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Lost Laughs of '50s and '60s Television: Thirty Sitcoms That Faded Off Screen
     

Lost Laughs of '50s and '60s Television: Thirty Sitcoms That Faded Off Screen

by David C. Tucker
 

Originally broadcast on American television between 1952 and 1969, the 30 situation comedies in this work are seldom seen today and receive only brief and often incomplete and inaccurate mentions in most reference sources. Yet these sitcoms (including Angel, The Governor and J.J., It’s a Great Life, I’m Dickens … He’s Fenster and

Overview

Originally broadcast on American television between 1952 and 1969, the 30 situation comedies in this work are seldom seen today and receive only brief and often incomplete and inaccurate mentions in most reference sources. Yet these sitcoms (including Angel, The Governor and J.J., It’s a Great Life, I’m Dickens … He’s Fenster and Wendy and Me), and the stories of the talented people who made them, are an integral part of television history. With a complete list of production credits and rare publicity stills, this volume, based on multiple screenings of episodes, corrects other sources and expand our knowledge of television history.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
Tucker is blessed with a writing style that is very distinct, informative, clean-cut, to the point, and easy to understand. I learned a lot from this book
TVParty
"great new classic tv book...well-written, meticulously researched, collection of fascinating stories that sizzle with fresh insight and untold anecdotes. This is absolutely the best book I've read on classic television shows in I can't remember when, it may be my favorite of all time. I was constantly amazed at the historical and relational parallels that interlace David C. Tucker's thoroughly enjoyable romp through TV's gawky adolescence...a bright, breezy package with photos from all of the shows...I can't recommend this book highly enough, what a great summer read this is!"
From the Publisher
“Tucker is blessed with a writing style that is very distinct, informative, clean-cut, to the point, and easy to understand. I learned a lot from this book”—Classic Images; “great new classic tv book...well-written, meticulously researched, collection of fascinating stories that sizzle with fresh insight and untold anecdotes. This is absolutely the best book I’ve read on classic television shows in I can’t remember when, it may be my favorite of all time. I was constantly amazed at the historical and relational parallels that interlace David C. Tucker’s thoroughly enjoyable romp through TV’s gawky adolescence...a bright, breezy package with photos from all of the shows...I can’t recommend this book highly enough, what a great summer read this is!”—TVParty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786444663
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/08/2010
Series:
Performing Arts/Television
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David C. Tucker is the author of numerous books about classic film and television history. He blogs at www.davidctucker.blogspot.com. A retired public library administrator, he lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.

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