Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted : and all the brilliant minds who made The Mary Tyler Moore show a classic

by Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin,

Format: Large Print 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Non Fiction LP 791.4 Arm
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  LP 791.4 Arm
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction LP 791.45 ARMSTRONG
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  LP 791.45 ARMSTRONG
Northland Public Library Large Print 791.4572 AR5 LP
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  791.4572 AR5 LP
Jennifer Armstrong introduces readers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show's creators; its principled producer, Grant Tinker; and the writers and actors who attracted millions of viewers-- to the surprise of network executives. As the first sitcom to employ numerous women as writers and producers, the show became a guiding light for women in the 1970s-- and the centerpiece of one of the greatest evenings of comedy in television history.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran for seven seasons (1970-1977), made it big, and the series remains one of TV's most acclaimed, with 29 Emmys total. Entertainment writer Armstrong's affectionate and meticulous history offers a captivating behind-the-scenes look at all of the personalities who turned the show into a success. Fast-paced and charming, Armstrong's chronicle brings to life writers Treva Silverman (who wrote scripts for The Monkees), Allan Burns (My Mother the Car), and James L. Brooks (Rhoda; Taxi), who labored mightily in 1970 on the scripts for Mary Tyler Moore. The show pulled Moore back from the brink of the career disasters since the end of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and created for her a forceful persona surrounded by actors such as the irascible Ed Asner, the indefatigable Betty White, and the lovably eccentric Valerie Harper. Even more important, Armstrong points out, the show provided significant opportunity for women television writers to establish their careers in an industry in which they were noticeably absent. Armstrong's absorbing cultural history offers the first in-depth look at a series that changed television. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Subjects Mary Tyler Moore show (Television program)
Large type books.
Publisher Detroit :2013
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 531 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-528).
ISBN 9781410458933 (hardcover)
1410458938 (hardcover)
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