valleys). His book offers a meditation on the Jewish immigrant culture that influenced Brooks, snapshots of the golden age of comedy, behind the scenes revelations about the celebrated shows and films, and a telling look at the four-decade romantic partnership with actress Anne Bancroft that superseded Brooks’ troubled first marriage. Engrossing, nuanced and ultimately poignant, Funny Man delivers a great man’s unforgettable life story and an anatomy of the American dream of success. Funny Man includes a 16-page black-and-white photo insert.

It s Good to Be the King

It s Good to Be the King Book
Author : James Robert Parish
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-02-26
ISBN : 0470225262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the personal life and professional career of comedy writer/actor/filmmaker Mel Brooks.

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries Book
Author : Alex Symons
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2012-08-06
ISBN : 0748664483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 as 'prolonged adaptation'. More significantly, Symons also employs this method to explain the so far neglected way that Brooks's adaptations have contributed towards changing production trends, changes in critical attitudes, and towards the ongoing integration of the cultural industries today. An essential read for film students and scholars researching adaptation, this refreshing new approach will also be valued by everyone studying the cultural industries.

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman Book
Author : Tom Andrae,Mel Gordon
Publisher : Feral House
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1932595783
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 fighting crime, Larry begins a career as the costumed crime fighter Funnyman.

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman

Siegel and Shuster s Funnyman Book
Author : Mel Gordon
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2011-02-02
ISBN : 1459610415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 authors Andrae and Gordon: The actual living model for Superman. The creation of Jewish humor and the cultural origins of Funnyman. Why a strange comic superhero emerged at the time of the creation of the state of Israel.

The Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School

The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School Book
Author : Mel Brooks,Carl Reiner
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2005-07-01
ISBN : 006076676X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A two-thousand-year-old man visits an elementary school and answers questions from a teacher and students, in a picture-book variation of the authors' classic skit, and includes a CD with the comedians performing their text.

The NPR Interviews 1994

The NPR Interviews  1994 Book
Author : Robert Siegel
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780395713730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An annual series begins with a collection of National Public Radio's best interviews of the year, arranged in subject categories, featuring Desmond Tutu speaking on peace, Curtis Mayfield on soul music, and talks with Richard Leakey, John le Carre+a7, and others. Original.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Baby Names

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Baby Names Book
Author : Sonia Weiss
Publisher : Alpha Computer
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780028633671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the meaning of hundreds of names, provides insight into the cultural traditions behind choosing a name, and offers advice on how names form a child's personality

Newsweek

Newsweek Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American Home

The American Home Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seesaw a Dual Biography of Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks

Seesaw  a Dual Biography of Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks Book
Author : William Holtzman
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canned Laughter

Canned Laughter Book
Author : Peter Hay
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shares stories about actors, actresses, comedians, journalists, and sports announcers

Funny People

Funny People Book
Author : Steve Allen
Publisher : Scarborough House
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents exemplary anecdotes about such entertainers as Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Lili Tomlin, Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, George Burns, and Jonathan Winters

TVC

TVC  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I Remember Me

I Remember Me Book
Author : Carl Reiner
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-11-20
ISBN : 9781477264553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I Remember Me weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York’s Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood’s elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. Along the way, Reiner treats his loyal readers to everything from the ordinary to the truly unforgettable: a family trip to a nude beach, French lessons with Mel Brooks, a chapter dedicated to Rinnie the dog who unfortunately mistakes a skunk for a cat, a surprise early-morning visit from the McCarthy era FBI, a heart wrenching story of loss describing the day of his wife’s passing, and then in a revealing chapter of Reiner’s character, he describes “the most theatrically triumphant day” of his young career. Through his memoir, we meet the man behind the success in roles rarely seen before: son to Romanian immigrant Irving Reiner, husband to fellow Bronx native and renowned singer Estelle Reiner, father to the prolific filmmaker Rob Reiner, Dr. Annie Reiner psychoanalyst & gifted singer, and Lucas Reiner, a globally recognized fine artist. Written with the same combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered the love and respect of fans for generations, I Remember Me remembers the creative and inspiring journey of one of the most revered comedic icons of the past hundred years. “Carl Reiner is at that wonderful point in life where he knows absolutely everything. Especially, how to tell a wonderful story. I just love being in his world and this book is the Grand Tour.” Jerry Seinfeld “Great stories from the great Carl Reiner. I liked Chapter 29 the best.” Albert Brooks “At a time when so much of comedy can be cruel and mean spirited... Carl Reiner is a perfect example of comedy and kindness mixed with just the right amount of biting wit to make for a really satisfying read.” Jay Leno “Crime and Punishment has always been my favorite book... Until Now!” Mel Brooks

Jet

Jet Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Motion Picture Herald

Motion Picture Herald Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Punch

Punch Book
Author : Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Punch book written by Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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