The Resource Funny man : Mel Brooks, Patrick McGilligan

Funny man : Mel Brooks, Patrick McGilligan

Label
Funny man : Mel Brooks
Title
Funny man
Title remainder
Mel Brooks
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McGilligan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fourth and last child of Max and Kitty Kaminsky, Mel Brooks was born on his family's kitchen table in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926, and was not quite three-years-old when his father died of tuberculosis. Growing up in a household too poor to own a radio, Mel was short and homely, a mischievous child whose birth role was to make the family laugh. Beyond boyhood, after transforming himself into Mel Brooks, the laughs that came easily inside the Kaminsky family proved more elusive. His lifelong crusade to transform himself into a brand name of popular humor is at the center of master biographer Patrick McGilligan's Funny Man. In this exhaustively researched and wonderfully novelistic look at Brooks' personal and professional life, McGilligan lays bare the strengths and drawbacks that shaped Brooks' psychology, his willpower, his persona, and his comedy. McGilligan insightfully navigates the epic ride that has been the famous funnyman's life story, from Brooks's childhood in Williamsburg tenements and breakthrough in early television, working alongside Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner, to Hollywood and Broadway peaks (and valleys). His book offers a meditation on the Jewish immigrant culture that influenced Brooks, snapshots of the golden age of comedy, behind the scenes revelations about the celebrated shows and films, and a telling look at the four-decade romantic partnership with actress Anne Bancroft that superseded Brooks' troubled first marriage. Engrossing, nuanced and ultimately poignant, Funny Man delivers a great man's unforgettable life story and an anatomy of the American dream of success
Summary
A biography of a comic legend traces his life and career—from his childhood in Williamsburg tenements to becoming an actor, writer, and director responsible for such comedy classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763230
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGilligan, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brooks, Mel
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Large print books
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Mel Brooks
Label
Funny man : Mel Brooks, Patrick McGilligan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000065345695
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
905 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432866778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Funny man : Mel Brooks, Patrick McGilligan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000065345695
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
905 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432866778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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