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Dashing, Daring, and Debonair.

Dashing, Daring, and Debonair

Herbie J. Pilato

Taylor Trade Publishing

c/o Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706

9781630760526, $27.95, HC, 306pp,

"Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s" by Herbie J. Pilato is an impressive compendium of information on actors, comedians, singers, dancers, or talk show hosts and personalities. Here are to be found everyone from George Burns and Milton Berle to Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason to Sid Caesar and Caesar Romero, men who ignited their own particular brand of "man-erisms". In the process, they each inspired their audience to cheer them on whatever their guise. "Dashing, Daring, and Debonair" also features a foreword by Adam "Batman" West. "Dashing, Daring, and Debonair" explores and celebrates the men who invented manliness and became stars in the process. It also profiles teenage heartthrobs including Leave it to Beaver's Tony Dow and The Partridge Family's David Cassidy, stars who left an indelible impression on a generation of young girls. Inherently fascinating, informed and informative, "Dashing, Daring, and Debonair" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library Theater/Cinema/TV collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Dashing, Daring, and Debonair" is also available in a Kindle format ($9.99).

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Title Annotation:Dashing, Daring, and Debonair: TV's Top Male Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s
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Date:Sep 1, 2016
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