Your Show of Shows

Your Show of Shows On a Saturday evening in a live minute variety program called YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS premiered on NBC and instantly won acclaim from the critics and public alike An inspired witty and sophistic

  • Title: Your Show of Shows
  • Author: Ted Sennett
  • ISBN: 9781557835802
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • On a Saturday evening in 1950, a live, 90 minute variety program called YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS premiered on NBC and instantly won acclaim from the critics and public alike An inspired, witty and sophisticated mixture of comedy, satire and song and dance, the program starred the gifted and inimitable Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca Ted Sennet s book, first published in 1977, andOn a Saturday evening in 1950, a live, 90 minute variety program called YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS premiered on NBC and instantly won acclaim from the critics and public alike An inspired, witty and sophisticated mixture of comedy, satire and song and dance, the program starred the gifted and inimitable Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca Ted Sennet s book, first published in 1977, and now extensively revised and expanded, demonstratres than ever why the show remains one of television s most glowing achievements Here are generous, illustrated excerpts from the hilarious sketches that provided Caesar and Coca with opportunities for peerless dual and solo turns, as well as interludes of opera and ballet performed by the leading artists of the day, and the bits by the talented company of players This edition also includes complete texts from some of the show s funniest skits, comments from Sid Caesar himself, as well as other comedic luminaries who pay tribute to the show s influence, and never before seen photographs from the collection of the show s producer and director, Max Liebman YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS is indisputably one of television s durable treasures For those who cherish its memory to those who are experiencing it for the first time, Ted Sennett s expanded new edition of this book will be a welcome gift of laughter.

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    1. The history of the early television show, Your Show of Shows that starred Sid Caesar and Imogen Coca. An amazing breeding ground for comedy and television. Writers and actors included, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. If you want to see the first Saturday Night Live go find an old Your Show of Shows. Unfortunately, the book is more of a lighthearted and nostalgic look at the show, sort of an homage. Lots of pictures, lots of great dialogue from the shows, not a lot of meat otherwise, except in rosy c [...]

    2. I did like the book.lot's of photos. A little background on the producer/director Max Liebman who put everything together and a bit each on Imogene and Sid. Descriptions of all the shows and other talent on the show. But not nearly enough on the writers. I heard wonderful stories told by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. If you are a fan, it's worth the read.

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