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Laughing matters : on writing MASH, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a few other funny things

Author: Larry Gelbart
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author of many great scripts tells of writing radio comedy at age sixteen, of behind-the-set stories, and of "the places he's lived and how he's lived and what he's learned while doing so."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gelbart, Larry.
Laughing matters.
New York : Random House, ©1998
(OCoLC)605497639
Named Person: Larry Gelbart; Larry Gelbart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Gelbart
ISBN: 067942945X 9780679429456
OCLC Number: 37533905
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 276 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Summit upon summit --
Act one: radio and television days --
Scene 1: Harry and Frieda --
Scene 2: becoming somebody --
Scene 3: Danny --
Scene 4: Duffy's Tavern --
Scene 5: Caesar's Hour --
Scene 6: M*A*S*H notes --
First intermission: the comedians --
Location shot 1: Less Angeles --
Act two: TV into movies --
Scene 1: Untied state --
Scene 2: barbarians --
Scene 3: Shandling --
Scene 4: Ten out of fifty --
Scene 5: Fair Game and The Notorious Landlady --
Scene 6: Neighbors --
Scene 7: the roughest cut of all --
Scene 8: Movie Movie --
Scene 9: Tootsie --
Scene 10: Oh, God! --
Scene 11: Monster --
Scene 12: Ernest Lehman --
Scene 13: Weapons of Mass Distraction --
Scene 14: they're out there, waiting for you --
Second intermission: writers --
Location shot 2: 9021 over the top --
Act three: theater --
Scene 1: gar --
Scene 2: whose L.A.? --
Scene 3: hell, the conquering hero --
Scene 4: a funny thing ... --
Scene 5: Sly Fox --
Scene 6: Mastergate --
Scene 7: City of Angels --
Location shot 3: palm sprung.
Responsibility: Larry Gelbart.
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The author of many great scripts tells of writing radio comedy at age sixteen, of behind-the-set stories, and of "the places he's lived and how he's lived and what he's learned while doing so."--Jacket.

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