The Laugh Makers
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Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
Date: November 2009
Duration: 11 hours 21 minutes
THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Behind-The-Scenes Tribute To Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers, WRITTEN AND READ BY ROBERT L. MILLS, WITH PREFACE READ BY GARY OWENS, PRODUCED BY JOE BEVILACQUA, WITH MUSIC BY BARRY DUGAN The Laugh Makers was listed in Leonard Maltin's MOVIE CRAZY- Year End Book Survey of 2009! Over 11 Hours Of Entertainment!
Says ""Laugh-In's"" Gary Owens: ""In The Laugh Makers, Bob Mills takes us on a delightful, side-splitting journey back to the slapstick sketch comedy of television's Golden Age - a long-ago era of variety, song-and-dance, brilliant patter and a seemingly endless parade of laughs - sprung from the genius of 'gag men,' that talented group of wit-blessed word-smiths to whom the book pays well-deserved homage. The Laugh Makers what is a priceless collection of heretofore unpublished recollections revealing untold secrets and goings-on behind the scenes on the Bob Hope Show from Stockholm to Bora Bora; London to Peking. It's jam-packed with stories, anecdotes and 82 un-retouched photos of Hope, His guest stars and his writers -- all from a fondly remembered past that will have you chuckling from start to finish.""
Bob Mills is well qualified to salute the famous corps of gag men who kept the comedian knee-deep in jokes. These first-hand recollections summon up the final phase of Hope's career - and the end of the trail for an entire brand of show business."