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''From Beautiful Downtown Burbank'': A Critical History of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, 1968-1973
     

''From Beautiful Downtown Burbank'': A Critical History of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, 1968-1973

by Hal Erickson
 

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Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and salutes. This critical history of Laugh-In includes background details on the creation and creators, as well as

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Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and salutes. This critical history of Laugh-In includes background details on the creation and creators, as well as information on lookalike shows. An appendix contains a complete program history with principal production credits and episode guides.

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“provides a chronological history of the quirky television series”—Classic Images; “well-written, highly detailed text”—Copley News Service; “interesting...crammed full of facts and figures”—Accessibly Live Off-Line.
Classic Images
provides a chronological history of the quirky television series
Copley News Service
well-written, highly detailed text
Accessibly Live Off-Line
"interesting...crammed full of facts and figures"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476600789
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,075,605
File size:
807 KB

Meet the Author

Hal Erickson has written several media-related books for McFarland, and was for many years a primary editor of the All-Movie Guide website. He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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