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The Wicked Wit of the West: the Last Great Golden-Age Screenwriter Shares the Hilarity and Heartaches of Working with Grocho, Garland, Gleason, Burns, Berle, Benny and Many More(Inglese)Copertina flessibile– 1 gen 2009
DaRidge Tolbertil 18 gennaio 2017 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Disclaimer: I am a good friend of Hank. Also, Irv paid me to read drafts of the book to him so he could make comments to me to pass along to Hank. I read the book when it was newly published just like an ordinary reader, someone who relishes tales of Hollywood past and present. I loved it. I could hear Irv's wisecracking voice and Hank's softer humor. Don't you just love a history book with photographs? I do. But mostly this book is funny. Two funny guys together. One old guy with lots of tales and a younger guy egging him on. And the tales told, oh my. Having lived in Los Angeles for many years I knew the locations and as a film lover I knew the movies even though much of the story happens long before there was a me. And now I am reading it once again in Kindle form. Hank asked me to look it over and let him know that the formatting, the look and feel of the book, was right. It is. Plus, I am having a great time once again immersed in old Hollywood. Even knowing all the stories and punchlines it is still a marvelous time in my head in these uncertain times. If you like funny writing, if you like Hollywood history, if you like reading on your Kindle, then buy the book and sit down by your fireplace for a very good time. Be prepared to laugh.
5,0 su 5 stelleThe Wicked Wit of the West - Groucho Marx
DaT. G. Velliniil 17 maggio 2015 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Name another Man who single-handedly wrote TWO Marx brothers Movies. Who wrote the first Television situation Comedy? Wrote scores of movies. Wrote material for Milton Berle and Jackie Gleason to name a couple. Irving Brecher is probably one of the Funniest Men who ever lived, and yet few have heard of him. A wonderful book full of storiues and adventures. Kudos to Mr. Rosenfeld for gathering these priceless stories before it was too late. If you like Comedy and Comedy writing you will enjoy this volume.
4,0 su 5 stelleBrecher's moment to shine is the reader's golden opportunity.
DaJoe Hartmanil 7 marzo 2009 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
It seems like Irving Brecher was involved in every possible facet of entertainment in the "Golden Age". Vaudeville, radio, MGM musicals, television, stand-up comedy, he was not just there, he was creating some of the best we've got.
This uniquely formatted book is his chance to step out and have some spotlight on his face and both he and the reader deserve it. It's an effortless read, warm, respectful but extremely candid, and a must for anyone who's ever wanted to know what it was like, really like to be in the thick of the entertainment industry in a bygone era. Yes, you'll get those terrific cameos you're buying the book for, but the unexpected treat is the opportunity to hear Brecher's story, to get to know him, respect him, and appreciate his warmth, fortitude, kindness, and of course his humor. You'll close the book knowing more about Garland, Groucho, Gleason, Benny, Benny, Burns, and most importantly, Brecher. I'm sure that like myself, you'll be grateful he was here.
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