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An encyclopedia of modern American humor.

Author: Bennett Cerf
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Hanover House, Doubleday [1954]
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Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971.
Encyclopedia of modern American humor.
Garden City, N.Y., Hanover House, Doubleday [1954]
(OCoLC)569942602
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bennett Cerf
OCLC Number: 204075
Description: 688 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: On skating / Cornelia Otis Skinner --
The sexes / Dorothy Parker --
By any other name / Joe H. Palmer --
The odds were right / Joe H. Palmer --
How to guess your age / Corey Ford --
The office party / Corey Ford --
Excerpts from Father of the bride / Edward Streeter --
Ladies' wild / Robert Benchley --
The new snobbism / Russell Lynes --
From host to guest in one generation / J.P. McEvoy --
Quigley 873 / Frank Sullivan --
A weekend with the angels / E.B. White --
Prep schools / Charles W. Morton --
Fishing stories / Charles W. Morton --
Inflexible logic / Russell Maloney --
Newport : of cottages and queens (abridged) / Cleveland Amory --
Mammon and the archer / O. Henry --
Man about town / O. Henry --
Father wakes up the village / Clarence Day --
From the diary of a New York lady / Dorothy Parker --
The rather difficult case of Mr. K*a*p*l*a*n / Leonard Q. Ross --
Liberty Hall / Ring Lardner --
Sit still / Ring Lardner --
Blood pressure / Damon Runyon --
The free lance / Wolcott Gibbs --
Chocolate for the woodwork / Arthur Kober --
New York is mostly people / H. Allen Smith --An interesting cure / Frank Sullivan --
The artful Dodgers / Bennett Cerf --
The Jollity Building (abridged) / A.J. Liebling --
Benny and the bird-dogs / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings --
The wonderful tar baby / Joel Chandler Harris --
Journalism in Tennessee / Mark Twain --
Excerpts from Ol' man Adam an' his chillun / Roark Bradford --
A small day / Erskine Caldwell --
The legendary Mizners and the Florida boom (abridged) / Alva Johnston --
Petrified man / Eudora Welty --
Excerpts from No time for sergeants / Mac Hyman --
The night the bed fell / James Thurber --
The night the ghost got in / James Thurber --
Pigs is pigs / Ellis Parker Butler --
Mr. Frisbie / Ring Lardner --
Cincinnati and I / Emily Kimbrough --
Excerpts from Barefoot boy with cheek / Max Shulman --
Frolics and follies / Will Rogers --
Taking the cure, by the shores of Cat Creek / Will Rogers --
Edgar and the dank morass / George Sessions Perry. An innocent in Texas / Frank Sullivan --
A Texas sampler / the editor --
An ingenue of the Sierras / Bret Harte --
Strictly from hunger / S.J. Perelman --
Life among these unforgettable characters / John O'Hara --
It's time somebody said a word for California / Will Rogers --
An excerpt from W.C. Fields : his follies and fortunes / Robert Lewis Taylor --
There'll always be a cable car / Herb Caen --
An excerpt from The egg and I / Betty MacDonald --
The Whiskey Rebellion / David Ogden Stewart --
Waiting for Santy / S.J. Perelman --
The keeper of the gelded unicorn / Ira Wallach --
Shad Ampersand / Wolcott Gibbs --
Across the street and into the grill / E.B. White --
Signal service / Franklin P. Adams --
Baseball player / Franklin P. Adams --
Frequently / Franklin P. Adams --
Advice to young men / Franklin P. Adams --
Miniature / Richard Armour --
'Tis the night (late) before Christmas / Richard Armour --
Ambition / Morris Bishop --
Merry old souls / Morris Bishop --
Mia Carlotta / T.A. Daly --
On hearing French children speack French / Irwin Edman --
Notes on geriatrics / Irwin Edman. Hell's bells / Margaret Fishback --
Attention : sunburn enthusiasts / Margaret Fishback --
Infant prodigy / Margaret Fishback --
Anthologistics / Arthur Guiterman --
Poems in praise of practically nothing / Samuel Hoffenstein --
Thais / Newman Levy --
Highboy, lowboy, oboy! / David McCord --
Epitaph on a waiter / David McCord --
To a certain certainly certain critic / David McCord --
I hate bachelors / Phyllis McGinley --
This one's about two Irishmen, or Oliver Ames is a raconteur / Phyllis McGinley --
Excerpts from Archy and Mehitabel / Don Marquis --
What's the matter, haven't you got any sense of humor? / Ogden Nash --
Genealogical reflection / Ogden Nash --
Song of the open road / Ogden Nash --
Reflections on ice-breaking / Ogden Nash --
Reflections on babies / Ogden Nash --
The rabbits / Ogden Nash --
The panther / Ogden Nash --
The termite / Ogden Nash --
What's the use? / Ogden Nash --
My daddy / Ogden Nash --
Unfortunate coincidence / Dorothy Parker. Song of one of the girls / Dorothy Parker --
Parable for a certain virgin / Dorothy Parker --
Bohemia / Dorothy Parker --
The last scene from The front page / Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur --
The opening scene from The man who came to dinner / Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman --
A scene from act II of Life with father / Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse --
Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen --
W.C. Fields vs. Charlie McCarthy --
Excerpts from Out of the blue / John Crosby --
Dr. Kronkhite / A vaudeville classic --
Show cases / the editor --
One legend less / Robert Benchley --
The baby party / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Excerpts from Nize baby / Milt Gross --
Excerpts from It's all in the family / Margaret Miller --
Charles / Shirley Jackson --
An excerpt from My sister Eileen / Ruth McKenney --
Happy birthday / John Mason Brown --
An excerpt from Junior miss / Sally Benson --
Memories of Miss Mandelbaum / Al Capp --
An excerpt from We shook the family tree / Hildegarde Dolson --
Excerpts from Gentlemen prefer blondes / Anita Loos --
Excerpts from Mr. and Mrs. Haddock abroad / Donald Ogden Stewart --
A night of terror / Mark Twain --
Gendarmes and the man / Donald Moffat --
Some heady phrases on wine / Art Buchwald --
Other voices, other wines / Art Buchwald --
Carnival week in sunny Las Los / Robert Benchley --
The idol's eye / S.J. Perelman --
Cure / Wolcott Gibbs --
The birthmark (from Mr. Roberts) / Thomas Heggen --
Mary, Queen of Scots / Guy Gilpatric.
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