The Laugh Makers

The Laugh Makers

A Behind-the-scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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"In The Laugh Makers, Bob Mills takes us on a delightful, side-splitting journey back to the slapstick sketch comedy of television's golden age-a long-ago era of variety, song-and-dance, brilliant patter, and a seemingly endless parade of laughs-sprung from the genius of 'gag men,' that talented group of wit-blessed wordsmiths to whom the book pays well-deserved homage. The Laugh Makers is a priceless collection of heretofore unpublished recollections revealing untold secrets and goings-on behind the scenes on the Bob Hope Show from Stockholm to Bora Bora, London to Peking. It's jam-packed with stories [and] anecdotes, his guest stars, and his writers-all from a fondly remembered past that will have you chuckling from start to finish. Bob Mills is well qualified to salute the famous corps of gag men who kept the comedian knee-deep in jokes. These firsthand recollections summon up the final phase of Hope's career-and the end of the trail for an entire brand of show business."-Gary Owens, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Publisher: [United States] : Joe Bevilacqua : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781482910193
1482910195
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 20 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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