Red Skelton: The Mask Behind the Mask

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For twenty years, Hoosier comic Red Skelton entertained millions of viewers who gathered around their television sets. Noted film historian Wes Gehring examines the man behind the famous characters - someone who never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Gehring delves into Skelton's hardscrabble life with a shockingly dysfunctional family, his days on the road on the vaudeville circuit, the comedian's early success on radio, his up-and-down movie career with MGM and ...
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Overview

For twenty years, Hoosier comic Red Skelton entertained millions of viewers who gathered around their television sets. Noted film historian Wes Gehring examines the man behind the famous characters - someone who never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Gehring delves into Skelton's hardscrabble life with a shockingly dysfunctional family, his days on the road on the vaudeville circuit, the comedian's early success on radio, his up-and-down movie career with MGM and his sometimes tragic personal life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871952752
  • Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Pages: 362
  • Sales rank: 499,699
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Wes Gehring is a professor of film at Ball State University. The award-winning author of twenty-eight books, Gehring has written biographies of such screen legends as Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, Laural and Hardy, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard and James Dean.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    From the Foreword to this text, the comedian's daughter, Valenti

    From the Foreword to this text, the comedian's daughter, Valentina Marie Skelton Alonso, writes: "I commend biographer Wes D. Gehring for researching my dad's life story, and for helping me to understand more about my father. Thank you Professor Wes D. Gehring for writing this story for those young and old about one of America's distinguished clowns."

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