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The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and Tv's Golden Age (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 29 giu 2000

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  • Copertina flessibile: 351 pagine
  • Editore: Past Times Pub Co (29 giugno 2000)
  • Collana: Vintage Comedy Series
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ISBN-10: 0940410370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940410374
  • Peso di spedizione: 408 g
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5.0 su 5 stelle As close as you'll ever get to finding a Time Machine 29 dicembre 2002
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Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
Jordan Young's interviews with some of Hollywood's top radio comedy writers in the thirties, forties and fifties gives the reader interested in show business nostalgia so much more than could be reasonably expected. While I was reading the book, I felt that I went back in time and I throughly enjoyed every hour.

We don't read transcripts of old radio shows--instead, we get a front row seat on Sunset and Vine in Hollywood and find out--through the writers--all that went on before the show went on the air and how the whole frenzied process began again immediately after the show went off the air.

I always wondered how these old radio shows were put together. What we learn is that each comedy star had his own system. While Eddie Cantor may have employed a hundred writers in a chaotic fashion over his long radio career with only modest results, Jack Benny had a long-time stable of six or seven writers and by consensus, had established, along with Fred Allen, the "gold standard" in radio comedy.

I loved this book!
5.0 su 5 stelle Marvelous! 15 novembre 2003
Di HeyJudy - Pubblicato su
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Anyone with an interest in classic comedy writing will find this book to be an absolute treasure trove. It is a fascinating and comprehensive work consisting of interviews with the men (almost exclusively, men) who created the industry of modern comedy writing and, thus, the television industry as we all know it. I enjoyed every page!
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5.0 su 5 stelle A New Found Treasure 27 ottobre 2015
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I heard of this book when it came out, but delayed buying it. For some reason I knew I would love this book if I ever got my hands on it. That time came at at the Cinecon convention in L.A. where author Jordan R. Young was present. There on his table were many other books that he wrote, but when I saw "The Laugh Crafters" with an image of Jack Benny holding a radio script in front of a microphone, I simply had to get it for the cover alone. I jumped in at any given page just to get the feeling; the interviews of the radio writers who wrote for all the biggies in New York and Hollywood had me spellbound. What talents these scriptwriters had; they knew their subjects well and helped to create their comic persona to the public. Some of these writers came from a hard trip up the ladder of success and seemingly always underpaid and unaccredited. This is where Author Jordon has my respect; the interviews were as though there were simple discussions without the restriction of a Q& A format. These writers did not have an axe to grind, but they were experts in knowing their true worth and took great pride in their career (which often ended as fast as they got the job). The script writers featured had the best "take" on what was going on with their character development, humor, pacing and packing it in to the time frame during mostly live performances. Jordon (and I believe Randy Skretvedt) collaborated with the excellent questions posed. I can tell you that this kind of open banter does not come unless there is complete trust and respect on both sides. Jordon made these unsung heros comfortable enough where some were concerned they were "burning their bridges." Not to fear, this was not a trashy-tell all tome, it was the opportunity to get those fellows to remember way back to their beginnings and interactions with the stars. One must remember that writers were generally respected by the performers and certainly "in-the-business." In a sense those radio script writers were virtually "flies on the walls" of what was going on, the performers did not always give off the best impression, but that's what makes this book "real." Some great stories of Benny, Hope, Berle and Vallee were my favorite. This book will never age, though the writers mostly have passed on. The book truly tries to capture something for the fans of comic writing in the radio period of the 1930's, 40's and even the 50's (to include some television). Who fares the best? Who excelled on radio and not t.v.? Read "The Laugh Crafters" and enjoy a world gone by, but captured in print by Jordan R. Young.
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4.0 su 5 stelle I loved the backstage tidbits on the major stars! 8 marzo 1999
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I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed Gerald Nachman's "Raised on Radio." I liked the format: each chapter was laid out by writer's name, his recollections and thoughts on the shows he worked on, and his credits by medium; (radio, TV, Movies, etc). You really got a feel for who was a major talent vs. who was lucky in show business. The writers really didn't get their due from the public, now here's your chance to find out who was responsible for "making" certain stars legends!
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5.0 su 5 stelle A great insight into the comic minds behind comic minds. 22 gennaio 1999
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What a delightful book! Full of insights into the process of writing comedy and how "lively" live radio and TV could be. Paints a clear and not always pretty picture of some of the funniest folk in comedy, including Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Fred Allen. The format lets the writers express themselves, and it's not always good memories they're sharing. A must for any fan of old-time radio, comedy, writing, and television. The stories are not always sweet and nostalgic, but accurate and, above-all, honest. I loved this book!