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The Golden Ham : a Candid Biography of Jackie Gleason.

Author: Jim Bishop
Publisher: San Francisco : Papamoa Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his foreword, Jim Bishop says of Jackie Gleason that when the comedian read the manuscript for the Fust time "he did not ask that anything be either omitted or altered. And yet there were parts of this biography that made him wince." For The Golden Ham is candid biography. To it Mr. Bishop brought his painstaking interest in detail, his reporter's curiosity, his layman's interest in the world of the theater, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bishop, Jim.
Golden Ham : A Candid Biography of Jackie Gleason.
San Francisco : Papamoa Press, ©2017
Named Person: Jackie Gleason; Jackie Gleason
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Bishop
ISBN: 9781787204171 1787204170
OCLC Number: 982452621
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; DEDICATION; FOR THE RECORD; THE PENTHOUSE; THE TENEMENT; THE FURNISHED ROOM; THE HOTEL; THE PENTHOUSE; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; REQUEST FROM THE PUBLISHER.
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In his foreword, Jim Bishop says of Jackie Gleason that when the comedian read the manuscript for the Fust time "he did not ask that anything be either omitted or altered. And yet there were parts of this biography that made him wince." For The Golden Ham is candid biography. To it Mr. Bishop brought his painstaking interest in detail, his reporter's curiosity, his layman's interest in the world of the theater, and his detachment. And most important, he began and ended his job with Jackie Gleason's guarantee that nothing Bishop wrote would be censored. The result is a kind of theatrical biography that is entirely new and, like Gleason himself, is made up of a great deal of a great many things. As Bishop says: "There are several Jackie Gleasons. I know some of them. There is Gleason the comedian. Millions know him, and he's a great talent. Then there is Gleason the producer and Gleason the writer. Some people know these ... Gleason the businessman-second-rate, but he thinks he's go.

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