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The Resource Bob and Ray, keener than most persons : the backstage story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, David Pollock ; with a foreword by Dave Letterman

Bob and Ray, keener than most persons : the backstage story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, David Pollock ; with a foreword by Dave Letterman

Label
Bob and Ray, keener than most persons : the backstage story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding
Title
Bob and Ray, keener than most persons
Title remainder
the backstage story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding
Statement of responsibility
David Pollock ; with a foreword by Dave Letterman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Bob and Ray, Keener than Most Persons, " David Pollock, with the full cooperation of Bob Elliott and of Ray Goulding's widow, Liz, and with the insights of numerous colleagues, traces the origins and development of the unique sensibility that defined their dozens of local and network radio and television series, later motion picture roles, Carnegie Hall performances, and hit Broadway show, Bob and Ray: The Two and Only. Bob and Ray's many parodies, including "Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife" and "Mr. Trace, Keener than Most Persons, " and storehouse of recurring characters, such as ace reporter Wally Ballou, cowboy singer Tex Blaisdell, and book reviewer Webley Webster, were known and adored by millions, but the twosome deflected all intrusions into the personalities behind their many masks and the dynamics of their relationship, and rarely elaborated on their career trajectory of methodology. Bob and Ray were a team for 43 years, longer than Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, and Martin and Lewis. "Bob and Ray, Keener than Most Persons" explores the craft and culture behind that longevity and behind the laughter they brought into millions of American homes. - Publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollock, David
Dewey number
  • 791.4402/80922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elliott, Bob
  • Goulding, Ray
  • Comedians
  • Radio broadcasters
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
Bob and Ray, keener than most persons : the backstage story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, David Pollock ; with a foreword by Dave Letterman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by David Letterman -- Prologue -- The electrified fish house -- Grabbed by the medium -- The opportunity to be bad -- Pulling a fast one -- Game changers -- Amateur night in West Newton -- Nomads with earphones -- Mccarthyism in skunk haven -- The Bert and Harry campaign -- Escape artists -- Baby boom -- Mad men -- The smelly Dave caper -- A fragile dynamic -- B & R ink for pic in stix -- The two and only -- Wally Ballou for mayor -- Tuesday and Thursdays only -- A night of two stars -- The English Channel
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557838308
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012049815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn827115215
  • (Sirsi) o827115215
  • (OCoLC)827115215
Label
Bob and Ray, keener than most persons : the backstage story of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, David Pollock ; with a foreword by Dave Letterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by David Letterman -- Prologue -- The electrified fish house -- Grabbed by the medium -- The opportunity to be bad -- Pulling a fast one -- Game changers -- Amateur night in West Newton -- Nomads with earphones -- Mccarthyism in skunk haven -- The Bert and Harry campaign -- Escape artists -- Baby boom -- Mad men -- The smelly Dave caper -- A fragile dynamic -- B & R ink for pic in stix -- The two and only -- Wally Ballou for mayor -- Tuesday and Thursdays only -- A night of two stars -- The English Channel
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557838308
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012049815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn827115215
  • (Sirsi) o827115215
  • (OCoLC)827115215

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