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ޮ Today Show Writing for Groucho Marx and Fred Allen: Interviews with Irving Brecher and Bob Weiskopf (Past Times Comedy Writing Series Book 2) (English Edition) 曞 Kindle By Jordan Young ᓂ

ޮ Today Show Writing for Groucho Marx and Fred Allen: Interviews with Irving Brecher and Bob Weiskopf (Past Times Comedy Writing Series Book 2) (English Edition) 曞 Kindle By Jordan Young ᓂ ޮ Today Show Writing for Groucho Marx and Fred Allen: Interviews with Irving Brecher and Bob Weiskopf (Past Times Comedy Writing Series Book 2) (English Edition) 曞 Kindle By Jordan Young ᓂ Comedians Groucho Marx and Fred Allen had much in commonthey were old vaudevillians who learned their craft the hard way, through many years of trial and error on the road Both, of course, were skilled ad libbers renowned for their razor sharp wit Allen, whom John Steinbeck called unquestionably the best humorist of our time, held his own when dining or trading letters with Marx.Allen achieved the huge success in radio that eluded Marx, a circumstance ironically reversed in television Marxs most popular show wouldve been a great vehicle for Allen As the latters longtime staff writer, Bob Weiskopf, noted Groucho thanked him once that he got You Bet Your Life instead of Fred Groucho told him, This wouldve been perfect for you Its true But Fred didnt give television a chance Two time Marx Brothers screenwriter Irving Brecher, whom Groucho considered a great wit, recalls in this ebook the difficulty of scripting films for the team, and his unsuccessful efforts to create a solo radio show for the comicwho couldnt stomach that blow to his ego after an earlier show was canceled.Bob Weiskopf discusses his prestigious gig working for Allen, Freds phony feud with Jack Benny, writing for such guest stars as Humphrey Bogart and Orson Welles, the popular Allens Alley characters, the writing sessions, the battles with network execs, and Plus Charlie Isaacs talks about writing for Marx, and his failed attempt to sell a script to Allen writer Hal Kanter recalls his friendship with Allen.Excerpted from the authors acclaimed book, The Laugh Crafters Comedy Writing in Radio and TVs Golden Age, which features a dozen writers discussing their work in the prehistoric days of broadcastingthe 1930s, 40s and 50s. Writing for Groucho Marx and Fred Allen: Interviews with Irving Brecher and Bob Weiskopf (Past Times Comedy Writing Series Book 2) (English Edition)

 

    • Writing for Groucho Marx and Fred Allen: Interviews with Irving Brecher and Bob Weiskopf (Past Times Comedy Writing Series Book 2) (English Edition)
    • 2.4
    • 187
    • Format Kindle
    • 69 pages
    • Jordan Young
    • Anglais
    • 19 May 2017

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