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Dig Infinity!
     

Dig Infinity!

by Oliver Trager
 

In this first study of the man behind the myth, Oliver Trager explains Buckley's life and career and the enormous following he developed in the entertainment community as well as the reasons behind the obscurity into which the man and his work disappeared after his death in 1960.

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In this first study of the man behind the myth, Oliver Trager explains Buckley's life and career and the enormous following he developed in the entertainment community as well as the reasons behind the obscurity into which the man and his work disappeared after his death in 1960.

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Library Journal
Lord Buckley broke into show business with Red Skelton in the 1930s, but he is probably best known for the hip language routines he developed for his nightclub acts in the 1950s, the subjects of which ranged from Jesus Christ ("The Nazz") to the Marquis de Sade ("King of the Badcats"). Trager, the host of an annual radio show on Buckley and of a semiannual group performance of his material called "Dig and Thou Shall Be Dug," has produced a composite biography of the controversial hipster and stand-up comic, who influenced comedians as diverse as Lenny Bruce and Robin Williams. Weaving together Buckley's own writings, memories of friends and acquaintances, and news articles, reviews, and liner notes, Trager creates an impressionistic but detailed portrait of Buckley's life and times. Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen, David Amram, and Buckley's wife, Elizabeth, are among those who reminisce. A comprehensive bibliography and discography, as well as a CD compilation of Buckley in performance (not heard), make this essential for all Buckley fans. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries. William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781566491570
Publisher:
Welcome Rain Publishers
Publication date:
04/17/2002
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.40(d)

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