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Movie Comedians of the 1950s: Defining a New Era of Big Screen Comedy.


Movie Comedians of the 1950s: Defining a New Era of Big Screen Comedy

Wes D. Gehring



201 pages



Wes D. Gehring presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the comedic work produced by Hollywood in the wake of the Second World War, utilizing comedians to drive filmmaking in an entirely new direction. The author covers Judy HollidayAEs work in Born Yesterday, Dean Martin and Jerry LewisAEs work in Sailor Beware, Bob HopeAEs work in Son of Paleface, and many other comedians and their films in the 1950s. The author is a faculty member of Ball State University and the associate media editor for USA Today magazine. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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