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

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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569768396
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 469,030
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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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