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All the Sincerity in Hollywood: Selections from the Writings of Fred Allen

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Fred Allen was the only satirist among the comedians of radio's Golden Age. As a satirist and wordsmith, his telling phrases and takes on the foibles of daily life, as well as the events of his time, were as quotable then as they are now. Allen transformed popular comedy by lampooning news events, commercials, and big business. He set a direction followed by a number of entertainers, including Bob & Ray, David Frost, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Garrison Keillor, Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller, and even Saturday Night Live. ...

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All the Sincerity in Hollywood: Selections from the Writings of Fred Allen 2001, Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781555911546

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