The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book: The Definitive History of Television's Most Enduring Comedy

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The most acclaimed comedy of TV's golden age comes to life in The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book. The only authorized "biography" of the show, this volume -- packed with rare photos and exclusive backstage anecdotes from Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and the rest of the show’s cast and crew -- puts you behind the scenes at the making of the show. 

            In the dawning days of the Kennedy ...

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Overview

The most acclaimed comedy of TV's golden age comes to life in The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book. The only authorized "biography" of the show, this volume -- packed with rare photos and exclusive backstage anecdotes from Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and the rest of the show’s cast and crew -- puts you behind the scenes at the making of the show. 

            In the dawning days of the Kennedy Administration, The Dick Van Dyke Show's deft blend of slapstick and sophistication captured America's heart. By the end of its five seasons on the air, the fifteen-time Emmy winner had set a new standard for quality. This suspenseful show-biz saga reveals how the show rose from humble origins as a sitcom vehicle for a struggling actor named Carl Reiner to become one of the most popular and critically lauded TV shows of all time. This ultimate companion also features the only complete viewer's guide to all 158 episodes.

            This edition has been completely revised and updated, with more than 100 brand new images, many of them never before published.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781569768396
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 305,934
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Vince Waldron is an Emmy-winning writer and author of Classic Sitcoms, which has been hailed as the definitive study of the genre. With pop legend Ronnie Spector, he coauthored Be My Baby, which Blitz magazine called “one of the three greatest rock’n’roll memoirs.” 

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    An excellent book about comedy writing

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable read about a very creative, collaborative group of people. The book pays special tribute to Carl Reiner, creator of the show. It's fun reading all the behind-the-scenes stuff.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

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    Top Notch Book

    I would really recommend this book for all the behind scenes happenings. Interesting background on the stars and guest stars. A great book for a great TV show..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    A Must-Read for Any Fan

    I can't imagine a more thorough and insightful examination of this ground-breaking sit-com than the one this book offers. The research is stellar and includes many first-hand accounts from the key players (both cast and crew) themselves, so there's a wealth of entertaining anecdotes and insider info. I'm a big DVDyke fan so I devoured the book like a good novel, but even non-fans will find the history of this show fascinating and funny. I'm now eager to rent the DVDs so I can watch each and every episode with this handy book at my side.

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