The Slapstick Queens (Encore Film Book Classics 11) James Robert Parish

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Published: December 21st 2015

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The Slapstick Queens (Encore Film Book Classics 11)  by  James Robert Parish

The Slapstick Queens (Encore Film Book Classics 11) by James Robert Parish
December 21st 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 287 pages | ISBN: | 8.27 Mb

Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Slapstick Queens by James Robert Parish.At one time or another, most every nostalgia-conscious film enthusiast has laughed heartily at the wild onscreenMorePart of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Slapstick Queens by James Robert Parish.At one time or another, most every nostalgia-conscious film enthusiast has laughed heartily at the wild onscreen antics of gifted movie comediennes Marjorie Main, Joan Davis, Martha Raye, Judy Canova, and Phyllis Diller.

The Slapstick Queens provides an in-depth study and appraisal of the professional work of these exceptionally noteworthy funsters.Each of these five talents has a lengthy, comprehensive chapter devoted to her oncamera and personal life, containing, as well, a detailed filmography of the subject’s screen work.

In addition, the book provides a full survey of each of these stars’ stage, radio, television, nightclub, recording, and book-writing careers. Personal interviews with Phyllis Diller and Judy Canova give this volume an added dimension.The Slapstick Queens delves deeply into the lives and times of five major laugh makers, numbered among the cream of comediennes, particularly in motion pictures and television. Moreover, these antic talents—Marjorie Main, Joan Davis, Martha Raye, Judy Canova, and Phyllis Diller—were among the highest paid non-glamour actresses in the annals of Hollywood.This volume extols not only the film careers of these exceptionally skilled comics, but also the essence of their mirthful work in other media.

The Slapstick Queens is a chronicle of, and a testament to, the fabulous careers of a quintet of Hollywood’s most memorable comediennes!JAMES ROBERT PARISH, a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book series editor, is the author of many published major biographies and reference books on the entertainment industry including Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You- The Hollywood Book of Extravagance- It’s Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks- The Hollywood Book of Breakups- Fiascos: Hollywood’s Iconic Flops- The Hollywood Book of Scandals- The Hollywood Book of Love- Hollywood Divas- Jet Li- Hollywood Bad Boys- The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood- The Hollywood Book of Death- Gus Van Sant- Whoopi Goldberg- Rosie O’Donnell’s Story- The Unofficial “Murder, She Wrote” Casebook- Today’s Black Hollywood- Let’s Talk!

America’s Favorite TV Talk Show Hosts- Prison Pictures from Hollywood- Prostitution in Hollywood Films- The Great Cop Pictures- Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films- Pirates and Seafaring Swashbucklers on the Hollywood Screen- Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema- Hollywood’s Great Love Teams- and Good Dames. Mr. Parish is a frequent oncamera interviewee on cable and network TV for documentaries on the performing arts. The author resides in Studio City, California.



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