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Posted October 5, 2005
A Definitive Look at Steve Allen
Mr. Alba has captured not only the flavor of the times in which Steve Allen made his television contributions, but also the contributions of the many support staff and entertainers Mr. Allen associated with and brought to his program. The passion with which the pioneers of the early days of television embraced their work is reminiscent of the dawning days of vaudeville and this passion is uncovered by Mr. Alba through his many in person interviews of the principals (including Steve Allen) of the Tonight Show. The authenticity of this book is its greatest asset and Mr. Alba's writing skills at putting all the personalities together into a congenial whole make it a delight to read and a must read for anyone serious about the history of the entertainment industry.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 7, 2005
Steve Allen at his best!
Ben Alba captures the real essence of Steve Allen's talent and how important he was to the Tonight Show. I learned so much about the whole Tonight Show format and what made it so imporatnt to America's TV culture. Ben Alba is a captivating and clever writer. Steve Allen's contributions to late night television are delivered with great writing which flows across generations. This is a book for many adult age groups. I highly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.