Happier days : Paramount Television's classic sitcoms, 1974-1984
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
The golden age of television sitcoms brought us so many laughs and so many superstars. For instance, the phenomenal and prodigious Robin Williams made his TV debut during a guest appearance on Happy Days. The star potential was so great that he was given his own show: Mork & Mindy. Here s the inside scoop on all of those shows and more: the behind-the-scenes stories, the intricate interactions between cast and crew, the stories of how these shows were the springboard for dozens of great careers, for such stars as Tom Hanks (dressed as a woman on Bosom Buddies!), Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley), Andy Kaufman (Taxi), Kelsey Grammar (Cheers), Ted Danson (Cheers), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) and so many more. Each chapter focuses on a specific hit series and is packed with intriguing details and interviews. Anyone who s ever stayed up late to watch reruns of Taxi (or any of the other great Paramount sitcoms) will enjoy Happier Days from start to finish. Highlighted are truly the best of 80 s TV shows, such as Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. Contains interesting details about the creation of these hit shows & the interaction of casts and crews. International syndication outlets have kept the comedies in the public eye and have reached a whole new generation of television watchers. Interviews with many of the cast members will pique the interest of many readers. Many of the stars of these shows have gone on to truly become household names, such as Ron Howard, Tony Danza, Ted Danson and Robin Williams. Marley Brant was a Paramount Television publicist who worked with most of these shows, and who has insider information on them, the casts and the crews. Brant is also the author of Southern Rockers and Tales from the Rock n Roll Highway, as well as Freebirds: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Story, which Booklist praised as, " the most complete chronicle of Skynyrd." The author lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Television comedies -- United States.
|Publisher|| New York :Billboard Books,2006
iv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-271) and index.