It's Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks

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John Wiley & Sons, 26 lut 2008 - 325
This book traces the extraordinary life and career of Mel Brooks, who has ridden a wave of show business success perhaps unsurpassed by anyone of his generation. Offering many insights into the wacky world of Brooks and his many collaborators, as well as an intimate look into his successful marriage to the brilliant and beautiful actress Anne Bancroft, It's Good to Be the King might just be the most delightful, engaging, and entertaining biography you'll ever read.
 

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I read this as I wanted an overview of the career of Mel Brooks, whom I have great affection for due to Silent Movie, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles etc. All classics that I have loved since my ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

It's good to be the king: the seriously funny life of Mel Brooks

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Parish, the ubiquitous author of many a film-genre work (e.g.,Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops ), has compiled a serviceable popular biography of comic genius Mel Brooks. Although readers ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Spis treści

Introduction
1
Out of the Ashes of Despair
5
Born into the Spotlight
15
The King of the Street Corner
23
Hello and Goodbye to Brighton Beach
31
Swimming in the Borscht Belt
35
Off to War
43
Becoming Mel Brooks
51
A Remarkable New Love
131
Back to Broadway and Beyond 141
151
Getting Smart
159
Flaunt It Baby
169
Jumping in Front of the Cameras
185
Back in the RunningAgain
193
A Monster Hit
197
On the Hollywood Treadmill
209

Hail Caesar
57
Smashing into the Ranks
61
Your Show of Shows
67
Living on the Edge
75
On the Torturous Road to Success
79
Broadway Love and Marriage
89
Farewell Caesar
93
Unraveling
105
A Wacky Man for the Millenniums
113
A Season of Many Changes
123
Stretching His Career Horizons
223
A Mighty Monarch at Last
235
Next Stop Outer Space
247
Back to Work
257
ComedyTonight
269
Carrying On
279
Mel Brookss Film Stage and Television Credits
287
Bibliography 301
309
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James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter, is the author of numerous books on the entertainment industry, including Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops, the Hollywood book of Breakups, and the Hollywood Book of Extravagance: The totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of American's Film and TV Idols.

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